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      G004              8 Days - Albania - Greece - North Macedonia

      Unforgettable memories of charming journey through Albania – Northern Greece and North Macedonia. Touch history and UNESCO Heritage
      Sites, enjoy wonderful landscape drive and taste delicious cuisine of Balkans.

      Day 01:  Tirana APT – Kruja (26km – 30min)
      Meet and greet the guests at Tirana International Airport and transfer to Kruja   Included:
      hill town (30min)                                        • Accommodation in 4* hotels
      PM – KRUJA, is considered one of the principal old town and is one of the most   • Breakfast
      glorious cities in Albania. Visit the castle walls, Historical Museum dedicated   • Guide English speaking
      Skanderbeg, and an old house converted into an ethnographic museum, invites   • Private transport  ALBANIA
      you to a special cultural aspect of life in northern Albania.                              NORTH
      Overnight in Kruja: Hotel Panorama 3*+ or similar
      Day 02: Kruja – Berat – Vlora (246km – 4h30min)                        Tirana       Ohrid
      AM – Today, we’ll head to Berat, a medieval town listed under UNESCO World                  Bitola
      Heritage Sites. We will walk up at the fortress and visit its unique architecture
      of stone houses, of multiple window buildings; walls and towers, orthodox        Berat
      churches and mosques, reflecting the harmonious coexistence between the   Vlora
      Muslim population and the Orthodox Christian, a very positive example for
      the whole world. Enjoy your visit of Onufri Museum. Take some unforgettable   Gjirokastra
      pictures of the city of the “windows one above the other”
                                                                            Saranda                   Meteora
      PM: Tour & Wine Testing in Cobo Winery (Optional). The winery is scenically   Butrint           Kalambaka
      nestled at the base of Mt. Tomorri in the rolling hills that surround the city of Berat.   Ioannina
      Çobo’s facilities currently consist of several cultivated vineyards, a spacious kulla
      (a form of traditional Albanian architecture), and the winery itself, and a wine             GREECE
      presentation room, elegantly constructed and furnished in the Berat style.

      Continue our drive to Vlora city
      Overnight in Vlora: Hotel Partner 4* or similar

      Day 03: Vlora – Saranda – Butrinti – Gjirokastra (280km – 6hrs)
      Today we’ll have a long drive along the breathtaking Albanian Riviera. Enjoy
      the scenic mountain ride, descending the rocky shore and pristine beaches   during the peak of the Roman power and the classical Greek mythology.  Start
      of Ionian Sea, offering photo opportunities of the natural landscape & unique   with the Asclepius temple, theatre, Roman portico and baths, early Christian
      village settings.  Upon arrival to Saranda, lunch and then visit of  Butrinti   baptistery, byzantine basilica, defensive walls and their impressive gates. After a
      Archaeological Park, a UNSECO World Heritage Site, and a Ramsar Wetland   wonderful walk in Butrinti Natural Park, transfer to Gjirokastra.
      Site of International Importance (two very important titles).
      This impressive walking tour will stir your imagination about the ancient word   Overnight in Gjirokastra: Hotel Argjiro 4* or similar

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