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Walk around the Highlights of Tirana

This Online Experience will allow you to explore all the main highlights of Tirana. This includes an external view of some of the most important buildings of the Skanderbeg Square named after the Albanian National Hero, the Main Square, the Opera House, the National Museum, the E'them Bey Mosque, the Complex of the Ministries, the Old Castle of Tirana, the Martyrs Boulevard, the Orthodox Cathedral (exploring its magnificence from the inside) and the Surveillance Museum.

From Tirana
Online Experience
1 Hour
Europe
Upto 10 people
English
Highlights
  • Real-time walking tour streamed live from Tirana
  • Visit famous attractions like the Skanderbeg Square, the Opera House and the Tirana Castle
  • Insights into history and the different eras with your local guide
Description

This Online Experience will allow you to virtually visit the most renowned attractions of Tirana.
Start this live-streamed, interactive walk through town at the Skanderbeg Square and move on to the Main Square that won the prestigious "Best Urban Public Space" award in Barcelona, Spain in 2018. At the Opera House, you will see the stone of friendship which was inaugurated by Nikita Khrushchev to commemorate the relationship between Albania and Russia, and at the National Museum, you can admire the beautiful facade of the mosaic "The Albanians".

On our next stop, I will point out frescoes of the The E'them Bey Mosque built in the 17th Century, telling you more about its depiction of trees, waterfalls and bridges is a rarity in Islamic art.
As we move further on the tour, you will visit the Complex of the Ministries constructed in the 1930s. The complex starts from the central plaza and goes all the way along the main plaza "Deshmoret e Kombit". In stark contrast is the architecture of  the Castle of Tirana, also known as the Fortress of Justiniani, a remnant of the Byzantine-era that dates to before the 1300s. You will also make a quick stop to explore the Orthodox Cathedral "The Resurrection of Jesus Christ" before ending our tour at the Surveillance Museum, which is dedicated to the innocent people who were spied on, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and executed during the Communist Regime.

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • This tour involves walking to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 25 EUR per screen or as a private tour for 95 EUR and invite up to 10 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Erion Puca

I am a certified national guide. Born in the '80s, I lived between communism and democratic transition, experiencing all economic and political changes in Tirana and Albania. My graduation in Arts gave me an understanding of architecture and cultural monuments for our tour.

My work experience of 13 years as a guide in Tirana has prepared me for most of the questions you may have about my city. 

From USD 31 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.