1. Greece
  2. Ionian Islands
  3. Corfu Town
  4. Butrint National Park

Day Trip to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Product ID: 152751
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Experience the magic and mystery of Albania on a full-day trip from Corfu. Visit the modern town of Saranda and see the amazing ruins of the ancient city of Butrint with a professional guide.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Polish, Russian

Pickup optional

Pickup is possible from hotels in the areas of San George Pagi, Arillas, San Stefano, Sidari, Sinies, Kassiopi, Kalamaki, Agios Spiridon, Almiros, Acharavi, Roda, Kalami, Nissaki, Barbati, Pirgi, Ipsos, Dasia, Dafnila, Kommeno, Gouvia, Kontokali, Alykes, Agios Gordis, Pelekas, Glifada, Ermones, Cavos, San George, Messongi, Benitses, Perama, and Kanoni.

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  • Explore the ancient city of Butrint with a professional guide
  • Stroll the pretty streets of Saranda and enjoy lunch at a sea view restaurant
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the coasts of Corfu and Albania
Full description
Discover mysterious Albania on a guided day trip from Corfu. Cross to the port city of Saranda to enjoy a short coffee break before a 20-kilometer guided bus tour of the southern coast and its virgin shores and islands.

Pass through small villages and gaze in awe at the 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 archaeologists uncovered some of the finest remains in the Mediterranean.

Tour the 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 lunch, and then take a walking tour before sailing back to Corfu.
  • Boat service, including taxes
  • Entry tickets for the ancient city of Butrint
  • Entry tickets for the archaeological museum in the Venetian castle
  • Bus tour with a professional guide
  • Buffet lunch at a restaurant in Saranda
  • Option to do some duty free shopping at the port
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses at the bar on the boat
  • Drinks during the coffee break in Saranda
  • Drinks at the restaurant during lunch

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Meeting point

Meet at the port in Corfu Town.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• There is a central meeting point and pickup time for each area of Corfu. The duration (20-120 minutes) of the coach transfer depends on your location
• If you chose pickup, you will be informed via e-mail of your pickup time and location. Please check both your inbox and your spam box
• Parking is available at the port in Corfu Town
• Citizens of a non-European country with visa requirements in the Schengen zone will need a valid passport and residence permit or visa of the country belonging to a Schengen zone
• Children under the age of 18 will not be accepted on board without being accompanied by 2 parents or an adult. For those accompanied by 1 parent only, the other parent must sign a written authorization
• The guided part of the tour is conducted in English every day; in French from Tuesday–Saturday; in German every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday; in Russian every Wednesday; and in Polish every Thursday
• Bring sunscreen, a hat, and comfortable clothes and shoes

From US$ 65.02 per person

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Product ID: 152751