Ready for this unique discovery of a lifetime? Grab this opportunity to explore & understand the beauty of uncharted pearls of Europe— Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia. In this article, we hope to bring you every piece of information to help you plan the best Albania vacation package. From the estimated cost of a 21-days Albania vacation package to inclusions, vacation duration, we thought of creating this comprehensive leisure tour vacation package to the Balkan countries.
The Balkan comprises Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Romania. Almost all or some parts of these countries are within the peninsula. This Albania vacation package takes you through the beautiful capital city of Tirana, Podgorica, the cultural center of Montenegro, the seaside town of Split, Plitvice Lakes National Park, the Postojna Caves in Slovenia, tiny Bled Island, and more. Let’s take a detailed view of your best Albania vacation package. Here We Go:
The first day of your Albania vacation package, and you’ll begin your journey here.
Day 2 to 4: Arrival in Tirana
This day you’ll arrive in the capital city of Albania, which is the cultural, economic, and political capital of the country. Explore amazing Tirana — see Piramida, Palace of Culture, Dajti Ekspres, Skanderbeg Square, National Historical Museum, the old bazaar, and the Ethnographic museum.
Day 5 to 6: Shkodra, Moraca Monastery, Kolasin
Go to Shkodra from Tirana. Shkodra is one of Albania’s oldest and the most important cultural centers, located across Shkodra Lake. Visit the mythical Rozafa Castle. Enter into Montenegro, and discover the Moraca Monastery. Arrive in the spa town of Kolasin, Komovi peaks, Sinjajevina, and Bjelasica. This is going to be an amazing part of your leisure tour vacation package.
Day 7: Durmitor National Park
On the seventh day of your Albania vacation package, visit the Durmitor National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is traversed by underground streams, rivers and formed by glaciers. See Biogradso, the most scenic lake in the Balkan Peninsula.
Day 8 to 10: Podgorica & Cetinje en route to Dubrovnik
This day, you’ll be traveling to Montenegro’s cultural center, Podgorica, built among the five rivers. The next spot in this part of your Albania vacation package would be Cetinje, located at the foot of Mount Lovcen. Explore the vibrant architecture that dates back to the 18th through the 19th century. Some of the top attractions you’ll see today are— the King Nicola’s Museum and Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then arrive in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic.” Visit the Rector's Palace, Franciscan Monastery, sample local cheese and Dalmatian prosciutto, and enjoy the traditional meal.
Day 11 to 12: Split Walking Tour
Travel to Split, the UNESCO-protected seaside town, the second-largest city in Croatia. Beginning from a tour of the Old Town’s cobbled streets that features the historic inner city to discover the remains of the Roman Peristyle, the Temple of Jupiter, and the unusual Cathedral of St Domnius— there’s so much to see and do in Split. Enjoy the Premium Croatian Dinner and also visit Stobrec.
Day 13 to 14: Plitvice Lakes National Park & Trogir
Start this part of your leisure tour vacation package by driving to historic Trogir. Discover the charming three-naved 13th century Venetian Cathedral of St. Lovro here & the magnificent Cipiko Palace— which is among the top tourist attractions in Croatia. Then you’ll be traveling to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is a wonderland of sixteen interconnected lakes. It is one of the most stunning attractions in Europe and also has its name among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Day 15 to 17: Zagreb, capital of Croatia
You’ll start this part of the leisure tour vacation package by spending time in the lush vegetation & wooden mountains of Zagreb. There’s so much to see and do in Zagreb— Ban Josip Jelačić square, Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, the Pope's tower, St. Mark’s church, Presidential Palace, and Stone Gate. Thi day, you’ll depart for Bled for your next day trip— you would enjoy a traditional dinner in Radovljica, the small medieval town.
Day 18 to 19: Resort City of Bled, Tour Ljubljana
Bled, the resort town located amidst the foothills of the Julian Alps, has been one of the most favorite tourist destinations. From flamboyant hotels to high-end hotels, resorts, and restaurants amidst the beautiful lakefront— Bled has it all you might wish to see. This day, after Bled, you’ll head to Ljubljana, Slovenia's flourishing capital. Go for a sightseeing tour of the city— visit the Robba Fountain, City Hall, the Parliament, and the Three Bridges. On the following day of this Albania vacation package, you have a trip to the imposing 11th century Bled Castle waiting for you. Loathed high above the lake, Bled Castle is the oldest in Slovenia. That’s going to be the end of your last day in Slovenia.
Hang in there! So until when you are planning to book your Albania vacation package, we thought of letting you know everything about this 20 days itinerary that takes you through Albania, Montenegro, Croatia & Slovenia. We thought of making the long story short— so you will have a brief knowledge of the best places to travel in these four beautiful destinations through this leisure tour vacation package.
Best Places to Visit in Albania
1. Butrint National Park
2. Albanian Riviera
5. Berat, the City of a Thousand Windows
7. Llogara Pass
9. Porto Palermo Castle
Albania is not as famous as other Balkan states, but it is slowly growing as a sought-after tourist destination. I’m sure; once you have chosen your Albania vacation package & reached the goal, you’re going to see its incredible beauty— particularly its long coastline bordering Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Greece. In Albania, you’ll get to see some of the most astonishingly beautiful examples of Ottoman architecture. We’re going to let the cat out of the bag for you— check out here what most leisure tour vacation packages to Albania come packed with.
Located in the proximity of the Greek Island of Corfu, it’s simply a sin to miss this in your Albania vacation package. You’ll get to see an incredibly unique blend of history & nature here— the National park is all inundated with numerous ecosystems, plenty of archeological sites, and an impeccably serene environment.
2. Albanian Riviera
Pick any Albania vacation package, and you’ll always see a mention of Albanian Riviera— and it’s for pretty obvious reasons. That proves, it is one of the most popular places in Albania to travel. The Riviera has been a host to several international music festivals, including Soundwave Albania and Turtle Fest.
Gjirokastra is famous for its unique Ottoman architecture! Located amidst the South Albanian Drino Valley’s snow-capped peaks, the city is known as the “City of Stone.” When in Gjirokastra, never forget visiting the 19th-century tower, the Zekate House.
Located just about a few hours away from the north of Saranda, Himare is a serene beach town that you would visit on your Albani vacation package. Himara is the best place to spend some time in peace, away from the hustle & bustle. The incredible views of the beach town would pleasantly surprise your eyes— and there are some great restaurants too.
Berat, the city of thousand windows as is also referred to as (for the thousand windows on the facades of its windows), is one of the oldest towns you would see on your Albania vacation package. Berat became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008 for several reasons — the major one being its religious tolerance.
You often hear local people calling it the ‘Adriatic Balcony’! Kruje is most popularly known for being home to the national hero of Albania, Gjergj Skanderbeg, who saved the country from the Ottoman empire. Skanderbeg castle is where Albania’s national hero took shelter— which is also famous for the fantastic view of the entire city that it lets you enjoy.
Llogara Pass is one of Albania’s most popular tourist locations— you might find it hard to believe, but this is where you get to enjoy the most amazing drives in the world. With a length of over 1000 meters above sea level and exceptional ever scenery, Llogara Pass looks beautiful amidst the Llogara National Park. Make sure you have room for a drive from Tirana to Saranda through the Llogara Pass in your Albania vacation package.
Theth looks perfect in the northern stretches of Albania. Sitting quietly in the Albanian Alps, Theth is where you have an excellent opportunity to enjoy magnificent nature. Theth National Park is one of the unique places in Albania— and other attractions like the Lock-in Tower, Grunau Waterfall & the mountain peaks are what make this a must-see place.
9. Porto Palermo Castle
Located near the coastal town of Himara, Porto Palermo Castle is going to be one of the most beautiful spots on your Albania vacation package. The castle was known to have been built by Ali Pasha Tepelena in honor of his wife. Tourists enjoy the spectacular view of the Ionian sea and the mountains from up above the castle.
All set to know about the best places to visit in Montenegro, which is the second destination on this Albania vacation package? A lot of travelers do not know— but Montenegro is the prettiest of the Balkan nations. Let’s see how this is going to add magic to your leisure tour vacation package.
1. Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the popular tourist attractions in Montenegro, and you cannot miss it on your Montenegro vacations. The Bay is the most significant natural harbor located on the East Mediterranean Sea & there is no better base camp than Kotor to explore the country.
For hikers, the Durmitor National Park is ideally a dream location! It has something for all types of hikers— from short treks to multi-day treks. Durmitor has plenty of other activities to enjoy for adventurers.
The small seaside village is on the tip of the Luštica Peninsula. You’ll be amazed to see the plenty of spectacular stone houses along the shoreline. You can reach the fishing village by taking a taxi boat from Budva, Herceg Novi, or Tivat— and you might also drive here directly.
4. Tivat and Porto Montenegro
Located in the Bay of Kotor, Porto is one of the most beautiful marine regions in Montenegro. It stands on the foundations of the old Yugoslav naval facility— and it has 600 berths for superyachts and yachts. You would easily find plenty of hotels, shopping spots, and also numerous watersports activities.
Located in the southern part of Montenegro, Ulcinj is a coastal city— and is pretty close to the border of Albania. It is the medieval architecture, the spectacular views, and the magical restaurants that make it one of the most visited places in Montenegro. The sunset bar is the right place for inspiring ideas!
6. Skadar/Scadar/Scutari Lake
Skadar, approximately 400 square kilometers, is the biggest lake located on the Balkan Peninsula. Since 1980, the lake has been a national park and is managed by both Montenegro & Albania together. Skadar is particularly one of the best places for outdoor enthusiasts— you have several festivals to enjoy, water sports, cruising, bird watching, and more.
7. The Beaches of Ulcinj
Featuring long sandy beaches and scenic rocky coves, Ulcinj is one of the most stunning coastline locations in the Balkans. Mala Plaža, located south of the Old Town, is one of the most spectacular locations for people who love the lively atmosphere. The Ladies’ Beach is the one-of-its-kind beach built only for women— and are several beach clubs, including Sapore di Mare and Aquarius White.
Budva is most popularly known for its nightlife & the sandy beaches— if you like to lose into the party scene, this is the place for you. Old Town and the narrow streets of Stari Grad are some of the unique parts of the city. The Church of Santa Maria in Punta and a seaside citadel in the historic district are spots you can’t miss to see.
Located just in the proximity of the Kotor and Perast— the spectacular mountain range makes the former capital of Montenegro one of the best to see in the country. The former home of King Nikola is also in the main square of Cetinje. It’s now converted into a museum. Cetinje Monastery, built in the 15th century, is another popular attraction.
Croatia is often called the backbone of the Balkan Peninsula! From the spectacular Adriatic Sea to the magical waterfalls — sharing its borders with Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy, Croatia is the jewel of the Mediterranean that you would see through your 20 days Albania vacation package. Let’s see what the top destinations are; you must see through your Albania vacation package. Here we go:
The famous old town of Croatia is a must when you have Croatia on your long Albania vacation package. Dubrovnik mainly came to the limelight after HBO’s Game of Thrones series began its shooting here. So, swing by Dubrovnik if you are in Croatia— it’s worth it!
2. Plitvice Lakes National Park
Located in the forested heart of continental Croatia, the turquoise ribbon of lakes is one of the must-see attractions in Croatia. The numerous lakes— from reed-fringed ponds to Kozjak— will startle you with their dazzling colors. We don’t even need to say it’s one of the topmost locations on every extended Albania vacation package.
Pula Arena dates back to the 1st century AD and is the world’s largest Roman Amphitheatre that has survived. Pula Arena is the most efficiently preserved monument in Croatia— today, it hosts several Croatian cultural events, exhibitions, concerts and is the center for Croatia’s cultural life. If you are a history lover, don’t forget to visit this place to feel the vibes.
4. Croatian Islands
The Croatian Islands, reefs, and islets all along the Adriatic in Croatia are more like— fishing boats, tiny villages, grazing sheep, terraced vineyards, and secluded beaches. Most of them are uninhabited. But when you have Croatia included in your extended month-long Albania vacation package— do not forget exploring Croatian islands— some of which offer a laid-back vibe. At the same time, others are perfect for a family vacation.
Pula is 2,000-year-old, and it looks like magic located at the end of the Istrian Peninsula. It was Augustus Caesar under whom it grew to glory. Today, you would see the striking bars and eateries coming together with these Byzantine rule traces. Further, Croatia’s Mediterranean coast looks incredible with the sun-splashed terraces and the rugged cliff-backed coves. It’s going to be a truly great addition to your leisure tour vacation package.
In terms of popularity, Hvar stands as the second city in Croatia! Located along the Dalmatian coastline of Croatia, the picturesque town of Croatia offers a lot to do & see. From visiting its plenty of historical sites to enjoying the incredible coastal vibes— Hvar makes for a much sought-after tourist destination. It’s all filled with fantastic nightlife, modern restaurants, beautiful beaches, and plenty of opulent guesthouses.
7. Zagreb Gornji Grad
In the Croatian capital, Zagreb, the main sightseeing area is the medieval Gornji Grad (Upper Town) district. Popular tourist attractions include— the cathedral, twin steeples, treasury, the Croatian Parliament (Hrvatski Sabor), the Church of St. Mark, and the Tower of Lotrscak. Climb the Tower of Lotrscak for fantastic views over the city and the surrounding area.
The Kornati National Park Kornati archipelago has 89 scattered islets. It covers an area of about 320 square kilometers. There are only a few cottages along the islets scattered here and there, with most islets being uninhabited. The most feasible and exciting option to explore this uninhabited island is through a private sailing boat.
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia, which accommodates a population of about 200,000 inhabitants. With impeccable transportation connections, it is easy to travel all around the city. Split is most popularly known for its fortress-like complex and fabulous beaches. If you are booking this extended Albania vacation package during the summers, the Mediterranean climate will add to your vacation for sure.
Located beautifully in the heart of Europe, Slovenia is going to be a great thing on this extended Albania vacation package. The country is easily accessible from the neighboring countries, including Croatia, Italy, Hungary & the Balkans. Let’s take a look at the charming villages, mountains, and beaches that it incorporates. Here are some of the best places to see in Slovenia on your leisure tour vacation package.
Ljubljana is the smallest capital in Europe! Most of the time, you’ll find it not crowded— but that does not mean there’s nothing to see & do. Being the cultural & economical capital of the country, it offers a lot for travelers. It was the sense & sensibility of Jože Plečnik in city planning and the ancient history that inspired the creation of the capital city of Ljubljana. The top attractions of Ljubljana are — the pink Franciscan Church of the Annunciation, the stately Central Market building, and the painted Plečnik House.
Predjama Castle is a magnificent Renaissance castle. What makes this castle unique is the fact that it is inside a cave. The Castle used to be home to Erazem Lueger, a knight known as the local Robin Hood. Available audio tours reveal the exciting life of Lueger and the history of the Predjama Castle. The secret tunnel, which served as a supply route when the castle was under siege, tours are also available when scheduled in advance. If you are booking an extended Albania vacation package that includes Croatia, make sure you visit the Predjama Castle.
3. Lake Bled
Lake Bled is also called the poster child of Slovenia— and it attracts travelers from around the world. Any Albania vacation package that includes Slovenia— is incomplete without a visit to Lake Bled, and that is why we call it one of the most beautiful lakes in Slovenia. With a magnificently built castle sitting on a tiny island & a rocky cliff surrounded by the Julian Alps, Lake Bled is truly a fantastic spot & you cannot miss it.
Located alongside the Drava River in the middle of the wine-growing hills & green Pohorje forests— is another mention in this 20-days Albania vacation package and y know why. From nature to wine to history— everything will just keep you hooked. The top attractions include — the castle & the Gothic cathedral. Maribor is the second-largest city in Slovenia after Ljubljana! Located in the proximity of the Austrian border, Maribor is popularly known for its wine-growing industry and plenty of other recreational opportunities.
5. Pokljuka Plateau
Pokljuka Plateau at an elevation of about 3,600-4,600 feet in the Triglav National Park. It’s one of the loved locations for hikers (the Julian Alps hike) and the multitude of winter sports facilities. Pokljuka located between Bled and Bohinj is all covered with pine tree forests &
Pastures— and the cattle grazing in the summer season is one of the most appealing things. You’ll also see the shingle-covered wooden cottages that once used to be the home of shepherds where they used to make sour milk.
Škocjan Caves is Europe’s highest hall of caves and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986. Located in a massive canyon underground, you can cross the natural wonder through a bridge. While you explore the caves & the fantastic columns of stalagmites & stalactites— you would be meeting over fifteen species of bats. Škocjan Caves are a unique series of limestone caves consisting of about six kilometers of underground passages, waterfalls, caves, deep chasms, and more. Over 90,000 tourists come here every year to get lost in its natural beauty— so you understand why we mention this in our list of best places to visit in Slovenia in our 2- days Albania vacation package.
Piran is one of the most beautiful coastline towns in Slovenia. Nestled on a narrow peninsula, Piran is the gem of the Slovene Riviera— it’s probably the most beautiful town in the country you would visit on your extended Albania vacation package. You would see the marks of the Venetian rule here and there in the city. One of the best things about Pirana for most travelers is that— it’s just about 2.5 hours driving distance from Venice. I’m sure you can’t resist falling in love with this picturesque town in Slovenian Istria.
Postojna Cave, the most visited in Slovenia, is believed to be the most spectacular cave formation where you see a diverse fauna. The tiny droplets of water over millions of years have formed this subterranean paradise. It’s almost impossible for globetrotters not to experience this underground paradise on their visit to Slovenia. You would be amazed to know that— Postojna over 40 million people in the last 200 years visited the cave. It boasts its vast subterranean halls, towering mountains, and murmuring rivers. Let’s not miss having this gem on your leisure tour vacation package.
Laško is where you can catch up on some relaxing days, take a rest, and soothe your body & mind in the thermal waters of Laško. Its warm water is just magical— it has some unique kind of healing properties, and that is why tourists from around the globe have been flocking to the area for centuries to take a dip & feel rejuvenated.
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