Do I need a visa for Albania?
Most nationalities, including British, require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit.
Danuta Janik - European Operations
What is Albanian food like?
Food in Albania is quite varied thanks to the many influences on the country and particularly Mediterranean combining both Turkish and European tastes. Dairy products, especially milk and yoghurt are present in almost every meal, usually locally sourced. Meals are reasonably priced at 10-15 euros per person for traditional dishes including baked rice, casseroles, stuffed aubergine and Jani Meat (beef or lamb sautéed with onions, garlic and spices).
Fresh fish is also plentiful from the sea or lakes and is an important ingredient in many dishes. Dishes that must be sampled are Tirana stew, Elbasani yoghurt and baked phyllo pie. For dessert, there are the classic cookies and puddings but most importantly the Baklava is very popular. Drinks are reasonably priced with a bottle of beer costing around £2.20 yet traditional drinks need to be tried as well, Raki and "Scanderbeg" Cognac, (noted for its unique flavour and aroma). Your leader will recommend restaurants for each evening.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Is it easy to travel through Albania?
There will be some long drives (maximum 5 hours on day 4) and windy roads in some areas but this is more than made up for by the spectacular, wild scenery. Some of the drives, especially between Korca and Gjirokastra, or Sarande to Dhermi, are particularly special.
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Albania Country Guide
A guide to Albania, including it's recent history, can be found here.
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