• Duration

    9- 10 hours

  • Location

    Shkodra, Albania

  • Price

    From 60 €

  • Distance

    102 Km

Book Your Tour – Shkodra, Albania

From: 200.00


Daily Tour to Shkodra

Visiting Shkodër means giving oneself the privilege to touch the ancient history of Albania. Located in a wide field, about thirty miles from the sea, Shkoder is closely associated with water: the Great Lake at the southwest; the Drini River that licks at the east; the Kiri River among the mountains; and the Buna River to the south.

  • Gateway to the Albanian Alps Shkodra, Shkodra 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 known by the name Scodra. Shkodra has been occupied several times throughout history. The city returned to Albanian control as the feudal principality of the Balshaj during the 14th century and served as the municipal center of the Bushatllinj Pashallëk from 1757 to 1831.
  • Shkodra is very rich in cultural heritage; the city itself as well as the people bears pride in the large number of artists, musicians, painters, photographers, poets, and writers born here. 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. Much like the town, the castle has Illyrian origins. According to the historian Tit Livi, “it was the strongest area of the Labeats.” Like all ancient works, the castle comes with a popular local legend. Rozafa was the name of the bride of the youngest of three brothers who originally built the castle. The three men worked tirelessly by day laying mortar and stone but the walls always crumbled overnight.
  • Shkodra is one of the most important cities of Albania and is also known to be the center of Albanian Catholicism, culture, and harmony between different religions.

Start point: Tirana, Albania

Time: 09:00

✿ Departure from our offices;

✿ Coffee break on the way;

✿ Visit the Castle of Rozafa, the strongest castle of the Labeats, with an amazing legend related to the castle, it talks about the human sacrifice made at the time of its construction;

✿ Walking in the pedestrian area of Shkodër;

✿ Free time for lunch;

✿ Visit at Ethnographic Museum of Shkodër inside a traditional Albanian house, where each room of the house showcases a different aspect of Albanian life;

✿ Visit the Marubi Photography Museum now the National Museum of Photography in Shkodra comprises over 150,000 photos, many of which are of great historical, artistic, and cultural significance;

✿ Time for a coffee in Shiroke;

✿ Arrival in Tirana.

  • Transport
  • Tour Guide
  • Castle 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 will pay 20% of the price
  • pick up offered at your hotel: 5€/pp
  • We reserve the right to let other travellers join if they ask for the same destination on your same day. 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 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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