Tour from Durres to Kruja and Tirana

Visits of the 3 central cities of Albania Durres, Kruja, Tirana. Kruja is a small town (only 13,500 inhabitants) on the side of a mountain is the most important city of the Albanian resistance under the leadership of Gjergj Kastrioti “Skanderbeg” in the 15th century successfully fought the Ottoman for more than 25 years.

What's Included?

• Accommodations in 3 or 4 star-hotels in all the above mentioned locations including breakfast and lunch in restaurants; quality food and cleanliness; GT bus referenced with driver; guide in Italian and English.
• The price excludes tickets for museums, bunkers, archaeological sites.
• Evening and dinner at your leisure; we eventually advise the tourist on how and where to find convenient and quality places to eat, in case of an extra dinner at an Italian restaurant the price is 13 €.
• Welcome dinner to be arranged depending on the arrival times of the group (with a cost of 13 euro).

Duration

4 days

Destination Covered

Albania

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Solo travellers
Day 1: Arrival at the international airport of Tirana “Mother Teresa”, transfer and the accommodation at the hotel in Durres (Albania’s second city). Welcome dinner and explanation of the day program to follow.

Day 2: Morning visit of the city of Durres.
Durres is the Albania’s second city (about 220,000 inhabitants) and home to the largest port in the country, a mandatory transit for various Albanian cities. Durres was founded by the Illyrians in the 13th century BC, and expanded greatly thanks to the tribe of Taulanti in the 9th century BC, who made it the capital. It became an important port of the Roman period (was also known as the “Tavern of the Adriatic” by the Romans). At this period an interesting amphitheater (the largest in the Balkans) was built. It was known as the greatest splendor of the city thanks to “Via Egnatia” which connected the Adriatic with Constantinople and it became a strategic transit point for both merchants and goods. Visit to the amphitheater of the Roman era (the largest in the Balkans), the historic sites of the city (Venetian tower, Ottoman Walls etc.) and the modern city (Town Hall square, the Promenade, and the Boulevard). Lunch will be served in a restaurant on the beach (Plazh) with fish. Dinner and evening will be at your leisure.

Day 3: Departure from Durres to the city of Kruja the most important city of the Albanian resistance under the leadership of Gjergj Kastrioti “Skanderbeg”. In the 15th century the Ottomans fought successfully for over 25 years. Visit the Skanderbeg Museum in the castle and the Ethnographic Museum with shopping in the old bazaar.

Lunch in a restaurant with Albanian specialties and subsequent transfer to Tirana (Albania’s capital) which has almost one million inhabitants, so nearly a third of the Albanian population is located in there. Tirana is a business city par excellence, like a western city considering the quality of life and lifestyle of the inhabitants. The nightlife is in fact like any other European city, quite different from all other Albanian cities. Italian, and especially English are spoken. Visit the city’s landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the Clock Tower, Taiwan Park. Accommodation in hotel. Dinner and evening mat your leisure to enjoy Tirana’s nightlife.

Day 4: Departure to the “Nene Tereza” airport for return.
Note:
In case of a late evening re-entry, the group leaves the suitcases loaded on the bus, and we will have free time to visit some areas of Tirana (e.g. climb by cable car to the vantage point of the city (at their own expense). Depending on the package chosen by the group, including lunch, we will charge 30 € per person for the day with a driver and a guide. In another case, the driver will pick up the tourists and transport them to the airport at the fixed time and place.
Any program changes have to be agreed upon.

– Departures from Durres

– Price for 6 persons per person Euro 390,00

– Price for 9 persons per person Euro 350,00

– Price for 15 persons per person Euro 2950,00

– Price for 30 persons per person Euro 235,00

– Price for 40 and over per person Euro 195,00
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