• Book Your 2019 or 2020 Trip!

    With Albanian Trip you will travel responsibly and your money will help sustainable development – we always support local families and businesses. We know a lot of...

  • Bunkers & Beaches

    This tour is extremely unique and is designed for those with an interest in the bizarre sides of history. We started running this tour in 2015 for travelers,...

  • The Albanian Riviera Holiday

    Give us the time to organize an unforgettable and inxpensive holiday in one of the nicest Rivieras on the Mediterranean: the Albanian Riviera Holiday! There is no...

  • Albanian Trip Family Memorabilia Collection

    We will definitely surprise you with our small but very interesting collection of books and all sorts of objects related to Albania’s history of the last 100...

  • The Kruja and Durres Experience – Skanderbeg & Caesar

    This is a highlight of Albania and a rather convenient tour since it’s located right in central Albania near Tirana, the airport and the harbour. It can...

  • Socialist Realism Art & History Tours

    One aspect of Albanian culture that interests us is Socialist Realism art – of which Albania has in abundance. The communist regime took the visual arts very,...

  • Tiranasaurus Rex & Tirana Sapiens Tour alias Old & New Tirana Tour

    The founders of Albanian Trip were all born and bred in Tirana and you can’t find a better company with whom to explore this magical city.  Tirana...

  • The Botanical Tour of Albania

    Calling all plant lovers! After our amazing experience with the Geneva Botanical Association, we’re more than excited to launch our very own Botanical Tour of Albania. This tour is designed...

  • Agro-Tour alias Slow Tour of the region

    Meet Elton’s incredible, earth-shattering idea for a tour that will bring you to the kitchens of families, farms and restaurants for a 4 to 8 day self-guided...

  • Ancients & Ottomans – Apollonia & Berat in One Day

    The places we visit on this tour will be hard to forget – you will really get a sense of Albania’s deep past. We’ll adapt to all...

  • Six Day Bird-Watching Tour

    We’re organizing six-day group tours to see Albania’s famous lagoons. This tour is mainly focused on bird-watching and nature! It is definitely designed for those with a love of the...

  • The Gjirokaster Tour- Two Day Trip

    This tour is designed for those who have 2 days free.  From Tirana, it takes about three hours to get to Gjirokaster and it is definitely worth...

  • A ‘Cool’inary’ Tour with Albanian Trip

    For either a one day-, weekend- or mutli-day-tour that covers several parts of the region, we can offer you a succulent and surprising experience of Balkanic and...

  • The Lepidopterist Tour of Albania

    We had our very first lepidopterist tour of Northern Albania in the summer of 2016 and it was a lot of fun! For those who are unsure, the northern part...

  • Albanian Trip 4×4 Hire & Tours

    For a good part of the year, finding a car or 4×4 to hire can be a real nightmare with the big international rental firms charging a...

We will definitely surprise you with our small but very interesting collection of books and all sorts of objects related to Albania’s history of the last 100 years but also more. We have all kinds of paraphernalia from the Marxist literature competition to the Canadian Communist Party’s publicity to travel Albania in the 80s! We’ve hundreds of objects related to communist and capitalist (lol) Albanian life in general. Tirana has no ethnographic museum but this place can be considered as one or even more. You can touch things, ask questions and feel free to spend a bit of time in it. We always had historians, artists and researchers to come and spend a bit of time roaming through the many objects and the literature that we have.


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If you find yourself with a bit of time in Tirana and have already visited (or don’t have enough time to spend in) big museums like the National History one, send us a message and come and visit our garden and the collection – this will surely add a lot of charm to your visit of Tirana!

Wherever in the world you come from, we’re certain this is going to be interesting. We showcase artifacts from a part of history that many modern Albanians are not even aware of – many of the objects we’re displaying have sadly been thrown away (mainly by young brides) and have been replaced with cheap post-Communist elements. We’re not nostalgic but we’ve taken pains to preserve these things and we’re certainly good at telling you the stories! So do come and visit us also to try the Raki we make with the grapes of the garden next door – and why not a fantastic Turkish coffee that will help you stay awake for the rest of the day!?

Since we’re not very fancy and business-minded yet (but it has started to happen) when it comes to our collection, we will not charge but will be happy to let you give a little contribution to the maintenance (and hopefully the expanding) of our collection in the future.

This is a highlight of Albania and a rather convenient tour since it’s located right in central Albania near Tirana, the airport and the harbour. It can be a great day for those who visit Albania from a cruise-ship, too. Click here to find out more about it!

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One aspect of Albanian culture that interests us is Socialist Realism art – of which Albania has in abundance. The communist regime took the visual arts very, very seriously and the country is peppered with their works, from mosaics to monuments (many of which are now sadly vandalized or have simply been neglected.)

You can visit the National Gallery of Arts in Tirana to see its collection of Socialist Realism art, but without any context or in-depth descriptions, the works can sometimes be a little perplexing. This is why we try to arrange for our clients a visit to the gallery with one of Albania’s finest Socialist Realism artists, Robert Permeti. Those who have taken the tour with him before have been moved by his stories and have learned a lot about the time period.

Check out the Socialist Realism tour we offer!
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