Albanian Trip‘s founding group consists of travel enthusiasts who were born and bred in Tirana and have, over the years, grown to include several incredible external collaborators – certainly some of the best guides, agents, hotels, character accommodations, NGOs, tourism consultants, transport companies and specialized drivers in the country. Passionate, friendly, knowledgeable and with connections to almost every pocket of this diverse country (trust us, we know a lot of people!) we are one of the top choices for a genuine travel experience for a reason. Scroll below to find out who we are!
Albanian Trip has proudly shown off Albania and the beautiful surrounding regions of Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro to thousands of high quality travelers with different needs, most of whom have been greatly impacted by their experience. We’re doing this for ourselves, but we do deeply care about Albania and its people, too. Our main focus is to be able to provide travel services for groups and individuals while always keeping in mind that Albania and the Balkans (just like the rest of the world) need to be preserved for the future generations. Responsible and sustainable tourism is a philosophy inherent to Albanian Trip! We always support locals first.
Albanian Trip is registered with the Albanian Finance authorities with VAT nr : L02302012L and is a member of the Albanian Union of Tour Operators.
Please check out some of the links below to see a few of our recent collaborations with different media, film makers, producers and researchers from all around the world – we’re getting better and better at this!
Elton (Toni) Caushi +355 68 405 85 29
Toni began his career translating for journalists and NGOs back in the 1990s, including a stint in Kosovo. His studies then took him to Switzerland, before he returned to Albania and began guiding for international tour operators. In 2006 he founded Albanian Trip with his (now wife) Vilma and close friend Gjergji Mihali. Elton speaks English, Italian, French and Shqip. Connect with Elton on LinkedIn.
Gjergji Mihali +355 69 226 33 33
After eight years in Munich, where he studied Political Science, Gjergji came back to Tirana to help Elton build Albanian Trip. Gjergji looks after German visitors but of course manages to earn the hearts of many English and Italian guests and business partners. Gjergji speaks German, English, Italian and Shqip. Connect with Gjergji on LinkedIn.
Vilma looks after the Albanian Trip office and bookings. She’s the person to be contacted in relation to calendar and availability related issues – she has a computer in her mind and is able to memorize and organize everything to your best interest. She speaks very good German, English and Italian and does understand a bit of French.
This oddball Canadian girl hopped on board after doing a two-week trip with us in 2016. Seen here gazing out onto the Adriatic, she has signed herself on as editor of the website (I think she might like us.) Affectionately known as “The Godmother” by Elton, he and Jenn exchange sarcasm while she dreams of the day she can return to his country to stuff her face with its delicious food. Feel free to ask for her email address if you want an outsider’s perspective of traveling here! Unlike her multi-lingual counterparts, she merely speaks English. We can’t all be perfect.