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Krujë Castle (Kalaja e Krujës)

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Albania’sKrujëCastle (Kalaja eKrujës)was the center of its struggle against the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century, led by national hero George Skanderberg. Today, the castle is home to the National Skanderberg Museum, remains of the Fatih Sultan Mehmed Mosque, an ethnographic museum, a Turkish bath and a reconstructed bazaar. It also offers scenic views of the surrounding area.

The Skanderberg Museum contains artifacts dating back to the 15th century, with exhibits arranged to honor Skanderberg and his military feats. Items on display include paintings, armor, maps and stone and wood engravings. The highlight of the collection is a replica of Skanderberg’s famous helmet topped with a goat head. The ethnographic museum is considered one of the best organized museums in Albania. Set in a traditional Ottoman era house, it contains objects up to 500 years old. Visitors can walk through a handful of the 15 rooms, including the living room, children’s room and kitchen. Exhibits include olive oil processing tools, pottery and both Catholic and Muslim clothing.

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Kruja tour from Tirana

Kruja tour from Tirana

Traveling to Kruja is a very interesting trip because you will find out why Albanians are so proud of Skanderbeg. At the same time, from the peak of Sari Salltik is the opportunity to see almost half of the seacoast of Albania.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.25
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$121.25
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Kruja, Preza Castle & Durres

Kruja, Preza Castle & Durres

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Travel to the city of Kruja, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Tirana. Visit the Skanderbeg Museum and the Old Bazaar. Enjoy a fresh fish lunch on the Lagoon of Patok, then it’s on to Durrës, known for its colossal Roman amphitheater. Explore the grounds and check out the city’s street art. A highlight is having coffee atop the Venetian Tower of Durres.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$139.35
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Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip

Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip

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The medieval town of Kruja lies just one hour north of the Albanian capital, Tirana, and this full-day tour visits both. Spend the morning in Kruja, visit Kruja castle and the Scanderbeg Museum, and browse the stalls at the Old Bazaar. In the afternoon, return to Tirana, where highlights include Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque, and the Blloku district.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.06
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$109.06
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Krujas Castle Half Day Tour from Tirana

Krujas Castle Half Day Tour from Tirana

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Kruja is an important center for Albanian history, and you can visit it easily on this half-day tour from Tirana. Depart from your Tirana hotel in an air-conditioned coach and travel with your guide to Kruja. Visit the castle and the old bazaar and learn about the history of Kruja from your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.26
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$47.26

Kruja,Preza castle & Durres Tour from Tirana

Kruja,Preza castle & Durres Tour from Tirana

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 Our Tour is unique, because you will be acquainted and you will see the highlights of Kruja and Preza castle ,which were the center of the struggle against the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century, led by national hero Skanderberg. Today, the Kruja castle is home to the National Skanderberg Museum, remains of the Fatih Sultan Mehmed Mosque, an ethnographic museum, a Turkish bath and a reconstructed bazaar. It also offers scenic views of the surrounding area .After you will continue your tour to Durres.There we will enjoy, the beautiful beaches of Adriatik Sea , so you will create a complete idea of Albanian relief by strolling from the hills of Kruja to the coast of Durres.There we will walk along the beach boulevard, soaking up the fresh air of the Sea .After we will have a seafood lunch, in one of the best restaurants by the sea
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.65
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Kruja & Mount Sarisalltik including traditional lunch

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Kruja & Mount Sarisalltik including traditional lunch

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Historic Kruje & Mt Sarisalltik Full day with Lunch Included Experience Kruje with an expert local guide, all inclusive day tour with no hidden cost. Amazing views, castles, museums, markets and more all in one unique and unforgettable tour. Affordable and easy. Join Inspire ME World for your visit to this ancient city
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.70
$109.06
$16.36 savings
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$109.06
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Daytrip to Shkodër & Krujë, from Tirana

Daytrip to Shkodër & Krujë, from Tirana

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This tour gives you the best introduction to the Albanian natural beauty, culinary delights, Ancient history, recent everyday life etc.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$226.51
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$226.51
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Kruja - Preza - Durres - Three Castles in a Day-Tour

Kruja - Preza - Durres - Three Castles in a Day-Tour

This is a full-day tour that aims to show you the history of our country, the cultural heritage, the customs and tradition through the visit of three important castles, Kruja - Preza - Durres. Stories that begin from the 5 century AD to the modern times; the history of our national hero Skanderbeg; learn about the strategic position and influences in our country; enjoy the Albanian hospitality and the flavored traditional food.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$136.72
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$136.72
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Durres, Kruje, Full Day Trip From Tirana

Durres, Kruje, Full Day Trip From Tirana

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We drive to the historic city of Kruja. In the 15th century, Kruja was the symbol of the resistance against the Turks, under the leadership of Scanderbeg, who with a small army successfully ousted Turks. We will visit Fortress of Scanderbeg, Old Bazaar of Kruja. We leave Kruja behind and drive to Durres, one of the Albania’s oldest cities, which lies in a small peninsula on the coat of Adriatic. Here we visit the Roman Amphitheater, built in 2nd century B.C. The Fortress in Durres which was built in the sixth century, Roma Thermal Baths and the Archaeological Museum, with an excellent collection of objects excavated from Durres. We then return you to Tirana.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$193.42
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$193.42

Kruja and Sari Salltik Hiking Tour from Tirana

Kruja and Sari Salltik Hiking Tour from Tirana

The town of Kruja and Sari Salltik Cave are two highlights of Albania outside of Tirana, and you can see both with ease of this cultural and hiking tour. Visit Kruja with a guide and explore the old bazaar, the Ethnographic Museum, and the Gjergj Kastrioti Skenderbeu Museum. Then hike  to the holy Sari Salltik Cave and learn about its history.
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  • 9 hours
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$116.52
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WOWalbania- Visit to Medieval Kruja from Tirana/Durres

WOWalbania- Visit to Medieval Kruja from Tirana/Durres

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Feel an Albanian inhabitant. Enjoy the real Albanian Culture and Lifestyle. Catch one-in-a lifetime view. Meet families who protected Jews from Nazi Germans, honored by the government of Israel.
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  • 10 hours
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$121.17
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Kruja- Daily Tour

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Kruja- Daily Tour

Visiting Kruja, means to go give you privilege of going back into time and to experience the antiquity and the middle age, both at the same moment in time.
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  • 8 hours
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$74.54
$82.83
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Kruja Half Day Tour with Guide

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Kruja Half Day Tour with Guide

On this small group guided tour you will learn about Albania’s national hero, Skanderbeg, who made Kruje a bastion of uncompromising resistance against the Ottoman in the fifteenth Century. The Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg Museum is situated inside the castle walls, which dates back to the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. The museum itself was inaugurated in 1981. Within the walls of the castle are also the Ethnographic Museum and the Dollma Tekke. Near the castle’s entrance is a traditional market, which dates back to the period of Skanderbeg. Here, you can find Albanian craft products such as embroidered items, carpeting, silver objects, copper, alabaster, filigree, traditional clothing, antiques at the traditional Old Baazar of Kruja. All entrances fees included and hotel drop off
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.89
$78.76
$7.87 savings
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$78.76
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Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia Tour

Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia Tour

Take a comprehensive tour of the Balkans region on this fully-guided eight-day tour. The adventure begins in Tirana, where you’ll meet up with your group, enjoy a city tour and get checked in to your hotel. Over the next week, visit several cities in Kosovo and Macedonia, learning about the region’s rich history and culture along the way.
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  • 8 days
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$2,322.48
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$2,322.48
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Highlights of Albania

Highlights of Albania

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The best of Albania in just a week with a tour from modern Tirana to the Ionian Sea. See Greek and Byzantine ruins in UNESCO-listed Butrint National Park. Also visit historic sites like ancient Apolloni and seaside Berat, and grab dinner and drinks in the capital's hippest neighborhood.
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  • 7 days
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$1,272.31
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$1,272.31

 Kruja Day Tour From Durrës

Kruja Day Tour From Durrës

Start your journey from the city that lies on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, Durres. From sea to History, this tour of Kruja will leave you breathless. Visit the town of the Albanian History and learn untold stories. Meanwhile, find yourself in the cobble stone streets that are as old as the town itself. From the Ottoman-style bazaar,where you can find everything that is handmade to the modern part of the town. Learn how the Ottoman Empire conquered Kruja, and how they lost when Scanderbeg became the head of the Albanian Army. Observe the museum of Scanderbeg and the Ethnographic Museum of Albania. Albania is a country that still respects its traditions, in the Ethnographic Museum you will see how different, yet the same the country has remained.Every room of the museum has a different aspect of the social life. Immerse yourself in the history of the beautiful town of Kruja. Moreover, Kruja is located among mountain peaks and the grassy valley reaching down to the Adriatic coast.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.26
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$129.26
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Day Tour of Kruja and Sari Salltik holly cave from Tirana

Day Tour of Kruja and Sari Salltik holly cave from Tirana

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Famous for its unique Medieval History, traditions and religions tolerance, Kruja is one of the cities with the brightest past in Albania. Starting from the XI century it has always been a stronghold in countless wars. This day tour bring the best values of Kruja unique Old Bazaar, famous castle and one of the most holy places in the country, the “Sari Salltik” cave, a center of Suni’s from the 13th centuries.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.33
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$116.33
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Tirana 4 night Package Includes Hotel, Tours & Transfers

Tirana 4 night Package Includes Hotel, Tours & Transfers

All inclusive 4 night Tirana city stay, includes: Hotel accommodation Breakfast daily Private Return Transfers Historic Kruje & Mt Sarisalltik Full day with Lunch Included Local Guide City Map Flexible inclusions and additional nights and upgrades available after booking
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$483.48
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$483.48
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Cycling in Albania, Kosovo & Macedonia

Cycling in Albania, Kosovo & Macedonia

This trip combines some of the best cycling routes in Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. We begin our tour with a visit to the historical chief town of the medieval Albanians, Krujë. There we will have time even for some souvenir shopping in the old bazzaar, one of the best in Albania. We will cycle through the impressive landscape of Puka and smell the fresh air and the aroma of the pine trees. We cycle to Valbona valley and admire the rugged shapes of Nothern Albanian Alps over 2500 m above sea level. We will enjoy a walk through the old bazaar in Gjakova and taste the delicious local coffe. In Tetovo, Macedonia we will visit the colored Mosque and continue to Ohrid. Ohrid is a UNESCO city since 1979. We cycle back to Albania to visit Berat, the town of Thousand Windows part of UNESCO since 2008. During the final part of the tour we return to Tirana to visit the bustling streets and experience the coffee culture of this modern city.
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,641.57
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$2,641.57
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Historical and Archaeological Sites

Historical and Archaeological Sites

The Albanian culture and history as one of the oldest in the Balkan Peninsula deriving from the Illyrians and Arberesh comes through generations full of authenticity and richness.
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  • 9 days
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$2,452.54
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$2,452.54
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Culture & history tour of North & Central Albania in 2 days

Culture & history tour of North & Central Albania in 2 days

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If you are briefly visiting Albania and want to get the most of culture and history of Northern and Central Albania then this is the tour for you! During this trip you will be able to visit the ancient city of Durres, the medieval Kruja town, Rozafa Castle and Shkodra Lake and one of the best Agro-tourism farms in the Western Balkans.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$326.25
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$326.25
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Walking in Northern Albania

Walking in Northern Albania

The “Walking in Northern Albania” tour combines walking with cultural discovery so you can experience the best of Albania’s nature and culture. This tour will immerse you in the local traditions of Albania’s highlands as we walk through the National Parks of Valbona and Theth. The walks are of moderate difficulty so the tour is great for many travelers. We will also get the chance to visit the town of Prizren in Kosovo. Another highlight is the UNESCO city of Berat which dates from the 4th century BC. Albanians know Berat as the city of ‘Thousand Windows’ because if it’s distinctive Ottoman architectural style.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,059.94
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$2,059.94
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The Best of Albania Highlights and UNESCO sites in 5 Days tour

The Best of Albania Highlights and UNESCO sites in 5 Days tour

This private tour is customized to brings the best of Albanian culture and heritage.During the tour, visits of the cities are fused with everyday life activities. In this way everyone is welcomed to live into fullest the Albanian Adventure.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$897.93
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$897.93
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Cycling in Northern Albania & Kosovo

Cycling in Northern Albania & Kosovo

Cycle through picturesque village and roads in Northern Albania and Kosovo.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,045.40
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$2,045.40
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Krujë Castle (Kalaja e Krujës) hours of operation: May to September, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. October to April, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.