“If you’ve found our site then you’re thinking of travelling to Albania – and we congratulate you on your good taste!
“Forget the Hollywood nonsense about sinister gangsters. Albania is Europe’s forgotten gem, a spectacular, mountainous land where ancient traditions of hospitality that have died out elsewhere on the continent survive – thrive, even. For over 40 years we were isolated from the world by the brutal, bizarre Communist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, before rejoining reality with a bump in the 1990s.
“We’re catching up with the modern world fast, but travelling in Albania remains a challenge. Sometimes even for we Albanians! The infrastructure is shaky, to say the least – the roads are generally under construction and poorly signed and our few trains travel at an average speed of 8km/h. There’s a dearth of reliable information for visitors, and most hotel owners are only dimly aware of the internet.
“That’s why in 2006 the three of us started Albanian Trip. We want to show you the best of Albania – not just the sites the big tour companies will take you to, but places far off-the-beaten path where you might well be the first tourist to pass through since the days of King Zog. And yes, we know where the best beaches are hidden, too…
“Between us we speak English, Italian, German and French – and Albanian, of course! For complete peace of mind we offer 24-hour support to anyone travelling with us. You can read more about us here.
“As well as Albania, we can – and do, frequently – put together multi-country itineraries taking in Kosovo, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia. Just tell us what you want to see and do in the Southwest Balkans, and we’ll be delighted to arrange it – and at a great price, too.”
With love from Tirana,
Elton, Vilma & George