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  • Shkoder Day Trip

    1. Shkoder Day Trip

    After a pick-up from you hotel, drive to the city of Shkoder, the third largest town in Albania, located 95 km north of Tirana. Known for its culture, tradition, and natural beauty, this city offers a diversity that is rarely found in any other city in Albania: with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and mountains which make Shkodra an unforgettable destination in Albania. Built on a rocky hill overlooking the city by the rivers of Buna and Drini, you will find the most important monument of Shkoder: The Castle of Rozafa. After visiting the Castle area you will have the chance to explore the Leaden Mosque and Catholic Church and notice the diverse religious elements and architecture. You will also have the possibility of strolling through the local bazaar of Shkoder, get a glimpse of Albanian traditions, and maybe buy a souvenir.  Optional: lunch with traditional dishes from the region includi...

    Tour Guide is very good and his knowledge is very interested. The place were very buetiful.

  • Fom Tirana: Shkodra Main Attractions Tour

    2. Fom Tirana: Shkodra Main Attractions Tour

    Meet at 9:00 AM at your hotel in Tirana. Head towards Shkodra and begin to explore its main attractions. Located at the entrance of the town, 3km south of the city center, Rozafa Castle (fortress of Shkodra) is located on a rocky hill. It's one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania. The Rozafa castle has a fascinating history. Archaeological excavations have yielded finds extending from the early Bronze Age. Within its massive defensive walls stand the Church of St. Stephen, several Venetian administrative buildings, and some medieval rooms. On the border of Montenegro and Albania, you'll find Shkodra Lake, a former ocean bay that was cut off from the Adriatic Sea when the sea levels dropped thousands of years ago. The lake is the largest in the Balkans at 41km long and with a surface area between 370-530 km2. The bottom of the lake is well below sea level, making it what's ...

  • Shkodër Rozafa Castle Visit with Local Guide

    3. Shkodër Rozafa Castle Visit with Local Guide

    Visit the Rozafa castle and museum in Shkodër. The museum showcases artifacts from the Hellenistic and medieval periods up until World War I. As you walk along the Illyrian walls from the 4th-century, you will learn about the history and the vivid legend of the woman who got buried alive within the castle walls. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the breathtaking views over the confluence of the Buna, Drini and Kiri rivers. You'll be picked up from your hotel in Shkodër and walk up through the cobblestoned street to the entrance of the castle. Along the way, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Shkodra Lake and the Lead Mosque. Once inside the castle, you will see the monument of Rozafa feeding her baby from the walls. In addition you will get to know more about the people’s history and how they survived different occupations. The next stop is the museum that sheds light on every...

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What people are saying about Lake Skadar

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

I had the most amazing time in shkoder, the rozafa castle amazing, the beautiful scenery, and most importantly was my amazing tour guide, who has so patient, and very informative about the history of this country

Fantastic tour in a wonderful place! Highly recommended! Also great snacks, wine and water included.

Tour Guide is very good and his knowledge is very interested. The place were very buetiful.

Pleasant and relaxing private outing in a magnificent natural setting, to be redone

Great day. The place is beautiful and worth a detour. Nickel organizer.