Travel In Lux: A Travel Guide To Albania

Travel In Lux: A Travel Guide To Albania
 
 You've set your plans for the coming year and in 2020 its all about luxury travel. You spin the globe, close your eyes and point. Albania. Albania? Yes, Albania! You think to yourself how exciting it's going to be from planning for the trip to when you actually arrive. Located in Southeast Europe on the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, Albania is a picturesque country that's rich in history, nature, and culture. Albania's currency is called the Lek. It is known that some parts of Albania, especially the bigger cities, also accept Euro currency. So, here is a travel guide to help you plan your next luxurious vacation to Albania.

Getting to Albania

The largest city in Albania is Tirana and is also its capital. With that said, Tirana International Airport Nënë Tereza (TIA) services both private air travel and regular commercial flights to and from Tirana. There is another international airport in Albania that is called Kukës Airport Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (or Kukës Airport) and is located about 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south of Kukës, Albania. This airport was recently allowed to service international passenger flights as of 2016 and is considered the gateway to a well-known national park (more on that later).

Tip: Take your luxurious travel plans to new heights and take to the sky via private air travel so you can experience breathtaking aerial views while gaining the exclusivity from riding private.

Getting Around

Whether you are flying into Tirana or Kukës and want to continue your travel in luxury, contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to coordinate your ultimate VIP arrival experience. Otherwise, other modes of transportation include taxi, rental vehicle service, or by bus.

Tip: There is also an option to have a private limo service you, book ahead of time with your travel agent to ensure coordination.

Where to Stay

If this is your first time visiting Albania, you are likely going to start your journey at Tirana. As mentioned, Tirana is the capital so there are no shortages of lux accommodations in the area. If you decide that you may want to try out the local vibe for one night, then there's a variety of those types of options as well.

Tip: If you are looking for a 5-star experience, there are 2 well-known hotels in Tirana that were recently awarded the "Traveler's Choice Award". So if you were having a hard time choosing a place to stay, this may help you consolidate your choices.

Attractions

Now, here's the exciting part of our article, the "what's there to see and do in Albania?" The simple answer is plenty! Whether you are looking for a luxurious cultural and historical visit or a nature-filled one, there is something for everyone to see and do. One of the top attractions in Tirana is Bunk'Art (Bunk'Art 1). Bunk'Art 1 is a 5-floor palace underground bunker that was built by the then, communist government. It has 106 rooms and an assembly hall. It is now a museum and art center that is open to the public. BunkArt 2 is similar to the former attraction but is located at a different site. It is also now an art museum that also displays Albania's history from 1912 to 1991. There are other museums around Tirana with some giving you an in-depth look at the spiritual side of the country. One other notable attraction in the city is the Grand Park of Tirana, a great escape to nature without leaving the city.

Do you remember when I briefly mentioned a national park near Kukës? Valbona National Park (Valbonë Valley National Park) is widely known for the Valbona-Theth hike. Experience nature in all its glory through the valleys and Valbona River along with the Albanian Alps. It is a luxurious nature-filled hiking experience, to say the least. One that has excited both locals and tourists alike with its awe-inspiring views.

For those who want to visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the town of Gjirokaster, Albania. Picture yourself walking on cobblestone streets while browsing the local boutique shops along the way.

Tip: Check out Gjirokastra Castle while you are there. You'll find out why when you get there, and you're welcome.

Relax and Unwind

When you had your fill of all the amazing things you've experienced throughout Albania, complete your luxury trip by relaxing and unwinding at one of Albania's natural thermal baths, which are famed not only for relaxation but for its health benefits as well.

These are only to mention a few of the many luxurious things to see and do in Albania. See and experience all the things Albania has to offer, and when you're done, don't cross it off your luxury travel bucket list just yet, come back and explore some more.
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