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Albania & Lake Ohrid - Europe's Last Secret (English-Speaking Guide)
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Albania & Lake Ohrid - Europe's Last Secret (English-Speaking Guide)

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Created: Sunday, February 25, 2024
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Day 1: Durres

Arrival Tirana - Durres
Flight to Tirana and transfer to our hotel in Durres.


Day 2: Vlore

Durres - Berat - Apollonia - Vlora
In the morning sightseeing in Durres and continuation to Berat. The city of 1,000 windows - as Berat is also called - and its fortress, which is still inhabited today, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then on to the excavations of Apollonia. More than 2,500 years ago, the Greeks built a colony here in honor of Apollo. After the visit continue to our hotel in Vlora.


Day 3: Sarande

Vlora - Llogara National Park - Saranda
Today we leave Vlora and drive along the picturesque coastal road along the Albanian Riviera. Unique nature awaits us in Llogara National Park. Next stop is Himara - a true jewel of Southern Albania. On the peninsula of Porto Palermo, we make a photo stop to take pictures of the massive triangular fort of Ali Pasha. Continue to the hotel in Saranda.


Day 4: Gjirokastra

Saranda - Butrint - Ksamil - Blue Eye - Gjirokaster
Sightseeing of Butrint - UNESCO World Heritage Site. A large number of ancient buildings were discovered here during excavations. Parts of them are still amazingly well preserved. On our way to Gjirokaster, we will see the "Blue Eye". Hotel in Gjirokaster.


Day 5: Korca

Gjirokaster - Korca
In the morning we will visit Gjirokastra, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also called "City of Stones", we will visit the fortress and if you feel like it, you can also visit the only weapons museum in Albania. Afterward, we will continue our journey through the mountains of Albania to Korca, where we will check into our hotel.


Day 6: Ohrid

Korca - Ohrid
In the morning sightseeing of Korca, then our way leads to the northern Macedonian border and to the famous Ohrid Lake. The lake is the oldest and deepest lake in Europe. The town and the lake are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way to the UNESCO city, we will visit the monastery of Sv. Naum, nestled in unique nature. Here is located not only the monastery but also the springs of Lake Ohrid, which we explore during a rowing boat trip. Afterwards, drive to our hotel in Ohrid.


Day 7: Tirana

Ohrid - Elbasan - Tirana
We start our day with a short boat trip on Lake Ohrid and let the flair of the city take effect on us from the water. Afterwards, we explore the city on foot. In the afternoon back to Albania, along the old Roman road "Via Egnatia" we reach the city of Elbasan. After a short sightseeing, we continue to our hotel in Tirana.


Day 8: Tirana

Tirana - Kruja - Tirana
Drive to Kruje, the town of the national hero Skanderbek. We will see the impressive fortress and the old town with the oriental-looking bazaar. Then on to Tirana. Extensive sightseeing tour, we see among others the Skanderbek Square with its Italian splendor buildings and the former official residence of Envher Hoxher. In the evening we move into our hotel in Tirana.


Day 9:

Transfer to Tirana airport.

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Services:
- Accommodation in 4* hotels on half board basis.
- Bus service from/to airport and English-speaking guide throughout the trip
- City tax

Included entrance fees:
- Berat Fortress & Onufri Museum
- Apollonia & Butrint
- Blue Eye
- Gjirokaster, Fortress
- Monastery Sv. Naum
- Boat trip Lake Ohrid & Ohrid, Church Sv. Sofia
- Kruja, Fortress & National Museum

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- Fly tickets
- Travel insurance
- Anything not mentioned as included

Accommodations

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Grand Hotel Palace 3* (Or similar)

Hotel Aqualina 4* (Or similar)

Hotel Dinasty 4* (Or similar)

Hotel Gajupi 4* (Or similar)

Hotel Horizont 4* (Or similar)

Hotel Mediterrane 4* (Or similar)

Hotel Regina garden 4* (Or similar)

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