A Nice Weekend in Albania
Updated: Apr 25
Tirana, the capital of the Republic of Albania, a colorful and vivid city, awaits you for a fantastic weekend. Tirana it is known for its history, art, culture, and culinary. You will visit many cultural sites, historical monuments, castles, churches, cafés and restaurants - in the most frequented parts of this city. You will be accompanied by your professional, very sweet and kind guide, Genci, from day 1 to day 3.
Enjoy your weekend tour in Tirana.
Your weekend tour in Tirana
Day 1. Friday
Meet the tour guide - Tour in Tirana
Hello. Your weekend tour will start from Tirana city. In the first day, you will meet Genci, your tour guide. You will you be picked up from "Mother Teresa "airport and transferred to the hotel. After check - in, in the hotel, Genc will join you for a full day sightseeing tour of Tirana. You are lucky to have such a nice tour guide like Genc. He is very friendly, patient, and loves his job. He has 7 years of experience and is fluent in French, English and Italian. You will have a nice experience with him. And if you like cycling you can join him for a ride in Scanderbeg square.
You will visit the National Historical Museum, the Mosaic of Tirana, of a great, historical value, walking along the main boulevard, you will see the Opera house, Municipality, the Government buildings. Then you will visit Pedonale and the Gallery of Arts. You can join a nice cafe at Pedonale. You will walk to the national park with its artificial lake, the open theatre, enjoying the fresh air and the green nature.
Late in the afternoon you can visit the Castle of petrela where you can enjoy a nice dinner. Petrela is very mystic place and it looks like it has been taken out of Fairy Tale movies. You will really like this castle.
Dinner and overnight in Tirana.
Day 2. Saturday
Visit the city of Durres - Sandy beaches & Tasty foods
Today you will visit another beautiful and ancient city - Durres. Are you ready ?
I've always loved the city of Durres; well-known for its ancient history, historical sites, sandy beaches, seaport, friendly locals, great service, amazing restaurants, bars and cafes, Durres is the ideal place for relaxation, away from noises and daily routine.
You will visit the Amphitheatre, with its arena and galleries and the Archeological Museum. You will relax on the sandy beach, on the bars and restaurants along the seaside enjoying eating delicious fish, seafood or any other traditional food. Genc will suggest you the top restaurants. In the dinner you can enjoy live music, nice coktails or fresh drinks and why not dancing. You will have your best experience.
Dinner and overnight in Durres.
Visit the historical town of Kruja.
You will wake up in the morning and have on your own a walk the beach. The air is fresh and the morning by the beach are cool. Wear on a light jumpsuit in case its cool. Before departing to the city of Kruja, drink a nice Turkish coffee along the beach. You may bring your camera for some beautiful photoshotings.
With the arrival in Kruja, you will visit the museum of Gergj Katriot Scanderbeg - our national hero, who fought against the Ottoman invasion. Proceeding to the Ethnographic museum where are exposed folk dresses, objects and ancient materials.
Kruja is a nice place to visit during weekends.
You will have lunch in a local restaurant " Panorama hotel". The restaurant is traditional and the owner is a great person. He will welcome you with local drinks "Raki" - A traditional alchohol drink and share with you some beautiful stories of Kruja.
You live Kruja by visiting the Bazzar, where you will have the opportunity to purchase souvenirs, wool carpets and wooden -made objects.
Genc, will transfer you to the airport for your homebound flight. See you again!
Until then, stay tuned!
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Posted by: Krisi Sula
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