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Albania tours with a difference
Our Albania tours are different. We take the path less travelled and bring you to places you won’t have read about in guidebooks
Albania is changing at a frightening pace. It’s almost impossible to keep up with the latest developments to the road network and infrastructure. That’s why you need to book your Albania tour with experts who really know the country.
We’ve been running Albania tours since 2014, and have built an unrivalled reputation as the go-to tour operator for unusual and imaginative trips.
Book an Albania tour with us, whether self-drive or with one of our friendly drivers, and you are guaranteed an experience that you won’t find anywhere else.
Our Albania Tours
We offer a variety of different tours, from self-drive to private guided
Albania Group Tours
Back in the old days, we offered unique scheduled group tours – travelling across Albania and Kosovo by 4×4. Now that the unmentionable situation seem to be settling down, we’re bringing our group tours back, with new itineraries to reflect Albania’s rapidly changing infrastructure.
In our view, Albania is the leading gastronomic destination in the Western Balkans. In Former Yugoslavia the food culture is grill-grill-grill, whereas Albania offers extraordinary variety in comparison. A new generation of ambitious young chefs are re-interpreting traditional dishes and gaining an international reputation.
“About 20 per cent of Albanian drivers have the firm conviction that traffic on the roundabout has right of way. Another 20 per cent believe traffic entering the roundabout has right of way. Then a good 30 per cent believe they have right of way, in any circumstance whatsoever. The remainder seem to be under the impression that a roundabout is some kind of strange circular car park, with an ornamental garden in the middle. “
We’re keen to bring more travellers to Dibër, a previously hard-to-reach region that has suddenly gained a good road connection to Tirana – and a new airport
When we started out, back in the dark ages of 2014, half of the original team came from Peshkopi, capital of Dibër region (or “Dibra”, if you prefer). So inevitably we found ourselves in the mountains of Dibër every few weeks, often drinking raki in ramshackle bars.
Drive Albania’s Dibër contingent has moved on (one is now in the US Navy, the other married in Mexico) but we retain our love for all things Dibër, and hope to introduce this wild and beautiful region to more travellers in 2022.
The drive from Tirana – previously a four-hour slog – has been cut to about an hour-and-a-half with the opening of the new Rruga Arberit highway, and there’s even a shiny new airport in the city of Kukës. Change is coming, so we recommend getting to Dibër sooner rather than later.
Discover Dibër – the real Albania
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The Albanian Riviera
Albania has beaches…
End your Albania tour with a few days on one of the most beautiful and unspoiled Mediterranean coastlines.
Drive Albania Tour Reviews
We have been creating unique Albania tours since 2014.
Drive Albania Tours started out as a specialist in Albanian 4×4 adventures, taking intrepid travellers to the most remote parts of the country. Today we have an unrivalled reputation for private guided and self-drive tours, and create unforgettable tailor-made experiences from gastronomy to trekking.
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