Kruja & Durres Daytrip From Tirana

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Tirana Private Day Tours are organized by Our Local Guide in Tirana, Albania.

For the visitor in Tirana for a short period, we have designed short interesting excursions or daytrips listed below, which can be completed in a few hours and up to a full day.

Tirana, the heart capital of Albania has a never-ending movement and energy. This metropolis city is worth to discover by day and night. Founded in the 1614, Tirana is now a developed city which combines culture, history, contemporary architecture and lots of hospitality shown towards tourists. As you take a walk in Tirana you will enjoy the look of the colorful buildings, fancy coffees and green parks. It offers a mixture of some antique remains, Italian style architecture of the 20th century and communism buildings artistically repainted recently. This mixture combined with the mountains and sea close by and up to 300 sunny days per year, give Tirana a distinct Mediterranean feel in any season.
Participation: 5+ Explorers

• Trasportation with modern vehicles air conditioned,
• English speaking guide

Excluded: Entrance fees to all monuments mentioned (Cost of entry fees is 1.5-2.5 euro per site or museum) Lunch , tips to driver and guide.
Looking for something specific?? – Just contact us and we would be happy to customize visits according to your interests.
Durres is one of the oldest towns founded in 6th century B.C. while Kruja has great medieval ottoman monuments

Departing to Kruja

After breakfast drive to Kruja, centre of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans under our National Hero Scanderbeg. He kept the Ottoman armies from crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, thus earning the title “Athleta Christi” awarded by the pope of the time. We will visit the Skanderbeg Museum one of the best in the country and a rich Ethnographic Museum with almost all items being original from the end of the 19th century. Finally we make our way through Kruja’s famous Bazaar full of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs.

Getting to Durres
After the visits continue to Durres one of the oldest towns in Albania and the first and perhaps the most important of the Greek colonies in the country. It was founded at Epidamnus in 627 B.C. by Greeks from Corcyra (present-day Corfu) and Corinth. Greek and Roman authors called it “the Admirable City” for its temple, statues, and other monuments. However, only a few remains remind us of this city’s glory days, mainly due to earthquakes and, also the fact that Durres has been continuously inhabited through time. Therefore it has been transformed accordingly. We will visit some of the remains such as the amphitheatre, the forum, archeological museum, the Venetian tower the outer walls. We have refreshment at a panoramic bar before we return to Tirana. End of our service


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