Tirana, capital of Albania
Tirana, capital of Albania

Albania Overview

Follow in the footsteps of people from as long ago as the 4th century BC. After 50 years of political isolation, Albania is only just emerging as a holiday destination, with a refreshing lack of modern development and a unique, timeless quality. In archaeological terms, Albania offers some of the best sites in Europe with a host of classical cities that were once on a par with those in Greece and Italy. A dramatic landscape of high mountains and rugged coastline adds to the experience as we tour the country and visit the best of the sites. These include Durrës on the Adriatic coast, one of the largest amphitheatres in the Balkans; Apollonia, the second largest Greek colony in Albania; the UNESCO World Heritage site at Butrint, which dates from the 7th century BC, and the remote mountain city of Byllis.

Upcoming Departures

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Tour Manager Peter Yeoman
8 days
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11 October 2022

Country Information - Albania

  • Visa - British Citizens will not require a visa as long as they are only staying in the country for less than 90 days
  • Currency - The currency of Albania is the Albanian Lek
  • How to Dress - In most areas of Albania casual attire is acceptable. Temperatures in summer months can rise significantly
  • Cultural Differences - Albanians are renowned for being incredibly friendly. The country has a range of beautiful beaches as well as an array of ancient towns. Albania is also very diverse and there is a mixture of diverse religions
  • Language - The official language of Albania is Albanian
  • Tipping - Tipping is expected in Albania. 5 - 10% is a reasonable amount