Our Tours Are Different
With so many Balkan and Albania tours on offer, choosing the right one can be tricky. We take you to places overlooked by other tour operators – and in our own unique, informal style.
Why Choose Drive Albania Tours
The Drive Albania story began in 2012, when company owner Ed Reeves travelled to Albania with his mother to write a story for the UK Sunday Telegraph newspaper (Old Lady Reeves had visited Albania twice under Communism when it was a European North Korea; read the story here). Ed was intrigued by Albania, and came back later in the year in his Toyota Rav4, thinking it would be tough enough to get him into the mountains. It wasn’t.
One thing led to another, and in a bad case of mission creep Ed found himself setting up Drive Albania in 2014.
The idea behind Drive Albania was to show foreign travellers the less-visited regions – which usually require a good 4x4 to reach, due to the often catastrophic state of Albanian mountain roads. In Ed’s view that the towns and cities visited on standard Albania tours, such as Durrës, Saranda, Pogradec and Vlorë, were best driven through as quickly as possible. The most rewarding Albania experiences were to be found in the smaller towns and remote villages. The same is true four years on.
Today, Drive Albania tours has expanded its remit to include Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro, and has a multi-lingual team working out of Tirana (and also an Office Dog, Bubi).
Meet The Team
If you join one of our western Balkan and Albania tours, you’ll be well looked after by our experienced drivers and guides.
Languages: English, Italian, Albanian.
Languages: English, German, Albanian, Serbo-Croat.
Languages: English, Italian, Turkish, Albanian.
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, Albanian.