The Albanian Riviera in 5 days

During this trip we will visit the Albania Riviera in 5 days. Crystal water beaches with sand and pebbles, old villages with olives & lemon trees, parks and archeological park, cold spring waters, castles with fantastic views, summer resorts and towns.
Will start with the beaches of Durres, Vlore city and Llogora National Park, continue with the old villages of the Riviera, like Dhermi, Himare, Qeparo, Pilur, Porto Palermo. Continue with Sarande and its crystal water beaches in Ksamil, Butrint archeological park of UNESCO, the Blue Eye and the “Stone city” of Gjirokaster
And will finish our tour with Tirana, the capital of Albania, the city of 1001 opportunities. Join me to explore Albania…

5 Days trip
Starting from Tirana, Durres Pier, Elbasan or anywhere else in Central Albania
Ending at the same point where we started.
Duration:5 Days

Itinerary of the Trip:

Day 1. Meet with Dorian. Depart from the pier/ hotel or your specified meeting place to reach Durres. We will visit for a while the Roman ruins before we head south where the sandy beaches invite you to spend time there. Continue further to Vlore

Day 2. Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Prishtina, the capital of Kosovo. We start with a walking tour of the city which includes Mother Teresa Cathedral, The Unique Library, the Old Town with its mosques with decorated minarets. National Museum of Prishtina is on our plan during the visit of the town.
Later drive south to cross the border to North Macedonia. Just after the border procedure we drive for a short time to Skopje. We start with a walking tour of the city, Samuel fortress, Old Carshija, the new part of the city, so called the “Little Vienna”. Continue with the rest of the city tour after we have tasted some local Baklava.
Overnight in Skopje

Day 3. Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Matka canyon to enjoy a boat trip at the lake and visiting Vrelo cave wit stalagmites a stalactite. Continue driving towards Ohrid where we start with a walking tour of the old town. To be visited: the workshop for handmade paper, Saint Sofia Basilica, The ancient theatre, Samuel Fortress and Saint Clement Basilica and the roman ruins. Walking around the hill where spectacular views of the lake will be mixed with the beauty of Kaneo church. Drive to Struga to admire the Black Drini River spring. Continue our drive towards Albania with a stop and visit Elbasan city center. Late evening, we’ll head back to the hotel or your specified place.

Dhermi village

Transport with a very comfortable car, minivan or van A/C etc.
All surcharges for the car including International car insurance, parking & road taxes.
Professional, Licensed-Certified Tourist Guide/Driver.
Accommodation and meals for your guide/driver.

Entrance fees wherever needed
Your accommodation, l can suggest and advise good hotels
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities

Blue Eye

Important information:

Museums are closed on Mondays, except of any specific agreement in advance for visits of big groups, cruise ship visitors etc.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair due to hilly terrain.


  1. Jamie hughes

    We are in Albania for 10 days on the 22nd of August . Please provide prices for 2 adults snd 3 children . And breakdowns of which hotels .
    Kind regards
    Jamie hughes

    • Hello dear Jamie
      I just emailed you.
      Please check your email address and kindly let me know.
      Best regards

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