6 independent reviews for Small group Albania vacation

Reviews for Small group Albania vacation

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review 16 Sep 2017

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

Loved walking around the Spa town of Vrnjacka Banja in Serbia. Would liked to have stayed here overnight.

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

If possible book a day earlier in Belgrade and if possible visit the Bunk Art 2. Some of the group said it was worth while, i did not have time to visit.

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

Yes, used local restaurants, with local guides and main guide and drivers from the area. Some of the city tours were on foot.

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

Excellent guide and very careful drivers. learnt lots of history about the countries, although the more I learnt about Albania the more confused it became, as this country has had a very troubled past.

review 12 Oct 2017

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

Berat--beautiful city

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

This trip is really geared toward older (60+) travelers. Had i realized this, i might chosen another operator.

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

Definitely.

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


review 25 Apr 2017

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

We loved Albania so it is hard to think of one memorable part but the visits to the Blue eye, Gjirokaster, Butrint & Berat stand out.

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

There is a fair amount of driving each day, sometimes very windy roads so take precautions if you need to.

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

Definitely benefited local people, particularly in villages and small towns

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

Very good

review 19 Apr 2017

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

Being priviledged to see the real Albania as its beginning to open up to tourists.

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

Be flexible. The itinerary might change, just go with it. You never know the guide might just know best and add something unexpected and exciting! Be prepared for quite a bit of walking. Take good shoes as most of the paths are cobbled and can be slippery when wet. Take a swimming costume. The beaches are really good for swimming.

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

Staying in family owned hotels and eating in local restaurants contributed directly to the local economy. However, Albania has a problem recycling plastic so being given a bottle of water a day felt like we were creating an environmental impact, rather than reducing them.

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

A brilliant experience. Fun, educational and eye-opening.

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for your comments Kay and we are delighted that overall you had a great trip. Regarding the provision of plastic bottles we absolutely agree with you here re this creating a negative environmental impact. We will be investigating the provision of bottles as it is directly at odds with our 2017 'Plastic Purge' campaign where we are working on eradicating all single use plastic from our trips. Please be assured that this is no standard practice and we will do all we can to avoid this in the future.

review 16 Sep 2015

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

Visiting some of the art museums and archaeological sites

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

Inqire about local resturants

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

In a sense, I feel that it supported local conservations in terms of restricting visitor numbers to archaeological sites, local museums.

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

Quite enjoyable-in terms of good hotel accomodation

review 4 Jul 2015

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

Seeing all Albania had to offer and the historical sights

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

How busy all the days were, with not time to have to ones self. The first day was very tiring after getting up early for the flights then having a half an hour, on arriving at the hotel, before going out sight seeing. Another day needs to be added to the vacation.

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

Benefited local people by money spent at each place.

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

Very enjoyable with some lovely memories

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