In September 2015 we ran one of our longest and largest Albania group tours to date, a 10-night epic road trip from north to south, taking in Theth, Shkodër, Lake Koman, Kosovo, Tirana, Berat, Gjirokastra and finishing up on the Albanian Riviera. Here client Keith Jennings shares his thoughts on the trip…
“I just wanted to thank you for all the hard work you and your team put in to make the recent Mountains to Sea Albania road trip such a very enjoyable experience. From the moment I arrived at the Albanian border to the finish at Saranda it was action-packed and the itinerary was very comprehensive covering the whole of Albania, as promised, from the mountains to the sea.
“I must admit before the start of the holiday I was rather apprehensive about coming to Albania and whether the country was safe. However, it did not take me long to realise that my perception of the country and its people were unfounded and I thought to myself, ‘What have I been missing here?’
“The mountains were beautiful and I particularly liked Theth, Elbesan and Berat and the history behind these places. Catching the ferry on Lake Koman was really a lovely day and the scenery was unbelievable. I was looking forward to going into Kosovo, too, and found it a very interesting place to visit.
“The local families we met were so hospitable and allowed me insight into their way of life. The accommodation was first-class with all hotels providing good quality rooms. The evening meals in local restaurants, especially at Gjirokastra and Berat, were so tasty and the best I have had for a long time.
“Thank you for organising such an enjoyable trip and one which I will not forget for many years.”
Keith Jennings, September 2015.