A tour that will take you right into the heart of genuine Albanian culture, archeology, traditions, natural beauties. Dinner in the village houses and meetings with the locals on the different parts of Albania. Wine tasting in the best wine regions of Albania and overnight stays In 2 Unesco cities Gjirokastra and Berat and also Adriatic coastal cities.
12 or more possible visits to cities and attractions in 8 days (Tirana, Elbasan, Apolonia, Berat, Gjirokastër, Blue Eye, Butrint, South Riviera, Vlorë, Durrës, Shiroka village, Shkodra city, and Kruja)
4 UNESCO water parks (Ohrid city and lake, Gjirokastra, Butrint archaeological park, and Berat city)
Visit the largest lake in the Balkans, Skadar Lake, under Ramsar protection.
Perfect choice of accommodation development, mostly on 3-4 * authentic establishments that showcase local, local traditions and lifestyle (most of them rated Tripadvisor 4+)
Exceptional culinary and a selection of the best local food every day.
Drive in the road or offroad, your 4wd is always ready to help you!
So, uncover the mystery and history of Albania on this self-drive tour starting from Tirana. Click here for more information regarding the country.
Day 1: Tirana Airport – Tirana
Upon arrival at Tirana airport, take your car and drive to the city center of Tirana for a visit to this metropolis.
Once in Tirana, visit the city center, Scanderbeg Square, Et’hem Bey Mosque and the National Historical Museum on your own. Leisure time in the afternoon to discover the capital. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 2: Shkoder – Kruje
After a delicious breakfast, you drive to the so-called “Northern capital” of the city of Shkodra.
Your first stop will be in the village of Shiroka, on the shores of Lake Shkodra for a coffee break and a beautiful view of the
largest lake in the Balkans. You will see Rozafa Castle with fantastic views of the surrounding area and the typical Italian-Austrian Architecture of the city center. After a few hours in Shkodra, drive towards Fishte village for a delicious lunch and then to Kruja for a visit to the old bazaar, the castle of Kruja and its museums inside. In the late afternoon, we drive back to Tirana for a free afternoon and overnight.
Day 3: Ohrid – Korca
After breakfast, head towards Ohrid city in Macedonia for a visit to this charming place. Visit the old town, the fortress of Samuil, the ancient theater, Plaosnik, Kaneo and the cathedral Sophia. After lunch, continue across the lake to the Naum Monastery for a short visit and later continue to Korca for a free afternoon and overnight.
Day 4: Permet – Gjirokaster
After breakfast, drive towards Permet through the National Park “Bredhi i Hotoves” with a short stop on the way to admire the beautiful nature. After lunch in Permet, we recommend you to enjoy the natural hot springs of Benje before heading to Gjirokastra, then a visit to
the stone town of Gjirokastra where you will have a free afternoon on your own leisure and overnight.
Day 5: Saranda – Butrint
After breakfast, drive towards Saranda with a short stop to the Natural Monument of the “Blue Eye” for some free time in the cold waters of spring. Later, head to Butrint for a visit to the microcosm of Mediterranean history that gathers in 1 place, the archeological site of Butrint, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. After visiting the ancient ruins and after a nice walk of almost 2.5 hours, drive back to Saranda for lunch and sunbath in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. You will have free time in the afternoon and you will pas the night in Saranda.
Day 6: Himara – Llogora – Berat
Drive north to Himara Town for a visit to the Ali Pasha Castle and enjoy with stunning views of the bay of Porto Palermo. Explore the pristine and beautiful beaches of the area and later have lunch at the Llogara National Park. During the afternoon drive to Berat for leisure time before overnight.
Day 7: Elbasan -Tirana – Onward
Once in Berat, a tour will follow to discover this charming city. Among other things, visit the Gorica Bridge and the old quarter of the old town of Mangalem. After a short walk, you will drive to the castle of Berat for a great view and for a walk in the narrow streets of the castle. After lunch drive to Durres for a visit to the second-largest city in Albania and later afternoon drive to Tirana for a free afternoon and overnight.
Day 8: Tirana
Depending on the time of the flight, you drive to Tirana airport to deliver the car and then fly home.
Kindly find as below all the details of this tour
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Elite Travel Albania. St. Donika Kastrioti, 1000, Tiranë, Albania
The local guide will be waiting for you with: ETG Welcome Sign
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tour will depart on 15:30. Please be there 15 minutes in advance|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will end approximately on 10:00 after 8 full days|
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