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Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) Tours and Activities

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Named after a national hero of Albania, Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) is the main plaza in the capital city of Tirana. All roads in Tirana seem to lead into the square, which has been the subject of various reconstruction plans since 2010. Many of the original buildings on the square were destroyed during communist times, but a few older structures do remain, like the early 19th century Eth’em Bey Mosque and Clock Tower. In 1968, a statue of Joseph Stalin was replaced by the Skanderberg Monument, honoring a nobleman who once resisted the Ottoman invasion. The equestrian monument stands 11 meters tall and depicts Skanderberg on horseback in full armor, with an Albanian flag flying alongside.

Around the square today, you will find the National History Museum, the Tirana International Hotel, the National Library of Albania, City Hall and the Palace of Culture, which is home to the National Theater of Opera and Ballet. Don’t miss a climb up the Clock Tower, which offers superb views around Tirana.

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City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

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Explore Tirana, the capital of Albania, through a culinary lens. Visit architectural and cultural landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the New Bazaar, and Blloku, a bustling, now-trendy neighborhood that was once restricted to communist party members. Along the way, enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, and raki, a strong, Grappa-like beverage made with star anise and local fruits.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.11
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$69.11
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Half-Day Walking Tour in Tirana

Half-Day Walking Tour in Tirana

Almost every traveler wishes a tour of a foreign country to be a golden opportunity to learn.Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city. Soak up the atmosphere. Marvel at the sights.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.95
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$23.95

The Balkan Explorer - Experience Tirana like a Local

The Balkan Explorer - Experience Tirana like a Local

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You will have the chance to admire the modern architecture of Scanderbeg Square, Ministrial Buildings constructed during 1930s, visit the most recent and conterporan turist destinations - the New Bazzar, Kalaja e Tiranës Complex, Toptani Pedestrian street, the former communist dictator's, Enver Hoxha's Lider Museum - the Piramid. Later you will walk through the fanciest quarter in Tirana, which it was banned to common people till late of 1980s. In the heart of this quarter, you will pass by and see the former Residence of Enver Hoxha.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.35
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$23.35
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Private Day Tour of Pristina & Prizren from Tirana including UNESCO Sites

Private Day Tour of Pristina & Prizren from Tirana including UNESCO Sites

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Join us in this Day Tour of Prizren and Pristina to explore the best of Kosvo. This tour is mainly dedicated to the History, Local Culture and Heritage about the two most important cities of Kosovo. It is where local Albanian Culture is fused with Orthodox and Muslim influence in centuries. During this full day Tour of Pristina and Prizren from Tirana, you will have the chance to see the most interesting highlights of both cities. Please be advised that on request will be able to edit and modify the itinerary according to your specific requests or needs. All Entrance Tickets for the mentioned Sites are included in the Price.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.17
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$191.17
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Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.79
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$107.79
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

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Explore Tirana’s Communist history and culinary landscape on this full-day tour. In the company of a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Bunk’Art, a museum that was formerly a massive bunker. Visit the National Gallery of Arts, the pyramid of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square, Mother Teresa Square, and the Blloku neighborhood. As you stroll, sample traditional meatballs, pastries, and drinks.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.79
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$107.79
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Durres, Cape of Rodon & Wine Tasting Tour

Durres, Cape of Rodon & Wine Tasting Tour

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On this tour you explore a local hotspot for many Albanians: The city of Durres, the most ancient city of Albania, enjoy different types of local wine and food in a picturesque setting in Lazli Bay and hike towards a fairytale castle in the Cape of Rodon. HIGHLIGHTS: • Durres’ street – art • Amphitheater and Archeological Museum visit • Local wine and food in Duka Winery & Vineyard • Skanderbeg Castle in the Cape of Rodon 
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.78
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$113.78
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Hiking at Korabi Mountain Peak in a 2 Days Tour from Tirana

Hiking at Korabi Mountain Peak in a 2 Days Tour from Tirana

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Join us in hiking Tour of Korabi Mountain from Tirana. Hike into the highest Peak of Albania and one of the 4 highest ones in Balkans. Tour of Korabi Mountain brings you nearer to astonishing, wild nature. We will live among locals and experience most of their life activities. And of course delicious, local food will refill and makes ready for the adventure. Part of Via Dinarica this is one of the most interesting hikes in Albania and all Balkans.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$247.99
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$247.99

The truest face of Communism

The truest face of Communism

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A mix of history, culture and in-depth exploration of Albania’s communist past, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Tirana, particularly for first-time visitors. Visit the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, National History Museum, House of Leaves, the Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the Clock Tower of Tirana, and several other notable landmarks. Lunch and a sampling of rakia—a strong Albanian alcoholic beverage—are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.81
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$95.81
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Private Tour of Tirana, Bunkart and Dajti Cable Car (Driving & Walking)

Private Tour of Tirana, Bunkart and Dajti Cable Car (Driving & Walking)

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This tour will introduce you to the local Tirana and its cultural, historical and culinary heritage. As an urban metropolis, it is full of contrasts in which can easily be noticed the scars from the past and the present. Above all, it is the crossway of different periods of Albanian Modern History. This Private tour of Tirana is a combination of City Walking Tour and Driving Tour. During the walking part, we will be able to explore most of the City Centre of Tirana, Main Boulevard, New Bazaar Area and “Bllok”. Out of the city we drive toward the Bunkart, a former Nuclear Bunkers of the ’70. The most lively souvenir of the Albanian Communist Period. The next station will be driving to Dajti Mountain when we get the cable car to enjoy the great view of Tirana.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.41
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$104.41
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UNESCO heritage in Albania - 4 days

UNESCO heritage in Albania - 4 days

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This comprehensive four-day tour takes you to some of the most important cultural locations in Albania. After a tour of the capital city of Tirana, set off to discover the lore and history of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Berat, Gjirokastra, Saranda, and Butrint, visiting landmarks such as museums, castles, and national parks along the way.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,368.12
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$1,368.12
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Panoramic City Tour Tirana

Panoramic City Tour Tirana

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Panoramic tour of Tirana offers the fastest way to learn about Albania entirely. ideal for people that are in Albania for short stay and want to learn more about Albanian's history and culture.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.91
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$47.91
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Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup
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Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup

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Explore two destinations in one day: Tirana and Kruja. In the morning, the guide will show you Tirana's city center during a walking tour. You will see highlights like, Skanderbeg square, the Clock Tower, the Pyramid of Tirana and the Presidential Office. In the afternoon, you will explore the medieval town of Kruje. Kruje is one of the most famous cities in Albania, because it was the home of the National Hero Skanderbeg. You will visit the Castle of Kruje, which has an amazing panoramic view. And you will enter the Skanderbeg Museum and learn how the National hero was able to fight against the Ottoman Empire. Furthermore, you will see the Ethnographic Museum, which shows a traditional Albanian house. Then, you have the chance to shop for some souvenirs and handicrafts at the Old Bazaar Market. -Hotel pickup and drop off in Tirana included -Entrance fees in Kruje included. Due to the limited time, we will not enter the museums in Tirana.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.83
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$89.83
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Check IN Tirana

Check IN Tirana

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This is the most detailed tour of the amazing Albania's capital. The guests will be able to experience the history, the culture, the gastronomy and everyday-life of this wonderful city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.41
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$104.41
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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

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This half-day walking tour of Tirana is a great choice for first-time visitors. Highlights include Skanderbeg Square, the Great Mosque of Tirana, the Clock Tower of Tirana, Enver Hoxha’s villa, and the remains of the Castle of Tirana. After the tour, enjoy lunch (not included) in one of the many restaurants near the tour’s end point.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.86
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$37.86
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Best of Tirana city tour

Best of Tirana city tour

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Founded in 17-nth century, Tirana became capital of Albania only on 1920. Its history stretches from ottoman period to communism area with an influence of modern architecture. During our walking tour in the main boulevard we will visit beautiful sights such as: Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Different Ministries buildings, City Hall, Pyramid of Tirana, President office, University of Tirana, Orthodox cathedral, Catholic cathedral, etc. Next we will enter to the ex-communist BLLOK area which nowadays is transferred into an area full of modern bars and restaurants. A delicious albanian coffee is included on a cozy coffee shop. After this walking we will transfer by car to the highlight of this tour, Bunkart 1. It is a cold war massive underground bunker located in the outskirts of Tirana. With 3000 sq meters underground space, it is an incredible museum showing the history of communism area in Albania. Inside we will spend around 1 hour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.97
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$58.97
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Tirana by locals

Tirana by locals

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Providing an excellent overview of Tirana, this is a good tour for first-time visitors. Visit the highlights of the city including Skanderbeg Square, the National History Museum, the Fortress of Justinian, Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the House of Leaves, Polytechnic University of Tirana, and more. Learn about Albania’s Communist past and how Tirana is a juxtaposition of old and new cultures.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.93
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$35.93

Highlights of Albania

Highlights of Albania

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Albania is one of Europe’s less explored gems, waiting to be discovered. During this 8 days / 7 nights guided tour you will visit the highlights of the country, learning about its history and traditions. Immerse yourself in the lively capital Tirana, being surrounded by mountains in Shkoder, explore three UNESCO sites Butrint, Berat and Gjirokastra, admire the Albanian Riviera, ancient archaeological sites & national parks, on a holiday in Albania.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,215.70
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$2,215.70

1-Day Tirana Berati Adriatic Sea and Belshi Lakes Tour

1-Day Tirana Berati Adriatic Sea and Belshi Lakes Tour

This is a special tour starting from Tirana and will Include 4 very interesting Attractions in one day. First of all you will discover the history of Tirana the capital of Albania; having nice walk on the center. Enjoying the Adriatic sea and having nice café near the bay of the second biggest city in Albania , Durres. Then you will have a historical tour in one of the most interesting city's of Albania called Berat. Known also as the white city . on the way back to Tirana you will pass by one of the most known regions because a lot of lakes . The lakes of Dumrea.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.79
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$107.79
Taking safety measures

Tirana Walking Tour & Cable Car to Mount Dajti

Tirana Walking Tour & Cable Car to Mount Dajti

The tour combines a 3-4 hour walking tour of the city center of Tirana with a visit to the Dajti Express Cable Car.  In the morning, you will see the historical sights, such as Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, the Et'hem Bey Mosque and the main government street. We will pass by the communist landmarks, like the Blloku Area, the house of the former dictator, the Bunk'Art 2 Museum and the Museum of Secret Surveillance. We also visit new attractions like the new food market and the Grand Park.  Then, in the afternoon you will take the cable car to Mount Dajti. From the cable car you look down on treetops, little farm houses, lakes and impressive mountain cliffs. Then, once you reach the mountain balcony, you will have a panoramic view of the entire city center of Tirana, the Adriatic Sea and the coastline.  During the tour, we will pass by all the most important museums and explain what there is to see inside. Please note, we will not enter all the museums, due to the limited time.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$83.84
Price varies by group size
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$83.84
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 Sightseeing and cooking class in the vibrant capital of Tirana

Sightseeing and cooking class in the vibrant capital of Tirana

The sightseeing tour will start near the Skanderbeg Square. We will have a short stop at Pyramid of Tirana and in one of the special coffees in Town “Komiteti Cafe Museum”. After the coffee break it is the time to be immersed in Albanian tastes and flavours and start the cooking class. The main aim of this Cooking Class is to combine the typical Albanian welcome, local food and some of the most interesting traditional local “rules” that will make your experience unique and unforgettable. During your gastronomic experience you will be lead in the cooking class by a local talented chief. In this cooking class, you will be tough to nicely prepare “Dromca” the most iconic Albanian Traditional Pasta. You will also learn how to prepare a delicious fresh salad. The recipes are passed in the family between generations with best to pick up natural ingredients , starting from garden herbs and veggies to homemade wine offering to our guest above all the real local taste of Albania.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.28
From
$98.28

Private Full-Day Tour in Tirana, History, Arts and Traditional Lunch

Private Full-Day Tour in Tirana, History, Arts and Traditional Lunch

ou will have the chance to admire the modern architecture of Scanderbeg Square, Ministrial Buildings constructed during 1930s, visit the most recent and conterporan turist destinations - the New Bazzar, Kalaja e Tiranës Complex, Toptani Pedestrian street, the former communist dictator's, Enver Hoxha's Lider Museum - the Piramid. Later you will walk through the fanciest quarter in Tirana, which it was banned to common people till late of 1980s. In the heart of this quarter, you will pass by and see the former Residence of Enver Hoxha. And last but not least, you will visit the Ismail Kadare house Museum. Ismail Kadare is an Albanian novelist, poet, essayist and playwright. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He has been focused on poetry until the publication of one of his novels, "The General of the Dead Army", which made him famous outside of Albania. In 1996, he became a lifetime member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques of France.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.78
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$76.78
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Private 6-Day Castles summer and Winter Tour of Albania

Private 6-Day Castles summer and Winter Tour of Albania

This tour is perfect for those who are interested in discovering the most famous castles national parks, archeological sites, and a lot of free time in the amazing beaches of Albanian Riviera in 6 days/5 overnights. You will visit 5 ancient Castles (2 of them protected by UNESCO), 2 archeological sites one national park and a lot of exotic beaches, the Adriatic and Ionian seaside, taste traditional meals and sightseeing in old towns.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$982.09
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$982.09
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Tirana City Walk incl. Traditional Lunch

Tirana City Walk incl. Traditional Lunch

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On this comprehensive small group tour we will show you the best of Tirana. We have included all the sights in one tour to maximize your experience. We include morning tea, a full traditional Albanian Lunch & beer, wine or soft drink. The squares, museums & famous bustling café scene are what make this city fascinating. You will see a mix of art, history, culture and religious themes all within easy walking distance. You will see it all and all entrance fees are included. Languages include Albanian, Italian & English.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.83
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$89.83
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