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Saranda Gems

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Gabby Travel n Tours

  • Locations

    Saranda, Albania

  • Activities

    Private Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    From: €50 EUR per person
  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Avg Distance

    40 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 9 a.m.

  • Starting Location

    Any location in Saranda

  • Price Includes

    Driver guide, live commentary on board, hotel pickup and drop-off, transport by private vehicle, transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Notes

    Dress code is smart casual; may be operated by a multilingual guide; minimum of three people per booking is required; a moderate amount of walking is involved; not wheelchair accessible


  • Have the chance to visit Saranda, the Pearls of Balkans.
  • Visit the remains of a Roman theater at Buthrotum.
  • Enjoy an opportunity to see the Blue Eye, a phenomenal spring.
  • Explore the sites of an ancient temple, castle and Byzantine church.


Trip Info

On this private tour, embark on an exciting day tour of Saranda and marvel at the UNESCO’s World Heritage ancient site of Buthrotum. Visit the gorgeous coastal town of Saranda, also known as the Pearl of the Balkans, and hidden destinations beyond. Join us as we try to transmit you the special atmosphere created by a combination of archaeology, monuments and nature. Take the chance to witness the breathtaking views of the endless horizon that Saint George Monastery and Lekuresi castle offer.

After convenient pickup from your hotel, board a comfortable vehicle and after a bit of city exploration, take advantage of the option to continue your journey straight to Buthrotum. On our way to the ancient site, our first stop will be at the 14th century Saint George Monastery. After that, we head to Ksamil where we get to enjoy an amazing panorama that sea, sun and islands offer. The perfect spot for sightseeing and profile photos. As we enter the National Park of Butrint, we examine the impressive remains of a Roman theater, travel along a historical route that shows you a temple, an ancient fitness center with public baths, an aqueduct and a Byzantine church with one of a kind well preserved baptistery. End this route with views of a hilltop castle from the Venetian period.

After spending at least a couple of hours in Buthrotum, we take our way back to the next destination, the Lekuresi Castle from where we admire the amazing and relaxing view of Saranda. Our last and most relaxing destination is a totally must be-there-and-see-it-yourself the famous springs of the Blue Eye! Blue Eye Spring is a hypnotic pool of deep-blue water surrounded by electric-blue edges like the iris of an eye. It’s a pleasant spot with blue dragonflies dashing around the water and the surrounding shady oak trees make a pleasant picnic spot. It’s the perfect spot for photos that can make it to your Facebook profile.

Your adventure awaits!

Gabby Travel n Tours

We shall never take you somewhere that we ourselves wouldn’t chose to be for vacations. We are determined to offer you only the best combinations of attractive sites plus prices and time that Albania tenderly and abundantly offers to our honored guests. Trust us and we won’t disappoint you.

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