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Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) Tours

Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej)
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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Skanderberg Square serves as a meeting point for many walking tours of Tirana. If your hotel is not within walking distance, get there by taking a bus along Rruga e Kavajes or Rruga e Dibris.
Address: Skanderberg Square, Tirana, Albania
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62 Tours and Activities to Experience Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej)

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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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$197.75
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$197.75
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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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$1,415.18
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$1,415.18
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 Tirana In a Day Tour

Tirana In a Day Tour

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Our Tour is unique, because you will be acquainted and you will see the highlights of Tirana and get a better understanding of the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. You will be acquainted, how people have lived in ancient times and how they live today, what their traditions and customs are. What do they think about communist terror, and what do they think today. And about us 1. High professionalism 2. Commitment to give the visitors everything they require without tiring.3.It is given to passionately show historical and cultural places.4.Organization, security, correctness, communication 5. We offer, comfort and facilities, relaxing entertainment, and a tour of memory his tour is Unique
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.30
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$22.30
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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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$111.50
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$111.50
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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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$111.50
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$111.50
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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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$117.69
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$117.69
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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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$71.48
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$71.48
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Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour

Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour

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With limited time, this 2-hour walking tour will help you get your bearings in Tirana, taking in all the highlights of the Albanian capital. Learn the significance of historic landmarks such as the Skanderbeg’s Monument, the Pyramid, and the National Museum mosaics; learn about Tirana’s communist past as you stroll around the Blloku; and see sights including the Archaeological Museum, the Clock Tower, Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential palace.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.75
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$55.75
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Tirana Full Day Trip from Durres

Tirana Full Day Trip from Durres

This full day guided tour takes you to the highlights of Albania’s capital city. With your local host, visit historic landmarks and locations such as Skanderbeg Square, Et'hem Bey Mosque, and the Clock Tower of Tirana. Tour the National Archaeological Museum, take a walk in Rinia Park, and more. This comprehensive tour is an excellent choice for first time visitors.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$334.50
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$334.50

The truest face of Communism

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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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$79.29
$99.11
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$79.29
$99.11
$19.82 savings
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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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$108.01
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$108.01
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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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$108.01
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From
$108.01
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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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$61.00
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$61.00
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Tirana and Dajti Mountain

Tirana and Dajti Mountain

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Besides the history and culture that Tirana offers, we will get an overview of this dynamic city from the top of the Mountain. We will take a ride on a cable car that will get us to an altitude of over 1000m. Fresh air and beautiful nature is to be expected in the Dajti Mountain.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.60
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$82.60
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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
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$39.16
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$39.16
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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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$76.81
per group
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$76.81
per group

Tirana open roof half day Tour

Tirana open roof half day Tour

Explore Tirana Highlights in this half day tour. Our guide will share with you the history of Albania.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.56
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$49.56
Taking safety measures

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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$256.52
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$256.52

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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$24.78
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$24.78

Tirana half day Bazaar & Museums tour includes morning tea

Tirana half day Bazaar & Museums tour includes morning tea

On this small group walking tour our expert local guide will show you how to make your way around the city, what to do and see and all the hot spots, the best cafes and restaurants on long the way, where to shop and anything else you might need to know. Morning tea in the Bazaar in included with a taste of local treats and coffee, and a visit to 3 of the most interesting museums featuring national history & Culture with entry fees all included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.75
Price varies by group size
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$55.75
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Tirana Group Day Tour from Durrës

Tirana Group Day Tour from Durrës

Start this day tour from Durres to the capital of Albania Tirana. Tirana is the new big thing in Balkans, also, one of the most fast developing cities of Europe. Tirana has won the prize of the European Youth Capital 2022. Tirana was declared as the capital of Albania in 1920, before that it was a small city with no whatsoever importance. Just in the heart of it is located the Scanderbeg Square, a place of outstanding beauty, in 2018 the square won the prize for the best Urban Public Area and later on in 2019 it won the second award for the best Modern Architecture by EU.In the square is situated the monument of the National Hero Gjergj Kastrioti Scanderbeg. From there, you can see the important mosque that was built during the Ottoman Period, Et’hem Bey mosque and on the other side you can see the National History Museum. Tirana is more than the square, it’s the beautiful colorful buildings, the cutest coffee shops, the best restaurants:
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.15
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From
$132.15
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Local Guide in Tirana

Local Guide in Tirana

This is a tour from the eyes of a local rather than a guide and you will have the opportunity to experience Albania through the eyes of someone who lives here and knows Tirana like the back of their hand. It would be an honor for me to be your guide through this process.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.25
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$15.25
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Highlights of Tirana 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Highlights of Tirana 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Delve deep into the history and highlights of Tirana on this walking tour with a guide. Spot architecture from the Ottoman and Communist eras and stop into the National History Museum to learn about Albania’s past. Visit the oldest mosque in Tirana. As you stroll, learn about Albania’s recent transition out of communism from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.50
per group
From
$111.50
per group

Tirana City Walk Full Day Tour from Durres

Tirana City Walk Full Day Tour from Durres

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. Hotel Pick up and Drop off from Durres.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.92
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$92.92
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