Although Albania is very popular among independent travelers, there are also vacation packages to Albania. Yes, not as widespread as to Egypt or Turkey, but package tourism has its share of the market. Below, I will tell you all about the peculiarities of packages to Albania, the cost of a vacation for two, where to buy them, and much other useful information.

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Everything about package tourism in Albania. Ksamil Beach on the Ionian Sea.

Vacation Packages to Albania: General Aspects

I must say right away that you shouldn’t expect a wide selection or five-star service when comparing packages to Albania with those to other resort countries. They are entirely different things. Here are the main differences between vacationing on a package in Albania and, for example, Egypt:

  • The selection of 5-star hotels in Albania is practically nonexistent. There are very few such hotels in the country, and you can read about them in detail in the article: everything about five-star hotels in Albania.
  • If there are few 5-star hotels here, then the number of hotels operating on an All-Inclusive basis is even smaller. Most of them are concentrated around Durres and Golem. The most common meal plan in Albania is Bed and Breakfast (BB).

Important to know:

You can find Full Board (FB) packages to Albania, which include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, it’s essential to understand that this is not an “All-Inclusive” system. Firstly, alcoholic beverages won’t be included. Secondly, meals are served at specific times, not whenever it’s convenient for you. Also, it’s often not a buffet but rather A la carte dining. This means you’ll have a one-page menu with a choice of 2-3 salads, 2 main courses, and so on.
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Today, there are literally 3-5 hotels in Albania that operate on an All-Inclusive basis. Often, guests are only offered breakfast, even in these more expensive hotels.


Most tourists opt for packages to Albania with only breakfast included. During the day, they spend their time on the beach, sightseeing, or taking excursions. Apart from sea and beaches, Albania offers mountains, waterfalls, canyons, hot springs, and a vast number of architectural landmarks. You can find the top 30 rated places here.

Personal opinion: Dinners at the hotel are not really necessary. Having breakfast included is undoubtedly convenient. Albania has a huge number of cafes and restaurants, so finding a place for dinner is easy. Here are two useful articles on this topic:

Useful to know:

The most common accommodation options for tourists looking for ready-made tours to Albania are 3-star hotels with breakfast included or self-catering apartments with their own kitchen.

Prices for Packages to Albania for Two

Of course, there is no single answer here. As you know, everything related to prices can vary from around 1000 euros to 10000 euros.

Useful to know:

As an alternative to package tours, there are many more accommodation options for independent travelers in Albania. In fact, all you need is to buy your plane tickets and book a hotel. The entire cost for such a trip is calculated in detail here.

You can also find detailed information on how to buy a ticket to Tirana here.

But let’s get back to the question. Below are average prices for packages. You might find a juicy deal for a lower price, or you can always find something better and more expensive. Remember that a ready-made tour always includes: flights, transfers, and accommodation. Excursions, car rentals, and almost always meals are additional expenses.

  • The standard price for a 7-8 day package for two to a 3-4-star hotel in low season is around 1100 euros.
  • And the standard price for a 7-8 day package for two to a 3-4-star hotel in high season is around 1400 euros.

We consider the high season to be from the end of May to September.

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The Best Resorts in the Country are in the South

Where to Buy a Vacation Package to Albania

I’ll keep it brief since you already know everything. You can purchase them from any travel agency where you usually buy tours to other countries. However, I will recommend two services that are currently growing rapidly, offering convenient tour search and selection without intermediaries. The most important thing is their 24/7 customer support during your trip.

  • Expedia – the best service both in terms of convenience and the number of packages to Albania. It’s like Amazon among marketplace platforms for vacation packages.
  • CheapOair – their main competitor. You might find cheaper packages here, but the first one is much more user-friendly. You can search on both platforms and buy from the one you prefer. Both services are completely safe and protect your purchase.

Of course, at the moment, buying vacation packages to Albania is not as popular as directly booking hotels and apartments.

Travel tips

I don’t have many tips, but here they are:

  • Even if you usually go for all-inclusive hotels, I recommend reconsidering this in Albania.
    • It’s easier to find such a tour, and it’s more affordable, with a much wider choice of hotels that include only breakfast.
    • And it’s quite easy to dine at local cafes and restaurants.
  • The best resorts in Albania for a vacation are located in the southern part of the country, on the coast of the Ionian Sea.
    • The article on resorts in Albania will help you choose the best place for your vacation.

In conclusion: Today, buying packages to Albania is much easier than it was five years ago. The selection is much wider, and the prices are quite affordable. However, the hotel industry in Albania is not yet as developed as in popular resort destinations like Egypt and Turkey. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing because Albania is not just about lying on a beach. Albania is about sea, mountains, waterfalls, hiking, national cuisine, drinks, and, of course, hospitable and friendly people.

Resources to help you plan your dream trip to Albania

  • Flights at the best prices with best discounts
  • Car rental in Albania (cheaper – only by bus):
    • DiscoverCars – a major international resource
    • LocalRent – the leader in the Albanian car rental market. Very low deposits, even in cash.
  • Hotels and apartments throughout the country:
    • Hotellook – compares prices among dozens of platforms and offer you the best one.
    • Booking – large online booking platform.
    • Agoda – even more accommodation options in Albania.
  • Tours, excursions and activities:
    • GetYourGuide – more than 550 tours
    • Viator – 920+ excursions and activities throughout the country
  • Comprehensive travel insurance: EKTA
  • Internet and Calls:
    • Airalo eSIM in Albania from $4.5
    • DRIMSIM – universal SIM card (or eSIM) in any country in the world.
  • Taxi and airport transfer: Intui.Travel