Tirana Walking Tour

Our Tirana In A Day Walking Tour is unique, because you will get to know the highlights of Tirana in 4 hours. You will see the historical sights, such as Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, the Et'hem Bey Mosque and the main government street. We will pass by the communist landmarks, like the Blloku Area, the house of the former dictator, the Bunker Museum Bunk'Art 2 and the Museum of Secret Surveillance. We also visit new attractions like the new food market and the Grand Park.

Choice of morning or afternoon departures available
Local guide: receive recommendations for where to eat, drink, or shop in the city
During the tour, we will pass by all the most important museums and explain what there is to see inside. Please note, we will not enter all the museums, due to the limited time.

per adult from

$23

AUD

Duration

4 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Free city map
    • Receive recommendations for where to eat, drink, or shop in the city
    • Private tour guide
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance fees to museums, due to limited time
    • Entry/Admission - National History Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Clock Tower
    • Entry/Admission - Bunk'Art 2
    • Entry/Admission - House Of Leaves: Museum of Secret Surveillance
    • Entry/Admission - National Gallery of Art
    • Entry/Admission - National Archaeological Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Enver Hoxha's Former Residence
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: National History Museum, Sheshi Skënderbej 7, Tirana 1001, Albania

    The National History Museum is a landmark in Tirana. The museum displays Albania's archaeological treasures from Illyrian times until today. The collection includes statues from the Greek and Roman period, as well as a replica of Skanderbeg's sword. There is also a gallery about the prosecutions during the communist regime.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania

    The tour starts at Skanderbeg Square, which is the central square of Tirana. The square is surrounded by the most important buildings in the country, like the National History Museum, the Clock tower, the Palace of Culture and the Et'hem Bey Mosque. The square was designed by three Italian architects: Florentano de Fausto, Gherardo Bosio and Armando Brasini.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Et'hem Bej Mosque, AL, Sheshi Skënderbej, Tiranë 1000, Albania

    The Et'hem Bej Mosque is a little mosque on Skanderbeg Square in the center of Tirana. The Mosque was constructed between 1790 - 1820, but closed during the communist period. In 1991, the mosque was re-opened without government permission and 10.000 people attended the reopening. The mosque has beautiful frescoes of trees, waterfalls and bridges.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Clock Tower, Sheshi Skenderbej next to Et`hem Bey Mosque, Tirana Albania

    The Clock Tower is a 35-meter-high tower next to Skanderbeg Square. The tower was built in 1822 during the Ottoman empire. You can climb the tower and have a fantastic view of Skanderbeg Square and the city center of Tirana.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bunk'Art 2, Street Abdi Toptani, Tiranë, Albania

    Bunk Art 2 is a museum in a large underground-bunker in the center of Tirana. Inside the bunker, you will be guided through the role of the police and security services during the communist period in Albania. It is a fascinating museum about the disturbing communist regime.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: House Of Leaves: Museum of Secret Surveillance, Rruga Ibrahim Rugova 12, Tirana 1001, Albania

    House of Leaves is a villa, which was the headquarters of the Albania's secret service Sigurimi during the communist area. Now, the former HQ has been converted into a museum which displays the bugs, monitoring equipment and wiretapping telephones. The museum gives you a fascinating insight into Albania's secret service during the communist regime.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Pazari i Ri, Shenasi Dishnica, Tirana 1001 Albania

    The New Bazaar Market (in Albanian: Pazari i Ri) is a lovely food market, close to the center of Tirana. On the market, you can buy local products, like fruits, honey, handicrafts and homemade food. There are many lovely terraces surrounding the market, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the sunshine.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Toptani Shopping Center, Rruga Abdi Toptani, Tirana 1001 Albania

    The Toptani shopping center is a mall in the city center of Tirana. The highlight is the top floor, where there is a selection of coffee houses and restaurants with panoramic views across the city.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tanners' Bridge, Bulevardi Jean D'Arc, Tirana Albania

    Tanners's bridge is a beautiful stone bridge from the Ottoman period. The bridge was built in the 19th century and it is well-preserved. You can walk across the old bridge and look down at the river below.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Fortress of Justinian, Rr. Murat Toptani, next to Parliament, Tirana Albania

    The Fortress of Justinian is also known as Tirana Castle. In the Byzantine era, the castle was in the centre of the city. It was located at a central point, where the main east-west and north-south roads crossed. Today, you can see the 6 meter high remaining wall, of what was once a thriving castle. The wall has been incorporated in the pedestrianized Murat Toptani Street, which leads to the main government road.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Rruga Murat Toptani, Tirana Albania

    The Murat Toptani Street is a lovely pedestrian street with beautiful plane trees and many terraces. Along the street, there is a 6 metre high wall of the Fortress of Justinian. The Murat Toptani Street leads to the "Boulevard of the Martyrs of the Nation " with all the Parliament Buildings.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë, Albania

    The "Boulevard of the Martyrs of the Nation" is a wide street with many Parliament buildings. Along the street, you can see the Pyramid of Tirana, the National Archaeological Museum, the Presidential Palace and the National Art Gallery. The boulevard was designed by the Italian architect Gherardo Bosio.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: National Gallery of Art, Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana 1001 Albania

    The National Arts Gallery shows Albanian paintings from the early 19th century until today. The Albanian Art is unique, because during the communist regime, the government censured the art. Artists needed to create art, that idealized the communist dictator Enver Hoxha. Moreover, some of the "inappropriate" art, is also shown, for which the artists went to prison.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Enver Hoxha Pyramid, Boulevard Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana Albania

    The Pyramid of Tirana is a very controversial building for Tirana. The building was originally designed as a museum about the former dictator Enver Hoxha. However, after the fall of the communism, it served several purposes like convention center and television station. There is a lot of discussion in Albanian about the refurbishment, re-purposing or demolishing of the controversial pyramid.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Presidential Palace of Tirana, Tirana, Albania

    The Presidential Office is at the end of the "Boulevard of the Martyrs of the Nation" street. The building is the official workplace of the president and it houses all the staff of the president.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: National Archaeological Museum, Sheshi Nene Tereza, Tirana 1001 Albania

    The National Archaeological Museum displays the Albanian treasures, that were found during archaeological digs. The museum opened after the Second World War. It displays pieces from the pre-history until the Middle Ages. The museum is at the end of the "Boulevard of the Martyrs of the Nation" street.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Grand Park (Parku i Madh), Rruga Herman Gmeiner, Tirana 1000 Albania

    The Grand Park of Tirana is the central park in the city. The park has a large lake with beautiful paths and running tracks by the lake front. There are numerous playgrounds for children. And lovely coffee houses with a lake view.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Blloku, Tirana Albania

    The Blloku Area is the coolest and most vibrant area in Tirana. In the past, the area was used by the communist government and closed off to the general public. Nowadays, it is an area with many restaurants, clubs and coffee houses. If you want to go out at night, you will enjoy Blloku.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Enver Hoxha's Former Residence, Rruga Ismail Qemali Tiranë, Tiranë 1000, Albania

    The three-story villa of the former communist dictator Enver Hoxha is in the middle of the Blloku Area. The villa is left just as when the dictator died in 1985. In the past the whole Blloku area was sealed off from the public and only accessible for party elite and their families. Enver Hoxha's residence is visible from the street, but closed off for the public.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    National History Museum, Sheshi Skënderbej 7, Tirana 1001, Albania
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Check our Terms and Conditions here:
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • 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-252565P4

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