Albania Explorer “Illyria Route”
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Albania Explorer “Illyria Route”

Paquete de vacaciones
Creado: jueves, 9 de junio de 2022
precio por persona Desde
1.873 €
En base a 2 adultos
Creado: jueves, 9 de junio de 2022
Destinos: Durres, Escútari, Berat, Vlore, Sarande, Gjirokastra, Tirana
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Albania Explorer “Illyria Route”

15 Days/ 14 Night Albania Explorer Tour
Itinerario:
Durres

Soggiorno a Mare in Durazzo per 7 notti a Hotel Germany o simile.

Escútari

Day 8

Tirana - Kruje – Lezhe - Shkoder. After breakfast, we depart to Kruje. We will visit the medieval city of Kruja (visit the castle and the impressive Skanderbeg Museum, Ethnographical Museum and shopping in Old Bazaar, mosques since the ottomans time.) Then, the next stop will be in Lezha city. In the ancient period it was called Lissus. Visit to the Mausoleum of Skanderbeg (Albanian National Hero). Lunch break. Afterward, we will continue to Shkodra. A nice landscape with highland (Albanian Alps on north) are a full contrast. City tour of Shkodra, Old Bazaar, Centrum, Cathedral and Mosque. Visit the Castle of Rozafa and the museum inside it and we enjoy wonderful views of mountains, Shkodra’s lake, Drini, Buna and Kir rivers with the valleys around from the top of Rozafa castle, and “Ura e Mesit'' over Kir River. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Shkoder, hotel Tradita 3*, or similar. (B)

Berat

Day 9

Berat (UNESCO).

After breakfast, to Berat, one of the oldest inhabited regions of Albania, more than 2400 years old, and with special status from UNESCO. Visit to its castle of Berat with Onufri museum and other churches inside; Mosque of Berat and the old Bridge of Gorica, Onufri Museum and several churches and mosques. Onufri was an Albanian master painter of the 16th. Many of his wonderfully painted icons still remain in the museum while others can be found in churches in Albania and Greece where he worked. Dinner at a traditional restaurant (Mangalemi). Overnight in Berat, Hotel Mangalemi 3*, or similar. (B)

Vlore

Day 10 

Ardenica Monastery– Apollonia - Vlore. 

After breakfast we will continue to Ardenica Monastery. The monastery of Ardenica is known as a place where our National Gjergj Kastriori Skanderbeg got married with princess Andronika Arianiti. It is a Byzantine structure occupying a surface area of about 2,500 m². This monument consists of the Saint Mary Church, the Saint Triad chapel, the konake, the oil mill, the oven and the stall. We continue the tour to Apollonia, which was founded in 588 BC and taken by Aristotle as a model in his analysis of oligarchy, because of its distinct and separate Illyrian and Greek communities. It was a vital stronghold in Caesar's civil war with Pompey and also important in early Christian history with its bishop attending the councils of Ephesus and Chlalkis in 431 and 451 AD. We will visit its museum, Shen Meri Monastery and Church. Then, departure to the coastal city of Vlora. Vlora is the city where Albanian independence from Ottomans was proclaimed on November 28th, 1912. Visit to the Museum of Independence. Dinner and overnight, Hotel Ambasador 3*, or similar. (B)

Sarande

Day 11

Llogara National Park – Himare – Saranda - Butrint (UNESCO). 

After breakfast, we will continue to South of Albania, by making the first stop to Llogara National Park and enjoying the spectacular views of mountains and the Albanian Riviera. Stopover in seaside villages of Palase, Dhermi, Himara (visit to its 4rth Cent BC castle and Byzantine Church inside), Borsh, and Ali Pashe Tepelena Castle. Arrival to Sarande. Where we visit ruins of Butrint antic city, Albania's most important archaeological site, part of UNESCO heritage list since . Butrint dates from the 7th century BC, later becoming a Roman colony, then falling under the sway of the Venetians and Turks. Virgil claimed that the Trojans settled Butrint, but no evidence of this has yet been found. Within a century of the Greeks arriving, Butrint had become a fortified trading city with its own acropolis, the ruins of which we can still visit. The rediscovered city is a microcosm of almost 3,000 years of Mediterranean history, and its 6th century BC fortification evokes the city's military power and symbolizes the rich culture of the once thriving ancient city. Exploration of amphitheater, Venetian tower, Mosaic, Lion gate, etc. We will return for accommodation at the hotel. Dinner at the Lekuresi Fortress in Saranda with great views of the bay of Saranda and the Island of Corfu. Return to hotel and overnight in Saranda (Olimpia Hotel 3*, or similar). (B)

Gjirokastra

Day 12

Finiq – Antigone - Gjirokaster (UNESCO). 

In the morning, we continue to Gjirokaster. On the way to get there, it will be a visit to Finiq Ancient city ruins. During antiquity the territory surrounding the settlement belonged to Chaonia, part of the Epirus kingdom. The site is rich in findings from the Classical to the Byzantine period. Ancient sources mentioned the wealth of the city, especially during the Hellenistic period, between the 3rd and 2nd centuries BCE, when Finiq was a prominent city in the Epirote League. Then continue to “Blue Eye '' National Park, and a coffee break. Before Gjirokaster, next visit is Antigone ancient city ruins. Antigoneia was a very short-lived city, lasting for approximately 150 years. It was founded by one of the most famous names of the ancient world, King Pyrrhus of Epirus (319-272 BC), from whom the phrase “a Pyrrhic victory” derives. At the outset of the 3rd-century BC Pyrrhus was forced to go and fight in Egypt. His abilities impressed Berenice, the wife of King Ptolemy of Egypt, who decided to offer him her daughter, Antigone, in marriage. In token of his gratitude to his mother-in-law and his first wife, Pyrrhus decided to build Antigoneia. Arrival to Gjirokaster past of (UNESCO) heritage since 2005. City tour, than visit to the Castle, Weapons Museum and accommodation to Kodra Hotel 3*, or similar. (B)

Tirana

Day 13

Elbasan - Tirana.

Departure to Pogradec and enjoy the beauty of Ohrid Lake. We continue to Elbasan which was a very important city in ancient Road “Via Egnatia” that used to connect Rome-Naples-Bari-Durres-Elbasan-Ohrid-Thessaloniki-Istanbul. Stop for a city tour: Elbasan Castle (dating back to 4rth Century BC), The Clock, The ethnographic Museum, Church, The Old Mosque.  We continue to Tirana via new road and tunnel. After arrival, there will be a Tirana City tour. Located on a plain on the site of a Byzantine fortress and has been the capital since 1920 (visits to the Skanderbeg Square, Mosque of Et’hem Bey (built on 1824), the Clock Tower (built on 1822), the National Museum (the huge mosaic on front represent the Albanian history development, and the stages of this development are presented on respective pavilions), National Art Gallery, Archeological Museum (there are presented many archeological discoveries since the Stone Age up to the Medieval), the National Heroes Cemetery, Grand Park and government buildings). Drive back to Tirana for our final night where you will enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional food. Overnight in Tirana to be organized by client.

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Destinos 7
Transporte 1
Alojamientos 7
Circuitos 1
Resumen del tour
Dirección
Aeroporto di Tirana
Incluido

Hotel: Sistemazione in hotel 3*/4* in doppia occupazione in buone posizioni delle rispettive città/località. Per bambini da 2 a 11 anni in camera con 2 adulti.

Trasporto: furgone/minibus/bus moderno con aria condizionata e altri mezzi di trasporto elencati nell'itinerario.

Colazione: colazione quotidiana. Tutti gli altri pasti non elencati sono a suo carico.

Guida: inglese professionale bilingue, guida/leader del tour, ecc. secondo la maggioranza dei partecipanti al tour. La guida in lingua italiana è soggetta a disponibilità.

Excluido
  • Tasse di ammissione/iscrizione:
  • I prezzi delle quote di iscrizione sono soggetti a modifiche senza preavviso.
  • Se desidera partecipare alle attività facoltative, le preghiamo di pagare la quota in contanti alla guida turistica. La guida turistica organizzerà i biglietti per il gruppo.
  • Assicurazione di viaggio, tasse per il visto (se applicabile)
  • Eventuali costi per itinerario aggiuntivo che non sono elencati nell'itinerarioTassa di servizio obbligatoria per guida turistica/autista bus (min. 5-7 Euro/giorno a persona).
  • Supplementi per bagaglio in eccesso dalle compagnie aeree
  • Spese personali come servizio in camera, telefono, spese di servizio lavanderia
  • Perdite o spese aggiuntive: La Società non si assume alcuna responsabilità per perdite o spese aggiuntive dovute a incidenti.
  • Spese per pranzo e cena (se applicabile)
  • Trasferimenti aeroportuali (andata/ritorno): disponibili all'aeroporto di Tirana (TIA). 25 euro a tratta a persona (minimo 2 persone).
  • Sistemazione pre/post (come per il tour): disponibile il giorno prima (una notte) o dopo il tour (una notte). La sistemazione in hotel non è inclusa l'ultimo giorno del tour. 38 euro a persona a notte. (matrimoniale/matrimoniale). 68 EUR a notte per la camera singola
  • Tutto quanto non menzionato in “Inclusioni”
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