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Albania Group Tours for Solo Travellers

Travel solo as part of a group tour to Albania


With 300 miles of sparkling Ionian coast, rugged mountains and pretty hilltop towns crowned with crumbling Ottoman castles, Albania is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets…but surely not for long.

Beyond vague recollections of its communist past, few travellers seem to know much about this intriguing Balkan country. Decades of isolationist rule have kept its treasure trove of natural beauty, exotic language and sumptuous cuisine largely under the radar of the mainstream crowds. 

Tirana, the capital, is a buzzing city of brightly painted buildings, traditional restaurants and intriguing underground museums in converted nuclear bunkers. The stunning riviera harbours some of the Mediterranean’s most glorious stretches of sand, stretching from Vlorë right down to Ksamil. But the true pulse of Albania is found in its mountainous hinterlands, particularly in the Ottoman-era towns of Berat and Gjirokaster, or in the pristine wilderness of Theth National Park. 

Trust us when we say that Albania is the next big thing, making it a rewarding destination for your next solo adventure. 

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Top places to visit in Albania


Once a city of dreary tower blocks, Tirana has transformed into a vibrant whirl of pedestrianised streets, lively public squares and colourful street art that are a pleasure to explore. Don’t miss the Bunk’Art II museum or the History of Leaves for an insight into Hoxha’s Stalinist regime.


The Unesco-listed ‘city of a thousand windows’ entices visitors with its narrow cobbled streets and white Ottoman houses climbing up the hill to its centuries-old castle. It’s a laidback place to sample some traditional cuisine and enjoy breathtaking views of the Osum River valley.


Nestled in the Albanian Alps (known as the Accursed Mountains), this quaint stone village is a base for some of the country’s most scenic hikes. Trek through deep green valleys and thick forests, where wolves still roam, to the crystalline Blue Eye natural spring.


Within striking distance of Corfu, Ksamil is set around a turquoise bay dotted with three small islands. It’s a popular place for watersports and low-key rooftop drinks. The nearby city of Butrint is well worth exploring for its Unesco-listed ruins dating back to the 6th century.

Trips to Albania

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5 Days in Albania

Albanian Riviera

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10 Days in Europe

Montenegro & Albania

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Albania facts

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Central European Time (GMT+1)

Top three activities

1. Hike to the Blue Eye of Theth
2. Explore Tirana’s museums
3. Meet local crafters in Kruje

Top five dishes to try

1. Byrek – filo pastry pie filled with spinach and feta or meat and onions
2. Grosh – white bean soup
3. Tavë kosi – lamb and yoghurt casserole
4. Fërgesë – peppers, tomatoes & feta cheese
5. Qofte – seasoned meatballs of beef or lamb

28 °c

Average temp in high season

What's the weather like?

Albania has a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers averaging 30-35ºC (86-95ºF) and mild, wet winters averaging 6-12ºC (43-54ºF). Inland regions, especially in the mountains, experience colder winters with snowfall and milder summers.

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