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Week End Tour In Tirana

Country: Albania
City: Tirana
Duration: 3 Day(s) - 2 Night(s)
Tour Category: Week End Tour
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

1st DAY

Arrival at the international airport of Tirana and private transfer to the hotel

2nd DAY

Breakfast and guided tour of the center city: National Museum, the Main Square and its Clock Tower, University, Boulevard, Cemetry of Heroes. Free afternoon for individual visits or extra guided tours: Bunker Tour, Museumtown Kruja, Durres, Mt Dajti in Telecabin.

3rd DAY

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Price includes the following services :

2 nights accommodation in 4-star hotel with breakfast

Private Transfers from and to Airport

Half-Day Tour in Tirana with English speaking guide

Price not includes the following services :

Services not mentioned in the Program

Personal extras

Flight Tickets

Extra guided Tour

Know More About Tirana:

Trendy Blloku buzzes with the well-heeled and flushes hanging out in bars and cafes, while the city's grand boulevards are lined with fascinating relics of its Ottoman, Italian and communist past – from delicate minarets to loud socialist murals. Add to this some excellent museums and you have a compelling list of reasons to visit. With the traffic doing daily battle with both itself and pedestrians, the city is loud, crazy, colorful, and dusty, but Tirana is never dull.

Today Tirana is – while still often chaotic – a very pleasant little city and the cultural, entertainment, and political centre of Albania. Home to a rapidly-growing population of nearly one million (Albania's total population stands at around just three million), Tirana has a buzz you won't find anywhere else in this beguiling nation.

As it’s a small city, you can easily cover Tirana's central area in a day. But as well as a leisurely exploration of the handful of museums, monuments, historic buildings, and parks, take some time to marvel at the city's concrete housing estates. Yes, really. Painted in rainbow colors, they add brightness to what was once a rather monochrome cityscape.

Albania might not be famed for its cuisine, but that’s no reason not to make food a focus. Look out for the excellent coffee and beer (Islam is the predominant religion but it is practiced in a very tolerant way), as well as decent pastries and good gelato. Cafés are the perfect place for people-watching, too, set to a soundtrack of Albanian and Euro-pop.

Tirana’s centre is Skanderbeg Square, named after the national hero who briefly ensured Albania was independent of the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth century. There is a large bronze statue of Skanderbeg on horseback (imagine Alexander The Great meets Thor) in the middle of the square, and the Et'hem Bey Mosque, one of the nation's most treasured buildings that date back to the late eighteenth century, sits in the southeast corner.

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