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Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) Tours and Tickets

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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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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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Learn more about Kosovan culture and history on this full-day tour to Prizren and Pristina from Tirana. Benefit from your private guide’s undivided attention and explore at your own pace, stopping off at attractions such as the Gračanica Monastery, Sinan Pasha Mosque, and Albanian League of Prizren Museum. Avoid hidden costs with round-trip transfer and admission fees included as per itinerary.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.41
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$180.41
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4 Days UNESCO Towns and Albanian Riviera Tour

4 Days UNESCO Towns and Albanian Riviera Tour

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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 4 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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  • 4 days
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$615.53
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$615.53

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
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$61.23
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$61.23
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Tirana Communist Tour

Tirana Communist Tour

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Walking tour of communist Tirana led by a local guide Learn about the life of dictator Enver Hoxha Visit Communist-era landmarks to see the regime's distinctive architectural style Hear stories about daily life under Communist rule How Albania became the world’s first atheist country Learn about communist ideology and why it rose and fell in Albania
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.23
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$21.23

Tirana Walking Tour and Bovilla Lake

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Tirana Walking Tour and Bovilla Lake

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Tirana & Bovilla 1 day tour offers a very comprehensive experience of our capital city Tirana, its culture, religion, lifestyle, and historical heritage past and present. While the day is very active with the visit at Bovilla reservoir and an easy hike to enjoy beautiful nature and gorgeous view.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$55.19
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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
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$33.55
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$33.55
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Historical Full-Day Tour of Tirana with Pickup

Historical Full-Day Tour of Tirana with Pickup

Tirana tour is unique because you will get acquainted with the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. In this tour you will know all the places you will need during your stay in Tirana, such as Cultural and economic life. Tirana is a special city not only It combines different cultures that are distinguished in the architecture of the city from the Ottoman, Italian, communist times to modern buildings of our days. In this tour you will learn about communist terror. Albania was the only communist country in Eastern Europe totally isolated and the only country without churches and mosques. The only country, where political enemy of the regime was monitored by the secret police (Sigurimi). Is unique because hospitality of the people of these areas is fantastic,agriculture and food you will find is wonderful .You will enjoy within a day tour the beauties of the City, mountains, hills and fields of Tirana.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$53.06
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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
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$20.69
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$20.69
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Day Tour of Tirana

Day Tour of Tirana

*Tirana tour is unique because you will get acquainted with the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. In this tour you will know all the places you will need during your stay in Tirana, such as Cultural and economic life museums, churches , mosque, markets, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, places. *Tirana is a special city not only because it combines different cultures that are distinguished in the architecture of the city from the Ottoman, Italian, communist times to modern buildings of recent years. It is interesting because you will learn about communist terror. Albania was the only communist country in Eastern Europe totally isolated and the only country without churches and mosques. *The hospitality of the people of Tirana is fantastic
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$16.98
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$16.98
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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
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$93.39
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$93.39
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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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Mount Korab, Albania's highest peak, offers stunning scenery, but reaching its summit involves serious planning and is best done with a guide. On this private 2-day adventure from Tirana, explore the nearby village of Radomire and its surrounds and stay overnight in a traditional guesthouse before your hike the next day. Trek through woodlands and pastures with your guide proffering navigation and commentary, and admire the bird’s-eye panoramas from Korab's peak before descending. Meals, accommodation and return transport are included.
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  • 2 days
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$254.70
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$254.70

Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

Durres & Lalzi Bay 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 Lalzi Bay. HIGHLIGHTS: – Durres street – art – Amphitheater and Archeological Museum visit – Local wine and food in Duka Winery & Vineyard – Lalzy bay and Green Lake
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  • 7 hours
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$116.74
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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
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$105.06
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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
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$95.51
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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
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$92.52
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$92.52
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Hiking in Tirana – Day tour of Bovilla Lake from the City

Hiking in Tirana – Day tour of Bovilla Lake from the City

Hiking in Tirana, in one of the most picturesque areas where the deep blue of the lake is mixed with the grey of the rocks and green of the Flora around the area. Located around 15 Kilometres from Tirana, this artificial Lake is one of the main suppliers of drinkable water in Tirana. With a spectacular surrounding arena, the terrain is compounded also by 4 areas of fauna and vegetation.
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  • 7 hours
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$82.78
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$82.78
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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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$42.45
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$42.45
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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
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$1,220.45
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$1,220.45
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Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup

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
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$100.82
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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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$53.06
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$53.06
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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
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$92.52
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$92.52
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Tirana food & communism sites - 1 day

Tirana food & communism sites - 1 day

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Under communism, Tirana was the center of communist party activity. That is why most of the greatest works of that time are widely located in Tirana. Now they are open to the public to visit.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$95.51
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$95.51
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Live Virtual Walking Tour of Tirana,

Live Virtual Walking Tour of Tirana,

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From the comfort of your own home you will explore and learn about our city on this virtual tour of Tirana. Our tour will cover all the main attractions of the city and our guides will focus mainly on the history of communism in Albania. • Live Virtual tour of Tirana led by a local guides. • Live Questions and Answers session during and after your tour • Learn about communist ideology and why it rose and fell in Albania • Explore Tirana via Zoom application. You will need to have this application downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.23
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$21.23

7 Days Private Tour of Albania, North Macedonia, and Kosovo

7 Days Private Tour of Albania, North Macedonia, and Kosovo

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Travel in the Balkans with this Private Tour of Albania, North Macedonia, and Kosovo. Explore a vibrant region with beautiful nature, glorious heritage, and warm heart people. Feel welcomed as nowhere else in Europe where the guest is respected is no one. Isolated for many years because of the Communist Regimes, the Balkans are turning in one of the most evocative
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,093.10
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Private Day Tour of Pristina & Prizren from Tirana including UNESCO Sites
"Andi and Julio were excellent tour guides/drivers. They were probably the most knowledgeable guides we've ever had in our years of travel. It was a long day but they maintained their enthusiasm and energy and were a lot of fun to travel with. It was especially nice that neither of them smoked."..."
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City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day
"A fabulous way to get yourself acquainted with Tirana through not only a historical context but by way of food! Andi is a great guide, very experienced and knowledgeable, he can answer any question you may have and goes way above and beyond. 100% recommend you take this tour!"..."
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Tirana Walking Tour and Bovilla Lake
"Loved the tour around Tirana, learned a lot about its history, and saw all of the major sightings. The ride to the Bovilla lake was a perfect way to end it, the view was so worth the climbing. Stunning!"..."
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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour
"I had great experience of the history of Albanian people, great time, Enjoyed it visiting amazing lake Lina just in the heart of the city."..."
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The Balkan Explorer - Experience Tirana like a Local
"The tour guide was amazing with a lot of information and very helpful and a pleasant personality. Love the Albanian hospitality."..."
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food
"Great guide! Super interesting journey into Tirana’s impressive communist era-bunker. Lots of details about this heavy period of history"..."
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Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour
"Juli was our guide. The booking and picking up instructions were very straightforward and he picked us up from our hotel. We began in Durres and he told us about the history of Albania during the car journey. We began in the archaeology museum. He had the right balance between pointing out the key exhibits and leaving us to make our own way. We went to the amphitheatre, which was fascinating and undisturbed. The wine tasking experience was excellent. We were lucky enough to be be guided by an intern (Tom), who showed us the vineyard and where the wine is made and stored. He then guided us through four wines and a raki. This was at a beautiful spot overlooking a lake. We had some tasty snacks."..."
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The truest face of Communism
"I was only in Tirana for 48 hours and this day trip was a great way to get a personal experience and insight into the evolution of Tirana and the Albanian culture. I had not realised some of the very interesting history and our guide Leo gave great care of the tour and made it an experience to remember! I especially liked the bunker tours and it was much better having Leo talk me through it, rather than just reading the labels. If you are in Tirana then check it out!"..."
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Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip
"Our guide was Eliot, he picked us up from our hotel. He give us A complete timeline of Albanian history on the way to the castle, explained the whole story of the small town and, because the museum was closed due to renovations, took us instead to the top of the mountain to find the mithical cave. Then we had a round around Tirana by car, and got some great food recomendations!"..."
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UNESCO heritage in Albania - 4 days
"There were two things that made this tour very special - first the guide - Riges, and the other passenger was Riges's sister who was also vacationing. We talked, laughed, explored all together and had a great time. Riges's encouraged me to try local dishes where ever we went and spent a lot of time explaining everything and making sure everything was good for me. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup
"Going to tour the Kruja Castle is a must see while in Tirana. The views are amazing and shopping at the Old Bazaar is a lot of fun, things are so inexpensive."..."
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Tirana food & communism sites - 1 day
"As a history appasionate that I am, always wanted to know the history of communism and its influence in Albanian lifestyle. This tour was perfect for what I needed. It wasn't just history but also fun. The tour guide Bergi was very social, he had lots of insights and answered all my questions"..."
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