Two of Albania's stellar cities are the stars of this trip. Take in the terrific capital of Tirana then visit the mountaintop metropolis of Kruja to discover a roll call of the country's most dazzling historical gems.
First up is Tirana. Albania's capital since 1920, it's a treasure trove of made-for-Instagram locations. Pristine palaces, crumbling castles and mighty monuments, it's packed with history at every turn. You'll tick off sights like the towering minarets of Et'hem Bey mosque, the impressive Skanderbeg square and the National Museum. You'll also get to visit the Blloku district, once home to the communist-era elite and former dictator, Enver Hoxha.
Then it's on to the hilltop city of Kruja. We'll visit an exhibition dedicated to the country's national hero, George Castriot, then round off with some shopping in the bustling bazaar.