Kruje & Mount Sarisalltik Full-Day with Lunch included

Kruje is one of the most famous cities in Albania, because it was the home of the National Hero Skanderbeg. You will visit the Castle of Kruje, which has an amazing panoramic view. And you will enter the Skanderbeg Museum and learn how the National hero was able to fight against the Ottoman Empire. Furthermore, you will see the Ethnographic Museum, which shows a traditional Albanian house. Then, you have the chance to shop for some souvenirs and handicrafts at the Old Bazaar Market. And finally, we will hike up Mount Sarisalltik for the most breath-taking views and perhaps a transforming experience... Hotel pick-up in Tirana, transportation, lunch and all entrance fees are included.

per adult from

$92

AUD

Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - National Museum George Kastrioti Skanderbeg
    • Entry/Admission - Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
    • Entry/Admission - Sari Salltik
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kruje, Kruje, Durres County

    The castle of Kruje is an impressive hillside castle, which is located above the city of Kruje. The castle has breathtaking views of the surrounding area and Tirana city in the distance.
    The small medieval castle is famous in Albania, because it was the headquarters of the national hero Skanderbeg.
    In the 15th century, the powerful Turkish Ottoman empire was conquering the Balkans. However, the Ottoman Turks were not able to break the defences of the Kruje Castle. The rebellion against the Ottomans was lead by Albania's national hero Skanderbeg. He had serious military skills, and therefore, he was compared to Alexander the Great.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: National Museum George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, Kruja Castle, Rruga Kala, Krujë 1501, Albania

    The Skanderbeg Museum is one of the most visited & most important museums in Albania. It is named after Skanderbeg, who is Albania's national hero. Skanderbeg was a warrior and battle commander. He reunited the different Albanian families and tribes. And he created an army that fought against the Ottoman Turks for 25 years.
    In the museum, you can experience the story of Skanderbeg's life and military battles in chronological order. You get to know the story of Albania's most celebrated national hero!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ethnographic Museum of Kruja, Fortress of Kruja, Kruje 1501 Albania

    The Ethnographic Museum of Kruja is a traditional home, where you can get a unique, insight into the traditional Albanian household customs. The house was originally build in the 19th century by the affluent Toptani family. Inside the museum, you will see how self-sufficient the family was. The family produced its own food, honey, leather, weapons and olive oil. It even has a mini hammam and a little watermill. The house's wall displays beautiful fresco paintings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Bazaar (Pazari i Vjeter), Rruga Albanopolis, Kruje 1501 Albania

    The Old Bazaar is one of the oldest Ottoman-style markets in Albania. The market place was build over 400 years ago and it was recently restored in 2015. In the bazaar, you can buy souvenirs and traditional handicraft items from Albania. Popular products in the market are traditional Albanian clothing, rugs, copper pots, silver jewelry and embroidered tablecloths. It is a lovely market to stroll around or you can enjoy a coffee at one of the cafe's along the market.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Sari Salltik, GR82+RX, Krujë District 1501, Albania

    In the afternoon, we will hike to Mount Sarisalltik. The mountain cave of Sarisalltik is a religious location in Albania. Pilgrims hike up to the cave, because the journey has a sacred meaning for them.

    The cave of Sarisalltik is at a height of 1176 meters and it has the most amazing view of the surrounding landscape. Inside the cave, you can visit the fountain of holy water, the first Albanian mosque and the grave of Sarisalltik, who was a religious leader. You can have a coffee at the cafe and enjoy the stunning views.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Check our Terms and Conditions.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Albania Tour Guide

Activity ID: V-252565P3

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