South Panorama

8 Days 7 Nights
Category:
  • gjirokastra
  • qeparo village – limitless albania
  • berat
  • tirana-by-night
  • bunkart-tirana
  • albania-butrint-tower
  • Albania-blue-eye-sarande
  • berat-church
  • berat-path
  • old-bazaar-korce
  • gjirokaster-paths
  • apollonia-ruins
  • blue-eye-sarande2
  • blue-eye-sarande
  • ksamil-3island

Southern Albania which is also known as the Tosk part of it (by dialect). This trip is designed for presenting you with the best destinations of Southern Albania which is one of the richest historical and cultural parts of it.

The itinerary described in the next tab goes through historical cities like Korca, Gjirokastra, Saranda, Vlora and Berat where we will visit antique castles, museums archaeological parks like Apollonia and Butrint to know you with the 3000 years old of history.

We have picked up the most scenic routes to enjoy the amazing virgin nature of Albania, we will drive by Ohrid Lake, Kolonja region, Vjosa River, Drinos Valley, Blue Eye, Albanian Riviera, Llogara National Park and Karavasta Lagoon. Southern Albania is also known for its culinary tradition based on Mediterranean diet. We will recommend you dishes, wines, raki, and restaurants where you can partake in a delicious Albanian culinary experience!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tirana International Airport
INCLUDED
airport transfer all the museum entry fees
professional English speaking local guide throughout the tour good standard accommodation at 3*, 4* hotels
transfers with comfortable A/C private car/minivan
NOT INCLUDED
airfare meals
drinks and snacks travel insurance
tips and gratitude
everything that’s not included

 

Arrival Date Departure Date Price
08/06/2018 15/06/2018 840 Euro
01/08/2018 08/08/2018 840 Euro

 

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Faqs:

Are Airport transfers included in the tour?

Our set departure tours include the airport transfers, you will meet our tour representative at the airport and transfer to Tirana city center.

Does this tour has a guaranteed departure?

For the South Panorama Tour, we need a minimum number of 4 participants to guarantee a departure. You can check our departure dates and see what departures are guaranteed. 30 days prior to departure we will let you know if there are enough participants to run a tour, in case there are not enough participants you can either choose to cancel or pay a small group supplement.

With whom will I share my room?

Our set departure tours are based on sharing rooms. We will make sure that you will only share your room with a person of the same sex. In case you want to share your room with a specific person you know, please let us know at booking.

Can I book a single room?

It is possible to book a single room with a supplement 165 Euro

Children policy: Children under 18 joining this tour should be accompanied by an adult

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Day 1: Arrival day

This day is organised depending on your arrival time. our tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you at Tirana city center were you'll be accommodated at the hotel. if time allows us a sightseeing tour is planned in the afternoon. we will visit Scanderbeg Square, boulevard "deshmoret e kombit" and Bllok area where we will consume the welcome meal. nightover in tirana.

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Day 2: Korca

Check out hotel at 9 o'clock at start the program by visiting the anti nuclear tunnel Bunk Art. BUNK'ART 2 reconstructs the history of the Albanian Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1912 to 1991 and reveals the secrets of “Sigurimi”, the political police that was the harsh persecution weapon used by the regime of Enver Hoxha. then transfer to southern city Korce, a coffee stop is scheduled on the route at Lin village by the Ohrid lake. drive to Korce lasts about 3 hours. check in at the hotel on the city center, and then free time to explore the historical part of the medieval city. overnight in Korca

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Day 3: Gjirokastra

Eat breakfast at the hotel and then visit national museum of medieval arts that was established back in 1980 and houses some 7000 items of immeasurable historical and cultural significante. Stone, metal, wooden and fabric items from Albania's iconography are presented. then drive west into a scenic road through mountains, plateau, forests and valleys until reach the last virgin river of Europe, Vjosa river where we will stop for a delicious lunch. then we will drive to Unesco World heritage cit Gjirokaster. check in at the hotel at the historical part of the city. in the afternoon we'll have free time to enjoy the evening walk at Old Bazaar where you can shop original manufactured souvenirs or just enjoy a beer at the bars nearby.

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Day 4: Saranda - Qeparo

The program for today start at 8:30. we'll visit Zekate House which is a ottoman architecture masterpiece and then visit the citadel of the city where our guide will explain you the history and legends that surround the largest citadel of Albania. then we will transfer to Saranda. on the route we will make a short stop at Blue Eye which is a natural spring in the midle of the forest, a must see! The program continues to another Unesco site, Butrint (buthotum). the first Albanian site to be included on UNESCO's World Heritage was Butrint, in the south of the country, in 1992. it has been inhabited since prehistoric times and was a part of Greek and Roman colonies. We suggest Lunch to be consumed at the fish restaurants nearby Butrint. then we transfer to Qeparo village, one of the most beautiful villages of Albanian Riviera. overnight in Qeparo.

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Day 5: Porto Palermo - Qeparo

There is nothing more beautiful that the feeling you get when wake up with Ionian sea view. after we enjoy breakfast at the balcony we start the program with a walking tour in the cobblestone streets of the village and continues to Ali Pasha Castel at Porto Palermo Bay. Our guide will explain the history of the toughest Pasha of Ottoman Empire and the most romantic at the same time. He will be your hero when you'll learn his biography. after eating lunch there is plenty of time to chill at the beach. Overnight in Qeparo.

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Day 6: Apollonia - Berat

We leave Qeparo and drive north along one of the most scenic roads of Albanian Riviera and reach Llogara Pass. An optional free time or walking in the national park with a visit to the nearby camping ground of Julius Caesar. program continues to Apollonia archeological park, named by the powerful divinity Apollo. Apollonia was a ancient Greek colony city and former bishopric in Illyria, located on the right bank of Aous river( modern day Vjosa). Lunch time near park and then we continue to Berat. We make a short stop on the route to visit the medieval Monastery of St. Mary of Ardenica (the only one still hosting 2-3 active Orthodox monks.) Drive and reach to Berat by the afternoon. Check in at the hotel and then plenty of free time to enjoy the evening at one of the oldest city of the oldest cities of the world. Overnight in Berat.

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Day 7: Berat

After eating breakfast at the hotel our guide will lead you at the castle of the town which is one of the oldest continuously living of the World with origins going back to the 4th century BC. We will visit Onufri Iconography Museum located within the Castle at the site of a Dormition Cathedral, features the vivid iconography works of the famous 16th century painter Onufri and others. The museum hold other artifacts gathered form nearby churches and others around Albania. Other must see that we’ll visit are Berat Ethnographic Museum, Byzantine Churches and Mangalem historical quarter. Berat is also known for its rich culinary tradition and wine. We will try traditional dishes and taste wine at the best restaurants of the area. Overnight in Berat.

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Day 8: Departure Day

This day is organised depending on your flight time. If you have a late afternoon flight, we will drive to the Natural Park of Divjaka and visit its Karavasta Lagoon with a beautiful sand beach resort and a great colony of migratory and sedentary birds (a large population of the the very impressive Dalmatian Pelican has decided to nest here.) Lunch in lagoon and then transfer to Tirana Airport.

2 reviews for South Panorama

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Xhorxhina

    I visited Albania with my friends in June and had a fantastic time. Fatmir was the best guide we could have. He is passioned about history of Albania, friendly and very welcoming. Also he has a great acquaintance of Albanian cuisine, which is the best you can try.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Enea Saraci

    Best service ever ! Even though i am an Albanian, i discovered so many unbelievable places. I highly recommend Limitless Albania.

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