Tirana by locals

You are visiting Tirana soon or you are in Tirana. Either way, we’re here to help!

In this walking tour we take pride in presenting you the capital of Albania, the city of Tirana, as it is, in only 4 hours. We will take you to the highlights of the Albanian capital. This tour will show us the old historical part of Tirana, influenced heavily by Italian culture and the communist regime, and the modern part of the city collided together in perfect harmony. Don’t miss the chance to visit the most controversial city you have ever visited.

per adult from

$43

NZD

Duration

4 to 5 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - Skanderbeg Square
    • Entry/Admission - Fortress of Justinian
    • Entry/Admission - Enver Hoxha Pyramid
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
    • Optional activity costs
    • Entry/Admission - Muzeu Historik Kombetar
    • Entry/Admission - House of Leaves
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania

    The first thing we will explore is the main square of Tirana which is composed from the Et'hem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower of Tirana, the National Theater of Opera and Ballet (in which the first brick was put by the ex. President of Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev). We will not forget to see the National Bank of Albania and than we restart our trip.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Muzeu Historik Kombetar, Skenderbej Square Boulevard Zogu I, Tirana 1001 Albania

    We can find different pavilions from different periods of Albanian history, learning more about the old and hidden part of Albania.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Fortress of Justinian, Rr. Murat Toptani, next to Parliament, Tirana Albania

    The Fortress is a fortification regarded as the historic kernel of the capital. The preserved ruins show that the castle was probably founded in antiquity, maybe in the Early Byzantine period.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Enver Hoxha Pyramid, Boulevard Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana Albania

    As a symbol of the notorious communism years, it resisted some attempts to be destroyed by previous governments. But it is still there, un-restored, a symbol of the mixed and contradictory history of Tirana.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: House of Leaves, Rruga Ibrahim Rugova 12 Face A La Cathedrale Orthodoxe, Tirana 1001 Albania

    The House of Leaves Museum shows us the harsh communism reality. It used to be the National Intelligence Agency, an espionage house. It is one of the most intriguing places in Tirana, that tries to narrate to young people and to foreigners one of the darkest periods of the country’s history.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Blloku, Tirana Albania

    The Block is the location of former Communist dictator Enver Hoxha's villa. During the period of his rule, the area was only reserved for government officials and the general public could not enter, while now it is full of fancy and colorful coffee shops, boutiques cocktails bars and pubs. We will take a stroll in the most vivid neighborhood of Tirana.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Polytechnic University of Tirana, Sheshi Nene Tereza, Tirana 1001 Albania

    The Polytechnic University of Tirana is the oldest and the second largest university in Albania, after the University of Tirana. It was founded in 1951 and now has approximately 10,000 students, who come from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Skanderbeg Square, Sheshi Skënderbej, Tiranë, Albania
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickup
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Polytechnic University of Tirana, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit Nr. 4, Tiranë, Albania
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Get Lost In Albania

Activity ID: V-111832P1

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