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Tours to Albania

Discover Albania, with its stunning natural scenery and wealth of history. Our Albania holidays are packed with exciting adventures like cycling in the mountains and exploring archaeological sites. And to unwind, what would be better than relaxing in a cafe on the shores of Lake Ohrid?

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Discover our Albania tours

Embark on one of our Albania small group tours to explore an emerging nation with a wealth of secrets and historic stories to unfold.

Dive into the heart of Albanian culture in the capital city of Tirana and lose yourself exploring the eclectic Kruja Bazaar, while tasting traditional Byrek pies and drinking local wine. Then escape to the Benja countryside to catch sight of an Ottoman stone bridge against a dramatic backdrop of snow-covered mountains, and wander along the picture-postcard aquamarine shoreline of Lake Ohrid.

For an out-of-this-world walking holiday in Albania, step into the lesser-known Albanian Alps. Glide along the glassy-still waters of Koman Lake beneath the jagged mountain skylines, before stretching your legs on a river-side walk in Valbona. Cyclists will also love our Cycle Albania tour; cruise along traffic-free roads in search of panoramic ocean vistas and ancient monuments. 

Considering a trip to Albania but new to Explore? Read our blog answering some of the most commonly-asked questions about our small group tours. 

Our most popular Albania tours

Highlights of Albania

Albania Discovery Trip code AB
Best seller
11 Days From €1052 without flights

Cycle Albania

Albania Cycling Trip code CAB
8 Days From €1024 without flights

Undiscovered Balkans

Albania, North Macedonia, Kosovo Discovery Trip code KOA
Best seller
14 Days From €1621 without flights

Walking Albania

Albania Walking and Trekking Trip code ALW
8 Days From €818 without flights
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Albania has been inhabited since ancient times and its archaeological sites include a plethora of Greek, Roman, and early Christian structures, valuable murals and mosaics. Today, the country’s state-lines roughly correspond to the Kingdom of Arberia, established in the 13th century by the King of Naples.

In the 15th century, the region famously resisted Ottoman occupation - the military exploits of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, hero and leader of the resistance, chronicle a titanic struggle that has long since entered Albanian lore. After his death in 1468, Albania finally succumbed to Ottoman rule, becoming a vital pillar of the empire until Albanian national consciousness awakened in the early 20th century. Numerous fine mosques and palaces – along with the widespread practise of Islam - are among the legacies of the Ottoman era.

During the Second World War, Albania was occupied by both Italian Fascists and German Nazis. It was liberated by Soviet forces in 1944 and declared the Socialist People’s Republic of Albania. The dictator Enver Hoxha banned religion, curtailed civil liberties, and destroyed many of the country’s finest religious architecture. On the plus side, Albania became the only country in the world not to impose taxes on its population.

The present-day Republic of Albania was established after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Following some social and economic crises in the late 1990s, the country has now successfully adjusted to a market economy and is now in the process of re-discovering itself. The capital city of Tirana, exuding energy, determination, and youthfulness, is the place to see the new Albania.

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