Seven-day Classic UNESCO and Riviera Tour

Day 1

AIRPORT-TIRANA. Visit TIRANA: National Museum of History showing Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Independence, Iconography, National Liberation Anti-Fascism War, Communist Terror, and Mother Teresa. Continue with Scanderbeg Square, Scanderbeg Monument and Et’hem Bey Mosque founded at the end of 18th century. Clock Tower was built in 1822 as a monument of culture of the first category, Palace of Culture that was built over the previous Old Bazaar of Tirana and the first brick was put by former Soviet president Nikita Hrushov on June 3, 1959. This building has significant elements from the Palace of Congress in Rome and the building of Finland Station in St. Petersburg. ACCOMMODATION IN TIRANA

Day 2

TIRANA-KRUJE-SHKODER. Drive to Kruja Historic Town. Visit the Castle of Kruja THE ANCIENT SYMBOL OF ALBANIAN RESISTANCE. When the Ottoman Empire ruled over a large swathe of Europe, including Constantinople and the Balkans, this castle remained undefeated for thirty-five years. National Museum Gjergj Kastrioti reveals insights into Skanderbeg’s life. The Unique Ethnographic Museum was built during the mid-18th century, in 1764, this Ottoman house is considered one of the most unique museums in Albania including a total of 15 rooms. A white, three-story construction with a tower placed in the middle, Old Medieval Bazaar is one of the oldest in Albania and dates back to over 400 years ago. Drive to Shkodra and visit: Rozafa Castle THE LEGENDARY CASTLE OF ROZAFA: AN ALLEGORY OF ALBANIA'S HISTORY reveals the history of Albania and its people through a woman’s sacrifice for her child. ACCOMMODATION IN SHKODRA

Day 3

SHKODER-DURRES-BERAT. Drive to Durres and visit: Durrës Archaeological Museum established in 1951, largest in the country, including Durrës’ prehistoric, archaic, classical and civic Illyrian periods, extending to the 1st century. Roman Amphitheatre of Durrës built after the 2nd century B.C. remains one of the most majestic of the ancient world and one of the ten most beautiful Roman amphitheatres. Venetian Tower. Drive to Berat (UNESCO). ARRIVE AND ACCOMMODATION IN BERAT

Day 4

BERAT-APOLLONI-VLORE. Visit Berat UNESCO Heritage: Castle of Berat A LIVING CASTLE, FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT DAY. Erected on top of a hill during the 4th century B.C., is the crown jewel of this glorious ancient city. With a total of twenty-four watchtowers, the view from its fortified courtyard reveals, the entire city of Berat, the Osum River, and the old bridge of Gorica. National Iconography Museum inside the Castle was built in 1797, this cathedral is situated at the highest altitude of the Castle. Drive to Apollonia Arch. Site ancient city of Apollonia, founded in the sixth century B.C. built by Greek colonisers on the lands of the Taulantii Illyrian tribe, selected from over twenty other cities throughout the Mediterranean, to receive the glorious name of Apollo. ARRIVE AND ACCOMMODATION IN VLORE

Day 5

VLORE-LLOGARA NATIONAL PARK-RIVIERA-PORTO PALERMO CASLTE-SARANDA. Drive to Llogara Pass declared National Park in November 1966 provides a striking scenery, with tall mountains overlooking the ALBANIAN RIVIERA and several islands in the sea. Stop for a photo. Drive along the amazing ALBANIAN RIVIERA with idyllic and breathtaking spots along this craggy coast. Stop and visit Porto Palermo Castle THE MOST PICTURESQUE CASTLE IN ALBANIAN RIVIERA a 19th-century fortress, also known as the Castle of Ali Pasha. ARRIVE AND ACCOMMODATION IN SARAND

Day 6

SARANDA-BUTRINT-LIKURESI CASTLE-BLUE EYE-GJIROKASTER. Drive to Butrint Arch. Site (UNESCO) is the most important one in ALBANIA. Is the one most responsible for putting Albania on the map. Butrint’s glorious 2500-year-old ruins, declared in 1992, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO admiring inside: the Greek Theatre (3rd century B.C.) Temple of Asclepius (1st century), the 6th-century basilica, the imposing Lion’s Gate 5th century A.D. Then stop for a viewpoint at the best out-look of Southern ALBANIA: The LIKURESI CASTLE. Views overlooking the city, the island of Corfu and the Ksamil islands. Drive to BLUE EYE a Natural Phenomenon. the most tropical destination in the country with truly mesmerising cold-water springs. Drive to Gjirokastra (UNESCO) called the City of STONE, the hometown of ex-dictator and the famous Internationally known writer Ismail KADARE. Visit: Castle of Gjirokastra is the Largest in ALBANIA one of the oldest in the Balkans! Bazaar Pass, filled with crafty artisans. ACCOMMODATION IN GJIROKASTER

Day 7


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