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Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) Tours and Tickets

Named after a national hero of Albania, Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) is the main plaza in the capital city of Tirana. All roads in Tirana seem to lead into the square, which has been the subject of various reconstruction plans since 2010. Many of the original buildings on the square were destroyed during communist times, but a few older structures do remain, like the early 19th century Eth’em Bey Mosque and Clock Tower. In 1968, a statue of Joseph Stalin was replaced by the Skanderberg Monument, honoring a nobleman who once resisted the Ottoman invasion. The equestrian monument stands 11 meters tall and depicts Skanderberg on horseback in full armor, with an Albanian flag flying alongside.

Around the square today, you will find the National History Museum, the Tirana International Hotel, the National Library of Albania, City Hall and the Palace of Culture, which is home to the National Theater of Opera and Ballet. Don’t miss a climb up the Clock Tower, which offers superb views around Tirana.

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City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

 

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Explore Tirana, the capital of Albania, through a culinary lens. Visit architectural and cultural landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the New Bazaar, and Blloku, a bustling, now-trendy neighborhood that was once restricted to communist party members. Along the way, enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, and raki, a strong, Grappa-like beverage made with star anise and local fruits.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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£50.57
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

 

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Explore Tirana’s Communist history and culinary landscape on this full-day tour. In the company of a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Bunk’Art, a museum that was formerly a massive bunker. Visit the National Gallery of Arts, the pyramid of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square, Mother Teresa Square, and the Blloku neighborhood. As you stroll, sample traditional meatballs, pastries, and drinks.
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  • 8 hours
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£77.13
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The Balkan Explorer - Experience Tirana like a Local

The Balkan Explorer - Experience Tirana like a Local

 

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You will have the chance to admire the modern architecture of Scanderbeg Square, Ministrial Buildings constructed during 1930s, visit the most recent and conterporan turist destinations - the New Bazzar, Kalaja e Tiranës Complex, Toptani Pedestrian street, the former communist dictator's, Enver Hoxha's Lider Museum - the Piramid. Later you will walk through the fanciest quarter in Tirana, which it was banned to common people till late of 1980s. In the heart of this quarter, you will pass by and see the former Residence of Enver Hoxha.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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£17.09
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Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

 

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On this tour you explore a local hotspot for many Albanians: The city of Durres, the most ancient city of Albania, enjoy different types of local wine and food in a picturesque setting in Lalzi Bay. HIGHLIGHTS: – Durres street – art – Amphitheater and Archeological Museum visit – Local wine and food in Duka Winery & Vineyard – Lalzy bay and Green Lake
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  • 7 hours
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£96.41
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Tirana by locals

Tirana by locals

 

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Providing an excellent overview of Tirana, this is a good tour for first-time visitors. Visit the highlights of the city including Skanderbeg Square, the National History Museum, the Fortress of Justinian, Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the House of Leaves, Polytechnic University of Tirana, and more. Learn about Albania’s Communist past and how Tirana is a juxtaposition of old and new cultures.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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£35.06
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The truest face of Communism

The truest face of Communism

 

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A mix of history, culture and in-depth exploration of Albania’s communist past, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Tirana, particularly for first-time visitors. Visit the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, National History Museum, House of Leaves, the Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the Clock Tower of Tirana, and several other notable landmarks. Lunch and a sampling of rakia—a strong Albanian alcoholic beverage—are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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£86.77
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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

 

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This half-day walking tour of Tirana is a great choice for first-time visitors. Highlights include Skanderbeg Square, the Great Mosque of Tirana, the Clock Tower of Tirana, Enver Hoxha’s villa, and the remains of the Castle of Tirana. After the tour, enjoy lunch (not included) in one of the many restaurants near the tour’s end point.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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£27.70
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Tirana food & communism sites - 1 day

Tirana food & communism sites - 1 day

 

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Under communism, Tirana was the center of communist party activity. That is why most of the greatest works of that time are widely located in Tirana. Now they are open to the public to visit.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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£78.88
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Panoramic City Tour Tirana

Panoramic City Tour Tirana

 

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Panoramic tour of Tirana offers the fastest way to learn about Albania entirely. ideal for people that are in Albania for short stay and want to learn more about Albanian's history and culture.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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£43.82
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Day Tour of Tirana

Day Tour of Tirana

 

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*Tirana tour is unique because you will get acquainted with the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. In this tour you will know all the places you will need during your stay in Tirana, such as Cultural and economic life museums, churches , mosque, markets, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, places. *Tirana is a special city not only because it combines different cultures that are distinguished in the architecture of the city from the Ottoman, Italian, communist times to modern buildings of recent years. It is interesting because you will learn about communist terror. Albania was the only communist country in Eastern Europe totally isolated and the only country without churches and mosques. *The hospitality of the people of Tirana is fantastic
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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£14.02
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TIRANA Half Day Tour

TIRANA Half Day Tour

 

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It doesn't happen often that in such short distance one can explore all the complexities that this tour's landmark monuments embody. As we will walk, we will feel the vibrancies of Tirana's metropolis, we will visit the city center amidst the local people that carry on with their lives, and get the rare opportunity to marvel at the sights that were once upon a time closed off for tourists during the communist period. We believe this lovely walking tour is a golden chance to learn about the history of a country still in transition, as we will soak up the atmosphere of what is now considered Albania's 'dolce vita moment'.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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£30.68
Tour of Tirana & Dajti Mountain with Pickup

Tour of Tirana & Dajti Mountain with Pickup

 

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Tirana tour is unique because you will get acquainted with the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. In this tour you will know all the places you will need during your stay in Tirana, such as Cultural and economic life. Tirana is a special city not only It combines different cultures that are distinguished in the architecture of the city from the Ottoman, Italian, communist times to modern buildings of our days. In this tour you will learn about communist terror. Albania was the only communist country in Eastern Europe totally isolated and the only country without churches and mosques. The only country, where political enemy of the regime was monitored by the secret police (Sigurimi). Is unique because hospitality of the people of these areas is fantastic,agriculture and food you will find is wonderful .You will enjoy within a day tour the beauties of the City, mountains, hills and fields of Tirana.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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£43.82
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