Day trip

From Tirana: Guided Tour of Gjirokaster

Activity provider: My Tour in Italy

From Tirana: Guided Tour of Gjirokaster

Activity provider: My Tour in Italy

From US$ 146.73 per person

Discover Gjirokastër and take the opportunity to spend an unforgettable day in the ancient city. Explore Gjirokastër on a hill in the southern Albania and see the amazing overview of the valley.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the historical center of Gjirokaster
  • Explore the Argjiro Castle
  • A visit to the main neighborhoods
  • The house of Ismail Kadare, Enver Hoxha and Skenduli house
Full description
Gjirokastër gives a special feeling to all the tourists and after visiting it, you won’t need to wonder why. It has been under UNESCO protection since 2005. Located in southern Albania, Gjirokastër is where you will find a perfect mixture of wild territories and archeological sites. You will first visit the old city center where the bazaar is located. At the bazaar you will see the traditional artisan shops and the cafes in the old style. Then you will continue with a visit to Gjirokastër castle. This fortress was an existing building from the 1200 BC and rebuilt XII century by Ali Pashe Tepelena. You will have the possibility to see the defensive towers, the Clock tower, The church, and the Cistern. Inside the castle, are placed the military objects and monuments from the resistance of the Albanian partisans against the German Nazis in a very interesting museum. The rest of the day will be dedicated to visiting the old neighborhoods of Qafe and Bazaar and learn more about it. You shouldn't miss the Skenduli House. Between the ottoman houses, we will also find the house of Ismail Kadare the great Albanian writer, and the house of Enver Hoxha, the Albanian politician who ruled from 1944 to 1985, that is now the ethnographic Museum of Gjirokastër.
Includes
  • Transport by Comfortable AC Car or Minivan
  • Guide
  • My Tour assistant
  • Entry ticket to: Gjirokastër Castle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Product ID: 391603