Top 10 Archaeology Tours in Tirana, Tirana County

May 19, 2022 Franklyn Hardiman

Tirana, the Republic of Albania's largest city, is blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate, a plethora of beautiful churches and lush parks. Founded in 1614, some striking Mussolini-era architecture dots the city center. Walk between sights such as Skanderbeg Square's 1789 Et'hem Bey Mosque, the 1830 Sahat-Kulla (Clock Tower) and the Puppet Theater, once home to King Zog's puppet parliament. Visit the Peace Bell, built with old cartridge shells, a reminder of Tirana's stormy past.
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1. Shkoder Day Trip from Tirana

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Known for the culture, tradition and natural beauty, this city offers a touristic diversity that is rarely found in any other city in Albania: with rivers, lakes, lagoons and mountains which make Shkodra an unforgettable destination in Albania.

Inclusions: Transport with a/c vehicle, City Tour of Shkoder, Driver/ Guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Meals and drinks, Personal expenses, Tips and gratuities, Optional activity costs

Reviewed By DanielisUnlimited

Tirana was such an incredible and inspiring stop on my journey, but it wouldn’t have been so without the guidance of this magical human. Ilir. I spent several days with Ilir on various adventures. His knowledge is beyond, both in the rich history of the region but in matters of life as well. He is so special and I’m happy to call him a friend after this chance encounter. This is not just a 5 star rating, it’s a 10. Go and visit Tirana, but see all the other beautiful offerings of this beautiful country.

2. Durrës Walking Tour - The City where Sea washes Antiquity !

Sahati Durresit, Rruga Aleksander Goga, Durrës, Albania Seldan Tabaku
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Everything explained in an easy and fully understandable way from a local Raised and born in the city

Inclusions: Walking tour, English-speaking tour guide

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Reviewed By Jet789941

Easy to reach from Tirana to enjoy unesco heritage.. just less than 2 hours driving by car. you can simply rent taxi or buy Berat tour at Tirana. you can enjoy famous neighbourhood "Mengalem" to feel the atmosphere of the past. Really worth it

3. Prizren, Day Trip from Tirana

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Prizren, in Kosovo, is a charming city of mosques and monasteries dating back to the 14th century. Happily spared (mostly) from both the "destroy the old, build the new" drive of the communists during the early years of their rule in Yugoslavia, as well as the ethnic and religious atrocities that plagued the Western Balkans in the last decade of the 20th century, Prizren has the best-preserved old town in the country so far, and is often referred to as the cultural capital of Kosovo.

Inclusions: Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Lunch

4. Berat Full Day Trip from Tirana

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Berat, known as the city of 'one thousand windows', is a treasure of Albanian history, culture and a testament to the country’s tradition and religious harmony. Prepare to be amazed during this full day tour.

Inclusions: Transport with a/c vehicle, City Tour of Berat, Driver/ Guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Meals and drinks, Personal expenses, Tips and gratuities, Optional activity costs

Reviewed By oberd2000

Shkoder is a lively city with a nice old part. But the best is the old castle a little bit outside, up on a hill, which you can reach by car. But to enter the castle, from where you have enormous views over the rivers and lakes. At the end of the castle, a little bit hidden, there is a cosy cafe from where you can also see the great landsacpe. But don't forget to use good shoes for sightseeing.

5. Private Full Day Tour of Butrint, Saranda & Gjirokaster from Tirana

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During this Private Tour you will be available to comfortably visit all the Highlights of Saranda, Gjirokastra and "Syri i Kalter" combines with some local stories and good suggestions for delicious local food.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes, Tickets for all mentioned activities

Exclusions: Lunch, Drinks or Snacks

Reviewed By princelaurent

I didn't have any expectations regarding Krujë, but the national museum Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu inside the castle felt very epic and turned out to be one my favorite ones so far in Albania. It amazes me how knowledgeable Andi is about everything you ask him, even specific details! We adjusted the itinerary a little bit on my request, which is always convenient if you're running out of time.

6. Durres and Tirana Day Trip

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Discover the ancient city of Durres which is the second largest city in Albania and Tirana, the capital of Albania.

Inclusions: Transport with a/c vehicle, City Tour of Durres and Tirana, Driver/ Guide, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions: Meals and drinks, Personal expenses, Tips and gratuities, Optional activity costs

Reviewed By DanielisUnlimited

Tirana was such an incredible and inspiring stop on my journey, but it wouldn’t have been so without the guidance of this magical human. Ilir. I spent several days with Ilir on various adventures. His knowledge is beyond, both in the rich history of the region but in matters of life as well. He is so special and I’m happy to call him a friend after this chance encounter. This is not just a 5 star rating, it’s a 10. Go and visit Tirana, but see all the other beautiful offerings of this beautiful country.

7. Albania 8 Days/giorni

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ALBANIA IS THE HIDDEN GEM OF EUROPE.ONLY IN 7 DAYS YOU CAN GO FROM NORTH TO SOUTH FROM EAST TO EST ENJOYING THE SEA MOUNTAINS,RIVERS,FIELDS,LAKES,FORESTS,HILLS AND TRADIONAL FOOD OF ALBANIA. ALBANIA IN 7 GIORNI E RARA PERKE IN SOLO 7 GIONI PUOI ANDARE DAL NORD AL SUD DAL OVEST A EST VEDENDO IL MARE,LE MONTAGNE,I FIUMI,I LAGHI,LE FORESTE,COLLINE E GUSTARE IL CIBO TRADIZIONALE

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: WE DON'T PROVIDE EQUIPTMENTS

8. Kruja Half Day Tour with Guide

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On this small group guided tour you will learn about Albania’s national hero, Skanderbeg, who made Kruje a bastion of uncompromising resistance against the Ottoman in the fifteenth Century. The Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg Museum is situated inside the castle walls, which dates back to the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. The museum itself was inaugurated in 1981. Within the walls of the castle are also the Ethnographic Museum and the Dollma Tekke. Near the castle’s entrance is a traditional market, which dates back to the period of Skanderbeg. Here, you can find Albanian craft products such as embroidered items, carpeting, silver objects, copper, alabaster, filigree, traditional clothing, antiques at the traditional Old Baazar of Kruja. All entrances fees included and hotel drop off

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle, All entrance fees , Expert local guide, Hotel drop off , Bottled water

Exclusions: If raining bring an umbrella , Good walking shoes, Bring local currnecy (lek) to use int h market

Reviewed By 68ambarc

The tour company was very organized, contacting me in advance to make sure I was all set. Our guide, Arlind, spoke excellent English and drove us to places quickly and safely. Because of Covid, some of the stops on the itinerary were closed. However, Inspire Me quickly offered us other options to make up for the slight inconvenience. Very accommodationg and honest company. Arlind is really polite and really helpful. You'll be in good hands booking this tour.

9. Tirana City Walk Full Day Tour from Durres

Durrës, Albania Inspire ME World Travel

On this comprehensive small group tour we will show you the best of Tirana. We have included all the sights in one tour to maximize your experience. We include morning tea, a full traditional Albanian Lunch & beer, wine or soft drink. The squares, museums & famous bustling café scene are what make this city fascinating. You will see a mix of art, history, culture and religious themes all within easy walking distance. You will see it all and all entrance fees are included. Languages include Albanian, Italian & English. Hotel Pick up and Drop off from Durres.

Inclusions: All admission fees are included , All Fees and Taxes, Bottled water, Full Traditional Albanian Lunch & Beverage, Coffee or Beverage, Hotel Pick up & Drop Off

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Reviewed By 68ambarc

The tour company was very organized, contacting me in advance to make sure I was all set. Our guide, Arlind, spoke excellent English and drove us to places quickly and safely. Because of Covid, some of the stops on the itinerary were closed. However, Inspire Me quickly offered us other options to make up for the slight inconvenience. Very accommodationg and honest company. Arlind is really polite and really helpful. You'll be in good hands booking this tour.

10. 2 Days Cultural Tour of Central Albania, Ardenica - Apollonia and Berati

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A visit on Archeological sites, Churches, Monasteries, Mosques, Castles and architectural monuments combined experiencing the traditions and local customs. Berati is a central city in Albania, with white ottoman houses, an inhabited castle on hilltop and Osumi River which in the Albanian language it means to much water. The city of one over one window, a stone city, protected by UNESCO. On the way to Berat, during the first day, we will visit the Ardenica Monastery built during the 2^sentury on the ruins of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis. The monastery has a Byzantine-orthodox architecture but with many romanesque features, which lie on a surface of 2.500 meters square. It is composed of the Saint Mary Church, the chapel of Saint Trinity, a mill, and a barn. Apollonia was an ancient Greek colony city. The city flourished during the 4th century AD as an important economic and trade center. This place is also famous as the city where emperor Augustus studied Philosophy.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Admission fee in Ardenica Monastery, Admission fee in Apollonia Archeological Park, Admission in Berat Castle, Admission fee in Onufri Iconographic Museum, Admission fee in Ethnographic Museum in Berat, Tour Guide/ Host

Exclusions: Lunches, Drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By Katharina S

We were a group of 5 and we all really enjoyed the trip! Everything was going perfect and the national park is so beautiful! People are so friendly, the food from the locals on the way is delicious and our tour guide was excellent. We would definitely do it again

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