For the more adventurous who wish to enjoy a different experience this one day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is a real gem.
After our departure from the port of Corfu we travel along the Albanian shores to the port of Ag. Saranda City. Once our passports are checked, the local tourist guide will introduce you to this ancient city with its fascinating history since before 552 AD. You will have 1.5hrs of free time here.
Once in Ag. Saranda you'll have the optionover two additional tours: a 20km tour by coach of the south coast with its virgin shores and scattered islands anda guided tourof theUNESCO World Heritage site ofButrint (both tours are payable locally).
Over the centuries, the ancient town of Butrint had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation but archaeologists have uncovered one of the best remains of a working town in the Mediterranean.
At the edge of the lake where the ancient city of Vouthrota is situated, with its archaeological monuments and ancient theatre, you are taken 2500 years back in time to the 3rd century AD. The ancient gymnasium, the Roman baths, the ancient temple with the most amazing mosaic floor and enormous stone walls will take you back to a time not known to modern day man.
On the top of the hill lies the castle of Ali Passa, a remnant of the Ottoman Empire, from this position we have a panoramic view of the Ancient City, the lake and the vast plains, a breathtaking sight.
Upon your return to the city of Ag. Saranda, enjoy a delicious lunch (price not included with ticket) followed by an afternoon tour of the town before returning to the port for your journey back to Corfu.
This Cruise Terminates at Corfu Port.
When booking this excursion please send passport details over so supplier can start preparing the VISA require to enter Albania. Also do not forget to ask clients to take passport with them on excursion day.
Please note: Occasionally actual days of operation are subject to change. If this is the case we will endeavour to book a day as close as possible to your original preferred day. Should this not be acceptable a full refund will be made.
Tour Availability: Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays between May and October.
Meeting Time: Pick up times from hotels start from 07:55 hrs and your time will be advised upon confirmation. Your pick up will be from either your hotel or the nearest pick up point to your hotel.
Starting Time: approx. 9:00hrs
Finishing Time: 17:30-18:00hrs.
Duration:Approximately 8-9 hours.
Inclusions: Transfers from resort and English speaking guide.
Exclusions: Food and drink any other services not mentioned above.
Please note that children under the age of 4 are free of charge.
Please note there are extra charges for Port Tax and Passport Visa, payable before you depart from Corfu port at €10pp approx.
Should you wish to take the extended excursion of the south coast you will have to arrange that locally with your guide. Tour additional cost is €19 pp approx..
For the excurion to Butrint World heritage Site the additional cost is €23pp approximate. This will need to be arrnage loacally with the guide.
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and adequate footwear and bring a hat and sun cream.
We do not recommend this trip for people with walking or mobility difficulties.
Please note clients’ needs to have passports with them for the whole excursion and passport details will be needed when making a reservation. Please send passport details when making a booking. Passport details can be fax to us.
These excursions are only available from: Acharavi, Sidari, Roda, Kassiopi, Nissaki, Ipsos, Dassia, Gouvia, Kontokali, Kerkyra Golf, St. George, Moraitika, Perama, Paleocastritsa and Kavos.