Durres District Walking tours

Our most recommended Durres District Walking tours

Tirana Walking Tour

1. Tirana Walking Tour

Tirana is the largest city of Albania and has something to offer for everyone. This morning tour starts at 9.30 from the main boulevard at Skenderbeg Square. You will visit the National Theater, Skanderbeg Statue (dedicated to the National Hero), The Historic Museum, Cultural Palace, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower and going through the Boulevard you will walk towards 'the Pyramid', built in 1988 as a museum for Enver Hoxha, the dictator of the period. After the tour you will go for a walk in the 'Bllok' area where you will see Enver Hoxha’s villa, the former dictator of Albania. You will enjoy a coffee break in this lively area offering a considerable number of coffee shops, restaurants and shops.

Tirana: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Tirana: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Appreciate the beauty of Albanian culture and history on this walking tour of the capital city of Tirana. Learn about the different periods that the ancient Albanian people went through. Get a close look at how fast the city has changed after the fall of the dictatorship. Explore all that Tirana has a lot to offer. Walk around the city, visiting the main monuments, buildings, and points of interest. Follow your guide to the National Historical Museum, Ethem Beu Mosque, Kulla e Sahatit, Tirana Castle, and Bunk’Art Museum. Learn about the history of each monument on the way from your expert guide. Ask your guide for other recommendations. Get insider tips on the city's nightlife and the most iconic spots.

Tour of Shkodër

3. Tour of Shkodër

Shkodra is a pretty city full of light and things to do, including cafes, shops and beautiful sights on each corner. We will visit wUra e Mesit (the middle bridge), a bridge located in the village of Mes, on the Kir river, about five kilometers north-east of Shkoder. This bridge connects the city with the ancient site of Drisht, which preserves important testimonies of Roman and medieval architecture. Our tour culminates with a visit to the legendary Rozafa Castle, whose original core was raised by the Illyrians in the 4th century BC. Subsequently, the fortress was enlarged during the Middle Ages and the Venetian period (1396-1478). Here we have the opportunity to see Shkodra, its lake and mountains from a unique vantage point.

Durrës: Christmas Magic Walking Tour

4. 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.

Durres Day Tour with Local Guide

5. 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.

Tirana: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour

6. Tirana: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour

Experience Tirana to the fullest with this guided walking tour led by a knowledgeable local. Visit the nation’s fascinating past in the National History Museum and the Castle of Tirana, and find out more about the history of secret surveillance in Tirana in the House of Leaves. Discover the colorful Ottoman-era architecture in the capital of Albania. Walk by the pastel buildings surrounding the city and stop inside the beautiful castle of Tirana. Stroll over a piece of the past at Tanner’s Bridge, and enjoy the Grand Park of Tirana. See the residence of the communist dictator Hoxha, and let your guide tell you about the history of communism from a local perspective.

Tirana: 3-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

7. Tirana: 3-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Discover the Albanian capital's fascinating history from its prehistoric beginnings, to the Ottoman Empire, to the Soviet era. Experience history behind every turn with the help of your local guide. Start your walking adventure at the incredible Piramida, one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Visit the impressive Clock Tower and see the beautiful Et'hem Bey Mosque. Continue to the modern Saint Paul's Cathedral and immerse yourself in the past at the National History Museum. Learn interesting facts and stories about the city as you walk, such as the secrets of the ex-dictator's villa and the Albanian luxury zone. Hear the fascinating history of the bunkers and spy zones of the soviet era. Step into Bush Street, named after George W. Bush. Stop at the National Art Gallery before finishing your tour at Mother Teresa Square.

Tirana: Green Tirana Half-Day Walking Tour

8. Tirana: Green Tirana Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover the beautiful city of Tirana on a guided 4-hour tour of its beautiful parks, squares, and green spaces. Museums and historical monuments are great, but this is the perfect tour for outdoor lovers. Explore the culture and history of Albania’s capital on a fascinating city tour of green Tirana with a local guide. Ride the longest cable car in the Balkans into Dajti Mountain National Park and admire views over the city. Visit Skanderbeg Square, see the famous Et'hem Bey Mosque, and learn the story of the Clock Tower. Wander past Tanners’ Bridge, the Pyramid of Tirana, Mother Teresa Square, the Blloku area, and the city’s Grand Park.

Durrës: Romantic Guided Walking Tour

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Durres District

First time in Tirana and great guide as a starter at the beginning. I feel very satisfied about Aron's guiding idea and flexibility to adjust in real-time to individual requests of mine and my partner about what we would like to experience in these 3 hours in the capital. Very well educated and talented young journalist who gave us a great image about complexity of Albania and current problem spots. I highly recommend this person.

Aron was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and opinionated about all things Albanian. We saw many sights in Tirana and learned a lot of new information. Aron was very good at answering all our questions and was very easy to talk to.

Great tour for first time visitors to Tirana. Ilir was a fantastic guide. The stops on the tour were all very interesting, but it was the guide's explanations and advice that made it unique. Recommended!

I had Aron as a tour guide and he was amazing!!! Very knowledgeable and lovely. He took me around Tirana and it’s historical sites. Highly recommended! 5⭐️ Thanks Aron!

A great City tour to see it all best of Tirana in half a day