Planning your trip
How to get tickets
Our final sale for Explorations 2023 will be Thursday 27 April. For this final sale we're using a lottery system to give everyone a more seamless booking experience. The lottery will provide access to the booking portal on a rolling basis starting at 11:50am.
If you would like to attend we strongly recommend planning with your group in advance and be ready to book tickets as soon as they go on sale.
Getting ready for final sale
All tickets include accommodation and a festival wristband for the week.
At time of booking, you’ll be able to:
- Purchase your tickets and accommodations
- Reserve your transfers to and from Dhërmi
- Add shuttle tickets
- Add tickets for Gjipe beach parties (lineups to be announced)
Tickets for wellness programmes and other activities will be available at a later date.
Booking with a group: Groups are able to book together through one reservation. Most accommodation options are suitable for 3 - 4 people, however there are limited options for groups of 2 and 5 - 6. You will need the full name, date of birth, email and phone number of each person in your group to book, plus a £100 deposit per person due at time of booking.
Booking solo: Unfortunately no solo packages remain for Explorations 2023. If you'd still like to attend, you can head to our Facebook Group to meet others who want to go to Explorations and find a group.
Arrival and departure dates: You will need to know your desired arrival and departure dates to secure your hotel and transfer options.
Your desired arrival and departure dates will impact your hotel and transfer options, so make sure to confirm your plans with your group ahead of time. If you book a transfer with us, your arrival and departure options will be:
- Arrival Dates: Thursday 8 June and Friday 9 June
- Departure Dates: Monday 12 June, Tuesday 13 June, and Wednesday 14 June
Note: music programming is scheduled Thursday 8 June - Tuesday 13 June.
You can secure your spot with just a £100 deposit.
Presale payment dates:
- The initial 50% of your balance will be due on January 5, 2023
- The remaining 50% of your balance will be due on February 28, 2023
January sale payment dates:
- The initial 50% of your balance will be due on March 1, 2023
- The remaining 50% of your balance will be due on May 2, 2023
April sale payment dates:
- 100% of your balance will be due on May 26, 2023.
If you book with a group, the deposit must be paid by the lead passenger. Once the booking has been created, each person will be able to pay their balance separately.
Full dates and amounts will be communicated to you with reminders once you have made your booking.
All tickets include accommodation and a festival wristband. This is to avoid overinflated rates during the festival week, ensure sustainable prices, and provide a smoother festival experience for our guests.
There are options for everyone, from cozy 3-star hotels to premium 5-star hotels just steps away from our festival stages, all at excellent prices.
Below are some sample prices of options that will be available to you when booking. Keep in mind your final cost will vary depending on the hotel and number of people in your booking.
|2 people||£256 pp|
|3 people||£244 pp|
|4 people||£240 pp|
|5 people||£238 pp|
|2 people||£265 pp|
|3 people||£284 pp|
|4 people||£309 pp|
|2 people||£400 pp|
|3 people||£393 pp|
How to get to Explorations
From Corfu, Greece
The first option is via boat from Corfu, Greece to Albania, then a final leg to Dhërmi by bus. You can choose either a speedy option (1h15) or a standard option (2h30). The bus trip from the ferry terminal to the festival is around 50 minutes.
Corfu is just a 3 hour flight from London, with many other direct flights from across Europe. The ferry terminal is a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport. When booking, please refer to the timetable for latest flight landing times to ensure you make your ferry on time.
Pricing: £65 one-way for the Speedy ferry, £49 one-way for the standard ferry.
Below is the most up-to-date ferry timetable with availability. Please note that limited spots remain for most of the Dhërmi - Corfu ferries.
From Tirana, Albania
Flight times to Tirana are under 3 hours from many European cities. Transit options include a minibus or a private taxi transfer.
New for 2023, enjoy a direct transfer from Tirana airport straight to the festival site. Take in the stunning mountain views on a 3.5 hour drive. Relax in our comfy minibuses with plenty of room for you and your luggage.
Tickets cost £45 one-way.
Via private taxi
You can book a private taxi for up to 3 people and luggage, which will bring you from the Tirana airport directly to your hotel based on your flight arrival time. If you book a private taxi for departure, the taxi will pick you up at your hotel.
Price is £165 one-way.
More info is available in our FAQ