Day Cruise to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Day Cruise to Saranda and Butrint National Park from Corfu

Our single-day cruise to the fascinating country of Albania is aimed at adventurous travellers seeking something out of the ordinary. From the Port of Corfu, we follow the Albanian coast to the city port of Saranda. A 20 km guided coach tour of the south coast’s virgin shores and scattered islands is available. We pass small picturesque villages and endless fertile plains that lead to a great lake. The highlight of your day will be a visit to Butrint – an UNESCO World Heritage site. Over the centuries, the ancient town had disappeared under layers of silt and vegetation. In recent years, however, archaeologists have uncovered some of the finest working town remains in the Mediterranean. The Venetian Tower near the entrance, the ancient theatre, the Temple of Asclepius, the ancient gymnasium, the Roman Baths, the Roman Baptistery with its priceless mosaic floor, the Lion gate and the enormous Cyclopean walls will transport you back in time from 2,500 years till the 3rd century A.D.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Corfu Old Town, Agias Sofias 24, Corfu Town Greece

Admire the scenery of the Old Town of Corfu

Stop At: Port of Saranda, V2C3+H76, Sarandë, Albania

Arrival at the main Port of Albania (Saranda). Passport control and coach boarding

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Agios Saranda, Saranda Albania

Short coffee break in Saranda City

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Butrint National Park, SH81, Butrint Albania

Arrival at the archaeological area of Butrint. Tour lasts between 90-110 minutes depending on age. The tour for elderly or disabled guests will include 70% of the archaeological area (with a separate guide when necessary). There is a small bar/ kiosk at the entrance to the site. Public bathroom facilities are available at the end of the tour in the Venetian Castle on the Acropolis hill.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Agios Saranda, Saranda Albania

Lunch at a sea view restaurant in Saranda

Guided walking tour of Saranda and free time


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 240 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Your comfort and well-being during our cruise are paramount to us, which is why we continue to operate our cruises with fewer passengers than that recommended by the health authorities. Allowing extra space for social distancing whilst you relax and enjoy the cruise in a clean and safe environment."



Start Time: 9:20 AM
Duration: 10 Hours
Start location: JWH2+FM Corfu, JWH2+FM6 Corfu, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
Our company provides coach transfers to and from the hotel and the main Port of Corfu. The duration of coach transfer depends on your hotel location (from 20' to 120', approximately). Please be at the meeting point at least 5 minutes in advance and look for the bus with an Ionian Cruises sign.

The Corfu Cruises Customer Service phone number is available for the morning coach transfer.

Departure from the port at 09:20. Boarding from 08:20 until 09:00. Terminal gate close 09:00.

Please be at the port at least 40 minutes before the scheduled boat departure time if you have not booked a pick-up. The departure time is subject to slight change according to local traffic conditions.

There is parking area in the Port of Corfu. (3 euros for 24 hours).

8. Passport details of all participants are required at the time of booking (at least one day before the trip).

9. For citizens of an EU country a valid ID-card or a valid passport is required on the day of travel.

10. Citizens of a non-European country subject to visa obligation in the Schengen zone need a valid passport and a residence permit or visa of the country belonging to the Schengen zone.

11. Citizens of a non-European country subject to visa obligation in the Schengen zone need a valid passport and multi-visa if the wish to travel from Greece to Albania and return.

12. Children under the age of 18 are not accepted on board without being accompanied by the two parents or an adult person.

Children being accompanied only by one parent, the other parent must sign a written authorization.

If the adult is not one of the two parents either parents or legal guardian must sign a written authorization.

Appropriate forms are available at the central ticket office at the Port.

If the parents are not in the Country of the departure port the signature of the authorization must be authenticated from the state of the children and to been translated from the embassy of the country of the port of departure.

If the parents are not at the port but in the Country of the port of departure the signature of the authorization can be authenticated from a Police Department of the Country of the port of departure.

If the parents are at the port of departure the signature of the authorization can be authenticated from Passport Control Office.

The written authorization has to be remitted to the Passport Control Office and the Master or the Purser of the vessel.


Ports

  • Corfu Port



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

Included

  • Entrance to the Ancient City of Butrint and the Museum in the Venetian Castle
  • Coach tour in Albania with Lunch
  • Professional guiding in English every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Professional guiding in French every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Professional guiding in German every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
  • Professional guiding in Russian every Wednesday & Friday
  • Professional guiding in Italian every Thursday & Sunday
  • Entry/Admission - Butrint National Park

Not Included

  • Items purchased from the on-board bar
  • Drinks during the coffee break in Saranda. Drinks at the restaurant during lunch

Facilities


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