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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, you 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 Archeological Museum with a local guide. Take a coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower before travelling back to Tirana.

    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

  • From Tirana: Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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...

  • Albania: UNESCO Heritage & Local Food Tour with Nature

    5. Albania: UNESCO Heritage & Local Food Tour with Nature

    Day 1: Travel day You'll be picked up from the airport. Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before dinner in a traditional restaurant in the evening. Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Berat Transfer to Berat, passing through hills full of olive trees. Get settled in the hotel and head for lunch in a local restaurant facing the city. Set out for a walking guide through the UNESCO listed old town with your local guide, admiring the White Mosque, the Holy Trinity Church and Gorica Bridge. Enter into the Berat Castle for a guided tour. Enjoy a free evening in "the city of a thousand and one windows.” Day 3: Rural Berat, Bogova Waterfall & Wine Tasting Transfer to Bogove and take a 30min walk towards the impressive waterfall. Head back to Bogove village ...

  • Tirana: 4-Day Albanian Heritage Highlights Trip

    6. 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 and Cape of Rodon Private Tour with Wine Tasting

    7. Tirana and Cape of Rodon Private Tour with Wine Tasting

    Explore the best of Tirana on this guided trip. Learn about Albania's history and national heroes. Then, relax at the Cape of Rodon and end the day with a wine tasting. Benefit from private round-trip hotel transfers. Meet your guide at your hotel and be led to the center of Tirana. Start at Scanderbeg Square to visit the National History Museum and the Opera House. Learn the fascinating stories of the national hero of Skanderbeg. Continue to the Etemhem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower. Around 500 meters away, see The Pyramid of Tirana, a crumbling symbol of Albania’s Communist past. Pay a visit to the Post Block Memorial dedicated to the victims of Albania’s communist regime. The site features a piece of the Berlin wall, a war bunker, and pillars from the notorious Spaç labor camp. Inside the Post Block area is dictator Enver Hoxha’s house which is not open to the public. After explo...

  • From Tirana: Guided Tour to Apollonia Archaeological Park

    8. From Tirana: Guided Tour to Apollonia Archaeological Park

    Discover the ancient city of Apollonia on this half-day guided tour. Enjoy its special atmosphere, archaeology, and landscape. Be transported in comfort from Tirana to Apollonia, enjoying the natural landscape on the way. 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. 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. Your guide will take you through the legends, history, and evolution of this site. Unravel layers of history and understand the importance of Apollonia through the years. Learn how it became one of the most important ports of the region.

  • Food Tour in Tirana

    9. Food Tour in Tirana

    During this tour, you will sample many local, traditionally cooked dishes adding up to quite a big meal, so come hungry! You will learn the history of Tirana, the influences of the social climate of the last few centuries, and how Tirana itself affected the lifestyle of the surrounding area. You will then see how all of this culminated in a modern lifestyle, cuisine, architecture and Albanian traditions. Starting from Skanderbeg Square, your guide will take you past the Ethem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower on your way to the New Bazaar. Try Kërnacka Korca meatballs paired with beer brewed both locally and in surrounding regions before you explore the dairy, meat and fish market stands of the Bazaar. Next up on the menu are locally grown grapes, figs, blackberries, cherries, pears, plums, apricots, olives, seeds, nuts, baked desserts, and baklava. By the end of the tour, you won't be ab...

  • Tirana: 8-Day Agri-Tourism and Farm Life Tour

    10. Tirana: 8-Day Agri-Tourism and Farm Life Tour

    Day 1: Airport - Tirana Hotel Your group will be met at the airport by your guide and driver, at which point you will be transferred to your hotel in Tirana. After a short time in the hotel, you will take a city walk to visit the center of Tirana and the Et’hem Bey Mosque. Day 2: Tirana - Marikaj-Kruja - Rubik Today you will begin by visiting the history museum in Tirana. Following the visit, you will head to the tourist center of Marikaj, where a nice lunch waits you. Next you will travel to the city of Kruja, where you can visit the castle and Scanderbeg Museum. At the conclusion of your tour, you will transfer to Rubik where you will be accommodated. Day 3: Rubik - Prizren - Gjakova - Valbona You will travel today through the Nation’s Highway toward Prizren, Kosovo. In Prizren, you will visit ...

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What people are saying about Tirana

Our guide, Endri, met us promptly at 9:00 and we set off for Apollonia. During our drive, Endri filled us in on some Albanian history, culture, customs, and geography. Upon our arrival at the archeological site, we were met by a professional archeologist, Arjan. He gave us a very descriptive tour which included a small museum housed in part of a 13th century AD Orthodox Church complex. After this informative visit, we left for Durres with a stop en route at a wonderful local village restaurant where we ate incredibly good seafood. In Durres, we walked the waterfront and visited the 2 century AD amphitheater, which was just partially excavated starting in the 1960’s. Our trip culminated with ice-cream and coffee at a great shop before our return to Tirana. There is a lot of walking and riding on this tour and it was a long day, but worth it. Our guide, Endri, was professional, personable, and very knowledgeable. We would request him again.

I liked the most Durres and Kruje, these places look amazing and they are well preserved. Kruje was the best of them all, a little physically demanded as is a little steep the way to castle grounds, but I enjoyed it very much. The bazaar on the way up is very pleasant. We had a marvellous lunch ( with an amazing view). Julian is a great tour guide. He knows all the historical facts and his English is great. He makes sure you’re comfortable & safe at all times.

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!

The program was very well organized, our guide was extremely prepared, kind, with a lot of information and respect for all our requests, the lunch was delicious, the sights were special.

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