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Number of Reviews: 10 Overall score: *****
Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
Review posted by Mary Parker
***** Written

Walking in Albania

The 'Walking in Albania' trip provides a wonderful opportunity to glimpse many different aspects of a fascinating and beautiful country. This is a busy and exciting holiday with never a dull moment! Most people in the group started out knowing very little about Albania because, of course, it was 'out of bounds' until Communism was overthrown in 1991. We learned such a lot! If you love climbing mountains, walking in beautiful scenery, learning about culture, history and traditions, then this is the trip for you.
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Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
Review posted by Jane Byrne
***** Written

Walking in Albania

This is the second time I have done this trip and the alterations to the itinerary are good -the walking is still varied in wonderful scenery and the accommodation has improved.
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Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
Review posted by James Horsfall
***** Written

Walking in Albania

An excellent mixture of walking and sightseeing in a country I knew very little about. Theth / Valbona have spectacular Alpine scenery, very green in June but with snow still on the peaks. The people were really friendly, the food was superb (salads, grilled vegetables, aubergines, lamb, and one of the best steaks I've ever had - in Kosovo - the Pinot noir there was a bargain too), prices cheap....go before more people discover it !
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Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
***** Written

WALKING IN ALBANIA

The holiday is a mixture of walking and cultural sightseeing rather than a purely walking holiday. Albania is a wonderful country, with incredible mountains and superb History. Its tourist industry is only just beginning, meaning that some features (e.g. hotels) were less well developed than in other countries, but there was nothing which caused problems compared with the huge advantage of having people who were proud of their country and who were so keen to make tourists feel welcome. 
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Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
***** Written

WALKING IN ALBANIA

I would give 5 stars to the first part of the trip - Thethi and Valbona National Parks, the walks, and the guest houses we stayed in were all fantastic and just what I was hoping for in my holiday. But the rest of the trip was a very slow paced cultural/culinary tour with no walking. Perhaps it would have been a shame if I visited a country with such a depth of history and just walked in the hills, but I think others booking should know what to expect from this 'Walking in Albania' trip.
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Exodus Response

Based on feedback from 2013 departures of this tour, we tweaked and fine-tuned the itinerary and overhauled the trip notes for 2014. We feel that the new 2014 itinerary gives a better balance of walking and cultural insights into this fascinating country.
Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
***** Written

WALKING IN ALBANIA

This is a new trip which still needs some work to get the balance right.  It either needs a downgrading of the difficulty level or changes to the itinerary.
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Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
***** Written

Walking in Albania - and sightseeing

A few beautiful walks and then some sightseeing. Great country, lovely food, better hotels than I expected.
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Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
***** Written

WALKING IN ALBANIA

Like the other nine people in my Exodus group I had only a vague preconceived image of what to expect in Albania ; possibly a rather drab, depressed society still struggling to free itself from the recent shackles of communism but with the compensatory prospect of some decent walking in a remote and little-known corner of Europe.The reality was almost overwhelming : the scenery (whether mountain or coastal) was stunning, towns and cities were bright and lively, clean, and seemingly safe; the depth of history and heritage was fascinating; and the locals were exceptionally friendly and welcoming wherever we went. 
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Rural scenes of Theth Valley, Albania
***** Written

WALKING IN ALBANIA

A fabulous holiday - superb landscape, wonderful ancient history, inspiring modern history, extremely hospitable people, we were treated like guests not tourists and the walking was good too!
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