Discover in one day the two most important cities of Albania with a local guide!
Durres is the second biggest city in Albania, and one of the most visited by tourists interested in ancient history and culture. It is situated in the center of Albania in the Adriatic coast, 30 km from the capital Tirana. In Durres we shall visit the main promenade, the ruins of the Roman amphitheater (the biggest in Balkans), Byzantine walls, Venetian tower and the archaeological museum.
We will drive from Durres to Tirana, the colorful capital of Albania that is changing day by day. In Tirana during our walk we will see how the city has changed after the fall of communism. Architecture in Tirana is one for the books beacuse the city has gone through three different periods in 70 years. The Italian one during the WW1, the communist one during the WW2, and the democracy in 1991. So while we walk we will see the Italian boulevard and government buildings, communist era quarters and modern skyscrapers.
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- Pick up from the port
- First we visit the city of Durres.
- During our walking tour we will visit the city center, the main promenade, the Roman amphitheater (from inside), the Byzantine walls, Venetian tower and we will finish at the archaelogical museum.
- 1h free time at the Volga square for coffee or ice cream.
- Drive from Durres to Tirana (approx 1h)
- During our walking tour in Tirana we will visit the Mother Teresa square, where next to it are located the presidencial office building and the newly renovated Albanian national stadium. We will continue our walk through the Italian boulevard where on our way we will see: The Blloku district, the Pyramide of Tirana, the prime-minister office building, the Orthodox church and we will finish at the Scanderberg square (the main square of Albania).
- 1-1. 5h free time for coffe/ice cream or lunch
- Drive back to Durres to the port (approx 1h).
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Private rented car.
In case of bigger groups i can arrange a larger vehicle with driver.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3500 Lekë - For food, drinks and souvenirs.
3500 lekë are 30 approximately USD
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks