Tirana – Durres – Kruja – Shkodra – Apollonia – Berat
4 days/ 3 nights; Thursday-Sunday
Day 1 …– Tirana – Durres (34km)
Gathering of the group at “Nena Tereza” airport in Tirana. After passing through customs and passport control, going to Tirana for a tour with a guide: National Museum, Etem Beg Mosque, Orthodox Church and Catholic cathedral, Skenderbeg’s square. Continue the journey to Durres. Short walk and introduction to downtown Durres, city established in year 627 with its Roman Amphitheater (2nd century ac, founded in 1966. by Italian archeologist) the biggest in the Balkans, Venetian tower and sea port. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 2 Durres – Kruja – Shkodra – Durres (130km + 108km)
Breakfast. Start the journey to Kruja, the capital of the first autonomous Albanian state in the middle ages, which became well known for the father of Albanian nation, the famous hero – Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeg. Visiting the fortress of Kruja with its breath-taking view, museum dedicated to Skenderbeg and old bazaar with many handcraft shops. Lunch in restaurant in Kruja and continue the journey to Shkodra, beautiful city in Northern Albania. In Shkodra, first thing to visit is Rosafa castle with small museum inside it. There is a legend connected to this fortress which all the Balkan nations know well. Listening to the legend and enjoying the view from the castle to three rivers surrounding Shkodra ( River Buna, Drin and Kiri) and Shkodra lake will stay in your memory forever. Going back to Durres dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Durres – Apollonia – Berat – Durres (96km + 69km + 92km)
Breakfast. Drive to Apollonia, one of the two most important ancient Ilyrians colonial settlements in present day in Albania, situated 12 km away from city of Fier. According to archaeological investigations for 100 years Greek and Illyrian have lived in separate communities here. Under the Roman Empire, Apollonia remained a prosperous center till strong earthquake in 3rd century AC happen. Continue of the journey to Berat, also the ancient city in the heart of Albania well known for its fortress and many orthodox churches from the middle ages. The old neighborhood in the heart of Berat, called Mangalemi, was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lunch in famous traditional restaurant of Berat. Afternoon visit the castle of Berat, which is used to be called the “City of 1000 windows“or “Museum city”. Return to Durres, dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Durres – Tirana – … (34km)
Breakfast. Free Morning. Transfer to airport in Tirana.
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|20% discount for children under 12 years old.|
– Transport by bus following the program
– 3 HB u hotelu in 3* in Durres
– Lunch in Kruja and Berat
– Tickets for cultural and historical monuments:
Museum in Kruja, Rozafa and Berat fortress,
– Service of the professional touristic guide
– Costs of program organization
– Flight Ljubljana – Tirana –Ljubljana
– Additional payment for single room for 3 nights – 35€ (on request)
– Individual cost of the travelers