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 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.)
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.
The 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 the price with you since it will be reduced even further!
How the Group Pricing Works
Since we cannot know how many people might show up on any given day, we will initially quote you the tour price depending on the number of people in your individual booking (i.e. if there are 2 people in your booking, you will expect to pay the price per person for 2 listed above.) However, should we have more people sign up, the final price will be reduced on the day of departure – you could end up saving money and meeting people!  For a clear group calendar, click here.
Payment Options: We accept bank transfers, PayPal and we have a debit terminal/POS available at our Castle Kiosk Tourist Office in order to accept Debit, VISA and Mastercard payments (please keep in mind that 5% of the total will be added for the latter option.)  We can also accept cash payments where applicable.
The price will include:
  • All expenses for your guide/driver.
  • Fuel and AC car rental.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Local taxes.