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ALBANIA To find out more visit saga.co.uk/landoftheeagle Land of the Eagle 11 nights from £999^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ Direct transfers Saga exclusive tour Experience the Mediterranean's best kept secret on this exciting tour of Albania. Discover unspoilt natural beauty, ancient cities and historic sights from the Ionian coast to the Cika Mountains with the chance to visit Macedonia. Your tour includes l l 11 nights in hotels 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners Holy Trinity Church in Berat Kruja Durrės nights in hotel Tirana Elbasan Berat Macedonia Ohrid Lakes Pogradec Excursions and visits City tour of Tirana, including a visit to Bunk' Art I Sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site Gjirokastra Explore UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint Visit Llogara National Park Dinner in a restaurant overlooking the city of Sarande Sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site Berat - `city of a thousand windows' Tour of Elbasan l l l l l l l Vlore Llogara National Park Albania Gjirokastėr Butrint Saranda Ksamil Village, Albania Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Durrės. Fly to Tirana. Transfer to Durrės and spend four nights at the locally rated 4-star Sandy Beach Resort Golem. Enjoy dinner and a welcome drink. D Day 2: Golem. Scenic coach tour of Tirana to see its jigsaw of contrasting architectural styles, then visit Tirana's cultural hub, Block' Art 1, and enjoy tea with Albania's most famous living artist before dinner at a traditional restaurant. B, D Day 3: Golem. With the next two days at leisure at your hotel, why not upgrade to all inclusive and enjoy the beach club access? Otherwise, perhaps join an optional tour of the historic sites of Durrės with a wine and produce tasting at the oldest winery in Albania. B Day 4: Golem. At leisure. Or join an optional excursion to see the historical sites of Kruja, including Kruja Castle and bazaar, with lunch on a local farm. B Day 5: Golem to Saranda. Transfer to Saranda and the locally rated 5-star Hotel Santa Quaranta, stopping en route in UNESCO-listed Gjirokastėr, birthplace of the former communist dictator, Enver Hoxha, and at the Blue Eye natural springs. B Day 6: Saranda. Enjoy a tour of Butrint and Albania's most important UNESCO-listed archaeological site, including a Greek theatre and paleo-Christian baptistry. Perhaps enjoy a traditional lunch on a farm. B Day 7: Saranda. At leisure. An optional excursion reveals the historical sights of Mesopotam and tours Saranda city centre. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner and traditional singing in a castle above Saranda. B, D Day 8: Saranda to Berat. Wind your way along Albania's southern coast stopping to admire seaside beauty spots, with time for lunch (own arrangement and cost) in the Llogara National Park. Visit Vlore, where Albanian independence was declared. Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Grand White City in Berat. B Day 9: Berat to Pogradec. Discover buildings of architectural and historical importance on a walking tour of Berat, the `city of a thousand windows'. Enjoy lunch in an Albanian home then continue to Pogradec and locally rated 3-star Hotel Pogradec, for two nights. B, L Day 10: Pogradec. At leisure. Alternatively, join an optional tour to Macedonia, stopping in Sveti Naum to discover a 1st-century lakeside monastery, and the ancient town of Ohrid to observe artisan paper making before sundowners in Struga. B Days 11: Pogradec to Tirana. Experience a scenic drive to Tirana and the locally rated 4-star Hotel Colosseo, stopping en-route to explore Elbasan and the Sultan's castle. Wine and dine with Albania's most famous chef on an optional excursion. B Day 12: Tirana-UK. After a free morning travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B Treat yourself to an upgrade Upgrade the last two days of your four-day stay at Sandy Beach Resort Golem to benefit from all-inclusive meals and exclusive beach club access. "Albania is a beautiful country, the tour gave us an excellent opportunity to see various aspects as well as a memorable day in Macedonia." Marianne, Hove Selected optional excursions now available to book in advance SAVE £50 ^on Apr 22 and Oct 7, 2019 Prices from: Apr 22, 2019 1049 999 May 13 1069 Jun 3 1119 Jun 24 1169 Sep 2, 9 1269 Sep 23 1119 Oct 7 1049 999 Oct 14 - Solos 1199 Single Supplement: From £169 (exc. Solos) departures when you book by Mar 22 ,2019 Land of the Eagle. Holiday Code: CT410/ AF363 Solos. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £54 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. Getting You There Prices are based on British Airways from Gatwick. · Ask about our great value upgrades to Club Europe or Business Class. To book see page 27 and call FREE on 0800 300 500 or visit saga.co.uk/escortedtouring Please quote ECT19 11