Day Tour of Shkodra from Tirana

Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 9:00 am in the morning. Shkodra city is situated in the north-western part of Albania, giving its name to the biggest lake in the Balkans. The oldest wall of the Shkodra castle dates from the 1st millennium BCE. The Roman historian Livy cited the town as the capital of the Illyrian king Gent, who fought the Romans in 168 B.C. After this, we will visit Rozafa castle offering tremendous scenery of the lake and the three rivers melting all together in the Adriatic Sea. The city’s architecture is highly influenced by the Venetian style and if you are lucky enough to join the tour of Shkodra in February you might experience the carnival festival. Most of the guests are surprised to learn that most of the Venetian masks are handmade and produced in Shkodra. The city’s favourable geographic position has always been an important trading mark through the centuries, making it possible for different civilisations to encounter.

Duration 8 to 10 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
  • Entry/Admission - St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral)
What's excluded :
  • Lunch, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
  • However, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
  • as an international practice to tip good service.
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania

Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 9:00 am in the morning.

Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County

Shkodra city is situated in the north-western part of Albania, giving its name to the biggest lake in the Balkans. The oldest wall of the Shkodra castle dates from the 1st millennium BCE. The Roman historian Livy cited the town as the capital of the Illyrian king Gent, who fought the Romans in 168 B.C. At 12:30, you will have some free time to have lunch and wander around by yourself until 14:00 pm.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania

After this, we will visit Rozafa castle offering tremendous scenery of the lake and the three rivers melting all together in the Adriatic Sea. The city’s architecture is highly influenced by the Venetian style and if you are lucky enough to join the tour of Shkodra in February you might experience the carnival festival. Most of the guests are surprised to learn that most of the Venetian masks are handmade and produced in Shkodra. The city’s favourable geographic position has always been an important trading mark through the centuries, making it possible for different civilisations to encounter. We will be back in Tirana in the late afternoon.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: St Stephen's Catholic Cathedral (Shkoder Cathedral), Rruga Marin Bicikemi / Rruga Justin Godard, Shkoder Albania

The Catholic Cathedral in Shkoder will be visited.

Duration: 30 minutes

Departure Point :
Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hoursbefore tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.Airports
  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Choose Balkans Incoming Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-10132P18

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