• A small beach on Albania's southern coast

    Visit the Albanian Riviera

    Who knows where the winter went, but summer is creeping up on us. For the team at Albanian Trip, it’s the busiest time of year. For most...

  • Bulcesh

    A Big Scout Out

    Last week we headed out into the mountains behind Krujë on a scouting expedition for a forthcoming tour. It was a great opportunity to give our new...

  • Gjirokastra

    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...

Who knows where the winter went, but summer is creeping up on us. For the team at Albanian Trip, it’s the busiest time of year. For most people, it’s a time to unwind and take it easy for a few weeks – 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!

Last week we headed out into the mountains behind Krujë on a scouting expedition for a forthcoming tour. It was a great opportunity to give our new Land Rover Discovery a try-out on Albania’s rough back roads. Things, ahem, didn’t go so well (we’re only telling you this as the problem was with a part of the car that’s about to be ripped out and replaced). However, we did get to enjoy some truly beautiful scenery (see above), and make some new friends along the way. You can find out more about our adventures at our new 4×4 tour website, Drive Albania, or check out the photos at the Drive Albania Facebook page.

Good news from our friends at the Association for the Protection & Preservation of the Natural Environment in Albania (PPNEA). Their camera traps in the Pukë-Mirditë region have caught some super-sharp images of the critically endangered Balkan lynx (check them out at PPNEA’s Facebook page). We’re working with the team at PPNEA to develop some great initiatives in wildlife tourism. The intention is to bring tourists to the more remote villages and gradually develop some infrastructure for bear-spotting, birdwatching and so forth. The Balkan lynx might just be a little bit too elusive though!

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.