Our day and the time we start the tour is flexible and is meant to accommodate your schedule and interests.
After breakfast in the hotel, departure to Kruja medieval town, located on the slope of Sari Salltik mountain. An old bazaar leads you up to the castle of the National Hero Skanderbeg. Visit in the castle of the city, housing the Skanderbeg Museum and the Ethnographic museum. You will also have time to spend in the bazaar just to see how the ladies produce the carpets or to have a look at the antiquaries!
After Kruja we continue to the city of Durres, that is also the most important seaport in Albania. Visit the Amphitheatre, the biggest in the Balkan Peninsula (capacity over 15. 000 spectators) with a rare wall mosaic from the 4-5 century AD, the Archaeological Museum! We make a walk in the city to enjoy the Justinian Walls, Venetian Tower and the Promenade.
Walk on the seashore, possible lunch there!
The drive from Tirana to the city of Kruja will take us ~40 min. !
the visit of the castle, museums and free time at bazaar ~ 2 hours!
Drive to Durres another 40 min. !
The visit at Amphitheater, Archaeological museum(if open) 1 hour!
The seashore walk and lunch 1. 5 hours.
all the tour takes around 6-7 hours!
IMPORTANT: On Mondays the Museums in Albania are closed,
unless a agreement is done for the Cruise Ships
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel in Tirana or Durres!
If you are on cruise-ship I can pick you up at the entrace of the port of Durres.
End location: The tour ends at your hotel or wherever you like in the city of Tirana or As close as possible to your cruise-ship.!
Duration: 7 hours
If you start from cruise-ship in Durres the tour will be ~ 5 hours!
We'll use a Jeep Grand Cherokee 2003!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4000 LEK - or 30 Euro-Entrance fees for the museums and meals!
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Great option if you have only a short time in Albania - two towns in one day. Tour guide very knowledgeable and friendly. Flexible timings made it a really convenient tour.