Albania Tours & Holidays

Small Group Tours & Tailor-Made Holidays

Overview

Gifted with beautiful mountain scenery and a stunning coastline, the country has an untamed beauty that is now a rarity in Europe. For years a forgotten corner of the Mediterranean, Albania is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered on one of our Albania small group tours.

Albania has only been independent since 1912, the last country to gain independence from the Ottoman Empire. Then followed ...

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Group tours

Travel to Albania with like-minded people on one of our small group tours (usually max size 12), featuring knowledgeable local guides and an expert tour leader.

GROUP TOUR

Walking in Northern Albania - Into The Accursed Mountains

Travel from Shkodër to the Valbonë Valley following remote highland trails through mountain villages and breathtaking scenery.
8 days from £1,295
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Walking In Southern Albania - Coastal Trails & Ancient Empires

Walk amidst the wild Adriatic coastline, visit Ottoman Gjirokastër and ancient Butrint and explore stunning scenery.
8 days from £1,595

HIGHLIGHTS OF ALBANIA

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WHEN TO GO

Albania has a variety of climatic conditions, being situated in the transition zone between the typical Mediterranean climate in the west and the moderate continental in the east. The average annual temperature is 15°C (59°F). Rainy winters and dry, hot summers are typical of the coastal plain. Summer rainfall is more frequent and winters colder in the mountainous interior.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Albania though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. Please note we are not medical professionals and so we highly recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and preventative treatments.  

Currency 

In Albania the official unit of currency is the Lek.  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com  

Cultural Sensitivity  

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.   

Language & Religion 

In Albania, the major language is Albanian which is spoken by approximately 98% of the population. There are two main spoken dialects, southern Tosk and northern Gheg.  

The majority of Albanians are Muslims (approx. 55-60% - mainly Sunni with a smaller Shia, Sufi and Bektashi component), and a minority are Christians, both Catholic and Orthodox.  

Time 

Albania is 1 hour ahead of GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Food in Albania draws influence from Italy, Turkey and its Slavic neighbours, with lots of stews and smoked meats. Salads are in plentiful supply, with fish dishes popular near the coast.   

Albania is noted for some good quality wines, and also its tipple of choice – a spirit called Raki.  

Travelling Solo In Albania

All of our small group tours are designed to cater for solo travellers: the number of solo travellers will vary from tour to tour, but usually over half will be travelling alone. Get all of the excitement of discovering new places combined with the security of travelling with an organised group, with like minded people.