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From Tirana: Durres & Kruja History and Local Food Day Trip

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Activity provider: GoodAlbania

From Tirana: Durres & Kruja History and Local Food Day Trip

Activity provider: GoodAlbania

From US$ 149.99 per person

Discover the history, traditions, local food, and scenery of Albania, on this one-day tour. With a local guide, visit the Skanderbeg Museum, Kruja's Old Bazaar, the city walls of Durrës, and more.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick up at hotel at the tour starting time
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the facinating story of Skanderbeg on a visit to the Skanderbeg Museum
  • Relax and sit down to lunch at a restaurant with a view of the plain of Kruja
  • Explore the Durrës’s City Walls and the history behind them with your guide
  • Experience the history Durrës at the Roman Amphitheatre and the Venetian Tower
  • Shop for a souvenir in the vibrant and colorful Old Bazaar in Kruja
Full description

Immerse yourself in the history of Durres and Kruja on this guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Tirana. Savor local flavors with the included restaurant lunch and enjoy a coffee break along the way. 

Start your journey with pickup from your accommodation in Tirana. Relax on the drive to the city of Kruja onboard a climate-controlled van or car. Set off on a guided tour of the Dollma Bektashi Tekke castle and explore the surroundings and the castle itself and the Skanderbeg Museum.

Have free time to wander around the Old Bazaar, with beautiful cobblestone alleys, and to soak up views of the lovely old architecture. Head for lunch in a local restaurant, with a stunning view of the city and the valley of Kruja.

Travel to Durrës for a last “digestive” stop. Follow your guide on a tour of the City Walls, the Byzantine Forum, the Roman Thermal Baths, the Venetian Tower, and the Amphitheater. Enjoy the city’s street art around the ancient ruins. Return to your hotel in Tirana in the late afternoon.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Tour director
  • Lunch
  • Coffee break
  • Museum entrance fees

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    4.8 /5

    based on 24 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
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    Exactly as itinerary states! We started in Durres since it was a chilly morning, saw the castle walls and amphitheater. Then headed to Krujë, had an amazing lunch (trust your guide, let him order), saw the castle museum and walked the bazaar. Bring cash! It was a lovely half day tour

    October 4, 2022

    Very good tour, professional and helpful guide. Places like Kruja and Durres are a must visit. Practically personalized trip, it was just us, with the guide who came to pick us up in the car and took us around, explaining in detail the Albanian history and traditions. In Kruja we also tasted the typical foods of the place in a beautiful restaurant with a panoramic view. Tour highly recommended.

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    August 30, 2022

    This tour was really amazing. We started in Krujë, strolled through the old street market and then went to the castle. After lunch, which was excellent, by the way, we went to Durrës. We had a cappuccino by the sea and went out to the beach. There we visit the walls that surround the city, the Roman amphitheater and the Venetian tower. Then we went to the viewpoint where you can see the whole city and that indescribable blue sea. We returned to Tirana in the late afternoon, not wanting the day to end.

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    July 31, 2022

    Product ID: 204871