5 independent reviews for Highlights of Albania

Reviews for Highlights of Albania

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review 8 Aug 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The scenery of Albania was absolutely stunning. The trip offered quite a lot of varietyÖ the lake area was the most memorable and it was lovely to be able to swim in the lake. Also visited historical sights, religious places and a couple of beaches.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

You need to be quite physically able to do this trip as it involves a lot of walking up and down hills since Albania is mountainous. I was there during the summer time and it was very hot so please take that into account. (32 to 40 c). There were 3 hikes included on the trip of which 2 were very difficult and not really appropriate for the majority of the group.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

The trip used local guides and we had a lovely lunch at a local persons house(included in the trip price). We had to pay into a tip kitty (about £20 per person) and this was used to tip the locals. I am not sure that actually contributed anything directly to the local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

I enjoyed the vacation and can recommend it. Decent hotels, good transport.

review 23 Sep 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


review 10 Oct 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Just being able to travel around Albania seeing the history, experiencing the culture with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be aware Albania can be very hot and humid and pack appropriately.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes with the use of smaller hotels, the wonderful lunch at the family home.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A memorable trip. The only downside was the expectation the group and the guide would fully support a special needs person. Th group had paid for a vacation and the guide was unaware of the high needs, dependency of the person.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Faye, thank you so much for your review. Iím pleased to see that overall you had an enjoyable time and have returned home with fond memories of your time away. In regards to support for special needs, we are always happy to help and provide further assistance if required. However, in order to make the necessary arrangements to accommodate someone with special needs or who requires slightly more attention, then we do ask that they make us aware prior to departure. This gives us the opportunity to discuss in full their requirements and expectations to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the trip as we would like.

review 24 May 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

We loved the countryside and wild flowers. We particularly liked the visit to a village where they cooked lunch for us which was absolutely delicious.. the host was very warm and explained how they are trying to save a hundred villages. He walked us around the village and it was very sad to see the state of some houses.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Money goes a long way as drinks and food were very reasonable. We had some great meals! There are ATMs and it was easy to change money too. Although I checked the walks when booking they were more difficult than expected so really check out the itinerary,

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. Although they have plenty of water our guide did stress not to shower for any length of time. No big food chains here so we did support local businesses and ate traditional food on several occasions.. Eating at the village supported them and their bid to save a hundred villages.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

We thoroughly enjoyed the vacation and pleased we visited Albania before it gets too popular. Our group was eighteen people and we would have preferred it to be slightly smaller. It would have been good to have two nights somewhere on the trip, perhaps in the middle. We do recommend this trip

review 6 May 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The scenery and the food

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Not particularly

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a nice relaxed pace, the scenery and food were way above expectations, and Denis the guide was outstanding

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