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Albania Destination Guide

Discover the wonders of “the cradle of the Balkans” when you travel to Albania with 1Papaya. Enjoy insider experiences, gorgeous landscapes, atmospheric ruins, unique cultural interactions and a host of extraordinary moments on one of our Albania luxury tours.

In the city of Tirana, embark on a private tour of this reclusive nation’s capital with one of 1Papaya’ expert local guides. Make sure to visit the National Museum, the lovely Et’hem Bey Mosque, and the iconic clock tower that overlooks the main square.

Outside the capital, take a morning trip to the hillside city of Krujë with its impressive fortress and bustling bazaar. Delve into the history of Albania at a museum celebrating its national hero, George Skanderbeg, who defended Albania from the Ottoman Empire.

Head west from Tirana to the coastal town of Durres, the country’s second most populous city. Take some time to visit the Balkans’ largest amphitheater, which was built in the early 2nd century and could hold between 15,000 and 20,000 people. Don’t miss the exquisite mosaics in Byzantine chapel.

No trip to Albania would be complete without a tour of the impressive Greek and Roman ruins at Apollonia, an important trading port for the Roman Empire until the third century. In nearby Berat, visit the Museum of Icons and the castle, which has the remains of 42 churches within its walls.

Wherever you travel in Albania, we’ll be right there with you, making sure your journey is authentic, innovative and utterly unforgettable.


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