• Albanian Filigrane Art
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    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,...

  • Land-Rover-For-Hire-in-Albania

    Albanian Trip 4×4 Hire

    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...

  • Impressive landscapes of Albania

    New Tour – The Southern Cities

    We’re delighted to announce that our escorted cultural tour for English-speaking visitors for October 2014 was a succes. The seven-day tour started off in Tirana and take...

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

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 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.

We’re delighted to announce that our escorted cultural tour for English-speaking visitors for October 2014 was a succes. The seven-day tour started off in Tirana and take in Korça, Përmet, Gjirokastra, Butrint, Llogora and finally Berat. Albanian Trip’s very own Elton Caushi led the itinerary to avoid marathon drives and ridiculously early starts. Even the British Airways flight times were civilised! We had no big crowds on the tour but the ones decided to go with us, loved it! You can read more about it here.