Explore past civilisations in an undiscovered country of outstanding natural beauty
Albania is a fascinating, little known Mediterranean country situated just north of mainland Greece with an incredible history set impressively against a wild and rugged landscape.
Past civilisations have each left their mark, mainly the Romans and Byzantines, which we see in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Butrint and the famous Berat Fortress, but the real highlight is the warm hospitality received all over this wonderfully undiscovered country. From the green pastures of Permet to the narrow cobbled streets of Gjirokastra situated high on a mountain slope, we enjoy a warm welcome in each unique village.
Albania also boasts some outstanding natural beauty with jagged mountains, golden sand beaches and lush meadows.
This itinerary shows the best of this little country in just ten days and includes breathtaking views driving through the mountains, entry to incredible fortresses as well as free time on the beach.
What makes this trip responsible?
This tour makes every effort to support the local economy by staying in family run hotels who source locally produced food. Some have also installed solar panels for heating water to help reduce the impact on our environment. It is important to generate income for the local economies, which are predominantly agricultural. We also visit a winery and other small cooperatives that incentivise more agricultural production.