BunkerTrip or Bunkers & Beaches of Albania

Since we had a lot of interest in 2015, we started running the tour for travelers but also artists and journalists  in a regular calendar and we don’t exagerate if we say that we’re quite knowledgeble and good at doing this. The famous BunkArt reopened its doors after a period of silence for public on the 9th of April as Bunk’Art 1 and it was followed by a very central Tirana Bunk’Art 2. We will select one of those two to be included in a day like this, for sure (opened from Monday to Sunday).

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Please do send us an email for confirming departures, prices and more info. Of course we’ll be able to organize it, in other days of the week if asked in advance!

This is going to be a visit of the countryside and the beach areas nearby Tirana. In the warm season we’ll certainly end on a nice beach with a good refreshing swim in the shallow warm waters of the Albanian Adriatic coast. During the cooler season or if not excited about swimming we’ll anyway bring you near a beach and combine the bunker visit with a delicious fish restaurant on the beach or in a town near Tirana.

This tour will bring you to:

Bunk’Art & Tirana’s countryside (western side of the region) between the Capital and Durres. Meetings with local people, lifestyle and personal stories, visiting impressive, still standing all sized bunkers, plenty of landscape and interesting communist street art.

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Beach areas of Durres, Gjiri i Lalezit or even further North (depending on last arrangement) with more bunkers but also a beautiful countryside, good sandy beach and plenty of fresh and tasty Albanian beer. We’ll be happy to integrate to this visit the Roman Amphitheater of Durres, the site of Apollonia or bird-watching in the Karavasta Lagoon. We will try to make something new of this day-trip, every time we’ll have a booked group and will also be offering it as a thematic weekend in Western Albania.

We’ll be of course good at organizing longer and more extensive tours of Albanian regions where bunkers still survive and where people have all sorts of uses for them. We can stick the bunker element in plenty of our day or longer trips of Albania. We know pretty well where the best and most interesting ones are hiding.

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We’ll price this tour with all expenses for guide/driver, fuel and car (nice AC) rental, entrance fees  and of course taxes. We have also started to offer this tour including lunches in certainly some of the most special restaurants that serve the delicious Albanian cuisine.

Get in touch with us for arranging this tour, getting availability and more info.

4 Comments on “BunkerTrip or Bunkers & Beaches of Albania

  1. I’ve been attracted to the tours provided by Albanian Trip immediately I saw their website – the tours seemed very unusual and creative. So I booked two tours for me and my friends – Beaches and Bunkers and Ancients and Ottomans. We were absolutely amazed by these tours, our tour guides showed us beauty and hospitality of Albania, were very knowledgeable and very flexible in providing us what we wanted. Expect some nice and great surprises while doing these tours, not only because Albania is great country, but also because the Albanian Trip company will show you best sides of it. Highly recommended

  2. We took the ‘bunkers and beaches’ tour with Albanian Trip and had an absolutely stupendous time. Our guide Elton speaks excellent English and is incredibly knowledgable about Balkan history and geopolitics but can certainly break it down for the uninitiated! He guided us in a safe, comfortable 4×4 and took exemplary care of us for the entirety of the trip. We would whole-heartedly recommend this excursion!

  3. I was leading a group of Danes and planned a day with Elton guiding us to the “Bunker Wine” and the Rodoni beach north of Durres.
    It was a marvelous day where we went to special places had to find. We started with coffee and raki at the Villa with Star, had a good introduction to life in Albania during and after Communism. On the tour we had a great lunch at the Bunker Wine farm.
    Elton is a knowing and very pleasant guide. He also gave good advice for the rest of our tour.
    Albanian Trip is highly recommended!

  4. Had a fun day out with George in mid June Had a marvellous tour of the main bunker in Tirana followed by a lovely wine and food tasting session at a local farm .Countryside was beautiful as was the beach.
    Great day out with a very informative and amusing guide .We saw a pregnant dog trotting in earnest by the side of the main road and George said ” she was off to Tirana for a better life”…still laughing about that.

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