A family of four – including two teenagers – planned to spend an active holiday in Albania during summer.
We booked a time slot on Velstana’s website, and Stanislas called us on time. The video call lasted less than 30 minutes, which proved to be sufficient to create together our own trip tailored to our preferences.
We explained to Stanislas that we loved the outdoors. As a result, we were looking for a one-week active holiday in Albania, including thrilling outdoor adventures.
He tabled a few ideas of possible activities in line with our tastes, including white-water rafting in a wild canyon, diving and exploring a shipwreck in the Ionian Sea, hiking in the mountains, and relaxing and sunbathing on gorgeous secret beaches. He also suggested us doing an entertaining cooking class to discover Albania’s unique gastronomy. Everything seemed exciting and entirely in line with our expectations.
We also intended to rent a car upon arrival at Tirana airport. That would be more convenient for us, all the more so, as Stanislas confirmed that public transportation was minimal across the country.
Concerning accommodation, we told him that we would like to stay in comfortable guest houses or hotels of good quality. We requested two rooms – one double and one twin – for our family.
Stanislas emailed us a detailed description of our tailor-made holidays and a quotation the following week. It included all the elements we discussed and agreed upon during our call. He also sent us helpful advice for purchasing our flight tickets.
As a result, we approved and signed the quotation electronically and paid a deposit. As soon as we bought our flights, we forwarded the details to Stanislas for a smooth car pick-up. We were looking forward to our adventure holidays in Albania !
Two weeks before departure, we received a comprehensive travel book setting out the complete itinerary by email. It also included many other things, such as trail information, travel advice and recommendations for restaurants and Albanian cuisine.
Thanks to a specific reference number sent by Velstana, it was also available online via a link and on a handy free app – that can even be used in offline mode – available for iOS and Android devices.
First steps in the city of a thousand windows
A memorable excursion
Towards the Albanian Riviera
A well-deserved resting day
Diving and sunbathing
Last swim in Albania
Pricing and services for this adventure trip: 690 € per person
- 6 nights in comfortable guest houses or family-run hotels (breakfast included)
- Car rental for 7 days, including third-party liability insurance and standard coverage in case of damages and theft (CDW and TP)
- White-water rafting with a professional guide
- Excursion by speedboat to the Karaburun peninsula
- 1 discovery dive per person
- Cooking class in Berat
- Travel Book accessible anywhere, anytime, including a one-of-a-kind itinerary
- Flight tickets
- Car fuel and security deposit for the car rental
- Additional car coverage (on request)
- Museum/castle entry tickets
- Lunch and dinner
- Travel insurance
The abovementioned sample prices are for guidance only and are not binding. The total cost of your holiday will depend on a number of factors, including time of year of travel and choice of accommodation and transport. The actual cost of your holiday is as set out in the Booking Confirmation.