Albania - Land of the Eagles

9 days

From £2,325 £2,425

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Summary

Still very much an unknown and even hidden country unlike any other in Europe and still off the mainstream tourist trail, Albania is home to pristine ruins, a rich archaeological story and great museums. In Classical times, the Greeks and Romans built cities overlooking the sparkling waters of the Ionian Sea. Centuries later, Byzantines and Ottoman Turks fought over dramatic mountain strongholds. Famously visited by Lord Byron, and painted by Edward Lear, Albania is a country which has transformed itself into a modern European state from the secretive and backward Stalinist land of 30 years ago, with its archaeology and history at the forefront of its heritage.

Our expert guide lecturer, Oliver Gilkes, has directed excavations in Albania for over 22 years and his encyclopaedic knowledge of culture and archaeology enlightens us on this fantastic tour. Join us as we discover Albania’s fascinating past and present.

Tour highlights:

  • Spend a full day at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint
  • Explore Tirana, Albania’s bustling capital alongside an expert guide lecturer, Oliver Gilkes
  • The wonderful church of Saint Mary in Apollonia

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Meet your Experts

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world.

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Apollonia
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
9 October 2020 AALB201009 9 October 2020 (Friday) 17 October 2020 (Saturday) Oliver Gilkes Tina Cresswell £2,395
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£240 Call for availability
1 October 2021 AALB211001 1 October 2021 (Friday) 9 October 2021 (Saturday) Oliver Gilkes £2,425
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£330 £2,325
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