About us

Albanian Trip consists of a little group of travel, Albania and Balkans enthusiasts who were born and bred in Tirana.

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It has a founding group and then several really great external collaborators like (certainly some of the best) guides, agents, hotels, character accommodations, NGOs and tourism consultants, great transport companies and most probably the best specialized drivers in the country.

Albanian Trip has shown Albania and the surrounding beautiful regions of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro to (modesty apart) thousands of high quality travelers with quite some good impact and great feedback. We’re doing this for ourselves but we do care about Albania and the region too.  The main focus is to be able to provide travel and related services in Albania for groups and individuals always keeping in mind that Albania and the Balkans (just as the rest of the World) need to be preserved for the future generations. Responsible and sustainable tourism philosophy are part of the way Albanian Trip functions!

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 follow 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 that:

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    • Here’s one of the most intriguing project we worked for in 2015. It’ll be on Arte TV and ZDF in 2016. We can’t wait to see it happen! It will certainly tell several amazing Albanian stories mostly researched and proposed by us. We worked with Loupe FILMPRODUCTION and its amazing crew, in order to research and shoot the two parts of the documentary.

Pri

    • We’re specially famous  for our passion of  bunkers – not because we like them but since they’re here and we had to suffer for that, we can try to bring out something good of it.  Check it in here!

 

SRF

    • This is a real cool Swiss TV show. Once again about bunkerised and modern Albania! Virus in Tirana

burrnasha

    • About a very special phenomenon from Albania : Sworn Virgins. We know a few of them! A paradox tradition of acceptance and survival from what people perceive as a very patriarchal side of Europe! It’s kind of true and untrue at the  same time! Made from our friends of OddiseeFilms from Berlin Check it out  here!

Travelling

    • A few more words about Albania – from one of our London Shows – thanks to Andy Parsons media project!

Portal

    • When it comes to bunkers we’re famous in the German speaking world as well! From our friend Franziska Zaugg Read here!

Spectator

    • We met Sarah Druri in a travel show in London. She took a trip with us without ever telling us that she would write an article related to that. She did write a really nice, true and funny article actually!

Tavelling

    • It’s not really famous for it but we believe Tirana can pretend to be the owner of an old town – a bit split in pieces but still interesting!

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    • Duam Drita is a nice documentary made by young talented filmmakers like Vincent Hazard and Seamless Productions. Who do you think helped it happen!? Watch a bit of trailer here!

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    • This is one of the many stories we like to tell on our tours. This is probably the only one you’ll find as a written version.! We might sit down and write a few more! But until it happens, join our tours to hear them!

 You can read comments from our previous clients here, and find out about our projects and partners here. Speakers of Deutsche might like to click here.  

Albanian Trip's Elton CaushiElton (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 from Albanian TripGjergji Mihali +355 69 226 33 33
After eight years in Munich, where he studied Political Sciences, 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 Caushi of Albanian TripVilma Vorpsi
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 at your best interest. She speaks very good German, English and Italian and does understand a bit of French.