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Tirana & Kruja city tour

Durres Durres

Tirana is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Albania. It was founded in 1614 by Sulejman Pasha and became Albania's capital city in 1920. City tour in the Skanderbeg Square, the central hub of the city, named after the Albanian hero, Skanderbeg. Visit to Et'hem Bey Mosque built on 1824, the Clock Tower, National Historic Museum built in 1981, the Tabakëve’s Bridge date from the beginning of the 20th century, the Palace of Culture, where the Theatre of Opera and Ballet and the National Library stand. Then, we will have a walk at the Bllok area (Tirana’s famous bar/clubs area, and ex-communist forbidden zone). Afterward, continue to Kruja. Kruja is a small town perched high on the face of a hill considered “the Adriatic Sea’s Balcony”, because of its altitude above mean sea level (approximately 1000 m). Kruja was the center of 15th century Albanian resistance to the Ottomans under the leadership of national hero Gjerg Kastrioti “Skanderbeg”. Visit the unique Skanderbeg Museum inside the restored castle and the Ethnographical Museum. The street leading up to the castle is built in the style of a Turkish bazaar; we can stroll along the old bazaar which has a wonderful selection of authentic antiques and souvenirs. Lunch with traditional food and Albanian Folk Show. Transfer to Durres. City tour and return to Durres city/port.

Availability

Activity Date : 19/07/2019 Change Dates

Activity Details

  • Type City Tours and Sightseeing City Tours and Sightseeing
  • Activity Operator Albania Explorer Tour Operator
  • Duration 8 Hours
  • Available On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Starting Place Meeting at the Durres Port Terminal (as per cruise/ship arrival time), or Hotel in Durres.
  • Level Moderate

Inclusion(s) And Exclusion(s)

  • Inclusion(s)

    • Local guide in English during all tour itinerary
    • Entry tickets (Tirana National Museum, Kruja Castle/Skanderbeg & Ethnographic Museums, Durres archeological museum and amphitheater)
    • All transfers with modern AC cars/vans/bus

  • Exclusion(s)

    Gratuities and individual daily expenses and porterage

  • Terms and Conditions

    Full payment (100%) to be done at the time of booking confirmation.

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