In April 2017 we put together a one-week private tour for Marino Pau and Astrid Marschatz, who joined us from deepest Somalia of all places¦ Here are their comments on the trip, which included Tirana, Berat, Gjirokastra and the Albanian Riviera. 

“From looking at the south Albania itinerary that Ed from Drive Albania put together for us we could tell this was not going to be an ordinary tour. The itinerary contained a perfect combination of cultural discovery, off-road adventure and exploring Albanian food, which is something we were particularly interested in.

“Our experience, however, went beyond our expectations and there were several reasons for that. On the one hand, Ardi, our driver, was not only an amazing driver who took us on some truly exciting and beautiful roads, but he turned out to be an excellent travel companion who shared all sorts of interesting information and stories with us. Moreover, throughout the trip, Ardi paid constant attention to all details ensuring our complete comfort and satisfaction. On the other hand, it was evident that all aspects of the tour had been carefully planned in advance to give us an optimal Albanian experience, from the routes and the stops along the way, to the sites we visited and the hotels in which we stayed.

“Albania will remain in our memory as a place of fascinating history, breathtaking landscapes, warm, friendly people, and quality tasty food, and we have Ed and Ardi to thank for making this experience so memorable.”

Astrid Marschatz & Marino Pau, April 2017.