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Tirana Airport: Bus Transfer from/to Tirana Central

1. Tirana Airport: Bus Transfer from/to Tirana Central

Relax with a shuttle service from Tirana International Airport (TIA) to Tirana and vice versa. Travel with ease on a regular bus line that offers 24-hour service, 7-days a week. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views of Tirana from the comfort of your seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city in an only 20-minute ride. You can freely plan your departure time with a ticket valid up to 24-hours on purchase date.

Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

2. Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

If you are on the lookout for the most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro, the medieval Kom Monastery is sure to catch your eye. Experience for yourself why this tour was a bestseller on Lake Skadar during the 2023 season! Enjoy the perfect balance between nature, culture, and picturesque scenic views. Travel aboard a traditional wooden boat and savour the delicious local wine, while your guide reveals all the fascinating stories from the region. Begin your journey in Virpazar, a charming fishing village. This idyllic location is just a short half-hour drive from Podgorica, Montenegro's capital. Once you arrive at the meeting point, the local tour operator will check your vouchers and explain how to pay the National Park fee. After that, you're all set to board! Marvel at the breathtaking sight of Vranjina's two majestic peaks as you sail through a narrow river canal. Admire Lesendro, the Key of Lake Skadar, a centuries-old structure where birds often perch atop the ruins. Discover the hidden beauty of three islands adorned with thousands of water lilies next, just before arriving at the medieval monastery Kom. Perched atop Odrin Hill, this hidden gem is accessible only by boat and is home to the best-preserved frescoes in the area. Immerse yourself in the sweet aroma of wild thyme during your 30-minute visit. Finally, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine waters of Lake Skadar, and take in the picturesque views of the untouched nature that surrounds you on the way back.

From Tirana: Gamti Mountain and Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour

3. From Tirana: Gamti Mountain and Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Albanian countryside on a tour to Gamti Mountain and Lake Bovilla from Tirana. Enjoy round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle. Begin your tour with pickup from your accommodation and set out on a scenic drive to Lake Bovilla. Discover the patterns of life in suburban Tirana as you pass through the city on your way to the countryside. As you approach Lake Bovilla, see the lake's impressive dam. Admire the lake's shimmering teal and turquoise waters, nestled at the base of Gamti Mountain. Head up to the hiking track to begin your ascent of the mountain, soaking up the nature atmosphere. After about 40 minutes of hiking, reach the balcony of the mountain and observe the expansive, rolling forest and hills stretching out before you. At your feet, gaze in wonder at the stunning views of Lake Bovilla. Breathe in the fresh mountain air on your cheeks in a setting of pure natural beauty. Trail details : Min Altitude : 460 m Max Altitude : 620 m Elevation: 160 m Distance up and down : 1.95 km ( 0,97 km one way) Pause to sip water and chat in the shadows of a mountain cave before descending the mountain along the same route. Once you've finished your hike, round off your trip by visiting the shore of the river and admire the unique, canyon-like scenery as you splash and paddle in the cool waters. Note: Swimming on the lake is available only from: May to September.

From Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave & Karaburun Speedboat Tour

4. From Vlore: Haxhi Ali Cave & Karaburun Speedboat Tour

Brace yourself for a tour of discovery and excitement with our exclusive experience that promises to unlock the hidden gems of the Karaburun peninsula. Our tour begins with a thrilling 40 minute speedboat ride to the enchanting Haxhi Ali cave, an natural wonder that beckons with its mesmerizing allure. Where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and explore for 20 minutes the cave to indulge in thrilling activities such as diving, snorkeling, and discovering the hidden gems of the cave's breathtaking beauty. The adventure continues on the pristine shores of St. beach. Here, for 1.5 hours, you will find yourself surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Karaburun peninsula, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation. Soak up the sun, swim in the azure waters and provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation. But the excitement doesn't end there, a 10-minute walk leads us to the secluded paradise of St. Koli bay, boasting two small, wild beaches with blue crystal waters and amazing underwater world for an intimate connection with nature. As the tour comes to the end, we guarantee an unforgettable experience, leaving you with the desire to relive this extraordinary tour again. Don't miss the chance to book your spot and indulge in a day of exploration and wonder.

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

5. Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Explore the beauty of Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Step back in time at the ancient Greek and Roman city of Butrint. Visit an archaeological museum in a Venetian castle. Savor a delicious buffet lunch at a restaurant in Saranda.  Board the airconditioned bus at your meeting point on the island of Corfu. Sit back and enjoy the ride to the port city of Saranda. Enjoy a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the stunning southern coast and its virgin shores and islands. Pass through small villages and through endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint, where the ancient Greek city of Buthrotum disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation until its was found by archaeologists.  Tour a Venetian tower and see the remains of the theater and Temple of Asclepius. Continue to the ruins of the ancient gymnasium and Roman Baths and admire a priceless mosaic floor in the Roman Baptistery. Travel back in time as you explore the Cyclopean walls and get panoramic views of the lake and plains from the top of the hill. Return to Saranda for a mouth-watering lunch, and then take a guided walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.

From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

6. From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

Join a guided tour of Kruja city to explore all its iconic attractions. Visit Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg’s Museum, the Old Bazaar, and Sari Salltik mountain. We will pick you up from the hotel and start the tour to Kruja city. After around one hour driving you are in Kruja and we continue the first visit to the Castle of Kruja, which houses Skanderbeg’s Museum. It was the epicenter of the legendary Albanian resistance to the Ottomans, led by national hero Skanderbeg in the 15th century. See a copy of the helmet and the sword of Scanderbeg in the main hall, the flags and stems of prominent families of that time who supported the national hero and a lot of the history telling by the guide. After soaking in the culture and history, discover the current arts and crafts in the Old Bazaar. Look for souvenirs, including intricate local handicrafts. Finally, driving by car on a panoramic mountain road to visit the holy site of Sari Salltik. Head to this cave located on the edge of a mountain 1176 meters high and also enjoy the amazing view from the top of the mountain. Afterward, head back to Tirana.

From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

7. From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

Embark on a cultural and artistic pilgrimage. See master painter Onufri's work in the churches of Berat. Visit Berat Castle, Onufri Museum, Mangalemi & Gorica neighborhoods, and Gorica bridge. Meet your guide at your hotel and start the tour of Berat city. Berat is one of the most visited and characteristic towns in Albania. It is under the protection of UNESCO and considered a World Heritage site due to its unique architecture. Visit Berat Castle and the Onufri Museum. The Berat castle is of particular interest because people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, just like their ancestors did for centuries. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. Witness some of the most beautiful shades of red and gold you have ever laid eyes on in the museum. Then, continue to your next stop in the old quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica that connect with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River. On the way back you will visit Belshi, a very small town, with a small lake in front of the buildings.

From Tirana: Daily Tour to Bovilla Lake and Mountain Gamti

8. From Tirana: Daily Tour to Bovilla Lake and Mountain Gamti

Our day begins with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Tirana, eliminating the need to navigate through the city. Our friendly guide and comfortable transport await, ensuring a smooth start to your Bovilla Lake adventure. As we leave Tirana behind, the scenic drive towards Bovilla Lake unfolds through picturesque landscapes. Rolling hills, quaint villages, and expansive fields create a serene backdrop, setting the tone for a tranquil day ahead. Upon reaching Bovilla Lake, be captivated by the untouched beauty of the surroundings. The lake, nestled in the Albanian countryside, offers a peaceful escape with crystal-clear waters and lush greenery. Take a moment to absorb the serenity before embarking on the day's exploration. A guided lakeside hike introduces you to the natural wonders of Bovilla. Our guide will share some insights into the local flora and fauna, as well as the cultural significance of the lake. Stroll along the tranquil shoreline, taking in panoramic views and enjoying the refreshing air. As we forge ahead on our hike towards the summit of Gamti Mountain, intermittent breaks will provide moments to rest and bask in the scenery. Our guided instructions will enhance your experience, adding depth to the journey. Upon reaching the mountain's peak, a prolonged pause awaits, allowing us to fully appreciate the mesmerizing views. The sprawling lake and encircling mountains create a breathtaking tableau. Feel free to bring your own snacks or opt for a meal at the nearby restaurant, ensuring you're energized after the ascent. As our day concludes, the descent back to the base begins. Take your time to relish the journey downward, contemplating the memories made on this invigorating hike. Subsequently, we'll head back to Tirana, saying our goodbyes and expressing gratitude for a fulfilling day of exploration.

From Vlorë: Haxhi Ali Cave and Karaburun Speedboat Trip

9. From Vlorë: Haxhi Ali Cave and Karaburun Speedboat Trip

The departure time is from 09:00 am and at 1:30 pm. You will meet the guide at Vlora Touristic Port, make sure to be 10 minutes before the departure time. We jump on Board and the trip's first stop is Haxhi Ali Cave, the journey takes about 30 minutes. We enter the cave where we stay to snorkel and explore the cave, snorkel gear can be requested from the guide free of charge. Next to the exploration of the cave, we continue the journey and stop at a wonderful beach inland of the Karaburun Peninsula, it is an equipped beach, where you will find a small tavern, serving local food and drinks, where you can have a bite. After enjoying the crystal clear waters and the amazing view, we jump on board and head back to the Vlora Touristic Port, about 30 minutes ride. End of the journey.

Clare: Sazan Island & Karaburun Speedboat Trip & Snorkeling

10. Clare: Sazan Island & Karaburun Speedboat Trip & Snorkeling

The departure time is from 9:30 AM. You will meet the guide at Vlora Touristic Port, make sure to be 10 minutes before the departure time. We jump on Board and the trip's first stop is Sazan Island the journey to the island lasts about 40/50 min. We stay on the island for about an hour, the guide will bring you to visit Sazan Island Old inhabited Town, telling the history and interesting anecdotes around, back off the tour you can spend the rest of the time lying on the crystal waters beach of the island, drinks will be served to cool off from the heat. We board again and head to Haxhi Ali Cave, the journey from Sazan Island to the cave takes about 15 minutes. We enter the cave where we stay to snorkel and explore the cave, snorkel gear can be requested from the guide free of charge. Next to the exploration of the cave, we continue the journey and stop at a wonderful beach in the inland of the Karaburun Peninsula, it is an equipped beach, where you will find a small tavern, serving local food and drinks, where you can have your lunch. After enjoying the crystal clear waters and the amazing view, we jump on board and head back to the Vlora Touristic Port, about 30 minutes ride. End of the journey.

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The tour started on time, and our driver/ tour guide, Daniel, picked me up at the scheduled time. It is a half-day tour in which you can climb and see a beautiful view of the lake. There is also a restaurant where you can eat/ drink after you return from the mountain. In our case, I would point out that Daniel was very patient and nice with the whole group. I recommend this tour if you come to Tirana.

Deo our guide was great! Two of them came to pick us up from our accommodation, then we made several stops to discover as much as possible. Deo did his best so that everyone could have beautiful souvenir photos, it’s really nice! He did it according to each member of the group (some did not want to go up, others wanted to swim, etc.). This outing is definitely worth it

Vladimir was fantastic with showing us the highlights of Kosovo. A lot was fit in one day. He took care of all the details and planning and we didn't have to worry about anything. Thanks again for the experience.

A relaxed and interesting day trip. The less hectic pace was welcome and everyone had a nice time seeing the sights - and free time to enjoy - and meeting others in the small group from all around the globe.

Its was amazing! The landscape was beautiful. Our guide Valter was so nice and fun. He made sure that everyone has a good time. We really enjoyed the excursion. Really worth the price :)