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ALBANIA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Albania in a way like no other.

There are a few true hidden gems in Europe - and Albania is one of them. Closed to outsiders for almost half a century, Albania opened their doors to the world in the nineties after overthrowing a brutal Communist regime. Since then, the country’s extraordinary treasures have slowly been revealed to a stream of curious travellers… And our Albania tours will get you there. Perched on the Balkan Peninsula on the Mediterranean coastline, Albania is filled with enchanting mountains and lakes, not to mention the postcard-worthy beaches that rival any in Europe. There’s also the ancient Greek and Roman ruins, fortress towns, crumbling castles, Ottoman architecture and the lively capital city Tirana to explore. If that’s not enough, we’ll also introduce you to delicious Albanian food and the famously friendly locals as we take you to the heart of Albania.

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"Albania has the spectacular landscapes and incredible history and culture to rival any Mediterranean country in Europe. After being buried in communism for so long, it's now open for all, and there's never been a better time to visit this wonderful country. But hurry - this secret won't be kept for much longer."

Travel Director
Albania at a glance
Filled with enchanting mountains, lakes and beaches, ancient Greek and Roman ruins, fortress towns, crumbling castles and the vibrant capital Tirana, Albania is one of the true hidden gems of Europe. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover everything from the striking Ottoman architecture to delicious Albanian food.
Currency
Albanian lek
Winter avg
7°C
Summer avg
32°C
Time Zone
GMT+1
Language
Albanian
Good morning
Miremengjes
Good evening
Mirembrema
Permet Albania

What to pack for Albania

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Layered clothing

Whether you travel Albania in the hot summer, the chilly winter or somewhere in between, you’ll need to bring versatile clothing for any weather.

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Sun protection

The Albanian sun is powerful at any time of year, especially higher in the mountains. Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and high SPF sunscreen for your Albania holidays.

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Insect repellent

The Balkan Peninsula is known for its mosquitoes and Albania is no different. Bring along some strong insect repellent and bite cream to soothe any itchy bites.

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Albanian phrasebook

It’s always a good idea to learn a few phrases of the local language. You’ll have a better chance at connecting with the friendly Albanians and they’ll certainly appreciate your efforts.

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Comfortable shoes

Whether you’re wandering the winding streets of Tirana or beyond, you’ll need a comfortable pair of walking shoes when you discover Albania.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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