Program Seminar 2014

Program Seminar : 12-24 July 2014

Arrival date Saturday 12th of July, leaving Thursday 24th of July.

  • Day 1: arrival at Tirana Airport. Transfer to Hotel Marub in Rubik. Welcome dinner party and introduction.

  • Day 2: early morning walk, lunch in Rubik, afternoon free, evening classes in Rrëshen, dinner party.

  • Day 3: traditional wedding!

  • Day 4: morning classes, afternoon free, evening classes in Rrëshen. Dinner in Rubik.

  • Day 5: Day trip to Prizren and Gjakova in Kosovo, dinner in Kukës.

  • Day 6: early morning classes, picnic in the mountains

  • Day 7: leaving Rubik for Tirana, visiting Kruja on the way, dinner in Tirana.

  • Day 8: morning classes, afternoon excursion options, evening classes, dinner.

  • Day 9: morning classes, afternoon excursion options, evening classes, dinner.

  • Day 10: morning classes, afternoon lecture or optional singing classes, excursion to Mount Dajti with dinner party.

  • Day 11: day trip to Elbasan, ethnographical museum and castle, lunch included, evening classes.

  • Day 12: Final morning classes, video recording, group picture, farewell dinner folklore party

  • Day 13: transfers to Tirana Airport.

    Program due to changes, depending on unexpected local activities.

    Dance classes with live music for some parts in Tirana. Certificate of attendance, accepted by CID-Unesco, Audio-CD and DVD included, lyrics to the songs and other information.

    Classes will be at the premises of the Mirdita Folklore Ensemble for the first part, at the premises of the National Folklore Ensemble, the Opera building in Tirana.

    Lectures about Albanian dances, music and costumes.

    Excursions to interesting places including ethnographical museums.

    Evening dinner parties in Tirana in the best traditional restaurants.

    Pricing:

    The price will be about 1100 Euro’s, including accommodation, transport, excursions, admission fees, breakfast, dinner (including two drinks), dance classes, Audio-CD and DVD, certificate. Lunch is also included at the excursion days. A definite price will be available soon.

    Whatever you like for lunch, eating and drinking is fairly cheap in Albania; restaurants, fast food and bars on every corner at every price level.

    Accommodation:

    For Tirana we will stay in Hotel Theranda, a newly built modern hotel, air-conditioned rooms, western style equipped bathrooms, breakfast buffet, bar, internet connection, conference room, in the very centre of Tirana or in other hotels in the same area of town nearby Theranda with the same specifications. In the Mirdita region we will stay in Hotel Marub, known as an Eco-hotel in the middle of unspoiled nature near the town of Rubik. It is equally a very modern hotel.

    We try as much as we can to accommodate you at your wishes, single rooms (at extra costs) or couples together in a double room, but we are not able to guarantee granting of all wishes, due to the limited number of rooms available.

    Travel:

    Coming and leaving by plane: transportation from and to the Tirana airport to the hotel is included on the set dates. Arriving earlier or leaving later is no problem, but keep in mind extra hotel reservations and transport from and to the airport. Extra nights at the hotel will be charged at the same rate as the normal nights during the seminar. Travel to and from the airport will take about 25-30 Euro one way, regardless the number of persons involved.

    Coming and leaving by other means: transportation to the hotel on the day of arrival and the day of leaving can be arranged when date, time and places are confirmed about 5 days in advance. In case of extra costs we will inform you as soon as possible in advance. Accommodation and transportation elsewhere can be arranged for you.

    Signing up

    The seminar is due to a minimum (15) and maximum (20) number of participants. Admission of participants will be based on the date of registration. Fill out the registration form here

     

Written by: Cees Hillebrand. Last updated: 2014-04-06