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Apollonia and Durres

1. Apollonia and Durres

On your way to Apollonia, stop in Golem Beach for a beachfront coffee break. Set off on a guided tour in Apollonia, where an on-site archeologist explains the history behind the temple of Artemis, the Odeon, the Triumphal Arch, and more. Then, head for lunch in a local restaurant in the countryside around Apollonia. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Durrës, for a guided tour of the city’s famed ruins. You will wander around its City Walls, Byzantine Forum, roman Thermal Baths, the Venetian Tower, and more. Visit its Amphitheater and then take a coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower before traveling back to Tirana.

The Cape of Rodon and wine tasting in Durres area

2. The Cape of Rodon and wine tasting in Durres area

Meet your guide at your hotel and be led to the center of Tirana. Start driving to the center of the city and around the most important highlights historical attractions in Tirana. After exploring the highlights of Tirana, set off to Durres. Visit the hidden gem of Cape of Rodon, a rocky peninsula pointing into the Adriatic Sea. See the ruins of Skanderbeg Castle. Stop by the idyllic St. Anthony Church for its history as well as scenic surroundings. Make the best of your free time by walking along the sandy beaches or swimming in the clear waters. Afterward, leave for the Duka Winery and Vineyard to unwind with some wonderful atmosphere and wine. Transfer back to Tirana in the evening.

From Tirana: Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

3. From Tirana: Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will begin your day exploring the port city of Durres. Discover a mixture of modern and ancient features, with this town having many interesting stories to tell. You will walk around encountering its city walls, alongside other famous landmarks such as the Byzantine Forum, the Roman Thermal Baths, and other ancient monuments. Later, you can enjoy Durres’s now-famous street-art, and have a coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower. After your break, you can visit the amphitheater and the Archeological Museum. Towards the end of your tour travel towards Lazli Bay and visit the Duka Winery and Vineyard. · Visit the vineyards and the winery and get acquainted with the wine production process and their Applied Agriculture. Taste 3 glasses of different wine varieties and Raki paired with appetizers. Afterward, hop on a boat tour of Green Lake. Take the option to add a 3-course lunch with the wine tasting, or simply return to Tirana in the late afternoon.

From Durres: Gjirokaster Guided Tour

4. From Durres: Gjirokaster Guided Tour

Discover a perfect mix of archaeology, history, and natural beauty on this guided tour of Gjirokastër from Durres. See the old city center, castle, and more. Visit the old city center and bazaar and see the traditional artisan shops and cafes constructed in the old style. Visit castle, rebuilt in the 12th century. Learn about Albania's resistance to the Nazis. Spend the rest of the day visiting the old neighborhoods of Qafe and Bazaar, and learning more about them. See historical buildings, including the former residence of Enver Xoxha; Albania's Cold War-era leader.

From Durrës: Day Tour to Apollonia & Ardenica Monastery

5. From Durrës: Day Tour to Apollonia & Ardenica Monastery

Discover the ancient city of Apollonia on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy its special atmosphere, archaeology, and landscape. Then, visit the Ardenica convent, one of the most famous historical and religious monuments in Albania. Be transported in comfort from Durrës, enjoying the natural landscape on the way. Start your guided tour at 9 AM. The Archaeological Park of Apollonia holds about 2 million years of history. With the many monuments and ruins scattered on the hills of the Archaeological Park, you will come in close contact with the splendor of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Identify the ruins of the 8 angular antique cities with straight streets with the help of your guide. Hear the legends of the Illyrian tribe from your expert guide. Visit Greek theaters and Roman temples. Find the Monastery and the Church of St. Mary within the walls of the Park. Explore the remnants of the Hellenistic ancient theatre, the triumphal arch, the agora with its colonnade, the gym, the monument of Agonothetes, the Odeon, the library, and the mosaic villas. After soaking in the legends, history, and evolution of this site, stop for a lunch break. Continue to the Ardenica Monastery. Visit the Church of Saint Mary and the Chapel of St. Trinity Church. Learn how the monastery gained relevance among local inhabitants. In addition to the rich history and culture of this site, the Monastery also offers breathtaking views of the hills of Ardenica.

Tirana and Durres guided Walking Tour

6. 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

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Mimoza was great guide, tour started on time in the morning, whole day was chilled out & informative. Got to Kruja swiftly despite traffic in Tirana, visited the bazaar, took some scenic pictures, guide inside Kruja castle was very knowledgeable and castle Museum is well laid out, friendly staff and easy to navigate. Lunch at Meison Bistro was fresh & tasty. Cheers!!

Endri was a fantastic guide, explaining not only what was saw, but in the trip there he talked about the culture of Albania. I really liked the archeologist at Apollonia, he did a fantastic job explaining both the history and the cultural significane. This was a great experience.

My trip was excellent. The organisation, guides, food we ate, the places we visited etc shotly everything was super. Thank you very much Mimi and getyourguide for my best day in Albenia

It was wonderful experience of Kruje and Duress tour with Mr. Gret’s thorough knowledge and his friendly conversations- Everything went perfectly!

Exciting trip with helpful guide & amazing food in lunch