1 Day Tour
From Otamon to Modern 1 Day Tour
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Durres, Albania|
|DEPARTURE TIME||From 8:30:00 AM. at your hotel|
|ESTIMATED DURATION OF TOUR:||10 hours|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hat and sunscreen.|
Evolution of History
Our tour will start from Kruje, home of the patriots and the epicenter of Albania’s independence from the Ottoman Empire. It was here that Gjergj Kastriot Skanderbeg, Albania’s greatest national hero, defended the country from the invasion of the Ottomans.
Visit Kruje Castle. In the time of the Ottoman threat, it was the headquarters of Gjergj Kastrioti, an Albanian nobleman and military commander
Skanderbeg Museum. Its spacious seven-level interior displays replicas of armor and paintings depicting Skanderbeg’s struggle against the Ottomans.
Ethnographic Museum. This traditional home in the castle complex below the Skanderbeg Museum houses one of the best ethnographic museums in the country. Set in an original 19th-century Ottoman house that belonged to the affluent Toptani family, the museum shows the level of luxury and self-sufficiency the household maintained by producing its own food, drink, leather and weapons.
Optional – Visit workshop Master class handmade Qeleshe.
We will experience a master class in fine art by Ndricim showing us all the process of doing Qeleshe (Traditional Hats).
Then the tour will continue to the capital of Albania, Tirana.
Tirana, the heart and capital of Albania, we will have a walk from the main square through the boulevard and finish the tour with a visit to Bunk’Art 2. After that we will have a walk from the main square through the boulevard with the buildings which house the many offices of the state infrastructure. We will visit the old “Block” area, which was a part of the town, where only the communist leaders used to live.
Estimated duration of the trip: 10 h
The price: 6 – 9 pax – 65 euro/person
3 – 5 pax – 85 euro/person
2 pax – 105 euro/person
For groups (min 10 pax): 55 euro / person