4 days
Duration
Large (13-16)
Group size

Would you like to spend a weekend among young, beautiful and lively people in places where prices are frozen in time? Tirana is your city!

The city is much about cocktail bars and pubs as clubbing, all within 15 min walk. On this tour, you’ll experience life as a local of the Capital (a true Tirons!) and also learn its history and traditions.

At least 10 people required to be guaranteed.

ARRIVAL LOCATION Mother Theresa International Airport
ARRIVAL TIME Friday  8:30 AM
DEPARTURE/RETURN Monday 8:00 AM
WEAR Comfortable clothing.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accomodation 3* or 4* hotel based on a double room occupancy.
Hand luggage of 10 kg All meals
Transportation One drink during meals
Tour guide Entrance to the cable cars
Entrance to Museums

 

NOT INCLUDED
Other drinks
Guide gratuity
Other luggage
Booking’s costs of 15 euro p.p.

 

This is a great way to discover Tirana like a local!

  • Experience Blloku’s Lounges.
  • Taste Tirana’s local cuisine.
  • Visit a few important museums in Tirana
  • Enjoy traditional Albanian music
  • Visit an Albanian winery
  • Visit Kruja, the city of the Skanderbeg
  • Dine at a Masterchef’s restaurant

Additional information

Difficulty LevelEasy
Activity typeCultural discovery
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Day 1: TIRANA CITY TOUR

Arrival at the Mother Theresa International airport at 8:30 AM.

There is a lot to discover in Tirana. The city tour brings us to the highlights such as the Skenderbeg square, the Clock Tower, the E’them Bej Mosque, the National Art Gallery, The Pyramid Museum. We drink a glass of raki at the special Museum Kafe Komiteti. After lunch, we visit Blloku, where Enver Hoxha and his Party members lived in luxury. Photo moment at the Park of Youth with the “I love Tirana” sign. Then we discover how we would have been spied if we had made this trip in 1980, at The ‘House of Leaves’ (Gestapo) museum. We walk to the Mother Theresa Square and to the artificial lake Liqeni, the park of Tirana. We dine at a Master Chef’s restaurant. We end this impressive day with a pub crawl at Blloku, where it is bustling with nightlife.

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Day 2: COMMUNIST HISTORY TOUR & MOUNT DAJTI

In the morning we could discover the city together or individually. Tips are available from the tour guide.
We meet again at 13:00 in a special restaurant for a great experience and exquisite taste of traditional dishes.

Albania has 170,000 bunkers. Today we only visit only one of them. Bunkart 1, was the underground residence of the Politburo in the event of a chemical attack. Then we take the cable cars to the mountain Dajti and enjoy a drink in one of the restaurants on top of the mountain. Tirana at dusk is beautiful. Later in the evening, we go for a walk and take a drink in the Sky Tower for a lovely chat with a view.

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Day 3: KRUJA & WINE TASTING

Kruja, the city of the national hero of Albania, Skanderbeg, is an hour away from Tirana. We visit the National Museum of Kruja ‘Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu’, the Traditional Market and the Ethnographic Museum. On the way back we stop at a biological wine canteen for a nice glass of wine and a nice meal.
Finally, we close this lovely tour with an excellent dinner and traditional in traditional music.

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Day 4: DEPARTURE DAY

Our Airport service will pick you up early in the morning (6:30 AM) for your returning flight to Amsterdam

Tour Reviews

4.67 based on 3 reviews
21 August 2015

Tirana surprised me in a good way. I loved chilling out having a coffee in the center. You can see a lot of effort has gone into the city since communism days. Big cities have big city traffic but it would be nice if traffic stopped at pedestrian crossings or don’t have them. I found a lot of interesting stuff to do. I liked the National Museum. I thought the cafe culture was fantastic. I enjoyed just wandering the streets. But Albania is more than just it’s capital. So in your next visit try to get off the city and see Berat or Gjirokastra.

21 August 2018

I loved my time in Tirana. Nice city, fun nightlife, a lot of culture to discover, warm people, just a fantastic city! I had a wonderful time during the trip. The guide was informative, friendly and attentive to our entire group! I definitely plan to be a returning customer and recommend this trip to my friends and family!

14 January 2019

Hi, I visited Tirana with friends and family in May. Our group was originally avoiding Tirana because of old reports of a gray, boring, ex-communist capital. An Albanian ex-pat strongly advised otherwise and Tirana was, to our group (3 adults and 2 teenagers), a welcome and fun surprise. We stayed in a 7th-floor walk-up overlooking the square. Even now, the city is still emerging from its prior mind-control and civil chaos with a riot of art, food, and thought. We were tipped off that the National Museum was boring but BunkArt was an immersive haunted house. The House of Leaves was even more creepy: silent where Bunkart was loud, no cameras but you were on camera at all times, a handler always in the background: very effective!

The city was very walkable. We stayed at the main square and walked easily to Mother Teresa square (saw the president on the way!) to meet a friend to take us into the Great Park of Tirana to a restaurant inside. Yes, look both ways before crossing! Same as in any urban environment!

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