Private Tour of Riviera from Tirana – Ksamil Saranda and Blue Eye

Private Tour of Riviera from Tirana – Ksamil Saranda and Blue Eye

Join us on this Day Tour of the Riviera to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Albania. You will witness an amazing view while driving across Llogara, overseeing the whole seashore, on your way to getting to pristine beaches, such as Dhermi, Himare, Porto Palermo, and Ksamil. A Day tour that combines History, Culture, and stunning nature. Get inside Himara’s Castle and touch a part of Albanian history or see Porto Palermo’s Submarine Base, built in 1969 during Communism as a Fast Attack Craft base. Visit Ksamil, a gift from nature, and see why it has been dubbed “The Maldives of Europe” or have a lovely lunch in the South’s most visited city, Saranda.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Blue Eye, Sarande Sha22, Vlore 9701 Albania

After around 3:30 hours of Driving we will reach Blue Eye of the south Albania. Located in a village near Finiq, the Blue Eye or Syri i Kaltër is a water spring that perfectly describes Albania’s natural beauty – breathtaking. Full of water so clear you can see all the way to the bottom and the sunlight makes it a magical place, especially to take some neat photos or have a quick swim. The spring is an easy hike from the parking area and you can refresh on a cafe nerby.
Please note that from the Parking there is a 25 Minutes (one way) walk to the Blue Eye.
For 3 euro Ekstra you can get a shuttle from a mini train provided from the administration.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ksamil, Ksamil, Saranda, Vlore County

According to many people, Ksamil is the most beautiful beach in the country and it has been named by a lot of magazines as “The Maldives of Europe” and rightly so. It is the perfect place to take some photos and liven up your Instagram profile as its vibrant blue colors and fresh seawater will leave an impression very few places can.
Please note that during the summer season Ksamil gets very busy and difficult to navigate so the tour will be adjusted accordingly.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saranda, Saranda, Vlore County

Possibly the most well-known city in the Southern Riviera, Saranda is a top tourist attraction city because of its beautiful beach, Albanian-Greek mixed cuisine and modern resorts and bars you can find there. Full of Olive trees and a very calming nature it is the best place to have a nice lunch and conversation after a tiring, but yet finished, trip. A short stroll in the promenade of Saranda with the chance of having lunch.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kalaja e Lëkurësit, Sarandë, Albania

Located few kilometres from Saranda, the castle of Lekursi offers a great panorama of the whole bay of Saranda and the Island of Korfu. This place is also a great oportunity for a quick dessert or a drink.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Castle of Porto Palermo, Ali Pasha Tepelena Fortress, Porto Palermo, Porto Palermo Albania

Porto Palermo is a bay a few kilometers south of Himarë along the Albanian Riviera. It is the most well-preserved garrison erected by Ali Pasha in the region and there you can also find the Porto Palermo Castle, also known as the Ali Pasha Castle, built around the 19th century.

Along the beautiful beach in the bay, you can also find the Porto Palermo Tunnel, a submarine base that is no longer in use by the military, built in 1969 by Enver Hoxha as a home base for Fast Attack Crafts.

Return to Tirana via "Lumi i Vlores"

Duration: 20 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 07:30 AM
Duration: 12 To 13 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Please let us know where can we pick you up in Tirana or Durres

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entrance Fees
  • Hotel Pick Up / Drop Off
  • Entry/Admission - The Blue Eye
  • Entry/Admission - The Castle of Porto Palermo
  • Entry/Admission - Kalaja e Lëkurësit

Not Included

  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Private Expenses & Souvenirs


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