Tirana - Fun Day Trips/Excursion
Tirana has lot to offer for those interested to have a day trip or an excursion. Consider an excursion to enjoy the nice sandy beaches of Tirana, historic castles, spectacular lakes and mountains, the UNESCO World Heritage City of Berat & ancient Roman cities.
A private day trip to Durres or Kruja with a knowledgeable local guide helps to know the pulse of Albania's economic, cultural and political history. Located 32 km northwest from Tirana, Kruja is home to Skanderbeg museum and a small & interesting bazaar which is the best place to buy Communist trinkets. Nearby the Bazaar is the castle of Skanderbeg, the national Hero. The castle houses Skanderbeg Museum and the Ethnographic museum. Famous amphitheater and new museum of classical civilization are the major places to see in the port city of Durres.
Guided tours help to go through the historic and architectural evolution of Tirana from a small 17th Century trade center into the capital of Albania and helps to explore the traces of ancient ruins of Italian& Ottoman architecture in and around Tirana. Mostly all the guided tours include a visit to Skanderbeg square, Government buildings, Clock Tower, Ethem bey mosque, The main Boulevard, Painted buildings and Tanners bridge.
Depending on public transport for a day trip is not advisable as getting around will be time-consuming, so better to go for an organized trip. An organized car hire will help to experience Tirana and its surrounding areas in full. Utilize the opportunity to experience the beauty of rolling hills and farming land in close vicinity while dive around.