Europa Travel & Tours is an Albania tour-operating company, specialized in incoming tourism and travel services covering every part of Albania. We have maintained a steady presence in the tourism market since 1995, constantly improving the level of our services and always trying to introduce new products and different ideas. Apart Albania we are arranging also joined Balkan tours including Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Greece and Kosova. Our main concern is to offer always a high level of journey for each and every guest that comes in Albania . Our experienced team will be there for you, to suggest, organize and operate up to the last detail, to make sure that you will have an unforgettable vacation.
Below, are some examples of our tours. Choose one of them or let us organize the tour for you according to your needs and preferences.


Archeological Tour Albania (2)

Day 1: Airpor t- Tirana
Arrival in Tirana and meeting with the guide. Afternoon tour of Tirana including visits to the Mosaics of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Et’hem Bej and the National Historical & the Archeological Museum. Tirana is located on the site of a Byzantine fortress and has been the capital of Albania since 1920. The Martyr's Cemetery, Grand Park and various government buildings. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 2: Tirana - Durres - Tirana
Drive to Durres on the Adriatic coast to visit the 7th century BC Durres, the historical capital of Albania (1276 - 1920).Here we will visit one of the largest amphitheaters in the Balkans located within the walls of the Roman castle. We will wander through the galleries of the amphitheater, explore the "Enigma of Durresi", and walk through the main gate to the arena in the same steps where, 1800 years ago, people would cheer the winning gladiator asking the Emperor for his freedom. A visit to the archaeological museum will give us a comprehensive view about the history of this 2700-year-old town, which started, as a Greek colony becoming the largest harbor on the Adriatic coast during the rule of the Roman Empire. Later we will visit the Archaeological Museum situated near the sea and the archaeological site at Arapaj Retur to Tirana for the overnight in Tirana.

Day 3: Tirana - Apolonia - Vlora - Saranda
After Breakfast we continue our drive, towards the 7th century BC archaeological site of Apollonia, the second largest Greek colony in Albania. We visit the Odeon, the Pritaneon, the temple of Diana and the monastery next to the site, which is built with marble and stone taken from the temple and the old Greek theatre. We will continue our day with a beautiful drive along the coast of bay of Vlora, through the Coldwater tunnel, next to the ex-dictator's villa and alongside the orange plantations of Radhima. As we leave Radhima the landscape changes as we climb up to 1100 meters above sea level through the forest of Llogara National Park. First stop will be a coffee and photo-shooting stop at the top of the pass, on a cliff overlooking the Ionian Sea, Corfu Island and the Albanian Riviera. After a cup of coffee or local mountain tea we drive down to sea level, on the recently rebuilt "Strada Bianca" road. We continue our drive south through the seven villages of the Himara region. In the little town of Himara we make a short coffee or snack break by the sea. The region of Himara is 72 km long from and rich with natural and historical monuments such as Llamany beach and the 18th century Panormi castle of Ali Pasha, after visiting the springs of Borshi, continue our travel towards Saranda, arriving Late afternoon to our hotel in Saranda. Overnight in Saranda

Day 4: Saranda - Butrint - Ksamil Village - Saranda
All day at the World Heritage site of Butrint. After breakfast we drive to the ancient city of Butrinti, founded in the 7th century BC by the Corkirians, and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1995. What began as a Greek colony became one of the most important towns in the Mediterranean and a Roman colony in the 1st century AD. We will admire the theatre, the temple of Asclepeon, the Baptisteries, the Gymnasium, the aqueduct, the largest Basilica in south Albania and the Venetian castle on top of the town, where a very interesting small museum hosts original artefacts discovered during the excavations.optional lunch will be in a restaurant by the sea near the archaeological park in Villages of Ksamil. Just before sunset we go for dinner to Lekuresi Castle located on top of the hill overlooking the bay of Saranda to enjoy the sunset with views of the Island of Corfu in the middle of the blue Ionian waters. Overnight in Saranda

Day 5: Saranda - Gjirokastra
A trip over the mountains from Saranda to the Gjirokastra valley and the town of Gjirokastra. After breakfast we begin our tour to Mesopotam to see the 8th century Mesopotami church. Towards to the town of Gjirokastra, a UNESCO World Heritage town since 2004. On the way to Gjirokastra we will visit the Blue Eye Spring, continue to Gjirokastra Our visit in Gjirokastra starts from the 8th century castle,which is today a museum but, during the dictatorship, a prison.After the castle we visit the ethnographic museum, better known as the birthplace of the dictator, Enver Hoxha. Before checking in to our hotel, we will wander through the old 18th century bazaar looking for souvenirs where, if you look carefully, you can find cups with printed photos of the dictator, later followed by a visit to Antingonea Archaeological Park, overnight in Gjirokastra

Day 6: Gjirokastra- Bylis- Berat
After Breakfast, to visit the remote site of Byllis, sited on a mountain top overlooking the Vjose River valley, which is a very important archeological center in Albania, is one of ancient Illyrian citys inhabited by the tribe of Bylliones. Established in the third century B.C., Bylis flourished as a political, economic, and cultural center of the community. The surrounding wall of Bylis, built in the second quarter of the fourth century B.C., is very well-preserved. It is 2250 m long, 3.5 m wide and 8-9 m high and it surrounds an area of 30 ha. The wall is triangular. The city consisted of several quarters and objects, such as the agora, which sheltered the inhabitants of the villages and their wealth in the event of war. It is very interesting to see:
The theatre,which is larger than that of Butrint and was built in the middle of the third century B.C.
The monumental fountain of the 3rd century. – Several stadium elements. – Medieval cultural objects such as Basilica. In the Church of Bylis which was build on the IV-th century AD, the mosaics have Ilirian (Illyrian) motifs which for the church later where known as pagan ones.
Overnight at Berat.

Day 7: Berat - Tirana
Explore the attractive medieval town of Berat, situated on a hill dominating the River Osum and its gorge. Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage town since 2008. Our visit in Berrat begins from the 4th century BC castle where we will admire the Byzantine era icons in the Onufri Icon Gallery, located within the old cathedral of the town. Some of the icons date back to the 18th century, the downtown bazaar, the Bachelors mosque and the old Town.
For the dinner and overnight travel toward to the capital, Tirana.

Day 8: Tirana - Airport
Drive to Tirana Airport. End of our Services

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Archaeological Tour

Tirane – Durres – Berat – Vlore – Sarande – Gjirokaster – Durres

Day 1:
Arrival in Tirana. Transfer and accommodation in the hotel. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 2:
After breakfast in the hotel, depart for the sightseeing tour of Tirana, starting from the Skanderbeg square. Visit in the National History Museum, E`them Bey Mosque, Clock Tower etc. Then continue to the main boulevard where are found the different ministries, Academy of Fine Arts, Main University etc.
After Tirana departure to Kruja medieval town, located on the slope of a mountain. An old bazaar leads you up to the castle of the National Hero Skanderbeg. Visit in the castle of the city, housing the Skanderbeg Museum and the Ethnographic museum. In the afternoon, back to Tirana. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 3:
In the morning trip to the ancient city of Durres, that is also the most important seaport in Albania. Visit the Amphitheatre, the biggest in the Balkan Peninnsula (capacity 15.000 spectators) with a rare wall mosaic, which belongs to the 2nd century A.D, the Archeological Museum, many mosaics, ancient public baths, etc.
Depart towards Berat in the midday. While you approach the centre of the city, the typical buildings impress you. Visit to the castle, built up on a rocky hill 260m above the sea level. Churches here have survived within its powerful stony walls. With interest, is the church, which preserves wooden-engraved iconostasis, housing the “Onufri” museum. Visit to the other objects: Lead Mosque, Bachelor’s Mosque, Gorica Bridge and many dwelling houses of the 18th and 19th centuries. Overnight in Berat

Day 4:
After breakfast, travel to Apollonia, located 12km from Fier. It is one of the most well known archeological sites in the country. Visit the amphitheatre, and the courtyard of the Monastery where there is a Byzantine style church built in the 14th century. Here you can see some monuments like the Encircling Wall, the Monument of Agonotheteve, Odeon, Portic, the Mosaics House, Fontana, and the church of Saints Mary.
As we leave Apollonia, we travel to Vlora coastal city lying in the Southwestern part of the country. Vlora is one of the major cities of Albania, an important seaport and tourist site. Visit to the Historical Museum of Independence, the building where the independence of Albania proclaimed on November 28, 1912. A monument, which perpetuates this event, raises high at the Flag Square. Overnight in Vlora.

Day 5:
After breakfast to the hotel, depart to Saranda traveling along the seashore. On the way on is to be visited the castle of Porto Palermo placed near Himara, also called as the castle of Ali Pashe Tepelena. The walls of the castle are 1.6m thick. After visiting this castle, the road along the seashore passes many beautiful villages such as Qeparo, which is a very large and sunny beach, Borsh village, which has a sandy sea, and the flora is the similar to that of Qeparo, Lukova a very wide beach too. Arrive in Saranda.
In the afternoon, we depart to Butrint. A scenic narrow leads you to the ancient city of Butrint. Visit to the Old Amphitheatre, the Temple of Aesculapius, the Baptistery with colorful mosaics and the ancient city walls. An old fortress housing a small museum watches over the entire site, which is one of the last unspoiled natural and ancient historical areas in Mediterranean. Back to Saranda. Dinner and overnight in the city.

Day 6:
After breakfast, we have the departure to the archaeological site as Antigonea. On the way , we can visit in the magical "Blue Eye" spring, which is a very natural beauty. Afterwards, travel to Antigonea. The ancient city - lies on a hill about 600 meters above sea level, 5 km from Gjirokastra ( The road to Antigonea, is under construction for the moment, and I’ts not in a good condition, so what we suggest is to arrange 2-3 minubuses in Gjirokastra to reach there). The Agora of the city has been excavated and a Stoa, 59 meters long and 9 m wide has been brought to light. Coins from various city states have been found in excavations, arriving from Korkyra (modern Corfu), Apollonia, Dyrrachium, Oricum, Ambracia but also the Epirote League, most of them made of bronze and few in silver.A triconch Palaeo-Christian basilica has been found at the site, dated to the 6th century A.D., and decorated with a mosaic floor. The Egyptian god Anubis is represented on the central panel of the mosaic, and according to one interpretation it may depict Saint Christopher “the Dog-head”.
In the afternoon, depart to Gjirokastra, which is a “Museum City”. Dinner and overnight in the city.

Day 7:
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Gjirokastra. Many houses in Gjirokastër have only one common element, the stone. All the homes have the form of medieval towers. Visit to the castle, which stands out above the city as a balcony, providing the possibility for visitors to enjoy the beautiful landscape. The castle houses the National Museum of Weapons, which preserves all the kinds of weapons used and produced by the Albanians from antiquity. As we leave Gjirokastra, travel towards the city of Durres. Overnight in Durres.

Day 8:
Transfer to the airport.

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