Elbasan and Petrele Castle tour
Start dhe day with a visit of Elbasan City, only 30 minutes from Tirana. Elbasan marks the geographical middle of Albania as a whole. But it’s not just location that sees this mid-sized city placed at the heart of the country; history and culture coalesce here too. Enthrallingly representative of the republic’s past sits an old core criss-crossed by cobblestone streets and the looming, vine-clad remnants of a daunting Ottoman fortress. There is then the smattering of Eastern Orthodox churches courtesy the city’s various Balkan occupants—the Serbs, the Bulgarians, gypsies from the East—and a punctuation of ancient Roman ruins around the peripheries of town to boot.
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Petrele Castle is a castle in Petrele, central Albania. Its history dates back to Justinian I. Petrele Castle is situated at an altitude of 329 meters. The castle of Petrele has a rich history, containing a tower which was built in the 6th century AD. It is one of the tourist locations close to Tirana that attracts a great number of visitors. inside the castle a prominent wooden structure is a restaurant, perched on a rocky hill, above the village with the same name. It has a triangular shape with two observation towers. Although it was first built in ancient times, the present building dates back to the 15th century.
The Petrela Castle was part of the signaling and defense system of the Kruja Castle. The castles signaled to each other by means of fires. During fights against the Ottomans, the Petrela Castle used to be under the command of Mamica Kastrioti, Skanderbeg's (Albania's most importat historic figure) sister. Today there is a restaurant inside the castle. The castle offers spectacular views of the Erzen valley, the hills, olive groves, and surrounding mountains.
You'll have the option enjoy a tastefull traditional lunch on top of the castle. After this visit you will be transferred back in Tirana where you will have a short panoramic tour and after you will be transferred back to the meeting point for the end of your jorney.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel in Tirana or city center.
Duration: 5 minutes.
Start/opening time: 9am.
End/closing time: 2.00pm.
Languages:, English and Italian.
send request €148 (1 - 3 Persons)
send request €269 (4 - 7 Persons)
send request 8+ persons
send request €90 (guide only without transfer)
As our way of saying thank you for choosing us, at the end of this tour you'll be provided with a free self-guiding brochure and tour options for the rest of your stay.
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- Guide(For groups up to 8 people, guide and driver may be the same person)
- Hotel pick up
Meeting point at your hotel or Tirana city center. Duration of the tour: 5 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