Transfer from Airport-Tirana and introduction of the capital city. Visiting the main boulevard, national museum, Pyramid, Blloku, Mother Teresa Square and especially Ethem Bey Mosque, Tanners Bridge. Both constructed in the late 18th century and painted by Edward Lear during his staying in the small town of Tirana at that time together with other works done by him. Overnight in Tirana.
Distance: 20 km
Duration: 30 min
Visit’s excursions. Ethnographic and historical museums located inside of Kruja fortress 12th century AD. Then old Bazaar (market) full with old shops. Perfect place for finding souvenirs or taking nice photos. Next visit Fortress of Rozafa, dates back from 4th century BC. Amazing 360 degree panoramic view from up there over Albanian Alps, three rivers and the lake of Shkoder, the largest in the Balkans. Walking in historical center and visit the best photo collection in the country, Fototeka Marubi. Overnight in Shkoder, largest city in northern Albania
Duration: 3.5 hours
First step in Durres, the main port and oldest city in Albania, founded at 8th century BC. Visit the largest roman Amphitheatre in Balkans, 2th century AD and the richest archeological museum in the country. Driving south toward Archeological Park, ancient city of Apollonia found by Greek colonists 7th century BC. Visiting Agora, Buleterion, Stoa, Temenos and the orthodox monastery of Saint Mary 12th century AD. Inside is organized a very beautiful archeological museum. End of the day and overnight in Vlora.
Duration: 4.5 hours
On the way we will see many picturesque villages mentioned and painted by Lear as Tragjas, Dukat, Palase, and Himara. From Llogara national park 1000m above sea level you will see a breathtaking scenery over Albanian Riviera, high steep mountains over 2000 m above and the spectacular rocky coast of Ionian sea. Then the small fortress and bay of Porto Palermo. The last stop in the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Considered by most as the best archeological site in Albania and beyond. Overnight in Saranda.
Duration: 3.5 hours
On the way to Gjirokastra, UNESCO World Heritage site with old and very distinct architecture known as Museum or Stone City visit Blue Eye Spring, a wonderful natural site through woodlands. Then Visit the castle dates back from 6th century AD, which stands as balcony over the old town, museum and free time to explore characteristic houses, streets and shops. Overnight in Gjirokastra.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Tepelena- Berat( UNESSCO)
Driving to Tepelena fortress, built in 14th century. Journey continue to BERAT, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Citadel, dates back from 4th century BC and still inhabited. Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Mary, 12th century inside is organized the best icon collection in the country known as Onufri museum. A walking tour through old narrow cobbled streets of Mangalemi and Gorica districts. Berat is known as White City and its Art gallery is named after Edward Lear. Overnight in Berat.
Duration: 2.5 hours
Transfer to the airport. End of our service.
Duration: 2 hours
|Overview||The paintings of Lear are important as they provide record of life in Albania during mid-nineteenth century. He describe in details the architecture, traditional costumes, landscape and much more. The tour was designed exactly following the places visited and painted by him.|
|Tour||Edward Lear Tour|
|Type||Guided walking holiday|
|Travel Seasons||Janary -December|
|Price||Start From —-|
|Accomodations||Hotel 3*-4*: 5 Nights|
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