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Departing from Tirana at 8 am from your Hotel or in front of our office, drive to Kruja. The first stop on this tour is Kruja Castle, a medium-sized fortification located at the highest point of the city. Here you can admire the historical center of Kruja and the nature beautiful nature that surrounds it from this amazing vantage point. Kruja Castle dates back to the time of the Principality of Arber, the 12th century AD. Once inside the castle, you will visit the Skanderbeg Museum, the national historical museum Albania, where you will find documents and facts that tell us about the resistance of the people against the Ottomans. The next stop will be the Ethnographic Museum, where you will be able to explore and understand the traditions of the Albanian people from the Middle Ages till now

After the castle on foot, you will enter the Kruja bazaar area. The ancient market is full of craft shops where you can buy, unique crafts and souvenirs. The bazaar is where the local artisans invite you to take a look at their handicrafts. It is a vibrant mosaic of traditional motifs, fabrics, colors, and warm local hospitality. Free time at Bazaar then continue to drive to Shkodra around 2 hrs drive. Shkodra was the capital of an important Illyrian Kingdom in the 3rd century BC, with its center where the Rozafa fortress is situated today upon entry into the modern city. Shkodra was also the center of the Roman Catholic minority in Albania due to its traditional centuries-old ties with Venice. Italian architecture is present also in the buildings of the beginning of the 20th century. We will take a walk in the newly renovated pedestrian area of Italian and Austrian architecture influences, testimony to this town's historic links with both these countries. Continue to Mesi Bridge this tour takes place a short distance north of Shkodra where you will take in the majestic views of the mountains and rivers while enjoying a historic tale of the Albanian highlands from your guide. Mesi  Bridge, or the middle bridge) was constructed in the 18th century by Mehmet Bushatlliu “the Old” to connect the Albanian highlands with the port city of Shkodra. Before turning back to Tirana, stop for a short visit to Lezhe. Here you can visit the tomb of the Albanian National Hero - Skanderbeg. Drive to Tirana end of the tour

Duration: 11/hour(s)

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION   at Your Hotel or From our Office Tours Albania & Balkans

Str, Luigj Gurakuqi 42 , 1001, Tiranë, Albania

The local guide will be waiting for you with TAB Sign

 

DEPARTURE TIME         the tour will depart at 07:30. Please be there 10 minutes in advance

RETURN TIME                 the tour will end approximately at 20:00

Price and Information:

This tour is offered as a private tour!

Private tours can be done any day of the year according to your needs.  For private tours, we can offer pick-ups in Tirana or from other spots

Payment Options: We accept bank transfers, PayPal and we have a debit terminal/POS available at our Office to accept Debit, VISA, and MasterCard payments (please keep in mind that 4% of the total will be added for the latter option.)  We can also accept cash payments where applicable.

Prices

  • 65 Euro per person for a minimum of 7 participants
  • 70 Euro per person for a minimum of 6 participants
  • 75 Euro per person for a minimum of 5 participants
  • 80 Euro per person for a minimum of 4 participants
  • 85 Euro per person for a minimum of 3 participants
  • 95 Euro per person for a minimum of 2 participants
  • 180 Euro for 1 participant
  • Language:   Guide services, English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish 
  • Transportation :  With modern a/c vehicles
  • Museum entry fees:  Skanderbeg Museum, Kruja-castle, Rozafa Castle, Skanderbeg tomb
  • Lunch
  • Guide/Driver gratuity

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