Albania Tours

Explore Albania, a secret treasure nestled in the Balkans. This exciting place is full of untouched natural wonders and historical sites, offering many adventures to those who visit. Here, you can enjoy the local food, try homegrown wines, visit lively cities, and experience the calming natural surroundings. With guided tours and personalized trips, you can immerse yourself in nature and culture, making Albania a great place to discover.

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Best places to visit in Albania

Experience Albania's diverse charms, from bustling cities to tranquil natural paradises. Here's a brief overview of some top locations you should take advantage of.

National Museum of History in center of Tirana, albania
TiranaAlbania's vibrant and colourful capital, Tirana, is a city full of life. With its mix of Ottoman, Italian, and Soviet-era architecture and a contemporary creative vibe, the city offers an engaging blend of history and modernity.
Houses in city of Berat in Albania, World Heritage Site by UNESCO
BeratKnown as the 'City of a Thousand Windows', Berat is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its beautiful Ottoman-era houses that seemingly stack on top of each other on the hillside and ancient citadel make it a must-visit city.
Downtown of Gjirokaster, a UNESCO World Heritage site in south of Albania
GjirokastërAnother UNESCO World Heritage site, Gjirokastër, is known as the 'Stone City'. It's a treasure trove of well-preserved Ottoman architecture, cobblestone streets, and a majestic fortress that overlooks the city.
Saranda's city port at ionian sea. Albania
SarandëThis popular coastal city is known for its beautiful beaches and the nearby ancient ruins of Butrint, an ancient town dating back to Greek and Roman times.
The Twin Islands of Ksamil in southern Albania
Albanian RivieraAn unspoiled stretch of coastline, the Albanian Riviera is famous for its crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, and old-world charm.
Albanian Riviera
Hiking in the Landscapes of the Valbona Alps around the village of Theth, Albania
ThethNestled in the heart of the Albanian Alps, Theth is a paradise for nature lovers, boasting pristine landscapes, traditional stone houses, and a charming, isolated ambience.

Travel Tips for Albania & FAQs

Albania is a year-round destination; the best time to visit depends on your preferred activities. The summer months are perfect for beach holidays along the Albanian Riviera. At the same time, spring and autumn are ideal for hiking, cycling, and exploring historical sites.

  • Hiking: Albania's diverse landscapes offer numerous hiking opportunities, from the dramatic Albanian Alps to scenic national parks.
  • Beach Activities: The Albanian Riviera is a fantastic destination for swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing.
  • Historical Sightseeing: Albania's rich history is reflected in its numerous archaeological sites, castles, and UNESCO-listed towns.
  • Rafting: The Osum River Canyon, with its impressive gorges and waterfalls, offers thrilling rafting experiences.
  • Paragliding: Paragliding over the stunning coastal landscapes, particularly around Vlorë, is an unforgettable adventure.

Depending on your interests, a week to ten days is enough to explore the significant highlights of Albania. However, if you have more time, the country is full of off-the-beaten-path destinations worth visiting.

Albanian cuisine is a hearty blend of Mediterranean and Balkan flavours, emphasising fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Here are a few traditional dishes you should try:
  • Byrek: This flaky pastry filled with cheese, spinach, or meat is a staple in Albanian cuisine.
  • Tavë Kosi: A national dish, Tavë Kosi is a savoury baked lamb dish in rich yoghurt sauce.
  • Fërgesë: This traditional dish from Tirana is made with peppers, tomatoes, and cottage cheese, usually served as a side dish.
  • Trileçe: This popular dessert is a sponge cake soaked in a sweet mixture of three kinds of milk.

Albania hosts several cultural and arts festivals throughout the year. The Summer Festival of Folklore in Gjirokastër and the Tirana International Film Festival are notable. The Mid-March Dita e Verës (Summer Day) festival is a unique Albanian holiday celebrating the end of winter, marked by music, dance, and food.

The official language is Albanian. English is increasingly spoken by younger people and those working in tourism. Italian is also commonly understood and spoken due to historical ties.

Yes, Albania is generally considered safe for tourists. As with any destination, exercising standard precautions is always advisable to ensure a safe trip.

The currency in Albania is the Lek (ALL). Money can be exchanged at banks, hotels, and exchange bureaus; ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in many hotels, restaurants, and shops in cities and tourist areas. Still, having cash on hand for smaller establishments or local markets is always good.

Tipping is customary in Albania, especially in restaurants, cafes, and bars, where a tip of 10% is standard if you are satisfied with the service. In some places, a service charge may already be

Albania allows visa-free entry for up to 90 days for visitors from many countries, including the USA, Canada, and Australia. Some nationalities, however, may require a visa, so it's best to check current visa requirements with your local Albanian embassy or consulate before planning your trip.

Albania operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz, the same as Slovenia. The country uses Type C and Type F power sockets. You'll need an adapter if your device uses a different plug type.

Internet access is widely available in Albania, especially in the larger cities. Most hotels, restaurants, and cafes offer free Wi-Fi. Mobile data coverage is also good throughout the country, with 4G widely available.

While Albania is not part of the EU and, therefore, not part of the "Roam like at home" system, most mobile operators offer roaming services. It's recommended to check with your service provider about roaming charges before your travel.

Healthcare in Albania is a mixture of public and private services. While healthcare facilities are generally well-equipped, services in rural areas can be basic. EU residents cannot use their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in Albania. Visitors from all countries are advised to have comprehensive travel insurance that covers healthcare. As always, checking with your health insurance provider about your coverage before travelling is a good idea.

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