Tirana District
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Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip

1. Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip

We will pick you up at Scanderbeg Square in Tirana, 8:30 am, and drive you up to Kruja town, where you’ll experience a step back in medieval history by visiting the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. Kruja was the most important town for the Albanians during the 15th century which withstood successfully to at least 3 major sieges by the Ottoman Empire. The medieval hero Gjergj Kastrioti called “Scanderbeg” is considered not only by Albanians as a symbol of resistance and savior but also by ottomans who believed that a supernatural force dwelt in him. Therefore after his death they destroyed his tomb and took parts of his bones to keep them as a charm for good luck. Walk in the Old Bazaar full of old shops that sell traditional handmade items. Next we will drive you to Tirana, the capital of Albania. As you walk around the Scanderbeg square, you’ll see an interesting complex of building which reflect the periods that have influenced Tirana’s architecture. Only the Clock Tower and Et’hem Bey Mosque remain as reminders of the city’s Ottoman past. The communist government left its own footprint by destroying the Ottoman Bazaar and building the new Opera and Ballet House on the site. The next stop on the itinerary is Et’hem Bey Mosque, where you’ll learn about the difficulties faced by the clergy especially after 1967 when freedom of religious expression was prohibited. The mosque was built in 1821 by Et’hem Bey in a typical Turkish style. Continue to King’s Palace and National Martyrs Boulevard. Here you’ll get to know a piece of daily life of former dictator Enver Hoxha, by visiting the pyramid, meant to be a museum for his life and the “Bllok” zone where he and other communist leaders lived in. The area that was once prohibited for people is now the most favorite neighborhood for young people, businesses and coffee shops. In the end, around 3:30 pm, we will take you back to Scanderbeg square, in the center of Tirana city, where we started our day and here your wonderful tour is over.

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Tirana: Green Tirana Half-Day Walking Tour

2. 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.

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Tirana: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Tirana District

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Fantastic Day

Really enjoyed this trip! Guide was extremely helpful and friendly and the 6 hours went very quickly as I enjoyed my time so much. Would highly recommend!