Spend a weekend city break and make the most of all Tirana has to offer in two exciting days. The Albanian Capital is one of the biggest cities in Balkans, Recently Tirana became one of the most visited cities in the region for its beauty, gastronomy and so many cultural and fun activities to do. There’s so much to witness that you’ll feel like no time is enough to enjoy everything Tirana has to offer.
Explore an amazing city, Tirana is home to over 10 museums and art galleries, Tirana has many monuments and cultural sites scattered around the city to the surprise of first-time visitors. Communist-era objects contrast against modern glass-facade buildings with trendy bars and chic shops. Ottoman, Italian, Islamic, Stalinist and capitalist influences are all thrown together in no particular order, making their exploration great fun. Tirana received a face-lift when old grey apartment blocks were painted in bright colors. The colorful facades have become a pleasant attraction in the city. Other cultural monuments include places of worship, the mosques and churches, each of which has a unique story behind it, waiting for you to discover.
During your short stay in Tirana, you will have the chance to experience the rich culture and history of Albania. With tour stops in Kruja and Durres, Liberty Travel immerses travelers in the sights, sounds and tastes of the region.
Kruja is one of the most visited cities in Albania, Kruja is Rich in history, culture, and artisanal work. The name and the importance of the city are attributed to the national hero of Albania, George Skanderbeg, who made Kruja a fortress of resistance against the Turkish Ottoman empire for more than 25 years
Durrës is the second largest city of Albania located on the central Albanian coast, about 33 km (21 mi) west of the capital Tirana. It is one of the most ancient and economically significant cities of Albania. Durresi was founded in the 7th century BC by Greek colonists from Corinth and Corcyra under the name Epidamnos, it has been continuously inhabited for 2,700 years and is one of the oldest cities in Albania. The city hosts the Durrës Ancient City Wall called also Durrës Castle while the largest amphitheater in the Balkans .
Welcome to Tirana international airport, upon arrival, Liberty Travel representative will be waiting for you with a sign and your name on it; he will accompany you to your hotel and will help you during a smooth check-in.(Overnight in Tirana)
we will start our tour in Tirana by visiting Skanderbeg square, situated in the very heart of Tirana. followed by a visit to Ethem Bey mosque which was founded at the end of 18th century by Mulla Bey, the Clock Tower -a cultural monument that has shown the time in Tirana since 1822.
The tour continues to National History museum, one of the most important museums in the country, contains a well-documented history of the country. After that we visit Tirana castle and The Tanners' Bridge -an 18th century Ottoman stone footbridge. Then we walk to the pyramid, it is absolutely an important tourist attraction. As a symbol of a notorious communism, a symbol of the mixed and contradictory history of Tirana. It was inaugurated on October 14, 1988, as the mausoleum of the dictator, Enver Hoxha.
After that we continue our walking tour to the Postblloku (Checkpoint), the Memorial to Communist Isolation, commemorates the country’s political prisoners who suffered under the Hoxha regime. It is situated on the main boulevard opposite the government building. After that we will have a coffee break in Blloku quarter. Lunch (Optional) .
After having the lunch, we continue our tour to Durres where we will visit the main land marks of this beautiful coastal city such as the Amphitheater which located in the center of the city. The construction began under the emperor Trajan in the 2nd century AD and destroyed twice by earthquakes in the 6th and 10th centuries. It is the largest amphitheater ever built in the Balkan Peninsula with once having a capacity of 20,000 people. Beside the amphitheater we will visit the ancient Castle, Byzantine Forum and Archaeological Museum. if we have enough time we will pass by the brandy factory in Durres, where you can have a unique chance for wine tasting. then we drive back to your Hotel.(overnight in Tirana)
After the breakfast, we will depart for Kruja which is closely related to the 25 years of activity of our national hero, Skanderbeg, who in the 15th century made Kruja a bastion of uncompromising resistance against the Ottoman. The Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg Museum is situated inside the castle walls, which date back to the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. then you will have free time to walk around The Old Bazaar of Kruja which dates to the 17th century. Lunch (Optional)
After the Lunch you will be transferred to Tirana International Airport as per the flight schedule.
- Skenderbeg Square
- Ethem bey Mosque
- Kruja Castle
- Skenderbeg Museum
- Ottoman Bazaar
- Roman Amphitheater of Durres
- Private A/C vehicle.
- Private Tour Guide.
- Entrance Fees.
- Hotel accommodation in Tirana for 2 nights in 4 stars hotel
- Breakfast included
- VAT and City taxes
- Pay tolls.
- Gratuities .
- Lunch and Dinner.
- International flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Anything not mentioned above
It is recommended to have:
- comfortable shoes
- Bring a light sweater or jacket
- Cap or hat
- Biodegradable Sunblock
- Extra cash
- Snacks and water
The rates vary according to the group size.liberty travel applies the following rates:
1 person: 500 euro.
2 persons: 250 euro per person.
3 person: 225 euro per person.
4 persons: 215 euro per person.
5-7 persons: 190 euro per person.
8-10 persons: 175 euro per person.
11-13 persons: 150 euro per person.
Prices mentioned above per person in double room on BB
Single supplement: 50 euro
Children from 0-2 years : free
children from 2-12 sharing double room with parents: 90 euro per child.
- Cancellation up to 14 days before the start of the tour: free of charge
- less than 14 days before the start of the tour: 50% cancellation fees
- No show: 100% cancellation fees
- This tour is available in English - German - French - Italian - Arabic - Turkish - Russian - Chinese .
- Other languages can be provided upon request.
- Tirana includes walking tour on flat terrain
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