• Book Your 2020 or 2021 Trip!

    With Albanian Trip you will travel responsibly and your money will help sustainable development – we always support local families and businesses. We know a lot of...

  • Bunkers & Beaches

    This tour is extremely unique and is designed for those with an interest in the bizarre sides of history. We started running this tour in 2015 for travelers,...

  • The Albanian Riviera Holiday

    Give us the time to organize an unforgettable and inxpensive holiday in one of the nicest Rivieras on the Mediterranean: the Albanian Riviera Holiday! There is no...

  • Albanian Trip Family Memorabilia Collection

    We will definitely surprise you with our small but very interesting collection of books and all sorts of objects related to Albania’s history of the last 100...

  • The Kruja and Durres Experience – Skanderbeg & Caesar

    This is a highlight of Albania and a rather convenient tour since it’s located right in central Albania near Tirana, the airport and the harbour. It can...

  • Socialist Realism Art & History Tours

    One aspect of Albanian culture that interests us is Socialist Realism art – of which Albania has in abundance. The communist regime took the visual arts very,...

  • Tiranasaurus Rex & Tirana Sapiens Tour alias Old & New Tirana Tour

    The founders of Albanian Trip were all born and bred in Tirana and you can’t find a better company with whom to explore this magical city.  Tirana...

  • The Botanical Tour of Albania

    Calling all plant lovers! After our amazing experience with the Geneva Botanical Association, we’re more than excited to launch our very own Botanical Tour of Albania. This tour is designed...

  • Agro-Tour alias Slow Tour of the region

    Meet Elton’s incredible, earth-shattering idea for a tour that will bring you to the kitchens of families, farms and restaurants for a 4 to 8 day self-guided...

  • Ancients & Ottomans – Apollonia & Berat in One Day

    The places we visit on this tour will be hard to forget – you will really get a sense of Albania’s deep past. We’ll adapt to all...

  • Birdwatching Albania

    We’re organizing six-day group tours to see Albania’s famous lagoons. This tour is mainly focused on bird-watching and nature! It is definitely designed for those with a love of the...

  • The Gjirokaster Tour- Two Day Trip

    This tour is designed for those who have 2 days free.  From Tirana, it takes about three hours to get to Gjirokaster and it is definitely worth...

  • A ‘Cool’inary’ Tour with Albanian Trip

    For either a one day-, weekend- or mutli-day-tour that covers several parts of the region, we can offer you a succulent and surprising experience of Balkanic and...

  • The Lepidopterist Tour of Albania

    We had our very first lepidopterist tour of Northern Albania in the summer of 2016 and it was a lot of fun! For those who are unsure, the northern part...

  • Albanian Trip 4×4 Hire & Tours

    For a good part of the year, finding a car or 4×4 to hire can be a real nightmare with the big international rental firms charging a...

With Albanian Trip you will travel responsibly and your money will help sustainable development – we always support local families and businesses.

We know a lot of people in this country (and far beyond!) and we go out of our way to show you the best on offer, either with a small group of like-minded travelers or as a private tour. We cater to different types of travelers and what makes us different from others is that we don’t offer the typical tourist experience – we pride on unique, personalized service with friendly, intelligent guides and we want you to explore parts of the Balkans like a local would.  Our focus is on quality day trips and tailor-made experiences.

MULTI-DAY CULTURAL & ADVENTURE TOURS

We have worked with endless individuals and small groups to come up with an itinerary that is specific to their needs not only just in Albania but in many other surrounding Balkan countries (we really do have contacts everywhere.)  No matter how you choose to travel and whatever your interests are, we can help come up with a suitable itinerary and will provide a guide/driver and accommodation. We have several itineraries for multi-day cultural tours already set to go – you can find them here!

DAY TRIPS – IN OR CLOSE TO TIRANA

We offer endless day trips that we can customize according to your needs.  All of them can be offered as a private tour on any day of your choosing, but some are offered as group tours on select days if you’d like to meet others (see the group calendar here.) If you are pressed for time and want us to pick you up at your hotel for a day trip right in Tirana or to surrounding areas, choose one of these!  Just a few examples: you can enjoy a trip to Berat (the city of a thousand windows); head to the museum in Kruja and amphitheater in Durres; explore Tirana like a local; or if you are curious about communist history, visit some bunkers and beaches.

SPECIALTY TOURS

Are you interested in bird-watching? Butterflies? Food, wine and Albanian lifestyle? Flora and fauna? Swimming? Off-roadingOur communist memorabilia collection? We offer unique sides of Albania that few other companies offer with our specialty tours.

If you are interested in these trips or anything else we haven’t mentioned in our menu, message us! We love coming up with new ideas for you.

Payment Options: We accept bank transfers, PayPal and we have a debit terminal/POS available at our Castle Kiosk Tourist Office in order to accept Debit, VISA and Mastercard payments (please keep in mind that 5% of the total will be added for the latter option.)  We can also accept cash payments where applicable.

This tour is extremely unique and is designed for those with an interest in the bizarre sides of history. We started running this tour in 2015 for travelers, artists and journalists alike and it was a huge success! We are not exaggerating when we say that we’re quite knowledgeable and good at doing this – it is something our company is specifically known for! 
The 700,000 bunkers of Albania, while arguably an eyesore, add character to the landscape and tell us about the mysterious nature of communist rule under Enver Hoxha.  This flexible day tour offers a chance to explore these concrete curiosities and enjoy some time exploring other parts of Albanian heritage.  Of course, we’ll impart historical information, too! Some of these bunkers were HUGE fall-out shelters intended to house members of the communist party.  Here is a fantastic article written on them (but we will impart many more personal stories, too!)
Let us know which day you are coming and we can work out the details from there. We will indulge in meetings with local people to hear about their lifestyles through personal stories, visit impressive bunkers of all sizes, enjoy plenty of gorgeous landscapes and see some interesting communist street art. In the warm season we can certainly end this tour with a refreshing swim in the shallow waters of Albanian Adriatic. During the cooler season, or if you’re not interested in swimming, we’ll bring you to eat instead! Durres has a fine offering of restaurants, including many seafood ones!
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Itinerary Options (Flexible According to Your Interests)
  • In the morning, we’ll drive west from Tirana towards Durres to explore the countryside and meet with local people, visit impressive bunkers of all sizes, see plenty of landscapes and check out communist street art!
  • There is an option to see one or both of the famous BunkArt galleries (1 &2) in Tirana, which recently reopened its doors to the public after a period of silence.
  • We can end the day in Durres (which has more bunkers but also a beautiful pine forest, sandy beaches and plenty of tasty Albanian beer and food.)
  • If the season is right, we can visit derelict Sazan Island, full of ex-military buildings and bunkers (and Albania’s only island!)
  • If interested, we can add a visit to the Roman Amphitheater of Durres and some of the city center attractions too! We can add a trip to Apollonia or include some bird-watching in the Karavasta Lagoon. The day is yours!

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Price and Information:
This tour is offered as a private tour! 
Please use this contact form to sign up – it will provide us with all the information we need from you including your pick-up address, number of people, date and any special requirements.  Once we receive your information, we will quote you the price based on your individual booking.
Private tours can be done any day of the year according to your needs.  For private tours we can offer pick-ups in Tirana or from another spot like Durres (the price will change if the pick-up is outside of Tirana.)
Payment Options: We accept bank transfers, PayPal and we have a debit terminal/POS available at our Castle Kiosk Tourist Office in order to accept Debit, VISA and Mastercard payments (please keep in mind that 5% of the total will be added for the latter option.)  We can also accept cash payments where applicable.
Price includes:
  • All expenses for your guide/driver.
  • Fuel and AC car rental.
  • Entrance fees.
  • A refreshing Tirana or Korca beer.
  • Local taxes.

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Give us the time to organize an unforgettable and inxpensive holiday in one of the nicest Rivieras on the Mediterranean: the Albanian Riviera Holiday! There is no need for a jacket – bring a bathing suit (it might be useful!)

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Albania’s beaches are definitely beautiful and are beginning to become more widely known, but still outside the July and August high season (10 July – 20 August) you’re likely to have one all to yourself. We know the cutest hotels and guesthouses along the Albanian Riviera, from Saranda to Llogara, and in the larger resorts of Vlorë and Durrës. We’re always delighted to put together packages including accommodation and car hire, and a ‘greeter’ to look after you when you step off the ferry at Saranda (for those coming from Corfu.) Do get in touch if you’d like to find out more about beach holidays in Albania (and we can add some mountain landscapes in Albania of course but also in Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo or Greece.)