Corfu & the Albanian Riviera

Sarande, Borsch, Llogora, Porto Palermo, tepelena, Permet, Vjosa, Butrint, Blue Eye Springs, Paxos, Antipaxos & Pelekas

27 Jul - 03 Aug 18
Starting From
€ 579

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at 02:30 hrs. check-in on your Airmalta flight to Corfu departing at 04:35 hrs. Upon arrival your coach will take you to the Corfu’s harbour for customs clearance before boarding the ferry to Albania (€10 per person immigration fee is included). Upon arrival in the touristic resort of Sarande, make your way to your hotel where breakfast will be awaiting, before an optional day excursion to Llogara National Park. Travel to Borsch and then continue to Porto Palermo: a picturesque bay, home to the castle of Ali Pasha. The castle offers a well worth visit (included) to wander around and explore the battlements, which have superb views. Such views can also be admired once you arrive at the Llogora Pass, a high mountain pass, before reaching the national park. Return to your hotel for room allocation in the unofficial capital of the Albanian Riviera, where thousands of tourists enjoy the busy beach and busier nightlife.

Today, after breakfast, we encourage you to join the tour leader for an optional excursion to the Tepelena and Permet. Start your day by driving towards the Cold Water monument on the banks of Drino River. Such area derives its name by the natural springs where the water always flows cold and clean. Continue your way to Tepelene and Permet both flanked by the Vjosa river. Permet, a village which nowadays claims to be the cleanest and greenest in Albania is known by locals as the city of roses. You will have time to visit the Vjosa river tributary part of one of Europe’s last wild rivers and its thermal springs, the stone Ottoman bridge and the beautiful gorges. Return to your hotel in Sarande but not before a walk along the busy promenade in your free time. You can also join thousands of others at one of the nearby local clubs for a night to remember.

After breakfast, join the group on an optional half day excursion to Butrint Park: an ancient Greek city, famed for its ruins, beauty and tranquility. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere created by a combination of archaeology, monuments and nature. Enter the Park (included) where you will admire the remains of a Roman theatre whilst travelling along a route that shows you a temple, an ancient fitness center with public baths, an aqueduct, and a Byzantine church with a one-of-a-kind baptistery. Return to your hotel, so that in your free time, you will be able to head to the beach and enjoy Sarande and its many water sports activities.

Today, join the group for an excursion to the Blue Eye Spring: a water spring within a natural park (entrance included), which over the years have become a popular tourist attraction. The clear water of the river bubbles forth from a stunning, more than fifty meters deep pool. Change to your swimming costumes for a dive in such clear cold waters, before heading to Lekures Castle for light refreshment (extra). The 18th century castle offers a magical panorama and an astounding view. Take some photos to share with all your friends, whilst being convinced that you chose the best itinerary on offer. Later head back to Sarande for overnight.

After breakfast and check out, enjoy your last few hours in Sarande, before your private coach will take you to the port in order to check in on the ferry back to Corfu. In Corfu, you will be heading to your 3* hotel with your tour leader, for immediate check-in and room allocation.

After breakfast, join the tour leader for a day to Paxos and Antipaxos. Today you will swim in the crystal blue waters in Antipaxos and enjoy Gaios the capital of Paxos. As you sail, enjoy the impressive rocky coast line and the unique white sandy beaches until you arrive at Antipaxos, whose sandy blue water coves have been compared to the Caribbean. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of the ‘Paradise beach’. The excursion proceeds to Paxos. Mooring will be close to the center of the village where you can easily walk through the wonderful narrow streets and enjoy lunch (extra) at one of the traditional taverns.

Today, we offer you yet another spectacular optional day excursion to Kaiser Throne. Your first stop would be at the Theotoky Estate in Ropa Valley. It covers an area of 1100 acres full of olive, pine trees and vineyards. Apart from wine, the estates also specialize in extra virgin olive oil and the mouth-watering olives. You will be offered to taste them and to purchase some. Continue your day towards Pelekas: a lovely village offering the best 360° view over the island, and to the famous Kaiser throne situated nearby.

After early check out, your private coach will take you for check-in on your Airmalta flight back to Malta departing at 07:40 hrs.

Blue Eye Spring

Rates

 SpecialNormal
Triple€579€679
Twin€629€729
Single€899€999
Children under 12 yrs sharing with 2 adults€449€499
Infant sharing with 2 full paying adults€49€49

Excursions

ExcursionAdultChild
Llgora National Park €37€32
Tepelena & Permet €39€32
Butrinti€37€32
Blue Eye Spring €37€32
Paxcos & Antipaxos €39€29
Wine Tasting
& Kaiser Throne
€35€25
Total for all excursions€224€182

Price Includes

  • Return Airmalta flight to Corfu
  • 10 Kgs Hand Luggage
  • 23 Kgs Checked-In Luggage
  • All Transfers
  • 4 Nights 3* Hotel in Sarande
  • on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • 3 Nights 3* Hotel in Corfu
  • on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • Tour Leader
  • City Tax
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

Not Included

  • Travel Insurance

Notes:

  • Special Price is only valid when the Excursion package is taken