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Durres Day Tour with Local Guide

1. Durres Day Tour with Local Guide

Your trip starts at 9:00 AM at the “Liria” Square. Explore the city’s 1930’s architecture as you walk along the boulevard. Visit the Ethnographic Museum and its artifacts displayed on the second floor of a traditional house from the 19th century. It exhibits authentic objects of hand-crafts as well as a rich collection of Albanian traditional costumes. Next, you will visit the Roman Amphitheater from the 2nd century AD, built during the reign of the Emperor Trajan as one of the biggest amphitheaters in Balkans.The Roman Amphitheater and the city of Durres are unusual for their extraordinary degree of preservation, particularly for its large stretches of undisturbed stratigraphy. About a third of the amphitheater was not set on manmade supports, but on natural ones, utilizing a precipitous hillside to support its northern seating, or cavea. On the way to the archaeological museum you can admire the Byzantine Wall, an engineering masterpiece, built during the reign of Emperor Anastasius ( VI cent AD ) whose origin was from Durres, and the seaside promenade enjoying the fresh air and the view of the largest bay in Albania.The Byzantine Chapel is your next stop. An early Christian chapel built into the western side of the amphitheater. Its western alcove preserves a unique polychromatic mosaic representing Christian iconography in almost their natural sizes. Archaeological Museum, if you’re interested in Durres history, or even just curious about it, Durres Archaeological Museum has some of the best exhibits. Having a guide at your side as you explore means you can ask as many questions as you like. The Venetian Tower and the Byzantine stretch of wall, a 15th cent intervention done to the byzantine fortification of the city. A flight of stairs takes you to the roof which gives you the opportunity to watch the seaside and the surroundings of the old city. This tour will then finish at 2:00 PM.

Durrës: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

2. Durrës: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

Take a romantic tour around Durrës, perfect for the romantics of the world. Visit romantic and picturesque places alongside a professional local guide as you learn the romantic stories hidden within the city. Take a romantic walk along the Beach of Durrës, see the best places to have a date in the city and where to take the loveliest photos, and more. As you explore, discover the historic love stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city, from heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious and spicy. Learn the romantic meaning behind the Amphitheater of Durrës and see exactly what's so special about Durrës Castle.

Durres: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

3. Durres: 2-Hour City Walking Tour

Discover all the quirks and charms of living in Durres from your expert local guide. Enjoy the perfect opportunity to sightsee and hear the fascinating stories behind every turn. Explore the city at a relaxed pace and hear the facts and legends behind each street and landmark. Marvel at the largest Balkan amphitheater, dating back to Trojan times, and visit Albania's most ancient economic and historic center. See all the highlights and even a few hidden gems on an unforgettable stroll through the city.

Tirana and Durres guided Walking Tour

4. Tirana and Durres guided Walking Tour

Embark on an unforgettable one-day guided walking tour to Albania's top attractions. Begin your tour by driving towards Skanderberg square and admire the beauty of the monuments and buildings in the square. Follow your guide and hear about the history and significant cultural background of the city. Continue to the iconic National Historical Museum and know about the archaeological treasures of the country. Built during the years of communism this museum reflects the phases that the country passed through. After you complete the museum tour, continue to explore Tirana’s other main attractions. Next, head towards Durresi, the second most populated city of Albania. Durresi was also known as Epidamnus in the seven first centuries AC. Start your walking tour from the Venetian Tower and continue to the walls of the Durres Castle, Roman Amphitheater, and the Archeological Museum with a panoramic display of discoveries and urban planning. Take a stroll down the streets of this ancient fascinating city on your own before returning to Tirana

Durrës: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

5. Durrës: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this guided walking tour in Durrës, Albania. Together with a professional local guide, visit the most decorated places and hear local Christmas stories and legends. This special time of year brings magic to Durrës. Stop to see the decorated Christmas tree, discover must-taste local Christmas products, and more. Prepare to be spellbound by the cozy holiday atmosphere that’s all around, something you can only experience in Durrës this time of year.

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