Plot Your Own Path
Traveling privately on a custom itinerary means flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, and to travel when it’s right for you.
Want to explore the country’s up-and-coming farm-to-table culinary scene? How about a visit to the first school in Albania, opened towards the end of the 19th century? Need suggestions?
To get started planning an Albania itinerary, take a look at our suggested Private Journeys to the region – Essential Albania; Essential Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo, Essential Balkans – or read more about how to design your own trip.
Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in Albania. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Journey Specialists to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.
- Enjoy a private tour of Gjirokastra with a local archaeologist, digging deep into the ancient origins and history of this UNESCO-listed Ottoman stone town.
- Head to the market with a chef to select ingredients, then step into a local home and learn to make lakror, a traditional flaky pastry pie that’s a favorite in Boboshtica Village.
- Step into a local family’s century-old home for a degustation of homemade traditional jams, compote, and a variety of raki – Albania’s favorite, fiery alcoholic spirit.
- Take a guided tour of a school in Permet, learning first-hand from students and teachers what Albanian education is like today, and how it’s evolved since Soviet times.
Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers private itineraries that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.