Albania and Meteora Self-Drive Tour - Tirana - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Albania is a country teeming with long stretches of coastline and countless castles; discover its hidden treasures on this 7-night tour.
  • Travel through two countries with a multitude of diverse landscapes and visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Explore at your own pace on this self-drive trip of a lifetime with a stay in 4* hotels along the way.

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Your Destinations

Move off the beaten track and explore this small, vibrant country tucked away between Montenegro and Greece.  Albania will charm you with its array of diverse attractions, authentic villages, heavenly beaches and abundant natural beauty.  Explore wild landscapes, visit archaeological sites steeped in rich history and get to know the people with their old-world hospitality.  Discover this little gem before it becomes an ultra-tourist destination.

Continue your trip to Meteors, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Greece, making memories you will cherish forever. 

Your Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Tirana – Durrës
Flight to Tirana. Pick up your rented car at the airport and drive to Durrës.  Explore the cobbled streets of Old Durrës, including the charming Italian-style Rruga Tregëtare. Take in the breathtaking ocean vistas from the town hall before descending to the harbour.  Stroll along Currila Beach to watch the sunset. Overnight in Durrës.
Day 2: Durrës – Berat
Your trip continues south to Berat.  Built on a mountainside, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a unique example of a well-preserved Ottoman town.  Churches, mosques and walls are monuments to the history of the different religious communities.  Browse the narrow streets to St. Theodore's Church, stroll through the unusual Footpaths of The Old Town and visit the Red Mosque. Overnight in Berat.
Day 3: Berat – Sarandë
Meander along the coast through Vlorë to Sarandë. Travel through the Llogara National Park and take a break on the stunning beach of Gjipe.  This picturesque little seaside resort on the Albanian Riviera has a fishing port, a waterfront as well as wild beaches. In the centre of town are the archaeological remains of a 5th-century synagogue, later a Christian basilica.  Overnight in Sarandë.  


Day 4: Sarandë
Free day to explore the beaches and surroundings. Overnight in Sarandë.
Day 5: Sarandë - Gjirokastër – Ioannina
The journey continues to Ioannina with an optional detour to Gjirokastër. Nicknamed the "City of Stone", Gjirokastër’s inner city is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list.  It is said to be one of Albania’s prettiest towns and houses its greatest castle.  Experience true Albanian culture with a stroll through the old town centre and visit Gjirokastër Castle to explore some of the country's history.

Check out the archaeological site of Dodona, a sanctuary dedicated to Zeus with its remarkably well-preserved theatre. Visit the picturesque citadel of Ioannina on Lake Pamvotida or the attractive island of Nissi with its monasteries and vibrant little taverns.

Travel to Meteora, another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Greece’s most frequented religious sites.  Perched on an immense natural sandstone rock formation is a more than 700-year-old Eastern Orthodox monastery. 

Take in Zagori’s spectacular landscapes: gigantic lush forests, water reserves teeming with wildlife and the extraordinary gorges of the Vikos.  Don’t miss the famous "Zagoria", small typical villages precariously perched over the gorges.  Overnight in Ioannina.
Day 6: Ioannina – Korçe
Continue north to Korçe.  Nicknamed "Little Paris", the charming city of Korçe is Albania’s cultural capital. The architecture has both Ottoman and French influences, with a tendency to vertical, rather than horizontal construction.  Stroll along the tree-lined boulevards and parks or discover various religious buildings, witnesses of a multicultural city. Overnight in Korçe.  
Day 7: Korçe - Pogradec – Tirana
Visit Lake Ohrid, one of Europe’s deepest and oldest lakes.  On its shores lies Pogradec, a popular resort town, offering lake beaches and idyllic country walks. Return to Tirana with a stop at the castle of Elbasan. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 8: Tirana - UK
The capital is strongly marked by history and offers countless cultural riches: National Museum of History, Mosque Et'hem Bey, Clock Tower, traversing through the ages and the civilizations. Return your car at the airport and return flight to the UK.

Your Hotels

Stay in a range of hand-picked 4* hotels on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

All hotels sleep up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Durrës: Iliria Internacional Hotel
Berat: Grand White City Hotel
Sanradë: Apollon Hotel
Meteors: Hotel Kentrikon
Pogradec: Life Gallery Hotel
Tirana: White Dream Hotel

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Car Hire: Car hire is included throughout.

Weather

Jan
min : 2°C max : 11°C
Feb
min : 2°C max : 12°C
Mar
min : 3°C max : 13°C
Apr
min : 7°C max : 18°C
May
min : 12°C max : 22°C
Jun
min : 15°C max : 27°C
Jul
min : 17°C max : 31°C
Aug
min : 17°C max : 32°C
Sep
min : 13°C max : 27°C
Oct
min : 10°C max : 22°C
Nov
min : 7°C max : 16°C
Dec
min : 3°C max : 13°C

Travel Advice

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What's Included?

  • 7 nights in 4* accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Car rental
  • Assistance at the destination

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Albania is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.
Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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