Albania
Albania

Albania Tours

Albania is a gem of a travel destination in the Balkan Peninsula. Geographically, the entire western part of the country lies on the bright blue Adriatic Sea, and the interior boasts the Albanian Alps and other mountainous terrain. In the villages and hamlets, stunning mosques abound—you’ll get used to hearing the call to prayer here. Albania’s intense history is palpable, and its people are resilient and welcoming. You’ll note the blend of Mediterranean vibes and eastern European culture in the open-air cafes and restaurants. Any of the guided tours below will satiate your Albanian curiosity.

A guided tour in Albania will bring you from cliffsides on unspoiled coastlines to alpine lakes in the Albanian Alps. Choose from hiking or biking to explore this magnificent country. Temperatures reach their peak from June to September, but the climate is pleasant year-round. If you want a unique adventure that includes hiking along the coastline and summiting peaks, Albania should move to the top of your travel list. Below we’ve listed our top guided tours in the Balkan Peninsula.

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  • Hike among the jagged peaks of the Albanian Alps
  • Summit some of the highest peaks in the Balkan peninsula
  • Experience different cultures and customs in each country
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  • Cycle from the mountains to the coastline of the Balkans
  • Experience three distinct countries and their cultures
  • Ride among jagged peaks and on Adriatic Sea-level roads
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  • Follow the shorelines of two gorgeous lakes in the Balkans
  • Experience local culture in small villages around the lakes
  • Ride through untouched nature in national parks and reserves
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When it comes to adventure tours, everyone’s looking for something a little different. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate list of adventure excursions, catering to all preferences and travel tastes. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, full-service cycling tour through the countryside, or a self-guided trek through unforgiving mountain terrain, we’ve got you covered. From private and group tours, to self-guided excursions, explore our list of adventure tours to find your perfect holiday.

Adventure tours offer travelers unique, memorable and sometimes life-changing travel experiences, and you’re sure to make memories that you’ll cherish forever. Start your next adventure today by exploring our fantastic range of adventure tours and trips!

Guided Tours

Guided tours are a popular choice for travelers who are visiting a brand-new location, and want to source some insider knowledge. If you prefer to sit back, relax and leave the planning to someone else, a guided adventure tour could be a good option.

You’ll never learn more about a place than if you’re with an experienced guide. Guidebooks, maps, and audio recordings may be useful, but your personal tour guide will come equipped with up-to-the minute local knowledge, ready to answer all of your questions! Many travelers find that their tour guides show them hidden, local gems that you won’t find in any guidebook.

Guided tours can be private or organised as part of a group, but either way, all the hard work is taken care of by your guides. The tour operators will typically arrange pick-up at your accommodation, drop you off at the end of the trip, and take care of everything you need along the way. Travel can be stressful, but booking a guided tour takes a the burden off you, allowing you to make the most of your travel experience.

Guided group tours are usually cheaper than private tours, as costs are often split between all adventure tour participants. However, they’re not quite as intimate, so if you're looking to celebrate a special occasion, you may want to spring for a more expensive, private experience. Private tours can also offer more flexibility, allowing you to customise your itinerary based on your personal preferences.Whatever you choose, a guided tour is an excellent way to experience adventure travel, particularly if you’re short on time, nervous about traveling somewhere new, or want to immerse yourself in local cultures.

Self-Guided Tours

Self-guided tours are an excellent option for more adventurous travelers. On a self-guided tour, the planning and logistics are completed by the tour operator, but you’ll set off by yourself without a guide. Self-guided adventure tours are best suited to experienced travelers who like to travel independently or who already know the location and don’t necessarily need a guide on hand.

Choosing a self-guided tour means that you can enjoy the benefits of local knowledge and logistical help, whilst still feeling independent and free to roam. This creates a much more intimate travel experience than even private guided adventure tours. On a self-guided adventure tour, you control the schedule. If you want to stay a little longer for photos, take a small detour, or just travel at a slower pace, you're usually free to do so as long as you're where you need to be at specified points along the route. Finally, self-guided tours are generally more affordable for budget travelers since you're not paying for the guide's time.

Whilst this type of adventure tour can be particularly rewarding, it’s best suited to more seasoned travelers. Even though most of the planning is completed for you, you’ll need to be prepared for whatever contingencies might arise during your tour. Weather delays, vehicle problems, medical emergencies, and lodging issues can all cause significant headaches if you’re left to deal with these on your own in a foreign country without a guide. Additionally, in some places it’s better to take a guide for added security.

Custom Tours

Can’t find an itinerary you like? We’re more than happy to work with our local tour partners to craft a unique, custom experience tailored specifically to your interests, budget, and time constraints.

Custom tours are generally more expensive than “canned” guided or self-guided tours because of the extra planning involved. The additional cost is often well worth it, however, because these adventure tours will more closely align with your dreams and desires. Spend the time and money on everything you'd like to do and nothing on what you don't want to do.

You can also enjoy a custom tour experience that's either guided or self-guided. Take full advantage of your imagination to come up with an itinerary that you won't soon forget. Just be aware that we may not be able to meet your wishes one hundred percent, but we will work with our partners to get as close as limitations allow. If you don’t have a complete custom adventure tour itinerary in mind, we’ve got the experience to provide suggestions for you.

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