Albania Group Tours for Solo Travellers
Travel solo as part of a group tour to Albania
WHY TRAVEL SOLO 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.
In Tirana, the buzzing capital, you’ll find an array of rainbow-coloured buildings and quirky underground museums in converted nuclear bunkers. The stunning riviera harbours some of the Mediterranean’s most dramatic vistas and least developed sands. 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.
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.
Albania’s largest beach town, a short hop from the capital, blessed with an impressive history and miles of sandy beaches. Explore the ancient Roman Amphitheatre to learn about its impressive history and savour fresh seafood overlooking the seafront.
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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
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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