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Travel in Footsteps of Edward Lear

Relive the journal of a 19th Century Landscape Painter

  • Started Jun 18, 2019
  • 1,100 euros
  • Tirana

Service Description

Our travels will begin in Tirana and as we canvas the country southbound, exploring and lavishing in the same scenic locations as Lear himself. We will be making stops in the towns and villages Lear himself painted. Each evening we will discuss the route and reflect on the journal entries of Lear. There is “luxury and convenience on the one hand, liberty, hard living and filth on the other.” So Edward Lear described the mysterious and often misunderstood country of Albania. Edward Lear travel through Albania and Macedonia in 1848. Lavishly illustrated by the artist’s own paintings and suffused with a unique charm, Edward Lear in Albania catalogues idiosyncratic observations of this beautiful and unknown land. Including vivid insights into the environment, culture and politics of the period, these journals offer an intimate portrait of a wild yet captivating corner of Europe. This magnificent opportunity to travel throughout the country and visit Elbasan, Shkodra, Tirana,, Berat, Durres and Tepeleni. Duration: 7 nights/8 days Difficulty: Easy to moderate. 4-5 hours of walking each day. Landscape: Landscape is mountainous, alongside rivers and countryside. Accomodations: 3 star accomodations/double occupancy/ guest houses, B&B where available Single occupancy is available add: 150.00 Price Includes: Roundtrip group transfer to airport 7 Breakfast/7 lunch/7 dinners/water Accomodation: modest, clean & authentic

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Contact Details

+1 9783047625

First floor, Lajia 2 Rruga Mitat Hoxha, Sarandë, Albania