• Duration: 8,5 hours
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Description

Kruja and Shkodra make a very good day tour if you want to understand the history of mysterious Albania. We have been closed for such a long time that we are ready to show the world our hidden gems, rich history, culture, religion, and the respectful attitude of Albanians towards foreign travelers. 

You will visit centuries-old fortresses and walk around their ruins which tell legends and stories from different eras, will see stunning views from fortress' tops, and walk around the towns.

Itinerary

Kruja Fortress

Kruja Fortress is best known during our national hero Scanderbeg times, when he fought against Ottoman invasion

Kruja fortress is best known in the fifteenth century where our national hero Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg had his headquarters in the years of resistance to the Ottoman conquest. It has an elliptical shape and a circumference of 804 m, occupies a surface of 2.5 ha of land and is built on a rocky hill. Archaeological excavations of 1978 prove that the hill has been inhabited since the 3rd century BC while the fortress was built around V-VI century AD. Inside the fortress we will visit the Skanderbeg & Ethnographic Museum and the Dollma Masjid.

Kruja Bazaar

The Bazaar of Kruja is 5 centuries old and has been functioning since XV century!

We will go through the bazaar of Kruja, lying on the both sides of a cobblestone road leading all the way to the fortress. The local calls it Derexhiku Bazaar. The bazaar has been functional since the Scanderbeg Times, on XV century when its shops were up to the entrance of the fortress. Nowadays you will find all the locals products, like wool hand made carpets, traditional clothes, tools, etc. 

Shkodra Town

Visiting Pedestrian Quartier with Venetian influence.

After the visit of Kruja we will take the road to Shkodran laying on the shores of Shkodra Lake in North Albania. We will stroll the pedestrian streets of the city, with a strong Venetian influence on their architecture. Shkodra is called bike town, as the locals main transportation mean used to be bikes during communism time.

Rozafa Fortress, Shkoder

Stunning view of Shkodra Town and Lake, Buna and Drini Rivers meet point and up to the Adriatic Sea!

The Fortress of Shkodra has a stunning view over the Shkodra Lake, Buna, and Drini River meeting point and up to the Adriatic Sea. The fortress of Shkodra, named Rozafa, is a millennium monument erected on a rocky hill at the entrance of the city, south-east. It stands on a rocky hill 130 meters above sea level, surrounded by the Buna and Drin River, with an area of almost 9 hectares. We will walk around the 3 courts of the fortress built for the Army, Trade, and the Commander. There is an old magic legend that completes the visit.

What's included

Private transportation
Certified Guide
Entrance ticket to Kruja Museums and Rozafa Fortress, Shkoder

What's excluded

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

What do I need to bring

- Backpack

- Water bottle 

- Walking shoes for uneven terrains 

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for people with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • 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
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Ελληνικά

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