tourhq

Connecting travellers to guides around the world

tourhq
8-Hour Sightseeing Tour Of Tirana
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Art, Food and Drink, Culture

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Albanian, English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Description

Explore the communist history of Albania. Discover the marvels of Tirana like the Bunk’ Art Museum and other museums. Grab the amazing opportunity to enjoy the local street cuisine and learn about the 50-year-old Communist legacy of Tirana.

Highlights
  • Be amazed by the Enver Hoxha Museum
  • Savour the amazing taste of Albanian street food
  • Be dazzled by the marvels of Bunk’ Art Museum 
  • History tour of Tirana expand_more
    • Meet up with your Tirana tour guide and start your journey at the Bunk’ Art Museum, where you can immerse yourself into the history of Albania spanning the last 100 years. Visit the ex–nuclear bunker, which was built to accommodate Communist leader Hoxha in the event of an attack and tells the story of his heyday and the past two World Wars through photographs, items and documents.

    • After stepping out of Bunk’ Art, head for “qofte” (meatballs), yoghurt sauce, potato chips and local beer, Tirana’s typical street food.

    • March towards Skanderbeg Square and learn about the historical building such as Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower that surrounds the main square of Tirana. 

    • Enter the National Gallery of Arts to enjoy the many socialist realist artworks on display. The powerful images in the gallery give a sense of how “realistic” art was used to create propaganda. 

    • Discover the history of the famous pyramid of Tirana, the former “Enver Hoxha Museum”. Its once white marble walls are now crumbling and full of graffiti. 

    • Break for coffee at Komiteti – Kafe Museum for some raki, communist candy and maybe some coffee.

    • Walk through the Blloku area, where you will discover the home of Enver Hoxha and other senior members of his regime. 

    • Stop at the Post Blloku memorial, which honours former political prisoners, in an area once forbidden to enter.

    • The last stop is BunkArt 2. This museum reconstructs the history of the Albanian Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1912 to 1991. It reveals the secrets of “Sigurimi”, the political police that was the harsh persecution weapon used by the regime of Enver Hoxha. It is the first major video museum exhibition dedicated to the victims of communist terror.

What's Included
  • Transportation

  • English-speaking Tirana tour guide

  • Street food

  • Raki break

  • Museum entrance

What's Excluded
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Meeting Point

Tirana, Albania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
Type Price

Adult

160

Children

120

Group

100
Tour Reviews
  • Kevin

    Very disappointed.  The guide was a nice enough young man but was clearly pressed into service for some reason.  He spoke little English.  

    The car was a very old two door Opal and there were four of  us and the driver. 

    Albania was beautiful and the people we met very friendly and helpful, but the tour was a disappointment. 

  • Marc

    It was a full day of very enriching moments. The drive around the countryside was beautiful. Golem, Berat and Durres all have very nice qualities. My guide was really cool and gave me an awesome experience. Lunch was a lot of food haha but delicious. I had a really great time. 

Starting From

From

see details
EUR 49.00 / person

Copyright © 2014 Tour HQ. All Rights Reserved

View full site