• Duration: 5,5 hours
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Description

Today you will learn about the communist past in Albania and the atrocities of the regime!
We will start our tour by visiting Bunk Art 1, the best museum to experience the real conditions of these dark times for Albania. We will go through the underground tunnels with 3 levels, visiting the personal rooms of the highest hierarchy officials. Our tour will continue in the center of Tirana where we will visit the Historical Museum, learning about the history of Albania from ancient times to modern days.
We will continue walking in the center and explain the history of the main buildings of Tirana, passing by the Main Square, Pyramid, Main Boulevard, and Blloku area where we will pass by Hoxha’s house. We will explain details and stories of the time that we have experienced ourselves.
Our day will end at a famous bar in Tirana, furnished as in the communist era and trying raki, our strong traditional liquor.

Itinerary

Bunk Art 1

Former Cold War bunker, now an underground contemporary art & history museum over several floors.

We will start our tour by visiting Bunk Art 1, the best museum to experience the real communist atmosphere and the atrocities of the system.   

National Historical Museum of Albania

National Historical Museum of Albania is the best way to learn about our history since ancient times until modern days.

National Historical Museum has different compartment of history of Albania, we will start with the ancient time showing that our land has been inhabited since prehistory and continuing with Hellenistic and Roman times, and so on until modern history about our independence, kingdom and communist times. 

Scanderbeg Square

20-30 mins stop at Scanderbeg Square, Tirana City center to explain its foundation history and the historical buildings located there.

We will visit the Et'hem Bey Mosque, the oldest building in Tirana and one of its symbols, explain its history, and look at its beautiful decorations. Nearby is the Clock Tower another symbol of old Tirana and once the tallest building. We will then explain the other historical building like the National Bank of Albania, the National Museum, Hotel Tirana, the Palace of Culture, Tirana Municipality, etc. 

Toptani Neighborhood

About 30 min to visit Toptani Neighbourhood and its history about King Zog

We will pass by the Bunk Art 2 museum about Communist Atrocities, Castle of Toptani and the prince Residence, will pass by the House of Parliament and the new Mosque, the biggest on Balkans, still under construction. 

Main Boulevard

Main Boulevard is the backbone of Tirana City, where all the most important state buildings are located.

We will have a long walk on the Main Boulevard of Tirana and will pass by the Pyramid, the Dictator Hoxha's Museum after his death, Prime Ministry, Presidency, Parliament Offices, University, Academy of Arts, National Stadium and much more.

Ex-Blloku Neighborhood

We will pass by the ex-Blloku Neighborhood which is the beating heart of Tirana nowadays.

Ex-Blloku was the residence area of communist leaders, which was completely closed to normal citizens to step in it. We will pass by Hoxha's house during all the time he was ruling the Communist Albania. You will listen and feel what this area meant for us during the communist time and it has become today, the most vibrant and impressive place to be in Tirana.

What's included

Private transportation
Certified Guide
Entrance Tickets to BunkArt1, National Historical Museum and Coffee at Bar Komiteti

What's excluded

Everything else that is not mentioned at the Inclusion section.
Guide Gratuity

What do I need to bring

- Small Backpack

- Water bottle 


Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for travelers with physical disabilities

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure
  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled 1000 days or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR
  • CLASSIC CAR TOURS

Guided Language

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Ελληνικά

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