A Summer Escape to Corfu & Albania

8 Days
Availability : 24th - 31st July 2024
Malta
Corfu & South Albania
Max People : 19

A Summer Escape to Corfu & Albania

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  • 8 Days
  • Availability : 24th - 31st July 2024
  • Max People : 19

Tour Details

Why you should join our trip to Corfu & South Albania

Discover the serene beauty of Corfu and South Albania on your relaxation holiday, where sun-kissed shores, crystal-clear waters and delicious Mediterranean food await. Join a fun and like-minded group trip organised by DanEscapes and Globaltravelbook in a 1-week relaxation holiday to Corfu & South Albania.

This trip is designed for those seeking relaxation and our itinerary minimizes travel time, allowing you to fully immerse yourself and enjoy your time in the delights of the sun, sea, history and to savour the flavours of Mediterranean cuisine.

In Corfu, immerse yourself in the charm of picturesque villages, stroll along golden beaches, and indulge in delicious Mediterranean cuisine. South Albania offers tranquil bays, hidden coves, and unspoiled natural landscapes perfect for unwinding.

Whether you’re basking in the sun on pristine beaches, exploring historic sites, or simply savouring the slow pace of coastal life, this trip to Corfu and South Albania offers a tranquil escape where every moment is dedicated to soaking in the beauty and culture of these two destinations.

 

Tour Details

For further details regarding each day’s events, please refer to the Itinerary section below.

Guests are scheduled to meet at Malta International Airport on July 24th, 2024, where they will be accompanied by their group leader for a collective journey to Corfu.

Upon arrival in Corfu, a private transfer will escort the guests to a ferry for a scenic sea crossing into South Albania. This marks the tour’s third venture into Albania, encompassing destinations such as the enchanting Blue Eye in Sarande, the coastal gems of Vlore, Dhermi, Gjipe, Ksamil Beach, and the captivating Sazani Island. Throughout their stay in Albania, guests have the option to unwind at leisure, perhaps lounging on the beach or exploring town centers. However, for those seeking more structured activities, a variety of options are available and detailed in the day-to-day itinerary below.

After four nights in South Albania, guests will return via ferry to Corfu, where they will be transferred to their 4-star accommodations at the Ariti Grand Hotel Corfu. Here, they can relish in seaside relaxation and immerse themselves in Greek culture and traditions, with planned activities including an organized boat trip and Greek-themed dinner (further information provided in the day-to-day itinerary). Additionally, a free day is scheduled, granting guests the freedom to explore beaches, visit Antipaxos, or enjoy Aqua Land.

For comprehensive details on each day’s activities, kindly consult the Itinerary section below.

Meeting Point

Malta International Airport

Arrival & Departure Airport

Corfu

MLA – CFU – 07.00 – 08.40

CFU – MLA – 20.20 – 22.10

MALTA Registered Dash Q400.78-seater turbo prob aircraft.

Dates

24th – 31st July 2024

Price Includes

  • Flights - 15KG checked luggage & 7KG hand luggage
  • Corfu (3 nights) : 4* Hotel (BB basis) & Albania (4 nights) : 3* and 4* Hotel (BB basis) both based on a double room
  • English speaking local tour guide in Albania plus Globaltravelbook/DaneEscapes team.
  • Ferry transfer to Albania & return to Corfu
  • Greek Night Dinner (transfers included)
  • Sivota Blue Lagoon Boat Trip in Corfu (transfers included)
  • Insolvency Fund Protection

Price Excludes

  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Globaltravelbook and operators in Albania & Corfu
  • Lunches and Dinners (apart from dinner at 'Greek Night')
  • Everything not mentioned in 'include section'

Itinerary

Day 1 - 24th July 2024Malta - Corfu - Saranda, Albania - The Blue Eye

    • Meet at Malta International Airport 
    • Private Transfer in Corfu to Ferry
    • Cross to Albania 
    • Transfer to hotel & have lunch somewhere in the area. After lunch, you will head to the Blue Eye which is located 40 minutes away from the hotel
    • The Blue Eye (Syri i Kaltër in Albanian) is a water spring and a natural phenomenon with a depth of at least 50 meters, the deepest any diver has been able to go, so the actual depth is even unknown. The Blue Eye is famous for its stunning beauty and clear turquoise water. The water is so clear that you can see all the way through to the bottom and observe the light blue bubbles rising to the surface
    • In time for sunset, we will head to Lekursi Castle for a beautiful view of Sarande below. We may be lucky enough to come across Albanian bands/singers performing live.
    • We could either have dinner at Lekursi Castle or down in the town
    • Overnight in Sarande

    ** The scheduled activities are subject to the arrival time in Albania. Should any delays occur, adjustments to the itinerary for this day will be necessary.

    Included: Flight, Transfers, Ferry & Overnight at Sea & Lake Villa or similar

    MLA – CFU – 07.00 – 08.40 (MALTA Registered Dash Q400.78-seater turbo prob aircraft).

Day 2 - 25th July 2024(i) Free time spent at a beach or (ii) Boat trip

  • Breakfast at the hotel

During our stay in Albania, on this day, you are free to enjoy your free time to relax and enjoy the crystal-clear water and powdery white-sand beaches around the Albanian Riviera. However, we’ve also organised optional activities that you could join.

Optional activity:

A Boat trip which will stop at multiple bays which are only accessible by boat. The boat is spacious and there are different floors for those who wish to relax and for those who wish to to listen to music and have a small party. The longest stop is in Krorez Bay (3 hours) where you will have time to enjoy the beach, go for lunch and explore the area. You could also take food with you. The return trip back home is memorable and a foam party is organised. (10am – 5pm) – €25 per person

In the evening, there will be free time in Saranda to visit the centre, eat at a restaurant and socialise at a bar. Anyone is free to do what they like or they could join any group activity led by the group leader.

Included: Breakfast, Transfers & Overnight at Sea & Lake Villa or similar

Day 3 - 26th July 2024Dhermi & Gjipe - Overnight in Vlore

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • After breakfast, you’ll embark on the scenic Riviera Route towards Dhermi, a journey of approximately 2 hours, immersing yourselves in breathtaking coastal vistas along the way

    During our stay in Albania, on this day, you are free to enjoy your free time to relax and enjoy the crystal-clear water and powdery white-sand beaches around the Albanian Riviera in Dhermi. However, we’ve also organised optional activities that you could join

    Optional activity:

    Speed boat trip to Gjipe & Canyon : Once we arrive in Dhermi, you’ll board speedboats to journey to Gjipe. Depending on the group size, we’ll arrange 1-3 boats, each equipped with safety gear and life jackets for a worry-free experience. The boat ride offers stunning views and is optional for those preferring beach relaxation in Dhermi. Gjipe Beach, nestled in the southernmost tip of the Albanian Riviera, is renowned for its pristine waters, unique rock formations, and breathtaking coastal landscapes. As you make your way to the beach, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Pirates Cave. Nestled in Dhërmi, beneath the cliff housing the Monastery of St. Todhri, this cave boasts a unique allure. Its lofty height and open ceiling allow sunlight to cascade in, creating a mesmerizing ambiance cherished by adventurers and photography enthusiasts alike. The cave’s majestic entrance, sculpted over time by the sea, welcomes you into its depths. At Gjipe Beach, water enthusiasts can indulge in kayaking or paddleboarding, while adventure seekers can explore the captivating caves lining the beach’s left side. Additionally, the area boasts 2-3 restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious lunch by the sea  –  (10am to 4pm) €30 per person

    After a day of basking in the sun, sea, and relaxation, it’s time to journey to your next destination: Vlore. The drive will take approximately 1.5 hours to reach your hotel. Upon arrival, you’ll have time to settle in before enjoying free time to explore the town and dine together as a group or individually, immersing yourselves in the charm of Vlore.

    Included: Breakfast, Transfers & overnight at Seaside Hotel Vlore or Similar

Day 4 - 27th July 2024Relax at beach or Boat trip to Sazani Island & Haxhi Alia Cave

    • Breakfast at the hotel

    During our stay in Albania, on this day, you are free to enjoy your free time to relax and enjoy the crystal-clear water and powdery white-sand beaches around the Albanian Riviera. However, we’ve also organised optional activities that you could join.

    Two optional activities:

    1. Boat trip to Sazani Island, explore the island & Haxhi Alia cave and enjoy the pebbled beach of Karaburuni Penisula 
    2. Go to a beach all together where people could choose to do any sort of waters sports

    Dinner time: Free to do your own thing or to have dinner as a group.

    Included: Breakfast, Transfers & Overnight at Sea & Lake Villa or similar

Day 5 - 28th July 2024Ksamil beach & Islands - Ferry trip to Corfu - Greek Night

    • After breakfast you will head to one of the pearls of the Albanian Riviera – Ksamil. The light blue waters and the white sand has made Ksamil to be considered the European Maldives. 
    • This will be a relaxing day where you could relax by the sea. Those interested in a bit of adventure could opt to rent water sports equipment such as jet skis, kayaks etc and explore the surrounding 3 islands. 
    • After lunch, a transfer will take you to the ferry terminal and you will cross over to Corfu
    • Transfer to hotel & relax 
    • 20:00 – 00.30 : Transfer to Kinopiastes traditional village where we will enjoy a delightful meal in one of the oldest family tavernas on the island of Corfu, consisting of many Greek appetisers, salads and desserts. Dancers will entertain you by performing folklore dancing and the famous Zorba Dance. Listen to the live bouzouki music and get invited to learn how to dance Syrtaki. A NIGHT NOT TO BE MISSED 

    Included: Breakfast, Transfers, Ferry, Greek night (with dinner) & Overnight at Ariti Grand Hotel Corfu

Day 6 - 29th July 2024Sivota Blue lagoon - Corfu by night

  • 09.00 – 17.00 : After breakfast you will  transfer to Corfu port for a boat trip. This is a large boat and will take you to the historical cave of Papanikolis where you will have a few minutes to take some pictures and hear about the story of the cave, also stopping  at the Blue Lagoon beach . You will have time to enjoy the beautiful beach by snorkeling or just enjoying the great view if you do not wish to swim.

    Another stop will be Bella Vraka beach. Here you will continue to swim and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Last stop of the day will be on the mainland of Greece, where you have approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to explore the small fishing village, Sivota. Enjoy some free time to walk around the village, have a nice coffee, or even an ice cream if you wish. Later the boat will return you to Corfu island.

    Transfer to hotel 

    • Corfu by night – Together we will head to Corfu town. Here you will have free time to enjoy Corfu towns evening beauty. Browse the narrow streets of the  old town with tourist shops, bars and restaurants in the Liston or stroll in the Spianada square and admire the Old Fortress.

    Included: Breakfast, Boat trip & Overnight at Ariti Grand Hotel Corfu

Day 7 - 30th July 2024(i) Free Day or (ii) Paxos & Antipaxos or (iii) Aqua Land

  • During our stay on the island of Corfu, on this day, you are free to enjoy your free time to relax and enjoy the crystal-clear water and powdery white-sand beaches or rent a car and explore the island. However, we’ve also organised two optional activities that you could do:

    1. Paxos & Antipaxos – Transfer to Corfu Town from where we will set sail. Today you will swim in the crystal blue waters in Antipaxos and you will enjoy Gaios the traditional village and capital of Paxos. During our passage, on the left hand side, we see the beautiful port of Laka. As we sail you will enjoy the impressive rocky coast line and the unique white sandy beaches until we arrive at the small but perfectly formed island of Antipaxos, whose sandy blue water coves have been compared to the Caribbean. Here you will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal waters of the “Paradise beach”. Our excursion proceeds to Paxos. After entering the narrow channel which leads us to the picturesque port of Gaios village, we see a breathtaking view of the two islands Panagia and Agios Nikolaos. We moor close to the centre of Gaios village where you can easily walk through the wonderful narrow streets and enjoy your lunch (extra) at one of the traditional tavernas. During your trip you can enjoy the sun and help yourself to refreshments, which can be purchased from the bar on board – €45 per adult &  €35 per child
    2. Aqua Land – This is the ideal place for all the family. Forget your worries, relax, sunbathe and swim. A truly incredible water park with a choice of 38 slides and the 3rd largest wave pool in the world. Giant and multi slides black hole for twisters, kamikaze for the daring, hydro tube, Crazy River for the sun seekers and a Jacuzzi to relax in. Children’s area with special slide pool. Fast food, souvenir shops and bars are also available (all extra). €45 per adult &  €35 per child & € 10 for children up to 3 years old.

Day 8 - 31st July 2024Departure to Malta

  • Transfer to the airport for return flight to Malta

Price
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July 24, 2024
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  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking - subject to availability
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond the control of Globaltravelbook and operators in Albania & Corfu
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  • Bank Address: APS Centre, Tower Street, Birkirkara, BKR 4012
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  • If you cancel your booking, we will offer a refund of any balance which we have not yet paid or are obliged to pay to any other Third Party. When a booking is cancelled within the month prior to departure, the remaining balance will be non refundable as well as we would be fully committed at that stage. All types of travel insurance are supposed to cover “cancellations” and for this reason we require that such travel insurance is purchased prior to travel.