In the Footsteps of Lord Byron
starting from €1250. Please inquire about small group pricing.
Set in the fashion of the Grand Tours this trip will explore the fascinating period of traveling in the European part of the Ottoman Empire. The 1809 explorations of Lord Byron and his entourage of the wild Albanian landscape. Meeting with the famous Albanian Lord Ali Pasha, inspiration for his bestselling book Child Harold which took him to the pinnacle of European literature. Our Tour will explore all these and more.
A delight for history and poetry enthusiasts
The famous Bektashi Monastery
Riding the mountains and forests of Southern Albania
One of Albania’s oldest Byzantine churches at Labovë e Kryqit
Riding through the Kelcyra
Throughout the days, we experience firsthand the landscape as our beloved Lord Byron, and the evenings are spent reflecting upon the day’s events. His captivating journeys included the UNESCO World Heritage city of Gjirokastra, Tepelena (birthplace of the Albanian-Ottoman ruler, Ali Pasha), and Melanit (a religious center for Bektashi Shi'it Muslims).
Adventured on a shore unknown,
Which all admire, but many dread to view.
- Lord Byron
Archeological and Ancient History
With a long history of Illyrian, Roman, Ottoman, Italian and more empires, Albania has endless historical and archeological sites to learn about.
The Via Egnatia is an Ancient Roman road, as a continuation of the Via Appia between Rome and Istanbul, the two great metropolises Roman Empire.
South Albania Trail
Hiking through the beautiful mountains of the South, meeting locals and tasting the delicious home-made food. Get to know the true Albania by this off-the-beaten-path tour.