Day Trip Tirana Shkodra
Tour Basis: A/C private vehicle with driver in disposal
Departs: EVERY DAY
Duration: Full Day
Highlights: Colorful Tirana, North city of Shkodra
Tirana, the heart capital of Albania has a never-ending movement and energy. This metropolis city is worth to discover by day and night. Founded in the 1614, Tirana is now a developed city which combines culture, history, contemporary architecture and lots of hospitality shown towards tourists. As you take a walk in Tirana you will enjoy the look of the colorful buildings, fancy coffees and green parks.
Visits in Tirana:
- • Skanderbeg Square
- • Clock Tower
- • Et’hem Beu Mosque
- • National Historical Museum
- • National Gallery of Arts
- • Tabak Bridge
Start with a visit in the city center, Skanderbeg Square where you will see the statue of Skanderbeg, our National Hero. In front of it you can see the Clock Tower. 35 meters (115 ft) tall it has 90 stairs that go in a spiral fashion. Next you will see the Et’hem Beu Mosque. It’s frescos with trees, waterfalls and bridges, rare for the Islamic art. The National Library is located in front of the Mosque, and near the National Historic Museum. Continue the tour by entering the Museum. The pavilions: Antiquity, Medieval, Rilindja Kombetare, Iconography, Culture of Albania, Albanian Resistance of World War II and Communist genocide, will give a good introduction to Albanian history. For those interested in arts, a visit in the National Art Gallery will complete the image of Tirana.
Afterwards proceed to the northern city of Shkodra with the most important town of north Albania and the Illyrian capital, in the 3rd century BC. We visit the Marubi Museum (Master photographer of the end of 19th century). It has an exposition of old prints starting with the oldest photograph in the Balkans in 1856. We will also visit the House of Oso Kuka a traditional Shkodra house that hosts the town’s archaeological museum. Afterwards we visit the Mesi Bridge an old bridge built in the mid 18th century with beautiful mountain scenery as backdrop. Lunch in Shkodra by the lake of Shkodra the largest in the Balkans wher the local carp is absolutely delitious. Afterwards we wisit the Castle of Rozafa where Queen Teuta of the Illyrians had her seed during the Illyro-Roman Wars of the III century B.C. After the visit to the castle we had back to Tirana. End Of our service.