Elbasan – Metallurgy and a Meal

Somewhat of a ghost town in parts, Elbasan is what remains of a communist industrial project in metallurgy. There are a large number of abandoned buildings and this place is truly a photographer’s paradise, with nature, mountains and history in equal parts (and yes, there is still a significant population in the city proper!)

This day trip is entirely flexible – let one of our guides take you around to explore this part of Albania’s past!

Itinerary Ideas:

  • Pick up from hotel in Tirana or another destination and transfer to the area of Elbasan.
  • Tour the abandoned buildings, go on walks, take some photographs.
  • Eat a traditional meal in a village home, or if more urban-minded, in the area of the castle.
  • More exploring of the area and departure for Tirana or elsewhere.

Price and Information:

This tour is offered as a private 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. Once we receive your information, we will quote you the price based on your individual booking.

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.)

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 entrance fees.
  • Transfers in a comfortable AC car.
  • English-speaking guide.
  • A meal with a local family in the village.
  • VAT taxes.

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