Highlights of Albania

Exceptional value for a few days in the ‘Land of the Eagles’, staying conveniently in Durres at a seaside property with included excursions to the previous capital Kruja, modern Tirana and Ottoman Berat

Following the success of our Classical Tour of Albania, we are pleased to introduce an alternative arrangement during the quiet spring and autumn periods. This single centre short break is ideal for those looking to sample some of this fascinating country’s many highlights.

Stay in coastal Durres close to Tirana, the favoured resort from the capital and conveniently placed for excursions. It boasts a Roman amphitheatre, archaeological museum & beach near the hotel.

The picturesque museum town of Berat, is known as the ‘city of a thousand windows’. Kruja reveals a rich history and was notably the centre of the fight against the invading Ottomans whose threat was repelled thanks to the leadership of the nation’s hero, Gjergj Kastrioti (Skanderbeg), whose statue is prominently sited in the capital.

Tirana is a bustling capital with striking Communist-era architecture and relics, as well as peaceful public squares.

Key Features

Cultural & Countryside Tour
New Single Centre Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO Site: Berat
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departure
Local Expert Guide
Group Size: 4 – 18

Day 1 Fly from London Gatwick to Tirana and transfer to 4-star Royal G Hotel and Spa in Durres for four nights.

Day 2 Drive to Kruja, a previous capital and visit the Skanderbeg Museum inside Kruja castle and the Ethnographic Museum. Time to walk through the Old Bazaar before continuing to Tirana for a walking tour of the Bllok area, the Skanderbeg square and Bunkart 2, a museum inside a preserved Communist-era nuclear bunker. (B, L)

Day 3 Travel to Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to some of the best examples of Ottoman architecture outside Turkey. Explore Berat Castle and Onufri Museum dedicated to the Albanian Icon master painter of the 16th century. (B, L)

Day 4 Day at leisure to explore Durres and its amphitheatre or perhaps the archaeological museum. (B)

Day 5 Return flight. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

Notes

This itinerary includes visits on foot including some uneven surfaces and inclines.

2021

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Gatwick
(Feb/Mar from Heathrow)

Date Price
February 22 £495
March 22 £545
April 19 £595
May 10 £615
October 4 £615
October 18 £595
November 1 £545
November 15 £525
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Solo Group Departure

15 November 2021

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(unlimited)

Solo Group Departure
(No Single Supplement)
2021: Nov 15

Flight Options

British Airways Club Europe from £395

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Durres
Royal G Hotel and Spa 
(per night) £35
Single supplement £25

Privately Guided

Add £245 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £200
Arrival or departure transfer add £20

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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