Day 1: Airport - Tirane
Arrival at the airport. Transfer at the hotel in Tirana. Overnght in Tirana
Overnight in Tirana.
Day 2: Dajti bicycle tour + Tirana culture
In the morning the tourists will go to „Dajti” mountain 1613 m by . There they will have short hike 3/4 hours until the upper cable car station. The way back will be by cable car.
Then in the afternoon sightseeing by foot of the capital of Albania, Tirana, beginning 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.
Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Day 3: Berat culture
After breakfast in the hotel the trip will continue to Berat. While you approach the centre of the town, 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.
Tirane – Berat 122 km (2,5 h).
Day 4: Berat - Apollonia - Vlora
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. Arrival in Vlora and after check in the hotel walk up to Kanina castle.
Overnight in Vlora.
Day 5 : Vlore - National Park of Llogara
In the morning transfer to Llogara Pass where will start the hike to Qorre Mountain (2018m above the sea level) using a shepherd trail. The trail passes across the pass of Caesar. After that comes the hiking of the last part which will bring us to the peak. At the peak we will enjoy the packaged lunch and the wonderful view of the Karaburuni peninsula (Akrokerauneve), the bay of Vlora and of course the most part of the Albanian Riviera.
Driving hours 4– 5 hrs. up: 1000, down: 1000 m
Overnight in Llogara.
Day 6: The Albanian Riviera
In this day the tourists will have the opportunity to explore the most attractive parts of the Albanian Riviera. On the way are to be visited small villages where the tourists may enjoy the unspoiled nature and untouched beaches. A stop in Himara where is to be visited the castle of Porto Palermo. This castle is also called the castle of Ali Pashe Tepelena. The walls of the castle are 1.6m thick. This area is rich in olive trees. Arrival in Saranda. Overnight in Saranda.
Kilometers : Llogara – Sarande 110 km
Driving hours : 6-7 hours
Day 6: Butrinti - Gjirokaster
After breakfast, 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. There the tourists can walk at the surroundings of Butrinti lake.
After Butrinti, travel by bike to the magical Blue Eye. It is the source of river Bistrica and because of its resemblance with a human eye, has been called so. Then, we travel by bike towards Gjirokastra, passing by Muzina.
Overnight in Gjirokaster.
Day 7: Gjirokastra - Permet
After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Gjirokastra, which is a “Museum City”. The characteristic houses resemble the towers and are build one above the other. Visit to the castle, which stands out above the city as a balcony, providing the possibility for visitors to enjoy the landscape. The castle houses the National Museum of Weapons, which preserves all the kinds of weapons used and produced by the Albanians from antiquity. Visit also to the Ethnographic Museum.
Afterwards, travelling by bike to Permet( situated 36 km from Gjirokastra)passing through the Drino valley.
Overnight in Permet.
Day 8: Permet - Korce - Voskopoja
After breakfast, transfer to Korca, the biggest in the southeastern part of Albania. Korca is the city of serenades and the most famous carnivals all over Albania. It is situated at the foot of Morava Mountain .Visit to the museum of Medieval Art (National Museum). It presents the material culture of Albanian people. Visit to the first Albanian school, opened in 1878.
In the evening drive to Voskopoja for overnight.
Day 9: Voskopoja sightseeing - Pogradec
In the morning sightseeing of Voskopoja village; situated only of 13 km in the west of Korca is known since the 14th century by the name Moskopoli. Voskopoja was an important centre that remains to this day as an abundant storehouse of well-known centre of art, where some of the most talented Albanian painters practiced their profession. For the moment there are few churches, which can be visited.
Afterwards, continue our trip to Pogradec. Overnight in Pogradec
Day 10: Pogradec-Ohrid
In the morning travel by bike to Ohrid, Macedonia passing along the lakeshore. Depart to the center from where will start the walking city tour: the harbor, the Cathedral Church of St. Sophia (11th C.) the churches St. Clement, St. John Kaneo and St. Panteleimon , Tsar Samoil fortress etc.
Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.
Day 11: Ohrid - Librazhd
After breakfast travel towards Albania, passing through the border of Kefasan. Until the city of Librazhd the trip will be by bus. From Librazhd until Elbasan(32 km)travel by bike. Overnight in Elbasan.
Day 12: Elbasan - Tirana
Travel by bike towards Tirana(Elbasan-Tirana 54 km) through Krraba pass. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 13: Departure
Transfer to the airport. End of our services