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    Albanian Trip 4×4 Hire

    Summer has arrived! In the peak season finding a car or 4×4 to hire can be a real nightmare, with the big international rental firms charging a...

  • Robert-Permeti-Painting-Crimea

    Socialist Realism Art Tours

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

  • A small beach on Albania's southern coast

    Visit the Albanian Riviera

    It’s November today, the sun is still shining and people are wearing shorts in Albania. Most probably you would swim in the sea if you came from...

  • Gjirokastra in Albania

    New Tour – The Southern Cities

    We’re delighted to announce we’ve scheduled an escorted cultural tour for English-speaking visitors for this October. The seven-day tour will start off in Tirana and take in...

Summer has arrived! In the peak season finding a car or 4×4 to hire can be a real nightmare, with the big international rental firms charging a small fortune to hire a four-wheel-drive Jeep or Land Rover. Why not give Albanian Trip a call – we’re licensed to hire cars, and have access to a number of reliable, air-conditioned off-road cars. And unlike the international firms, we don’t mind if you actually take them off the asphalt and down a dirt road!

We also hire out normal road cars, such as air-conditioned Ford Focus and Citroën C1s. Click here for more information.

One aspect of Albanian culture that interests us is Socialist Realism art – of which Albania has an abundance. The Communist regime took the visual arts very, very seriously and the country is peppered with their works, from mosaics to monuments (many now sadly vandalised or simply neglected).

You can visit the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana to see its collection of Socialist Realism art, but without any context or in-depth descriptions the works can sometimes be more than a little perplexing. That’s why on a recent tour we arranged for our clients a visit to the gallery with one of Albania’s finest Socialist Realism artists, Robert Permeti. Read More

It’s November today, the sun is still shining and people are wearing shorts in Albania. Most probably you would swim in the sea if you came from Northern Europe – ideally on a beautiful beach. Albania’s beaches are definitely beautiful and are beginning to become more widely known, but still outside the July and August high season you’re likely to have one all to yourself. We know the cutest hotels and guesthouses along the Albanian Riviera, from Saranda to Llogora, 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 what we have started to become really good at is combining mountain and sea visits and holidays: in Albania of course but also in Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo or Greece. So do get in touch with us for your holiday and visits in 2015.

We’re delighted to announce we’ve scheduled an escorted cultural tour for English-speaking visitors for this October. The seven-day tour will start off in Tirana and take in Korça, Përmet, Gjirokastra, Butrint, Llogora and finally Berat. Albanian Trip’s very own Elton Caushi will be leading the tour, and he’s designed the itinerary to avoid marathon drives and ridiculously early starts. Even the British Airways flight times are civilised! You can read more about it here.