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Tirana and Shkodra daily tour

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Discover the beauty of Albania visiting Tirana and Shkodra. with 1 day excursion from Montenegro.

Itinerary

DAILY TRIP TO TIRANA AND SHKODAR FROM MONTENEGRO

07:00 - Meet to hotel lobby drive to Albania. 

First destination will be Tirana 

12:30 - Arrival time for lunch in a local restaurant, traditional menu.

14:00 – 15:00 Visit the city. (If museum will be visited takes at 2 h) 

Tirana, a city with never-ending movement and energy

Your journey might begin by visiting the museums and the key spots such as Sheshi Skënderbej, where you will be able to see the Mosque of Et’hem Bey (built between 1798 and 1812) and the 35 m high Kulla e Sahatit (the Watch Tower), built in 1822 with a San Marco style cupola. Next, you can visit the famous mosaic uncovered on the floor of an old Roman lodge. Its center configures the walls of the castle of the Roman emperor Justinian (A.D. 520). The monumental Tomb of Kapllan Pasha and the Ura e Tabakëve (a bridge constructed in the beginning of the 19th century, located on Bulevardi Zhan D’Ark) are also worth visiting. As a capital, Tirana has the country’s finest museums, theatres, and galleries representing the national arts. A visit to the National History Museum, the Archeological Museum, the Natural Science Museum, the private Mezuraj Museum, and the National Gallery of the Arts will leave wonderful memories. 

15:00 –17:00 Drive Back to Montenegro with a stop To Shkodra city.

17:00 – 18:00 Visit the city. 

Shkodra- known as the “capital of north Albania” is one of the oldest cities in the country, founded in the 4th century B.C. as the center of the Labeat tribe of Illyrians. Shkodra’s main tourist attraction is Rozafa Castle. Rising majestically upon a rocky hill west of the city, the outcroppings and battlements paint a blazing picture against the setting sun. It is surrounded by the waters of three rivers; the Drini, Buna, and Kiri. Rozafa Castle - The most important monument to visit in Shkodra is the Rozafa Castle, which rises from a rocky hill to the west of Shkodra. The waters of three rivers, Buna, Drini and Kiri, surround it. Rozafa is one of the major castles in Albania and the most important tourist attraction in Shkodra. The castle dates back to the Illyrians, when the Latin historian Titus Livius named it “the stronghold of the Labeates,” an Illyrian tribe on the shores of ShkodraLake . The Illyrian queen, Teuta, used it as a base in the war against Rome.

In the afternoon return back to hotel in Montenegro. 

 

Additional Info

  • Days: 01
  • Country: Albania
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