Arrival in Mother Teresa Airport, meet and assisted by our representative. Enjoy the welcome dinner in Petrela Castle which dates back to 4th century B.C.
This Castle is built on a rocky hill, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view. Free at leisure among the day. Overnight in Tirana.
Your morning city tour begins from Skanderbeg Square, named after the Albanian. hero the main landmark of the city. Pilgrims from far and wide reach the Et'hem Bey Mosque to offer prayers.
The Clock Tower next to the Et'hem Bey Mosque, National Museum - north of Scanderbeg Square, The Palace of Culture, The monument to Mother Albania and The National Historical Museum are the significant spots that catch up the attention of one and all who make a visit to the city.
This afternoon is free for you to explore Tiranas lovely shops and boutiques. Overnight in Tirana.
Morning departure to visit Pogradec - on the Roman via Egnatia route to the east.
Drive through Elbasan (ancient Scampa).
A short stop to Visit its fine Ottoman walls and continue to Pogradec.
Arrive at Lake Ohrid - one of the deepest freshwater lakes in Europe - it is the home to a number of fish and birds found nowhere else in the world. Enjoy the lunch at local restaurant in Drilon (nice spot not far from Ohrid Lake which has been a preferred holiday place for the ex-dictator Hoxha) decorated with willow trees, and streams flowing down to the lake.
Overnight in Pogradec.
This morning depart to visit Kora.
A brief sightseeing tour to Kora city to visit to the Archaeological Museum housed in a lovely wooden Ottoman house - the Museum of Medieval Art (seeing paintings and icons made by famous local artists).
Visit the architecturally important 15th century Mirahorit Mosque, and the Old Bazaar. Drive into the pine-forested mountains to the rough little rural settlement of Voskopoja - a well known center of art, where some of the most talented Albanian painters practiced their profession.
Visit to the most interesting and accessible Church of Shen Koll, notable for its frescoes made by the famous Albanian painters. Drive back to Kora. Overnight in Kora.
This morning depart to Gjirokastra known as Museum City. En route making a stop to a local restaurant in Permet. Here you will find the real Albanian authentic, as warm and honest as loaf of homemade bread. After lunch continue to Gjirokastra city where the dwelling houses have the form of medieval towers constituting a building ensemble with a characteristic architecture.
Visit the Castle and the Museum of Weapons. Overnight in Gjirokastra.