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Durres

In brief

  • a vibrant city on the Adriatic Sea
  • wide beaches stretching out for many kilometers
  • excellent conditions for windsurfing
  • restaurants, souvenir shops and brandy factory
  • the largest ancient amphitheater in the Balkans

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Hotel Albanian Star Hotel Albanian Star Albania / Durres

-13% 315 Gbp
272Gbp
  • holidays for two
  • by a sandy beach
  • wellmaintained rooms
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Fafa Premium Hotel Fafa Premium Albania / Durres

-13% 322 Gbp
279Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • modern and elegant
  • next to the sandy beach
  • animations in Polish language (15.06-15.09)
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Dolce Vita Hotel Dolce Vita Albania / Durres

-6% 322 Gbp
300Gbp
  • peaceful holiday
  • green surroundings
  • next to the sandy beach
  • large swimming pool
  • close to Durres
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Flower & Spa Hotel Flower & Spa Albania / Durres

-5% 365 Gbp
343Gbp
  • close to shops and restaurants
  • comfortable rooms
  • professional service
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Casa Durres Hotel Casa Durres Albania / Durres

-16% 477 Gbp
399Gbp
  • only for adults (18+)
  • recommended for couples
  • completely renovated in 2018
  • modern and elegant interiors
  • All inclusive

Hotel Alvin Comfort Hotel Alvin Comfort Albania / Durres

-17% 606 Gbp
498Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • cosy atmosphere
  • modern interiors
  • spacious rooms
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Horizont Hotel Horizont Albania / Durres

-10% 563 Gbp
505Gbp
  • holidays for two
  • close to the center
  • known Harmony Hotels chain
  • All inclusive

Hotel Grint Hotel Grint Albania / Durres

-12% 595 Gbp
522Gbp
  • family vacations
  • spacious rooms
  • near a sandy beach
  • intimate
  • All inclusive

Hotel Rinia 2 Hotel Rinia 2 Albania / Durres

-39% 906 Gbp
548Gbp
  • relax with the family
  • by a sandy beach
  • spacious rooms
  • close to Durres
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Grand Blue Fafa Hotel Grand Blue Fafa Albania / Durres

-5% 584 Gbp
554Gbp
  • family holidays
  • modern
  • near the beach
  • large swimming pool
  • spacious rooms
  • All inclusive

Hotel Sandy Beach Resort Hotel Sandy Beach Resort Albania / Durres

607Gbp
  • family holiday
  • stylish and modern
  • 2 swimming pools, paddling pool, indoor pool
  • right by a sandy beach
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive

Hotel Meli Holiday Hotel Meli Holiday Albania / Durres

-7% 885 Gbp
820Gbp
  • holidays with friends and family
  • near the sandy beach
  • close to the centre of Golem
  • swimming pool with separate section for children
  • All inclusive

Hotel Royal G Hotel Royal G Albania / Durres

918Gbp
  • ideal for couples
  • modern and elegant interiors
  • near the centre of Durres
  • located by the beach
  • All inclusive

Durrës, situated by the Adriatic Sea is one of the most important Albanian tourism centres and the second largest city in Albania. Its long history, which goes back to the Middle Ages, has left many interesting historical monuments, also from Roman times. It is worth seeing the remains of ancient city walls here, the Roman forum and amphitheatre, as well as the ruins of Roman hot springs from the 2nd century. It is also worth visiting the Archaeological Museum with a modern exhibition dedicated to ancient culture.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Visas: not required. Passport/ID must be valid a minimum of 3 months from the date of return to Poland.

Flight duration: Poland – Tirana: approx. 2 h

Local time: GMT+1.

Language: Albanian, communication in English and Italian also possible.

Currency: lek (ALL); 1 EUR = 135 ALL.

Voltage: 220 V.

Prices in hotels and restaurants: lunch – approx. 700 ALL, beer – approx. 150-200 ALL, mineral water – approx. 50-100 ALL, coffee – approx. 100 ALL, wine – approx. 200 ALL.

Car rental: from approx. 35 EUR/day; petrol - approx. 160 ALL/litre.

Transport: taxi approx. 1 EUR.km. It is recommended to use marked taxis.

Beaches: free entry; renting sunbed with umbrella approx. 5 EUR (a set of 2 sunbeds and an umbrella).

Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility, that if there are too few participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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Berat — drive to one of the most beautiful cities of Albania - Berat, called the "city of a thousand windows", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting the castle on a hill, richly adorned Bachelors' Mosque and Halveti Teqe, where you can find a beautiful portico. Then a visit to the historic museum districts of Mangalemi and Gorica. Free time for individual sightseeing and lunch at one of the local restaurants. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 35 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 17 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person and entry fees to visited sites).

Durres and Brandy Factory — visit to one of the largest brandy distilleries in Albania “Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu”, which has been operating continuously since 1933. During the visit, tasting of the famous Skënderbeu cognac and time for shopping. Then, a visit to one of the oldest cities of Albania - Durres. Visiting the fortress built in the fourth and fifth centuries BC and the Venetian Tower. Next, a visit to the Roman amphitheatre from the 2nd century AD, which can host 20000 spectators. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 25 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 12 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person, tasting and snacks - approx. 5 EUR/person, and entry fees to visited sites).

Tirana and Krujë — a visit to the town of Krujë. Visiting the castle and the old town. Then, drive to the capital of Albania - Tirana. Exploring the bustling city, full of contrasts. On the route, among others: Skanderbeg Square, the mosque Ethem Bey, the famous clock tower, the pyramid Hoxha and the main boulevard of the city. Free time for an individual stroll around the centre of Tirana. Day trip. Price - approx. 35 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 17 EUR (does not include entry fees to visited sites).

Prizren — a trip to Prizren, the second largest city in Kosovo. Stroll around the city along Bistrica river. Sightseeing the paved square with the fountain and the Old Stone Bridge. Free time for a stroll through the old market and lunch in one of the local restaurants, where you can taste qebaptore (grilled food), djathë and sharrit (Šar cheese) and tulumba (filo dough soaked in syrup). Visiting the fortress from the 6th century, from where you can see the whole city. Then a visit to the premises of the League of Prizren. Day trip. Price - approx. 50 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 25 EUR (does not include lunch (approx. 10 EUR/person) and entry fees to visited sites (approx. 5 EUR)).

Shkodër — a trip to the largest city in the northern Albania - Shkodër, also known as Scutari and Skadar. Visiting: Rozafa Castle, Democracy Square, National Museum of Photography "Marubi" , Ebu Bekër Mosque, Orthodox Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral. Next, lunch in the oldest restaurant in the city (for volunteers). Trip to Lezha. Visit to the Mausoleum of Skanderbeg - the national hero of Albania. Day trip. Price - 40 EUR/person

Macedonia — Lake Ohrid - depart in the direction of Lake Ohrid, called the "Blue Pearl of the Balkans". Driving the scenic route, then crossing the border with Macedonia. Exploring the historical part of the city of Ohrid - entered on the UNESCO list. Walk through the city market and visiting the Orthodox church of St. John and St. Sophia. Free time for shopping and lunch. Day trip. Price - approx. 50 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 25 EUR (does not include: lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person and entry fees to visited sites); a personal identity card or passport is required.

Jeep safari — an incredible adventure for fans of strong sensations and nature. Jeep ride over less frequented off-road routes to the most beautiful places in the vicinity of Durres. Drive to the scenic coastal cliffs, stops at the vantage points, crossing the valleys of traditional Albanian villages. Lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant in the national park. Day trip. Price - approx. 70 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person).

Tirana at night — departure at 9.00 p.m. towards Tirana. The program includes, among others things: visiting the city center and visiting one of the most famous discos. Return at approx. 1.00 a.m. Price - approx. 25 EUR (includes: transfer, entrance to the disco, guide's care); trip for adults only.

Rafting — rafting on the Vjosa River - departure to the town of Permeti, where the rafting begins. Getting acquainted with professional rafting equipment, then commencement of the Vjosa river rafting (approx. 2 hours). A traditional lunch in the Permeti region after rafting. Price - approx. 80 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person).

Vlorë Cruise — departure to Vlorë - “town of independence”, where the ship cruise begins. The first item on the itinerary is the Bay of Karaburun. Short break on one of the beaches. Free time for lunch. Then the spectacular Haxhi Aliu caves. Entry inside (depending on weather conditions). The programme also includes the island of Sazan with an interesting history, which is currently inhabited by about 50 people. Return to the hotel in the evening. Day trip. Price - approx. 50 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

Berat — drive to one of the most beautiful cities of Albania - Berat, called the "city of a thousand windows", a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visiting the castle on a hill, richly adorned Bachelors' Mosque and Halveti Teqe, where you can find a beautiful portico. Then a visit to the historic museum districts of Mangalemi and Gorica. Free time for individual sightseeing and lunch at one of the local restaurants. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 35 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 17 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person and entry fees to visited sites).

Durres and Brandy Factory — visit to one of the largest brandy distilleries in Albania “Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu”, which has been operating continuously since 1933. During the visit, tasting of the famous Skënderbeu cognac and time for shopping. Then, a visit to one of the oldest cities of Albania - Durres. Visiting the fortress built in the fourth and fifth centuries BC and the Venetian Tower. Next, a visit to the Roman amphitheatre from the 2nd century AD, which can host 20000 spectators. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 25 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 12 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person, tasting and snacks - approx. 5 EUR/person, and entry fees to visited sites).

Tirana and Krujë — a visit to the town of Krujë. Visiting the castle and the old town. Then, drive to the capital of Albania - Tirana. Exploring the bustling city, full of contrasts. On the route, among others: Skanderbeg Square, the mosque Ethem Bey, the famous clock tower, the pyramid Hoxha and the main boulevard of the city. Free time for an individual stroll around the centre of Tirana. Day trip. Price - approx. 35 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 17 EUR (does not include entry fees to visited sites).

Prizren — a trip to Prizren, the second largest city in Kosovo. Stroll around the city along Bistrica river. Sightseeing the paved square with the fountain and the Old Stone Bridge. Free time for a stroll through the old market and lunch in one of the local restaurants, where you can taste qebaptore (grilled food), djathë and sharrit (Šar cheese) and tulumba (filo dough soaked in syrup). Visiting the fortress from the 6th century, from where you can see the whole city. Then a visit to the premises of the League of Prizren. Day trip. Price - approx. 50 EUR, children up to 10 y.o. - approx. 25 EUR (does not include lunch (approx. 10 EUR/person) and entry fees to visited sites (approx. 5 EUR)).

Shkodër — a trip to the largest city in the northern Albania - Shkodër, also known as Scutari and Skadar. Visiting: Rozafa Castle, Democracy Square, National Museum of Photography "Marubi" , Ebu Bekër Mosque, Orthodox Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral. Next, lunch in the oldest restaurant in the city (for volunteers). Trip to Lezha. Visit to the Mausoleum of Skanderbeg - the national hero of Albania. Day trip. Price - 40 EUR/person

Macedonia — Lake Ohrid - depart in the direction of Lake Ohrid, called the "Blue Pearl of the Balkans". Driving the scenic route, then crossing the border with Macedonia. Exploring the historical part of the city of Ohrid - entered on the UNESCO list. Walk through the city market and visiting the Orthodox church of St. John and St. Sophia. Free time for shopping and lunch. Day trip. Price - approx. 50 EUR, children up to 12 y.o. - approx. 25 EUR (does not include: lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person and entry fees to visited sites); a personal identity card or passport is required.

Jeep safari — an incredible adventure for fans of strong sensations and nature. Jeep ride over less frequented off-road routes to the most beautiful places in the vicinity of Durres. Drive to the scenic coastal cliffs, stops at the vantage points, crossing the valleys of traditional Albanian villages. Lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant in the national park. Day trip. Price - approx. 70 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person).

Tirana at night — departure at 9.00 p.m. towards Tirana. The program includes, among others things: visiting the city center and visiting one of the most famous discos. Return at approx. 1.00 a.m. Price - approx. 25 EUR (includes: transfer, entrance to the disco, guide's care); trip for adults only.

Rafting — rafting on the Vjosa River - departure to the town of Permeti, where the rafting begins. Getting acquainted with professional rafting equipment, then commencement of the Vjosa river rafting (approx. 2 hours). A traditional lunch in the Permeti region after rafting. Price - approx. 80 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR/person).

Vlorë Cruise — departure to Vlorë - “town of independence”, where the ship cruise begins. The first item on the itinerary is the Bay of Karaburun. Short break on one of the beaches. Free time for lunch. Then the spectacular Haxhi Aliu caves. Entry inside (depending on weather conditions). The programme also includes the island of Sazan with an interesting history, which is currently inhabited by about 50 people. Return to the hotel in the evening. Day trip. Price - approx. 50 EUR (does not include lunch - approx. 10 EUR).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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