SCENIC ROUTE ALBANIAN RIVIERA & ITS VILLAGES
With unspoiled landscapes, wonderful beaches, friendly people, Albania is truly a fascinating destination. Leave the ship, board a coach and prepare to explore some traditional villages nestled in seclud-ed bays along Albanias rugged coastline. Your first stop will be at Borsh; despite its significant communi-ty and busy olive-oil production industry, tourism has barely touched this village that you will explore along with its waterfalls .Stop en route to visit Porto Palermo Castle – – a readily defensible fort in the shape of a triangle, with walls 60 feet tall. The castle was used by Ali Pasha of Tepelena during the Otto-man times, but local legend holds that the present structure sits atop the ruins of a Venetian stronghold.. You will visit the castle, built by Ali Pasha on a lovely peninsula surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Leg-ends say that Ali Pasha had all workers who built the castle executed not to reveal the many treasures the fortress contained. The fortress has a rectangular shape with four bastions and loopholes for cannons along parapets. The inner part includes halls, stores and stone stairs leading to the terrace. At the village of Himara, you will find the main beach resort of southwestern Albania. This area is well known for its warm, sunny climate, beautiful beaches of Spille, Llamani, Potami, and Livadhet, and the unwavering hospitality of the locals. Himara is also a cultural center where Albania’s traditional polyphonic singing is heard.. Please note: the visit to the Fortress includes walking on uphill/downhill paths with some stairs and is not suitable for guests using a wheelchair or with walking difficulties. With unspoiled landscapes, wonderful beaches, friendly people, Albania is truly a fascinating des-tination. Leave the ship, board a coach and prepare to explore some traditional villages nestled in seclud-ed bays along Albanias rugged coastline.
Overview: Enjoy Albanian Riviera on 4×4 off-road vehicles through an itinerary that only a few people have been able too. Come share the adventure with us! A thrilling ride with fantastic landscapes and views of the area and multiple sneak peeks of the ocean with great photo opportunities. With our guiding experience, we can put together a trip that you won’t soon forget. Your guide will take you to the most panoramic sites of the Albanian Riviera while you visit some of the most beautiful villages on it.
What To Expect: Your program includes Lukova with a wonderful hilltop for photos, Piqeras village, you shall take the off-road from Piqeras to Borshi beach for an extra load of adrenaline ,we’ll take a short cut to Borshi beach and while we follow the trail inside the mountain suddenly the crystal clear water of the Borshi beach shall appear with all its majesty. Its time for a coffee break here and than we go to Old Qeparo village, we enjoy a traditional lunch there ,we continue the program with a walking tour in the cobblestone streets of the village and then straight to Ali Pasha Castle at Porto Palermo Bay. Our guide will explain the history of the toughest Pasha of Ottoman Empire and the most romantic at the same time. He will be your hero when you’ll learn his biography. On our way back to the town of Saranda our last stop shall be at the Lekuresi Castle. Beautiful colors ,fantastic landscapes, relaxing, fun and informing all together in a 4wd off-road vehicles tour. We shall pick you up at your hotel, port of Saranda, or any place suggested by you. The tour length has flexibility and is also suitable as shore excursion for people visiting the town with cruise ships and have a limited time of staying. Lunch and all entrance fees as also transport and guide are included. Your guide is going to be one of the best professionals in town and also the drivers of the trucks. We shall bring you back again at the same spot where we picked you up be it your hotel or Saranda port.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship At time of booking,
- Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
- A small amount of walking is involved
Vehicles available for the tour , Toyota 4Runner, Land Rover Defender, Mercedes G Class Cancellation Policy