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  • Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

    1. Tirana: Gamti Mountain Hike with Lake Views

    Your experience begins as you are collected from your accommodation at 8:00AM, from where you depart for Bovilla Lake. The road is about 21 kilometers long, with half of it being off-road. Along the way, enjoy views of the suburban neighborhoods of Tirana, taking in the very different lifestyle to that of the city. Drive up to the lake's dam, before preparing to hike in Gamti Mountain. Your hiking track is of a simple level, with each step providing you with a more beautiful view than the last as you ascend to the top. Your hike lasts about 40 minutes, and on top of the hill you can enjoy the impressive views of the lake and the green hills that surround it. Whilst there, take some time to rest, enjoy the gorgeous view, and talk and eat food under the shadows of the cave. Following your break, return back down via the same track. Once done hiking, make a short stop at the river below ...

    Alban was the best guide I have ever had. He goes over and above to ensure that we were well looked after and is very knowledgeable about all things Albanian. He encourages you to go the extra mile, even though I was a little nervous at first on the hike. Would thoroughly recommend. We went further and booked him for a five day private tour, which was absolutely fantastic, and went through the Albanian alps, including Komani Lake, Shala River, Valbone to Theth mountain pass and Shkoder. He ensured we had the best rooms in the guesthouses, the best seats when we needed to share transportation and allowed us full flexibility to hike and see and go swimming in waterfalls and blue eyes off the beaten track. Thank you very much Alban for making our trip to Albania unforgettable! J&O

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

    2. 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...

  • Tirana Walking Tour

    3. Tirana Walking Tour

    Tirana is the largest city of Albania and has something to offer for everyone. This morning tour starts at 9.30 from the main boulevard at Skenderbeg Square. You will visit the National Theater, Skanderbeg Statue (dedicated to the National Hero), The Historic Museum, Cultural Palace, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower and going through the Boulevard you will walk towards 'the Pyramid', built in 1988 as a museum for Enver Hoxha, the dictator of the period. After the tour you will go for a walk in the 'Bllok' area where you will see Enver Hoxha’s villa, the former dictator of Albania. You will enjoy a coffee break in this lively area offering a considerable number of coffee shops, restaurants and shops.

    Sonila was a very personable, friendly and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with her. While it was very hot, the tour was mainly through leafy areas and away from the busy city centre. A great 3xperience to better understand the city and history of Tirane.

  • Tirana and Durres guided Walking Tour

    4. Tirana and Durres guided Walking Tour

    Embark on an unforgettable one-day guided walking tour to Albania's top attractions. Begin your tour by driving towards Skanderberg square and admire the beauty of the monuments and buildings in the square. Follow your guide and hear about the history and significant cultural background of the city. Continue to the iconic National Historical Museum and know about the archaeological treasures of the country. Built during the years of communism this museum reflects the phases that the country passed through. After you complete the museum tour, continue to explore Tirana’s other main attractions. Next, head towards Durresi, the second most populated city of Albania. Durresi was also known as Epidamnus in the seven first centuries AC. Start your walking tour from the Venetian Tower and continue to the walls of the Durres Castle, Roman Amphitheater, and the Archeological Museum with a panor...

  • Tirana: 3-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

    5. Tirana: 3-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

    Discover the Albanian capital's fascinating history from its prehistoric beginnings, to the Ottoman Empire, to the Soviet era. Experience history behind every turn with the help of your local guide. Start your walking adventure at the incredible Piramida, one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Visit the impressive Clock Tower and see the beautiful Et'hem Bey Mosque. Continue to the modern Saint Paul's Cathedral and immerse yourself in the past at the National History Museum. Learn interesting facts and stories about the city as you walk, such as the secrets of the ex-dictator's villa and the Albanian luxury zone. Hear the fascinating history of the bunkers and spy zones of the soviet era. Step into Bush Street, named after George W. Bush. Stop at the National Art Gallery before finishing your tour at Mother Teresa Square.

  • Highlights of Tirana 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    6. Highlights of Tirana 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    The first thing you’ll hear about on this tour is how Albania changed in 1991, with so much happening in such a short time. As you cross the street with your guide you’ll find yourself in the middle of Scanderbeg Square. The square was named after an important Albanian figure of the 15th century, who successfully resisted Ottoman invasion for 25 years. As you look around the 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 exp...

  • Tirana: Private Sightseeing Walking Tour

    7. 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.

  • Budva: Tirana Day Trip with Return Transportation

    8. Budva: Tirana Day Trip with Return Transportation

    Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Budva, relax onboard a comfortable vehicle on your way to Tirana. Once you arrive, your first stop will be Scanderbeg Square, the central plaza in Tirana. Get acquainted with the history of the Scanderbeg Square, named after the Albanian national hero Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu. From here, you’ll see the Turkish-style Et’hem Bey Mosque, one of the reminders of the city’s Ottoman past.  Next, head over to the National History Museum of Albania to learn about the history of Albanians. Continue on your walk to Bunk'Art, a former bunker built to protect the Hoxha regime and, in recent times, converted into a contemporary art museum and cultural center. Learn about how people lived under the regime and the historical events connected to it.  After a day of sightseeing, return to Budva where your driver will drop you off at your accommod...

  • From Tirana: Hiking in Qafeshtama National Park

    9. From Tirana: Hiking in Qafeshtama National Park

    Discover the best of Albanian culture and nature on this guided tour from Tirana. After getting picked up from your hotel, begin the journey to the town of Kruja, one of the most important towns in Albania. Enjoy a stroll around the town and learn more about its history as a major battleground of the Ottoman Empire. Later, stroll through the Old Bazaar and pick up some souvenirs at one of the many shops selling traditional handmade items. Next, visit the castle where you can choose to visit the ethnographic museum and learn more about Albanian traditions and customs.  In the afternoon, begin your hike through the Qafeshtama National Park. Along the way, admire spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and visit the spring where the Albanian Royal family gets their daily supply from. After your hike, head back to Tirana and get dropped off back at your hotel.

  • Tirana: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

    10. Tirana: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

    Appreciate the beauty of Albanian culture and history on this walking tour of the capital city of Tirana. Learn about the different periods that the ancient Albanian people went through. Get a close look at how fast the city has changed after the fall of the dictatorship. Explore all that Tirana has a lot to offer. Walk around the city, visiting the main monuments, buildings, and points of interest. Follow your guide to the National Historical Museum, Ethem Beu Mosque, Kulla e Sahatit, Tirana Castle, and Bunk’Art Museum. Learn about the history of each monument on the way from your expert guide. Ask your guide for other recommendations. Get insider tips on the city's nightlife and the most iconic spots.

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What people are saying about Tirana

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 26 reviews

Alban was the best guide I have ever had. He goes over and above to ensure that we were well looked after and is very knowledgeable about all things Albanian. He encourages you to go the extra mile, even though I was a little nervous at first on the hike. Would thoroughly recommend. We went further and booked him for a five day private tour, which was absolutely fantastic, and went through the Albanian alps, including Komani Lake, Shala River, Valbone to Theth mountain pass and Shkoder. He ensured we had the best rooms in the guesthouses, the best seats when we needed to share transportation and allowed us full flexibility to hike and see and go swimming in waterfalls and blue eyes off the beaten track. Thank you very much Alban for making our trip to Albania unforgettable! J&O

The tour was better than expected. Our tour guide Alban is the best. He is very helpful and pushes us to enjoy the experience. The hike was amazing, it starts on an easy track but once you reach the top it becomes challenging and totally worth it. The restaurant there also serves very good food. Highly recommended

Sonila was a very personable, friendly and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning with her. While it was very hot, the tour was mainly through leafy areas and away from the busy city centre. A great 3xperience to better understand the city and history of Tirane.

Excellent tour ! The view is amazing, it's really a must see. The hiking isn't that hard but still a bit sporty. The swimming was really nice at the end. I highly recommend for you to book this tour

Very good tour guide, i really enjoyed the experience.