Shkodra, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Italian Group, Balkan Tour
Day Tour 1 Day Availability: 2021-01-01
(Tour Starts) Tirana-Albania Albania Tour Guide: English Language

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Tirana (Google Map)

PACKAGE INFORMATION
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Ages: 1 – 99
  • Type: Car / Coach / Minibus Tour
  • Departures: From January to December
  • Cities Visited: Tirana – Shkodra – Tirana
  • Price: 125 euro

INCLUDED
  • Transfers from and to the hotel
  • Transportation with modern a/c vehicles
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees

DISCOVERY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rozafa Fortress, the most beautiful fortress in Albania and this Fortress is stunning building and offers stunning views over the city and Lake Shkodra.
  • Opened in 2016, Marubi is the only museum in the country that is entirely dedicated to the art of photography.
  • The magnificent Mes Bridge, an Ottoman bridge situated in northeast of Shkodra and it dates back to 1770 and is located in an idyllic setting surrounded by nature.
  • Every corner of the city offers visitors a great selection of byrek, a kind of sandwich made with phyllo dough.

Shkodra, Full Day Trip From Tirana

Itinerary and price for Shkodra, Full Day Trip from Tirana:

  • 125 per Person

Tour description

Meet at 8:30 AM at your hotel in Tirana. Head towards Shkodra and begin to explore its main attractions. Located at the entrance of the town, 3 km south of the city center, Rozafa Castle (fortress of Shkodra) is located on a rocky hill. It’s one of the biggest and most famous castles in Albania. The Rozafa castle has a fascinating history. Archaeological excavations have yielded finds extending from the early Bronze Age. Within its massive defensive walls stand the Church of St. Stephen, several Venetian administrative buildings, and some medieval rooms. On the border of Montenegro and Albania, you’ll find Shkodra Lake, a former ocean bay that was cut off from the Adriatic Sea when the sea levels dropped thousands of years ago. The lake is the largest in the Balkans at 41 km long and with a surface area between 370-530 km2. The bottom of the lake is well below sea level, making it what’s known as a crypto depression.

Shkodra Lake is also one of the largest bird reserves in Europe, having some 240 bird species inhabiting its shores, including some of the last pelicans in Europe. Thus, it’s very popular with bird watchers. See the Catholic Cathedral, one of the biggest in Balkans and dedicated to St. Stephen. After a reconstruction in 1991, the cathedral was inaugurated by Mother Theresa and two years later it was visited by Pope John Paul II. Inside the cathedral is a copy of the Shroud of Turin, bearing the negative image of a man, which some claim is Jesus of Nazareth. After we will visit the Venetian Masks Factory. Venice Art Showroom Exclusive production of baroque hand crafted luxury Venetian masks in paper mache and ceramic. Decorated with first choice materials like authentic plume feathers, gold and silver leaf, Swarovski crystals and pearls for Carnival, masquerade balls, masked events, theatre, weddings and home decoration. After visiting the Venetian Masks Factory, enjoy walking on the main boulevard in Shkodra.

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