Gap Years and Backpacking in Albania

Countries  »  Albania

Sightseeing Trips
See all the wonders Albania has to offer
Water Sports
Enjoy the pristine beaches and soak up the sun
Multi-Country Trips
Visit Albania has part of a tour of Europe

Gap Year Albania

It may not sit at the top of many backpacking itineraries, but Albania is one of Europe’s top up-and-coming travel destinations.

It boasts pristine, crowd-free Mediterranean beaches, a diverse range of stunning national parks, including forests, lakes, and mountains, UNSECO World Heritage Sites, and a fascinating Communist legacy to explore. It might be small, but Albania has a huge amount to offer on your gap year.

Albania once served as a crossroads of civilisation, and it shows to this day. History buffs can get lost in ancient landmarks like the Rozafa fortress, which overlooks Shkoder, a city dating back to the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Nature lovers can wander the massive Tomorr National Park, while sun-seekers will adore the unspoiled Albanian Riviera. If cities are more your thing, capital city Tirana offers a unique blend of Communist past and contemporary chic.

Albania has been overlooked for too long. It’s time to add it to your bucket list and visit one of the most incredible countries Europe has to offer.

Experience Albania

There’s no shame in not being sure of what to do in Albania – its status as an emerging backpacking destination means it doesn’t yet have the established trails of other countries. We offer a number of packages that give you the opportunity to make the most of Albania, whether you’re interested in sightseeing, extreme sports, or backpacking around this whole region of Europe.

Complete Gap Years

Complete Gap Years

Backpacker Tours

Backpacker Tours