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  • From Tirana: Tour to Vlora, Butrint, Saranda & Gjirokaster

    1. From Tirana: Tour to Vlora, Butrint, Saranda & Gjirokaster

    Travel south along the Albanian coast and explore the best of this region on a guided tour. Spend the day discovering Vlora, Butrint, Saranda, and Gjirokaster. Start your trip with a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Tirana. Travel to Vlora, the city of independence. Proceed to Llogara to enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast from a 1043-meter height. Continue to Saranda and see enchanting beaches such as Gjipe Beach, Porto Palermo, Lukovë, and more. Next, visit the National Park of Butrint that holds more than 2000 years of history. Head to the source of the “Blue Eye” before getting to Gjirokaster. It’s a water spring with clear blue waters coming from the depth of the earth, running in the shape of an eye. The road leading to Gjirokaster will take you to the castle of the city and the old bazaar neighborhood. Visit the former homes of Ismail Kad...

  • From Kotor: Cetinje, Budva, and Lovcen National Park

    2. From Kotor: Cetinje, Budva, and Lovcen National Park

    Spend a day exploring Montenegro in the company of a local guide who will show you the best of the country. Travel through coastal towns and then inland to enjoy stunning landscapes, Balkan culture, and the rich history of Montenegro. Meet your guide in the Old Town of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its Medieval architecture. Wander around the city before hopping in an air-conditioned bus for a 30-minute drive to Budva, where you will be guided through the Old Town. After visiting Budva, continue to Cetinje to visit the Royal capital of Montenegro. Stop along the way at a viewpoint for breathtaking vistas of Sveti Stefan Island below. Cetinje was, and still is, an important cultural center of Montenegro, so enjoy plenty of time to visit its main sights, museums, the royal theater, and churches. Next, travel through Lovcen National Park and catch a glimpse of Mount Lovc...

  • 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. Enjoy a scenic setting on the shores of a lake and with the fantastic views of the Adriatic as you taste wines, cheeses, and local food. Return to Tirana in the late afternoon.

    The tour was so charming. The guide was so knowledgeable and interesting and made it such a nice experience. It’s helpful to have a guide on a visit to Durres where you have to use some “imagination” to get the picture of the old importance of the town. The winery is lovely— it was a surprise to see such a magnificent set-up. So happy with the experience!

  • From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth National Park

    4. From Tirana: 2-Day Private Tour of Theth National Park

    Explore Theth National Park on a 2-day guided tour and see breathtaking natural wonders such as the Blue Eye and the Grunas Waterfall as well as historical marvels like the Church of Theth and the Lock-in Tower. Arrive in Theth and take some time to settle into your room and enjoy some lunch. Then, head down to the valley for a scenic walk along the river before stopping at the Lock-in Tower. Hear the fascinating history of this old prison from your expert guide. Continue to the Grunas Waterfall, and see one of the most unique natural formations in the Albanian Alps, proclaimed a state-protected natural monument. Then, head back to the guesthouse for some dinner and an evening of music. Start your morning with a traditional breakfast before traveling to the Blue Eye. As you go, admire the incredible scenery along the trail with mountain ranges above you and rocky pools of freshwater -...

  • Tirana: Communist History Tour with Street Food

    5. Tirana: Communist History Tour with Street Food

    You will begin your journey of the past at the Bunk’ Art Museum with a full immersion into Albanian history over the last 100 years. The ex–nuclear bunker, built to accommodate Communist Dictator Hoxha in the event of attack, tells a story of the dictator’s time as well as both world wars through photographs, items, and documents. Once you step out of the Bunk’ Art you will head for some local qofte (meat balls) complete with yogurt sauce, potato chips, and local beer, a combination of which comprises Tirana’s typical street food. You'll then walk towards Skanderbeg Square and learn about the historical buildings such as the Et’hem Bey Mosque and the clock tower, which surround the main square of Tirana. Following that, enter the National Gallery of Arts, which is home to socialist and realist art. There you will encounter powerful images which provide an insight into how “rea...

  • Tirana: Albanian National History Museum Guided Tour

    6. Tirana: Albanian National History Museum Guided Tour

    Meet your guide at the entrance to the museum and avoid waiting in line. Visit all of the museum's pavilions and galleries, starting from the ancient period where you'll learn about the Illyrian origins of Albania. Visit other pavilions to explore further into the country's history. See displays about the medieval period, Albanian independence, and the struggle against fascism during the Second World War. Discover documents, statues, and rare objects, such as the rifle of Walter Audios, one of the executioners of Mussolini. Learn about the country's Cold War history with a visit to the communist era pavilion. Learn about the Albanian origins of Mother Teresa at the pavilion dedicated to her. See many of her personal belongings.

  • Tirana: 4-Day Albanian Heritage Highlights Trip

    7. Tirana: 4-Day Albanian Heritage Highlights Trip

    Explore Albania's top attractions in the hands of an expert tour director during a 4-day, 3-night sightseeing tour. Sample authentic Albanian food and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Berat, Gjirokastra, and Butrint. Day 1: Durres and Berat Start the tour with a hotel or airport pickup in Tirana and head to Durres for a short guided walking tour and coffee break. Alternatively, you can start with a hotel pickup in Durres. Transfer to Berat, the "city of a thousand windows." Get settled in your picturesque hotel before enjoying lunch in a restaurant with city views. In the afternoon, follow your expert local guide on a guided tour of this fascinating city. Visit Berat Castle/Citadel and explore the upper town with churches, mosques, and 27 watchtowers packed inside its walls. Admire the Ottoman houses, where people still live as they have done for centuries. In the evening, y...

  • 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.

  • From Tirana: Dajti Mountain Hiking Trip

    9. From Tirana: Dajti Mountain Hiking Trip

    Start your adventure by meeting your local English-speaking guide. Then take a scenic cable car ride that will take you to the highest peak of Mount Dajti. Enjoy panoramic views of the landscape during the ride. Discover the Mountain and National Park of Dajti, located on the outskirts of Tirana, measuring 1,613 meters above sea level. From the summit located in the Scanderbeg mountain range, enjoy fantastic views of the capital of Albania. After, you can hike towards the highest foot-accessible summit of the mountain. While there, soak up the beautiful views of Bovilla Lake. After the hike, visit the Bunk'Art Museum in Tirana and learn about the history of communism in Albania.

  • 20 Tastes of Food in Tirana

    10. 20 Tastes of Food in Tirana

    During this tour you will consume a bit by bit some unique food, traditionally cooked in the local area, but enough for a big meal, so do not eat snakes before you start the tour. First, you will learn some history about Tirana and the external influences in the social and historical developments of the area during the last centuries, how they affected the lifestyle of the surrounding ambience and how they are manifested in nowadays lifestyle, market, cuisine, architecture and traditions of Albanian People. You will start from the Skanderbeg Square, go aside the Ethem Bey mosque and the Clock Tower and after a few minutes we will be at The New Bazaar, where everything around will make you feel home. Kornacka Korca meatballs and Korca and Tirana brands beer, dairy, meat and fish market stands will make you believe that is the oasis of food. On your menu other tastes of autochthonous grap...

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What people are saying about Tirana

The tour was so charming. The guide was so knowledgeable and interesting and made it such a nice experience. It’s helpful to have a guide on a visit to Durres where you have to use some “imagination” to get the picture of the old importance of the town. The winery is lovely— it was a surprise to see such a magnificent set-up. So happy with the experience!

Beautiful landscape - the long journey from Tirana is definitely worthwhile:)! Bathing in the river was a great but pretty cool experience. If you rather like to be in a quiet environment, Mo-Fr are preferable; if you prefer the local experience come on a weekend!

Nice mountains+beautiful river=perfect combination. Everything was good. Very friendly guide make our trip perfect. Note that due to heavy traffic trip may take whole day.