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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Tirana with British Airways. Transfer and stay at the Colosseo Hotel (or similar) for 2 nights. Welcome drink. (N)Day 2: Kruja • Tirana
Morning tour of the town of Kruja and the Skanderbeg Museum. Afternoon tour of the Albanian capital, including visits to the National Museum, Gallery of Arts, the main square and its clock tower. (B)Day 3: Lake Ohrid
Travel east to Elbasan, stopping en route at the remains of a Turkish fort. Continue into North Macedonia and the town of Ohrid, situated on the east shore of Lake Ohrid. This Unesco world heritage site is known as the ‘Macedonian Jerusalem’ due to its large number of churches. Afternoon tour including St Sophia Cathedral, the oldest cathedral in North Macedonia; the Church of St Clement at Plaosnik, where the first university in Europe was founded; and the Gallery of Icons, which has the largest collection of icons in the world. Stay at the Hotel Royal View for 1 night. (B)Day 4: Korca
Morning visit to the Monastery of St Naum. Its position on a rocky overhang provides excellent views across the lake. Cross the border back into Albania and continue south to Korca, historically an important trade town. Visit the Museum of Medieval Arts, which displays more than 150 icons, and the Mirahor mosque, which is the oldest mosque in Albania. Stay at the Regency Hotel for 1 night. (B)Day 5: Gjirokastër
See the Tumulus of Kamenica, the largest ancient burial mound to be excavated in the Balkans. Continue to Gjirokastër, the birthplace of Enver Hoxha, the former leader of Albania. Visit his house museum and also view the city’s fortress. Perched high above the town, it is one of the largest castles in the Balkans and formerly a political prison. Overnight at Argjiro Hotel. (B)Day 6: Saranda • Butrint
Drive through scenic mountains to the coastal resort of Saranda, via the monastery of Mesopotam. Late morning tour of the Unesco world heritage site of Butrint. Explore the extensive ruins of this Graeco-Roman town and view the third century BC theatre, bath houses and baptistery. Stay overnight at the Hotel Brilant. (B)Day 7: Vlora
Travel to Vlora, a seaport and the gateway to Italy. En route, visit the Ali Pasha castle at Porto Palermo. Stay overnight at the Hotel Vlora International / Partner Hotel. (B)Day 8: Apollonia • Berat
Morning tour of the Greek and Roman ruins at Apollonia, an important trading port for the Roman empire until the third century AD. Drive to Berat and visit the Onufri Museum of Icons, the King’s Mosque and the castle, which has the remains of 42 churches within its walls. Stay overnight at the Mangalemi Hotel (or similar). (B)Day 9: Ardenica • Durrës • Tirana • Fly to London
Morning drive to view the Ardenica monastery with its exquisite frescoes. Continue to Durrës to explore the largest amphitheatre in the Balkans and the accompanying Archaeological Museum. Return to Tirana to tour the Bektashi World Centre and the art gallery in the prime minister’s office. Remainder of the day is at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Travel to Vlora, a seaport and the gateway to Italy. En route, visit the Ali Pasha castle at Porto Palermo. Stay overnight at the Hotel Vlora International / Partner Hotel. (B)Standard tour
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.Single supplement
From £170pp. *25 September 2020 departure has no single supplementPrivate & tailor-made travel:
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This small 31 room property is located on the shores of the lake and within walking distance of the old town. The Royal View Hotel guestrooms include a balcony, television, direct dial telephone and en suite facilities. Public amenities include a restaurant, which serves a mixture of Macedonian and international cuisine, and has a summer terrace with views over Lake Ohrid.
The Regency Hotel is located in the centre of Korca, offering views of the city and the surrounding mountains. It is a 3 star property, featuring modern décor and furniture and the facilities of an international hotel. All of the 18 rooms and suites have television and telephone, a private bathroom including shower and are fully heated or air-conditioned year round with individual room controls. There is a full service restaurant and the coffee shop and bar provides ample opportunity for relaxation after a day's touring.
Located in the centre of the seaport of Vlora, the Hotel Partner has 57 rooms and is a modern-style 4 star property. One of the centre points of the hotel's design is that all public areas are very brightly coloured. Guests may dine at the hotel's restaurant which offers a variety of Mediterranean and international cuisine.
The 3 star Hotel Mangalemi was one of the first hotels to open after the fall of socialism in 1991. It offers comfortable guest rooms and is a great base from which to explore Berat and the castle. Each of the 7 rooms is equipped with an ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning, central heating, television and mini bar. The traditional woodwork in the dining areas is reminiscent of the old inns that once existed in Berat. Highly acclaimed traditional dishes are served either on the upper floor veranda or in one of the two private dining areas and there is also a bar in the hotel.
Hotel Colosseo is centrally located in the Albanian capital, Tirana. The hotel is stylish and is just a 10-minute walk from Skanderbed Square. Rooms are modern and well appointed. The restaurant serves fresh, local produce and a European menu.Features: 45 rooms & suites, Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar/cafe.<br>Room amenities: Balcony or patio, air conditioning, television, safe, hairdryer.
The 4-star Hotel Brilant has an enviable location in the centre of Saranda and is within five minutes' walk of the central beach. The hotel has a total of 31 guestrooms spread over four floors, each of which is equipped with a balcony, air conditioning and satellite television.
Situated in the centre of the city, this 19th-century building has been completely refurbished to high standards. The reception features stone floors and extends into a comfortable bar and lounge area. The guestrooms are decorated in light colours, with wood floors and sleek bathrooms. As well as a bar and restaurant, the hotel has a roof garden with panoramic views across the city and nearby castle.Facilities: 30 rooms, bar, restaurant, roof garden, Wi-Fi.<br>Rooms: Air conditioning, television, Wi-Fi.
Low season from £2,010 per person
High season from £2,010 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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