One aspect of Albanian culture that interests us is Socialist Realism art – of which Albania has in abundance. The communist regime took the visual arts very, very seriously and the country is peppered with their works, from mosaics to monuments (many of which are now sadly vandalized or have simply been neglected.) You can visit the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana to see its collection of Socialist Realism art, but without any context or in-depth descriptions, the works can sometimes be a little perplexing. This is why…

We first launched this escorted cultural tour for English-speaking visitors in 2014 and they loved it! The tour starts off in Tirana and visits many incredible spots- some off the beaten path – like Korça, Përmet, Gjirokastra, Butrint, Llogara and Berat. The itinerary avoid marathon drives and ridiculously early starts and past guests have loved the range of activities, food and hospitality in the places we will take you! Below is the link to the full itinerary which we highly recommend you check out! These are the dates…