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Private Full-Day Tour of Shkodra City and Rozafa Castle

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Private Full-Day Tour of Shkodra City and Rozafa Castle

Take a ride through 4000 years of history, enjoy the fantastic views of Rozafa castle, indulge in traditional slow cooked meals and if time permits, slow it down under the sun and take a swim in the Mediterranean sea.

This is a typical itinerary for this tour

Stop At: Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania

A story of love and tragedy, a metaphor of Albania's history as a whole! Perhaps the most beautiful part of this visit is to live the legend of how Rozafa castle was built to never fall, and after whom it was named. ! Inside the castle museum are artifacts that date back 4000 years, around the same time it is believed the castle Rozafa was built. A time that this land was ruled by Illyrians (early Albanians). It has since fallen many times in front of Roman Emperors and Ottoman invasion and as recently as the first world war. The castle stands on a hilltop, looking down on Shkodra City, and the valleys below. Inside the castle is built in layers that show how the destruction and building has evolved over thousands of years.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Lead Mosque 

Built in 1773, Shkodra's Lead Mosque is a unique design for the time it was built outside Konstantinopolis. Its the las remaining building where ancient Ilirians' (Albanians)' settlements used to be. 

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County

Shkodra, surrounded by mountains on one side and on the shores of the largest lake in the Balkans on the other. The city is well known through history, since the time of the Illyrian (Ancient Albania) kingdoms. Through history has been referred to as cradle of culture, with a history of thousands of years of brave people proud of their culture that they carry with them even in now in modern society. Visit of the city will start with downtown Shkodra, in the main promenade, famous for a delightful walk for which Shkodra is known. During the walk you can see the main sights of Shkodra including the Democracy Square, the many fountains and monuments in the city, etc. The people of Shkodra are famous for their love for arts, starting with photography and you can experience it at the Marubi Phototheque, where besides numerous photographs depicting Albanian culture and social life, there is also the oldest photo of Albania coming from 1858.

Duration: 2 hours

Important information


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Guide & Driver


  • No meals or drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry fees in the Museum and Rozafa Castle
  • Entry fees in Marubi museum of photography 

Departure details

  • Correct address or location must be provided for pick up If unable to provide correct address must contact service provider before arrival to arrange pick up.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. 


7–10 hours

Return details

  • Returns to original departure point

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate

Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel in Tirana or city center.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: 8am.
End/closing time: 4:15pm.
Languages: German, English, French and Italian.


►send request  €226 (1 - 4 Persons) 

►send request  €312 (5 - 7 Persons) 

►send request  8+ persons 

►send request  €110 (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.  smiley


  • Transport
  • Guide(For groups up to 8 people, guide and driver may be the same person)
  • Hotel pick up
  • VAT Tax


Transfer by airconditioned vehicle.