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Cultural Tours Albania

Cultural Tours Albania

Established in 2005, Cultural Tours Albania is a travel and culture content provider for Albania that offers small-group cultural and wildlife tours in Albania for international Travel agencies which want to offer such tour topics for their clients in Albania.

The company is headed up by archaeologist, Prof. Dr. Bashkim Lahi. We work with highly qualified specialists in the fields of archaeology, ethnography, museology and zoology, all of whom are actively engaged in scientific research in Albania. With over 10 years as a tour operator, we supplied hundreds of tour packages for our partners and their clients and served hundreds of foreign tourists in different languages such as German, French, English, Italian. We guarantee your clients will have a deeply meaningful, highly personal and memorable travel experience. This is a promise we’re comfortable making because each of our journeys is carefully planned and expertly orchestrated to immerse your clients in the culture of Albania — its history, sights, customs, cuisine, arts and crafts. Most of all, we will introduce your clients to wonderful local people in warm, personal and enlightening ways. Our expertise, knowledge, and personal relationships allow us to design journeys that are rugged and adventurous, urban and ultra-sophisticated, or the perfect blend of both. Whichever you prefer, you can be certain that your clients trip will be filled with exclusive opportunities that only we offer.

Cultural Tours Albania prides itself on providing journeys that enlighten, enchant and live long in your clients memory.

If you want to know more about us first, you’ll find plenty of information below and on our page of top reasons to travel with Cultural Tours Albania.

Our programmes include:

Prehistoric and historical heritage tour

Programmes can be adapted to specific interests and be of various durations: week-long, ten-day and two week programmes are all possible.Week-long programmes mainly focus on the Albanian coast; ten-day programmes usually include the coast and southern areas of Albania whilst a two week programme allows for visits throughout the country. We can arrange tours focussing on specific periods such as prehistory, antiquity or the Middle Ages, or particular thematic routes; for example, the birth and development of Christianity which includes visits to a wealth of monuments from antiquity to the late Middle Ages, wonderful Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches and monasteries , splendid wall paintings, religious icons, etc.

Tours with an ethnographic character, based on indigenous settlements and lifestyle

These tours last a week to 10 days and focus mainly on northern Albania and eastern and southeastern Europe where ethnographic tradition is better preserved.

Nature and Wildlife

An opportunity to get acquainted with our rich variety of animal and bird species such as the Dalmatian Pelican, a well known resident of the Karavasta area. These tours last for a week to ten days and can take place in different parts of Albania, according to the interest of your group.

Planning a tour itinerary

Upon receipt of your tour requirements, we will prepare your program which you will receive by email within seven days. Once our tour quotation has been accepted, we will work with you in order to successfully deliver your selected programme. To ensure the best arrangements, we suggest you get in contact with us at least six to twelve months prior to your scheduled tour date.

Meet our team

Era Xhaferaj
Era Xhaferaj
Archaeologist, Albanian Institute of Monuments, Tiranë

PhD, Centre for Albanian Studies, Institute of Archaeology, Tirana

Special research interest in Medieval Archaeology

Aulona Lahi
Aulona Lahi

Law studies at the University of Vienna; Master degree in “Expert in EU Funding programmes” at the University of Bologna.

Bashkim Lahi
Prof. Dr. Bashkim Lahi
Archaeologist at Albanian Institute of Archaeology; correspondence member of the German Archaeological Institute

History and Archaeology undergraduate studies at the University “Luigj Gurakuqi” in Shkoder and University of Tirane.

Sokol Lahi
Tour Operator

Tour specialist

Lavdosh Jaupaj
Lavdosh Jaupaj
Archaeologist at Albanian Institute of Archaeology

PhD at the University Lumière Lyon 2 France. Professional french speaking tour guide that will accompany the tour members during the visits of the monuments and ancient archaeological sites.

Denik Ulqini
Denik Ulqini
Zoology specialist laboratory in the Department of Biology and Chemistry and Water Research Institute of Shkodër region; Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Shkoder

Specialist in aquatic ecosystems