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Tirana: Communism History Tour

Activity provider: Smart Tour Albania

Tirana: Communism History Tour

Activity provider: Smart Tour Albania

From US$ 121.18 per person

Discover more about life during the communist era in Albania with a guided tour of several museums and major landmarks.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Audio guide included
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the most important buildings located in the city center
  • Enter the Bunkart 2 museum and discover fascinating anecdotes and stories from communist times
  • See a variety of buildings built in the communist style and the pyramid
  • Learn more about the Albanian state intelligence agency, the Sigurimi, at the House of Leaves Museum
Full description

Meet your guide at Scanderbeg Squere and set off on your tour of the city where you will learn about the rule of the Communist Party of Labour of Albania, which ruled from 1945 to 1991. First, stop at Scanderbeg Square . Get an overview of Albanian national history prior to the communist era and learn more about Albania's national hero, Scanderbeg. Hear of the story of the military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Then, visit the Etemhem Bey Mosque and the Clock Tower. A few meters away from Scanderbeg Square is the underground bunker, Bunkart 2. Explore this modern-day museum which provides plenty of fascinating stories from communist times.

Discover traces of communist architecture and artifacts when entering the nearby block area. See a section of a war bunker, materials from the Spac mine, and parts of the Berlin Wall which were gifts from the German government.

Inside the block area, see the exterior of the house of the former dictator, Enver Hoxha. Continue the tour with a visit to the museum, the Hause of Leaves, a building that housed the state intelligence agency, the Sigurimi. Enjoy some of the best grilled food in Tirana for lunch.

Includes
  • Professional tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Transportation by private car
  • Lunch ( Grilled restaurants: Zgara Korcare/Zgara e Tiranes / Tymi )
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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very varied and interesting, especially Bunkart 1 is very impressive.

October 24, 2021

Product ID: 384988