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Day 1: Travel day Included meals: Dinner Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included). Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before dinner in a traditional restaurant in the evening. Day 2: Himare via Vlore & Llogara National Park Make your way to Himare and the Albanian Riviera by way of the city of Vlora, where the Adriatic and the Ionian sea meet, for a coffee break. Head for lunch among pine trees in Llogara National Park.  Stop at the "Riviera Balcony" for a far away stretched view of the many bays and beaches.  Enjoy e free evening in the seaside village of Himara. Overnight in Himara. Day 3: Gjipe Canyon & Bay and Boat Ride to the cove of Jale Transfer to Gjipe through snaky seaside road. A 10min of walking is needed to unveil a well protected bay with a gravel beach and turquoise waters. A 40min downhill hike along its canyon is another option to reach the bay. Enjoy a relaxed beach day until the late afternoon.   In July/August we have a boat ride towards Jale Bay in the late afternoon. Day 4: Livadhi Beach Day Transfer to Livadhi beach with its coarse sand and Communist bunkers spread around one of the largest beaches in Himara area.  Enjoy a relaxed beach day until the late afternoon. Celebrate your beach day in Himara in the evening. Day 5: Sarande via Borsh Beach & Ali Pasha Castle Leave Himara for the seaside town of Saranda. Stop en route to the idyllic beach of Borsh. Enjoy snorkeling, exploring underwater caves. Relax swimming, sunbathing and having Albanian style “refreshing”: Raki and fruits. Transfer to Saranda in the late afternoon where en route to you will stop and explore the Ali Pasha Castle with your Tour Director. Marvel at the architecture and listen to entertaining legends about the man who build it, Ali Pashe Tepelena. Celebrate your beach day with a seafood based dinner by the Ionian Sea, enjoying Saranda’s sunset. Day 6: Butrint (UNESCO) & Ksamil Islands Set off for a beach day at Ksamil Islands. Travel by boat to the Twin Islands close by, to explore, swim, sunbathe and enjoy food and drinks at small cafés and restaurant on the Islands. Spend your afternoon in Ksamil or Add an Excursion. Optional Excursion­: Unesco – recognized Butrint Archaeological Park. (available on tour) Enjoy the scenery in the Castle of Lekuresit, where a superb view stretches at sunset over Saranda and Butrint Lagoon. Optional Excursion: Midnight transfer to Mango Beach Club. (available on tour) Day 7: Tirane via “Blue Eye” spring & Gjirokaster Lunch On the road to Tirane, stop at the “Blue Eye” spring. Marvel at the hypnotic waters and hundreds shades of blue. Explore the park’s communist ruins while listening to the calming sound of the river, crossing it. Enjoy lunch in the Bazaar of Gjirokaster and have a free afternoon wandering around the UNESCO-recognized “city of stone” before transferring to Tirana. En route to Tirane, pit stop in Lushnje for a “byrek break” for one of the best places there is for byrek. Day 8: Departure day Transfer to the airport for your return flight home
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  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Tour Guide
  • Assistance by Fiori Travel
  • Lunch
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