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Albania

Albania
Albania
loved their trip to Albania

We knew very little about Albania but have friends who lived and worked there for several years. After talking to them our interest was piqued about this country that was isolated from the rest of the world until recently. It did not concern us that the tourist infrastructure is in it's infancy because we found the hospitality and friendliness of the Albanians to override any small inconveniences. And there are some excellent hotels and restaurants that would rival those in more visited destinations.
Trip Details
Traveled
As a couple
Travel dates
October 16, 2018
Trip type
Classic

Trip customized with a local travel agent in the destination

Ed’s agency
10 reviews
Your local agency for 4x4 and self-drive tours in Albania
Albania
Albania
November 4, 2018
Best parts:
My husband and I spent two weeks in Albania with' our local agency...Europe's Last Adventure'. Planning the trip was very easy as Ed, the owner, answered our emails and questions immediately and together with his knowledge and our special requests to visit/see certain places, Ed created an exciting itinerary. We credit Henri, our driver/guide (and who soon became our friend) with the success of our trip. His English is excellent, his knowledge of Albania and the sites we visited was extensive, he is an excellent and safe driver and he is very friendly and engaging person. If you want to explore a beautiful country, rich in culture and and wilderness experiences, go to Albania. It is not inundated with tourists. The people are hospitable and kind and the food is excellent. It is a gem!
Worst parts:
If you don't like cigarette smoke you might find Albania difficult. Cigarettes are cheap and it seems as though most males smoke. Although there are laws about smoking in restaurants, they are often not enforced. If you are afraid of heights and narrow, high roads you might be nervous as 80% of Albania is mountains. Obviously, neither of these issues have anything to do with 'Drive Albania'.....I can't identify any problems with our tour and the the staff.
Ed
Agency's response
Ed
Thanks so much, Nancy - we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us, and in Albania generally! I know Henri had a fun time too. Hope you can make it back one day - there's still a lot to discover!...Thanks so much, Nancy - we're really glad you enjoyed your time with us, and in Albania generally! I know Henri had a fun time too. Hope you can make it back one day - there's still a lot to discover! Best, Ed ReevesSee more