• Duration

    5-6 hours

  • Location

    Durres, Albania

  • Price

    From 40 €

  • Distance

    34 Km

Book Your Tour – Durrës, Albania

From: 200.00


Daily Tour to Durrës

The coastal city of Durrësi, located a convenient 34 km from Tirana, is home to Albania’s largest port—and is one of the country’s most ancient cities. “The eternal city” over the Adriatic has a 3,000-year history, its founding dating back to 627 B.C.E. when the Corinthians and settlers from the ancient Greek city of Corcyra, situated in the island of Corfu, invaded the Illyrian territory of the Taulantii people.

Because of its long history, the city is naturally brimming with ancient archaeological sites and findings, including the famous amphitheater of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, whose 15,000-seat capacity makes it the second-biggest amphitheater in the Balkans.

A litany of surviving objects and buildings attest to Durrës’s history: bathhouses from the 2nd century A.D., a Byzantine forum with marble columns built around the 5th and 6th centuries, and a small 9th-century church whose walls are covered with mosaics. These remnants of this past are all a short walking distance from the amphitheater.

The old city was surrounded by a wall, a third of which is still standing. Caesar himself once walked along ancient roads that have survived through history. Those interested in learning more about this history can visit the newly rebuilt Archeological Museum, on Taulantia Road. Although, “Bukuroshja e Durrësit,” (The Beauty of Durrës), a renowned archaeological mosaic unearthed in Durrës and created during the 4th B.C.E., is held at the National Historic Museum in Tirana.

Durrës is a fantastic destination for history and art buffs: beyond the Archeological Museum, visitors can explore the Ethnographic Museum, which was once home to famous actor Alexander Moissi, and the centrally located Art Gallery.

Durrës is also perfect for those looking to take a break by the sea, as its sandy beaches and numerous restaurants with a stunning view of the Adriatic make for a perfect and relaxing day trip.

Start point: Tirana, Albania

Time: 09:00

✿ Departure from our offices;

✿ Arrival at Durres;

✿ Firstly we visit the Amphitheatre of Durres, one of the most majestic of the ancient world;

✿ Then we visit Durres Castle otherwise known as the Venice Tower, built in the 15th century on Byzantine ruins, it is one of the most recognized structures of the port city;

✿ Visit the Archaeological Museum it has collections that cover every period from the Ancient Illyrian culture, through the Roman era, Byzantine times, and the rule of the Ottoman Empire;

✿ Free time for lunch and enjoying the view of the Adriatic Sea from Vollga;

✿ Arrival at the seaside;

✿ Have a swim or coffee break;

✿ Return to Tirana.

  • Transport
  • Tour Guide
  • Amphitheatre ticket
  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Language Offered: English

Everything not mentioned above

  • don’t forget your camera
  • wear comfortable walking shoes
  • not wheelchair accessible
  • smoking inside the vehicle is prohibited
  • eating inside the vehicle is prohibited
  • most travelers can participate
  • pets allowed (only on personal tours)
  • this experience does not require a minimum number of travelers.
  • children under 8 years old will pay 20% of the price
  • pick up offered at your hotel: 5€/pp
  • We reserve the right to let other travelers join if they ask for the same destination on the same day. The price will be reduced accordingly. We can arrange private tours for a 25% extra cost based on the value of the standard option. In case you wish for a completely private tour contact us.

For 60 % refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

For full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

There are 3 options for the payment:

  1. POK Pay,
  2. OTP Bank ,
  3. Pay at our office 1 day in advance.

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