Albania - Land of the Eagles

9 days

From $3,215

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Summary

Still very much an unknown and even hidden country unlike any other in Europe and still off the mainstream tourist trail, Albania is home to pristine ruins, a rich archaeological story and great museums. In Classical times, the Greeks and Romans built cities overlooking the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea. Centuries later, Byzantines and Ottoman Turks fought over dramatic mountain strongholds. Famously visited by Lord Byron, and painted by Edward Lear, Albania is a country which has transformed itself into a modern European state from the secretive and backward Stalinist land of 30 years ago, with its archaeology and history at the forefront of its heritage.

Our expert guide lecturer, Oliver Gilkes, has directed excavations in Albania for over 22 years and his encyclopedic knowledge of culture and archaeology enlightens us on this fantastic tour. Join us as we discover Albania’s fascinating past and present.

Tour highlights:

  • Spend a full day at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint
  • Explore Tirana, Albania’s bustling capital alongside an expert guide lecturer, Oliver Gilkes
  • Discover the wonderful monastery of St. Mary in Apollonia

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Today's Price
$3,215

Deposit: $500 Single supplement: $445

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Meet your Experts

Expert guides, whenever you travel

We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world.

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Apollonia
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
October 1 2021 AALB211001 October 1 2021 (Friday) October 9 2021 (Saturday) Oliver Gilkes $3,215
(ex. flights)
$500 $445 Book Now
May 6 2022 AALB220506 May 6 2022 (Friday) May 14 2022 (Saturday) Oliver Gilkes $3,420
(ex. flights)
$500 $485 Book Now
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