time 11 Days / 9 Nights

Irana – Lac – Durres – Apollonia – Vlora – Saranda – Butrint - Ksamil Islands – Saranda – Phoenice – Mesopotam – Gjirokastra – Permet – Leuse – Korca – Voskopoje

Christianity first arrived in Albania with Saint Paul during the 1st century. Saint Paul wrote that he preached in the Roman province of Illyricum, and legend holds that he visited Durrës. It was Saint Astius, a 2nd-century Illyrian and Christian martyr venerated by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, that served as bishop of Durrës (Dyrrachium), during the time of the emperor Trajan (98–117). Astius is the Patron Saint and Protector of Durrës. However it was with Constantine the Great, who issued the Edict of Milan and legalized Christianity, that the Christian religion became official in the lands of modern Albania. The schism of 1054, however, formalized the split of Christianity into two branches, Catholicism and Orthodoxy that was reflected in Albania with the emergence of a Catholic north and Orthodox south.


inclusion Inclusions
  • Round-trip air USA – ALBANIA – USA
  • Meet and Assist upon arrival
  • Private air-condition motor coach throughout
  • Christian English speaking guide(s)
  • Tour escort throughout
  • All entrance fees
  • Nine days of sightseeing tours
  • Nine nights of hotel accommodations
  • Your choice of 4 or 5 star hotels
  • Full board; Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Porterage (luggage handling) at hotels
  • All transfers
  • USTOA $1 Million Dollar Travelers Assistance Program

This itinerary may be modified to the requirements of your group 

**Ask about our Church donation program**

Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited. 


inclusion Inclusions
dates Dates & Rates
Select a Departure Date