Northern Days | Tours in Albania

Explore the culture and history in the Northern Albania and Kosovo on this 7-day tour. Follow the guide on a sightseeing tour of Tirana and visit some peaceful and gorgeous villages in the mountains, such as Valbona, Theth, Koman and admire the beauty of the Albanian Alps. Hike up to the gorge and waterfall in Grunas, delve deep into the mighty Valbona Valley and take the ferry over the scenic Koman Lake. Travel through the spectacular Rugova Gorge and enjoy a day of cultural discovery of the UNESCO-awarded Prizren in Kosovo. Let’s get started!

Duration: 7 days
Type of travel: hiking with a guide
Complexity: middle (a small amount of walking on uneven surfaces)
Group: 2-8 people

Itinerary: Tirana – Shkoder – Theth – Valbona – Rugova Mountain – Prizren – Tirana

Day 1: Tirana – The Vibrant Capital

After your arrival at the airport and hotel check-in, your guide will take you on a guided tour towards Petrelë. This village with a beautiful castle is located at the elevation of 500m above sea level, which is only 15 km from Tirana. The fort of Persqop, which is a relict of the Illyrian era, is also located in Petrelë.
Enjoy our dinner at a traditional restaurant in the Castle of Petrelë. Afterward, you will head back to your accommodation in Tirana.

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Petrele (© Manel Armengol)

Day 2: Shkodra and Theth – the oldest village in the Albanian Alps

After breakfast, you will transfer to the biggest city of Northern Albania – Shkodra. During the guided tour you will see the main attractions of Shkoder and have lunch in a traditional restaurant.
In the afternoon we will continue our trip to Theth.

For the night we will stay in a cozy guesthouse with shared rooms in the beautiful village of Theth, which is a lovely historical site. Dinner will be served in the traditional mountain way by the owners of the guesthouse. It is an amazing opportunity to dive into the Albanian culture, isn’t it?

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Shkoder – Pedestrian street

Day 3: Theth – The Rocky Miracle

Having breakfast, we will take a walk through the village and visit a 100-year old Catholic church with a rich history. Another attraction you will visit in advance is the stone-made Tower.
Next, let’s go hiking towards the gorge and the Grunas Waterfall, which has an astonishing natural landscapes.

Afterward, you will have time to visit the famous “Blue Eye,” which is a natural water phenomenon that will keep your breath away.
Back in Theth, we will transfer to Shkoder, where dinner and accommodation are waiting for us.

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Theth – Beautiful waterfall

Day 4: Valbona Valley – The Wild And Romantic

After breakfast, the group will transfer to Koman, where the ferry is going to be taken. It will take a couple of hours to travel along Koman Lake up to Fierza.
From here the trip will continue by car up to Valbona Village. Valbona is the main settlement of the beautiful Valbona National Park. After a nice lunch in the historical town of Valbona, you will hike towards an astonishing meadow. Here the group will have a break and time to take some photos of the fantastic views before our hiking back to the guesthouse.

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Valbona – Part of the village
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Valbona valley

Day 5: Rugova Mountain in Kosovo

Let’s have breakfast and drive towards Kosovo and the spectacular Rugova Gorge. The hike of the day will begin in the vicinity of the village Drelaj in the Bjeshkët e Nemuna National Park  and continues up to a place called Liqenat in Kuçista. The walk will take you about 5 hours in total, and the path is easy to walk on. After a long day full of beautiful impressions from your hike, you will have dinner and accommodation in a guesthouse in Kuçistë.

Rugova canyon
Rugova gorge

Day 6: Cultural discovery in Prizren

After having breakfast in Kuçistë you will transfer to the medieval Orthodox Christian monastery in Decani. Keep in mind, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage.
Then we will drive to Prizren to explore its multicultural history after lunch in a traditional restaurant in the Old Town.
Afterward, you will join a guided tour around Prizren, where you will know more about the history and culture of the city and visit the main attractions. When the tour is over you will leave Prizren towards the Sharri Mountains for the last stop of the day. Dinner and accommodation will be in a beautiful hotel just in the middle of the mountains.

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Decani monastery

Day 7: Tirana and Dajti Mountain

The group will leave the Sharri Mountains towards Tirana after breakfast.
In Tirana, we will take a cable car ride to Dajti Mountain. From its height of 1050m, you will experience a magnificent view of Tirana, Durrës and the whole central-western Adriatic coast of Albania. On top of Dajti Mountain, you will have a wonderful dinner before returning to Tirana for the night.

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Tirana – View on Dajti Mountain

Day 8: Departure Day

Depending on the time of your flight, our staff will escort you to the airport.

Important Information

Inclusions

  • Accommodation during the tour
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners during the tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions

  • Drinks

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received within 24 hours after your booking.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

Passport is required during the whole journey.

Cancellation Policy

7 days or more in advance = no cancellation fee
3-6 days in advance = 50% cancellation fee
2 days of less before the tour 100% cancellation fee

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