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Highlights of Albania

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited dates/availability)

A four-night tour, to four fascinating cities, this short break shows you ancient, medieval, and modern Albania. From a well-placed base in Durrës, on the shore of the Adriatic, included excursions take you to characterful Kruja, the capital, Tirana, and beguiling Berat

Following the success of our Classical Tour of Albania, we are delighted to introduce this condensed tour of carefully chosen highlights, a leisurely short break, staying in one place, with departures during the quiet spring and autumn seasons. Our base is Albania’s second-largest city, Durrës, strategically sited on the Adriatic coast, and tracing its roots to 627BC. Wars, earthquakes, and a chequered past have left few historic monuments, but those still standing are impressive, from a Roman amphitheatre to ancient city walls and a Venetian fortress tower. We travel to Kruja, its castle the home of 15th-century national hero and nobleman Gjergj Kastrioti, known and revered as Skanderbeg; its superbly preserved medieval market resembling a living museum. Tirana uses its past as a backdrop to its present persona of chaotic, colourful capital, with avenues of Ottoman, Italian and communist era architecture; mosques, Orthodox and Catholic churches; and a modernist museum hemming the hub of the city, Skanderbeg Square. And, crowning a hilltop, Berat’s 13th-century citadel gazes down on the photogenic, UNESCO listed, ‘town of a thousand windows’, the tiers of multi-paned houses among the best Ottoman examples outside Turkey.

Overview

  • Durrës  - 4 nights
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Tour Highlights

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

A four-night tour, to four fascinating cities, this short break shows you ancient, medieval, and modern Albania. From a well-placed base in Durrës, on the shore of the Adriatic, included excursions take you to characterful Kruja, the capital, Tirana, and beguiling Berat

Notes:

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

Accommodation

Giulia Albergo Hotel - Durrës

A 4-star boutique-style hotel close to the amphitheatre and Currila Beach. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (free). 25 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Extra Nights

Stay in Durrës before you start your tour or before flying back to the UK

Extra nights are on request, please call to discuss your requirements
Giulia Albérgo Hotel
(per night) £38
Single supplement £25
Departure transfer add £32

Giulia Albergo Hotel - Durrës

A 4-star boutique-style hotel close to the amphitheatre and Currila Beach. Restaurant, bar and WiFi (free). 25 air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Departures & Prices

per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

May
May 7 (Tuesday)
  • No Single Supplement
May 20 (Monday)
  • No Single Supplement
September
September 23 (Monday)
  • No Single Supplement
October
October 14 (Monday)
  • No Single Supplement
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.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • No Single Supplement (limited availability)
  • 2024: May, Sep, Oct

Flight Options
  • British Airways Club Europe
  • On request, please call
Tour Only
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  • £200
  • Arrival or departure transfer
  • £32

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