Tour to Kruja and DurresTour to Kruja and Durres,a beautiful way to experience the beauty of medieval capital of Albania.
After meeting with the guide you will be transferred toward Kruja. Kruje was the center of the Albanian resistance against the Ottomans led by Skanderbeg. Driving along the winding mountain road, you will reach the town’s main square marked by the statue of Skanderbeg, - international hero of Ottoman era who resisted the Turkish invasion towards west!.
Continuing uphill and above the town, you will reach the historic fortress and citadel which successfully withstood three Ottoman sieges led by Sultan Murat and later by his son Sultan Mehmed II – the conqueror of Constantinople (now Istanbul). It was only after Skanderbeg’s death that the fortress finally fell and the Albanian resistance was suppressed. You will visit the castle,the Scanderbeg and Ethnographic museum and Ottoman-style covered bazaar. After the visit of Kruja you will have lunch at Restaurant Panorama.
After lunch your next destination will be Durres. Durres is the largest port of Albania. Arriving in Durres, the exploration of the city starts with a visit of the Roman Amphitheatre of Durres, the largest in the Balkans built since 2nd century BC. Roman influence here continues with the Trajan’s Baths and the Roman Forum. The famous road of Roman Empire, Via Egnatia, started from Durres as the gateway to the Balkans and hence the Romans fortified the stronghold in Durres which was later reconstructed again by Byzantine Empire and the Venetians, from which Durres inherited the Venetian Tower standing at the beginning of the boulevard.
Next follows a relaxing stroll along the boulevard alongside the shore of the sea. Colorful buildings on one side and the sea on the other offer a special pleasure. On the boulevard there are monuments like the Unknown Soldier, a tribute to the lost soldiers of the liberation army of WW2, etc.
After the visit in Durres, you will be transferred back to Tirana.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel in Tirana or city center.
Drop-pff location: Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 4:15pm.
Languages: English and Italian.
€148 (1 - 3 Persons) send request
€269 (4 - 7 Persons) send request
8+ persons send request
- Guide (For groups up to 8 people, guide and driver may be the same person)
- Hotel pick up
- Entry fees
- VAT 20%
Transfer by airconditioned coach.
Meeting point at your hotel or Tirana cityr center, Albania Duration of the tour:8 hours Guide languages:English and Italian Tour start time 8 am. Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. Return time: 4.15 pm approximately. End point : Hotel Rogner Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë 1000, Albania Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you. Supplier phone number:(+)355 42420892
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