Full-Day Cruise: Albania with Optional Tour to Butrint

Tour Details

10 hour

Corfu, Greece

Price

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22.00 € / PERSON

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22.00 € / PERSON

TOUR OVERVIEW

Full-Day Cruise: Albania with Optional Tour to Butrint

While in Corfu, don't miss the unique opportunity to discover the beautiful but little known country of Albania! Embark on this Full-Day Cruise, get the chance to visit the port of Saranda and enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Butrint!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full-Day Cruise to Albania from Corfu
  • Enjoy spectacular views while on board
  • Visit the pretty port of Saranda
  • Opt for a guided tour to the UNESCO-listed ancient Butrint including a buffet lunch at local restaurant (extra cost)
  • Multilingual commentary on board (available in certain languages)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included (if relevant option is selected)

DETAILED DESCRIPTION 

DURATION 10 hour

LOCATION Corfu, Greece

Pickup Service

Get picked up from your hotel or drive independently (depending on the option you select) to Corfu port and embark on this Full-Day cruise and get the opportunity to discover the interesting country of Albania!

Once you arrive at the port, hop on the boat and enjoy a relaxing trip across the Ionian Sea to the pretty port of Saranda. Once you arrive at Saranda, after a quick passport control, you will either spend the day exploring the city of Saranda independently or take the optional tour (recommended) to the archaeological site of Butrint (additional cost/can be arranged and paid on the spot).

Optional Tour to Butrint 

Those who opt for the optional tour will board an air-conditioned coach at Saranda and be driven to the archaeological site of Butrint (approximately 40 minute drive). Located on a peninsula between Lake Butrint and the Vivari Channel and now forming part of an extensive national park, Butrint was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, step back in time as you learn about the history of Butrint. Imagine life as it was lived in Ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine times, as you marvel at well preserved remains from all three periods. Walking through the shrine of Asclepius (the Greek god of medicine), retrace the footsteps of the thousands of pilgrims coming in ancient years to make offerings to the god, to take the waters and hopefully be healed. Take time to view the large amphitheatre, originally from the Greek settlement, but expanded and improved by the Romans, and now left to us in wonderful condition. Or, among the many other impressive and varied remains, discover the extraordinary mosaic floor of the early Christian Baptistry – from an era when large numbers of converts were still being baptised as adults. Visit also the central museum, renovated in 2005, and admire the extraordinary archaeological finds, including the “Goddess of Butrint” – an embodiment of the Greek ideal of beauty – as well as other finely crafted statues of Greek gods and famous Romans.

Returning to the present day and on our way back to the port, sample local specialities when we stop at a traditional restaurant for a buffet lunch. Finally, hop back on the coach and travel back to Saranda where you will have some free time before we get back on your boat and follow the return trip to Corfu port.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

INCLUDED

  • Full-Day Boat Trip to Albania
  • Multilingual tour commentary on board (available in certain languages)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (if option ''With Hotel Transfer'' is selected)
  • Taxes

EXCLUDED

  • Port taxes (approximately 10 euros per person, paid on the spot)
  • Optional tour to the archaeological site of Butrint including buffet lunch (approximately 23 euros for adults, 11.50 euros for children, paid on the spot)
  • Gratutities (optional)

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IMPORTANT INFO

  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Upon confirmation of your booking, you will be required to email us (info@bluetours.gr) the valid passport details (passport full name, passport number, nationality, passport expiry date) for all travellers (latest 48 hours before the scheduled travel date)
  • Departure information: Boat departs from Corfu port at approximately 09:00 am
  • Pickup point: Pickup from your Corfu hotel or nearest meeting point (if option ''With Hotel Transfer'' is selected). 
  • Pickup time: Pickups from hotels start between 07.00 am - 08:30 am depending on your location. The exact pickup time from your hotel will be advised upon your booking confirmation.
  • Return Information: Boat returns at Corfu port at approximately 19:00. Drop off to your Corfu hotel or nearest meeting point (if option ''With Hotel Transfer'' is selected).
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (0-3) are free of charge
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions: If your tour is cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of booking an alternative date or tour or you will be offered a full refund.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellation up to 72 hours before the arranged pickup time

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