DAY 1: Tirana International Airport – Tirana city
DAY 2: Tirana – Durres – Kruja
DAY 3: Kruje – Tirana International Airport
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Pick up from Tirana International Airport and transfer to the city of Tirane. Tirana became capital of Albania in 1920 and is the largest city of Albania. Our tour starts from the Main Boulevard at Skenderbeg Square. Here you can visit the National theater, Skanderbeg Statue ( dedicated to our National Hero), Historic Museum, Cultural Palace, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower and going through the Boulevard to the Pyramid, built in 1988 as a museum for Enver Hoxha, dictator of the period.
Check in at the hotel and free time to rest.
In the evening we can enjoy a walk in the “ Bllok” area which was the location of former Communist dictator Enver Hoxha’s villa. During the period of his rule, the area was only reserved for government officials and the general public could not enter. Now, this is a vibrant area with bars, restaurants and brand shops.
Overnight in Tirana.
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to the city of Durres. Durres, otherwise antique Dyrrah, due to its geographic and climatic position took a strategic place on the eastern shores of the Adriatic and in the region of southern Illyria. The tour of the Durres Old Town will include the ruins of the town forum, roman baths, city centre, town hall, Roman Amphitheatre, byzantine walls, Venetian tower and archeological museum with a panoramic display of discoveries and urban planning of this once important city.
After the tour we head towards Kruje.
Optional: Lunch at Panorama venue where you can enjoy our local cuisine.
After lunch, we start our walking tour of Kruje, through the narrow streets of the medieval well preserved Old Bazaar. Once inside the city walls you will visit the fortress, the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of George Kastriot Skanderbeg, the Albanian National Hero.
Overnight in Kruje.
After breakfast we leave Kruje and head towards Preze, which is located on a hilltop, on the perfect spot where you can see the city of Tirana and the airport.
We will visit the fortress of Preze which is another fortress of Middle Albania, build in close to the city of Kruje. Its main purpose was to observe the important road that connected Shkodra, Durres and Kruje.
Return to airport.