Skanderbeg and Caesar (Kruja & Durrës Day Trip)

This day tour is designed for those who want to learn the most about Albania’s history in the shortest amount of time.  Kruja is home to one of Albania’s most complex and interesting museums and the Amphitheatre in Durres surely can’t be missed due to its historical importance.
This can be considered a “classic day tour” of central Albania. We’ll bring you to the famous places that are mentioned in most of the guidebooks and websites but we’ll certainly tell you secrets that not every guide will provide!
Itinerary:
  • Meet in the morning at 9:00.
  • Drive to Kruja through the town of Fushe Kruja -which is probably soon going to be called George W. Bush Town – let us show you why! (approx. 1 hour drive.)
  • Visit the deservedly famous Skanderbeg and the Ethnographic Museum as well as the Bektashi Teqe of the Fortress of Kruja (built in early 17th Century – this teqe is a testimonial to the Albanian way of Islam that we’ll happily inform you of!)
  • Free time to explore the Ottoman Bazaar of Kruja. Lunch in traditional restaurant in the Bazaar.
  • Drive to Durres (approx. 1 hour drive.)
  • Visit the downtown and the Roman Amphitheater of ancient Durrachium. The Archaeological Museum of Durres will be one of the highlights of this day-trip as it presents a really fine collection of objects related to the loooonnnnnng history of Durres.
  • Coffee break in one of the brand new buildings of the city center with nice views of the harbor (the biggest in Albania and one of the most important on the eastern Adriatic.)
  • Drive back through a beautiful scenic countryside road to Tirana late in the afternoon. (approx. 1 hour drive).

Price and Information:
This tour is offered as both a private tour and a group tour! 
Please use this contact form to sign up – it will provide us with all the information we need from you including your pick-up address, number of people, date and any special requirements.
Private tours are slightly more expensive and can be done any day of the year according to your needs.  For private tours we can offer pick-ups in Tirana or from another spot like Durres (the price will change if the pick-up is outside of Tirana.)
The private prices for this tour are:
1 person: 150 Euros
2 people: 110 Euros per person
3 people: 99 Euros per person
4 people: 89 Euros per person
For more than 5 people we will discuss with you personally what the tour will cost!
Group tours leave on specific days between April 15th – October 15th of the calendar year.  The Skanderbeg and Ceasar Tour group departure days are offered on Wednesdays and Sundays.
These tours only depart from Tirana. Group sizes are most often small but this is a good choice if you’d like to meet a few other people and reduce the cost.
The group tour price for this tour is: 
79 Euros per person
The price will include:
  • All expenses for your guide/driver.
  • Fuel and AC car rental.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Local taxes.

 

Durres-Amphitheatre