1. From Dubrovnik: Private 2-Day Albania and Montenegro Tour
After pickup from your hotel in Dubrovnik, drive through northern Montenegro into Albania, where you will first stop for sightseeing in Krujë. A small town full of wooden houses, stone fortresses and an interesting mosque, Krujë is a symbol of rich and diverse Albanian culture. Visit the castle, which held a strategic military position for Albanian resistance against the Ottoman Empire during the 15th century. After visiting the old town, enjoy an exclusive lunch in a traditional Albanian restaurant. Afterwards, take a 2-hour visit of Tirana, the Albanian capital. The next destination is Shkodra, but along the route you will stop to see some of the 20th-century bunkers that were designed by the communist dictator Enver Hoxha to fit only one soldier at a time. Located on a large lake of the same name, Shkodra is one of the oldest and most important cities in Albanian history, as well as a main commercial city in the modern economy. Here you will witness a true blend of Eastern and Western culture and architecture from every period of Albanian history. Your guide will take you to enjoy the most beautiful panoramic view of the city from Castle Rozafa, on the nearby mountainside. Stay overnight at a hotel in Shkodra. The following day, the tour returns to Dubrovnik along the Adriatic Coast. As you pass through Montenegro, you will have a chance to visit both Budva and Kotor, two magnificent old towns with a completely different cultural background from Albania. Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, your driver will take you back to your hotel.