Tirana and Kruja from Ohrid

Day Trips & Excursions in Tirana

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Albania is a new and unexplored destination.On this tour, you will see the capital of Albania, Tirana and have to opportunity to learn about the period of ruling of Enver Hoxha. We will also see the town and castle Kruja, which is connected with the most famous Albanian ruler – Gerg Kastriot – Skenderbeu, from the XV century. The Turks conquered the town after 25 years from the first siege.
The driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Ohrid.We drive to the Macedonian-Albanian border. We cross the border at Kjafasan (near Struga) and drive to the capital of Albania, Tirana (approximately 2 and a half hours). Halfway we stop for a coffee break.In Tirana, we visit the National Museum, Mausoleum of dictator Enver Hoxha and the Ethem Bey Mosque, as well as the bunker of Enver Hoxha. We walk in the city park and then we have 1 hour free time in the city.We leave Tirana and we drive forthe small town ofKruja. Kruja is nestled on the hill Kruja and there we will visit the Skenderbeg Museum and the Kruja castle and have a chance to buy souvenirs from local shops. Skenderbeg and Albanians defended the town from many siegesfrom the Turks. They conquered it after 25 years of wars with Albanians. We drive back to Ohrid, and we will drop off in any location of your preference in Ohrid.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick off and drop off at your preferred destination;
  • All transfers with comfortable A/C car or minivan;
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide/driver.

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Personal expenses.