Swiss photographer Didier Ruef (and friend of Albanian Trip’s co-founder, Elton) offers a comprehensive and interesting tour to the explored and unexplored pockets of Albania. Of course the focus is on taking photographs but you will also get the best on offer in terms of food, accommodation and local hospitality.
Helping with technique and composition, Didier picks the best spots and timing for high-quality images you can brag to your friends about (and you can check out his personal website here!) Albania is the perfect ground for “new meets old:” modern buildings with splashes of colourful paint and cosmopolitan people are less than an hour away from shepherds in traditional clothing herding their flocks.
This one-of-a-kind tour should not be missed! Pack your best camera gear – you are guaranteed to get stunning photographs in this beautiful landscape.
While in the past this tour was done with people brought from Geneva, we are opening it up to anyone who wants to sign up – it’ll be a great opportunity to meet new people with similar passions (and you don’t have to worry about taking too long to set up your tripod!)
The photographer and the guide will be able to communicate in English, French, Italian, German and Albanian so photographers and travelers of the world, unite! This is going to be a great trip – see below for the itinerary!
We have two dates on offer for 2019, one in spring and one in fall:
Spring: April 13th to 20th, 2019
Fall: September 1st to 8th, 2019
Please keep in mind that we can change the itinerary as we go! We may discover photo opportunities that present themselves and can’t be missed and we will change the course accordingly. Otherwise, here is where we can expect to be:
Day 1- Tirana
Day 2- Tirana
Day 3 – Elbasan-Berat
Day 4 – Berat-Karavasta
Day 5 – Korca
Day 6 – Rehova
Day 7 – Gjirokastra
Day 8 – Gjirokastra
This tour will run with a minimum of 4 participants. The maximum number of participants will be 12 in order to keep it intimate and enjoyable!
When you sign up, we kindly ask you to expect that you will have to pay the highest price (the price listed below for 4-6 people.) We will ask you for a deposit in the beginning to secure your seat. If we get more people who sign up after you, we will reduce the cost to reflect the final number of people! We will be closing the tour around two weeks before departure and this is when we will quote you the final cost. (Sign-up for the spring tour will close April 1st and sign-up for the fall tour will close August 15th.)
4 – 6 people: 1469.0 euros/person in double room
7 – 9 people: 1299.0 euros/person in double room
10 – 12 people: 1099.0 euros/person in double room
Single supplement is 199.0 euros
Payment Options: We accept bank transfers, PayPal and we have a debit terminal/POS available at our Castle Kiosk Tourist Office in order to accept Debit, VISA and Mastercard payments (please keep in mind that 5% of the total will be added for the latter option.) We can also accept cash payments where applicable.