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Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej)
Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej)

Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) Tours and Tickets

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Named after a national hero of Albania, Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej) is the main plaza in the capital city of Tirana. All roads in Tirana seem to lead into the square, which has been the subject of various reconstruction plans since 2010. Many of the original buildings on the square were destroyed during communist times, but a few older structures do remain, like the early 19th century Eth’em Bey Mosque and Clock Tower. In 1968, a statue of Joseph Stalin was replaced by the Skanderberg Monument, honoring a nobleman who once resisted the Ottoman invasion. The equestrian monument stands 11 meters tall and depicts Skanderberg on horseback in full armor, with an Albanian flag flying alongside.

Around the square today, you will find the National History Museum, the Tirana International Hotel, the National Library of Albania, City Hall and the Palace of Culture, which is home to the National Theater of Opera and Ballet. Don’t miss a climb up the Clock Tower, which offers superb views around Tirana.

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City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

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Explore Tirana, the capital of Albania, through a culinary lens. Visit architectural and cultural landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the New Bazaar, and Blloku, a bustling, now-trendy neighborhood that was once restricted to communist party members. Along the way, enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, and raki, a strong, Grappa-like beverage made with star anise and local fruits.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.03
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$62.03
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

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Explore Tirana’s Communist history and culinary landscape on this full-day tour. In the company of a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Bunk’Art, a museum that was formerly a massive bunker. Visit the National Gallery of Arts, the pyramid of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square, Mother Teresa Square, and the Blloku neighborhood. As you stroll, sample traditional meatballs, pastries, and drinks.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.97
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$90.97
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The Balkan Explorer - Experience Tirana like a Local

The Balkan Explorer - Experience Tirana like a Local

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You will have the chance to admire the modern architecture of Scanderbeg Square, Ministrial Buildings constructed during 1930s, visit the most recent and conterporan turist destinations - the New Bazzar, Kalaja e Tiranës Complex, Toptani Pedestrian street, the former communist dictator's, Enver Hoxha's Lider Museum - the Piramid. Later you will walk through the fanciest quarter in Tirana, which it was banned to common people till late of 1980s. In the heart of this quarter, you will pass by and see the former Residence of Enver Hoxha.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.16
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$20.16
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Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

Durres & Lalzi Bay Wine Tasting Tour

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Discover the history and winemaking traditions of Albania as you embark on a wine tasting tour from Tirana. Join a small group and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city of Durres including its ancient ruins, city walls, street art, and archaeological museum. Then, head to Duka Winery, which sits on the shores of Lalzi Bay, for a tour of the facilities as well as a guided wine tasting.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.72
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$113.72
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Tirana Communist Tour

Tirana Communist Tour

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Learn about Tirana’s Communist history on this group walking tour. In the company of a guide, stroll the streets of Albania’s capital and get to know about Enver Hoxha and life under his rule. Walk through Skanderbeg Square and pass the Pyramid of Tirana and Bunkart 2, a bunker that is now a museum.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.68
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$20.68

Tirana by locals

Tirana by locals

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Providing an excellent overview of Tirana, this is a good tour for first-time visitors. Visit the highlights of the city including Skanderbeg Square, the National History Museum, the Fortress of Justinian, Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the House of Leaves, Polytechnic University of Tirana, and more. Learn about Albania’s Communist past and how Tirana is a juxtaposition of old and new cultures.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$41.35
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$41.35
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Tirana Walking Tour and Bovilla Lake

Tirana Walking Tour and Bovilla Lake

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Tirana & Bovilla 1 day tour offers a very comprehensive experience of our capital city Tirana, its culture, religion, lifestyle, and historical heritage past and present. While the day is very active with the visit at Bovilla reservoir and an easy hike to enjoy beautiful nature and gorgeous view.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$82.70
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$82.70
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The truest face of Communism

The truest face of Communism

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A mix of history, culture and in-depth exploration of Albania’s communist past, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Tirana, particularly for first-time visitors. Visit the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, National History Museum, House of Leaves, the Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the Clock Tower of Tirana, and several other notable landmarks. Lunch and a sampling of rakia—a strong Albanian alcoholic beverage—are included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$102.35
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$102.35
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Live Virtual Walking Tour of Tirana,

Live Virtual Walking Tour of Tirana,

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From the comfort of your own home you will explore and learn about our city on this virtual tour of Tirana. Our tour will cover all the main attractions of the city and our guides will focus mainly on the history of communism in Albania. • Live Virtual tour of Tirana led by a local guides. • Live Questions and Answers session during and after your tour • Learn about communist ideology and why it rose and fell in Albania • Explore Tirana via Zoom application. You will need to have this application downloaded on your laptop, tablet or cellphone
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.68
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$20.68

Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

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This half-day walking tour of Tirana is a great choice for first-time visitors. Highlights include Skanderbeg Square, the Great Mosque of Tirana, the Clock Tower of Tirana, Enver Hoxha’s villa, and the remains of the Castle of Tirana. After the tour, enjoy lunch (not included) in one of the many restaurants near the tour’s end point.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.68
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$32.68
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Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup

Tirana and Kruja Full-Day Private Guided Tour with Pickup

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Explore two destinations in one day: Tirana and Kruja. In the morning, the guide will show you Tirana's city center during a walking tour. You will see highlights like, Skanderbeg square, the Clock Tower, the Pyramid of Tirana and the Presidential Office. In the afternoon, you will explore the medieval town of Kruje. Kruje is one of the most famous cities in Albania, because it was the home of the National Hero Skanderbeg. You will visit the Castle of Kruje, which has an amazing panoramic view. And you will enter the Skanderbeg Museum and learn how the National hero was able to fight against the Ottoman Empire. Furthermore, you will see the Ethnographic Museum, which shows a traditional Albanian house. Then, you have the chance to shop for some souvenirs and handicrafts at the Old Bazaar Market. -Hotel pickup and drop off in Tirana included -Entrance fees in Kruje included. Due to the limited time, we will not enter the museums in Tirana.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.21
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$98.21

UNESCO heritage in Albania - 4 days

UNESCO heritage in Albania - 4 days

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This comprehensive four-day tour takes you to some of the most important cultural locations in Albania. After a tour of the capital city of Tirana, set off to discover the lore and history of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Berat, Gjirokastra, Saranda, and Butrint, visiting landmarks such as museums, castles, and national parks along the way.
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  • 4 days
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$1,188.88
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$1,188.88
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Tirana food & communism sites - 1 day

Tirana food & communism sites - 1 day

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Under communism, Tirana was the center of communist party activity. That is why most of the greatest works of that time are widely located in Tirana. Now they are open to the public to visit.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$93.04
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$93.04
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Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip

Tirana and Kruja in a Day Trip

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The medieval town of Kruja lies just one hour north of the Albanian capital, Tirana, and this full-day tour visits both. Spend the morning in Kruja, visit Kruja castle and the Scanderbeg Museum, and browse the stalls at the Old Bazaar. In the afternoon, return to Tirana, where highlights include Skanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower, Et’hem Bey Mosque, and the Blloku district.
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  • 8 hours
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$93.04
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$93.04
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Panoramic City Tour Tirana

Panoramic City Tour Tirana

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Panoramic tour of Tirana offers the fastest way to learn about Albania entirely. ideal for people that are in Albania for short stay and want to learn more about Albanian's history and culture.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$51.69
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$51.69
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Check IN Tirana

Check IN Tirana

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This is the most detailed tour of the amazing Albania's capital. The guests will be able to experience the history, the culture, the gastronomy and everyday-life of this wonderful city.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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$90.13
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$90.13
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Private Tour of Tirana, Bunkart and Dajti Cable Car (Driving & Walking)

Private Tour of Tirana, Bunkart and Dajti Cable Car (Driving & Walking)

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This tour will introduce you to the local Tirana and its cultural, historical and culinary heritage. As an urban metropolis, it is full of contrasts in which can easily be noticed the scars from the past and the present. Above all, it is the crossway of different periods of Albanian Modern History. This Private tour of Tirana is a combination of City Walking Tour and Driving Tour. During the walking part, we will be able to explore most of the City Centre of Tirana, Main Boulevard, New Bazaar Area and “Bllok”. Out of the city we drive toward the Bunkart, a former Nuclear Bunkers of the ’70. The most lively souvenir of the Albanian Communist Period. The next station will be driving to Dajti Mountain when we get the cable car to enjoy the great view of Tirana.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.13
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$90.13
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7 days Cultural and Local Food Tour South East and west of Albania All Included

7 days Cultural and Local Food Tour South East and west of Albania All Included

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On this tour you can discover one of the most natural and not urbanized parts of Albania. You will experience its history, archaeological site, castles, you will walk and hike in the nature, taste traditional food, and enjoy both the fresh air and the amazing panoramic views, Also you will pass by the famous Albanian Riviera and discover the famous Albanian beaches. You will experience all of this with the company of a professional driver and guide during the entire trip, who will explain everything to you. The meals and accommodation are also included, so that everything is taken care of.
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  • 7 days
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$1,137.19
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$1,137.19

Highlights of Albania in 8 days (Classical Albania)

Highlights of Albania in 8 days (Classical Albania)

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See a wide range of Albania with ease on this multi-day group tour. Depart from Tirana in an air-conditioned minivan with your driver-guide and travel in comfort throughout the country. Visit Korce, Gjirokaster, the Blue Eye, Butrint, Saranda, Berat, and more, taking in the mountains, the seaside, and the historical cities of Albania. Relax at included accommodation, with breakfasts.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,013.30
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$1,013.30

5 Days Full Hiking Tour to Valbona and Thethi

5 Days Full Hiking Tour to Valbona and Thethi

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This tour will start from the Capital of Albania and will be concentrated mostly on walking and hiking in the mountains of the northern Albanian Alps. You will have the chance of discovering stunning northern Albanian history and legends, History of Kruja, the magical Thethi village, and Shkodra, which used to be the old Capital of the Ancient Illyrian Empire. You will have a stunning Panoramic view during your hike, tasting of traditional Albanian food, and a lot of fresh air, also having an experience of ferry ride back to Shkodra. Have a traditional lunch in a famous restaurant near Shkodra and then go back to Tirana. In the second part of the tour, you will visit the most Attractive Historical city’s in the south of Albania, Including National Parks, Castles, Archaeological sites, and one of a kind beaches of Albania. If you love hiking activity, beaches and discovering new cultures, this is the tour for you! This Tour is available Starting from every Thursday.
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  • 5 days
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$496.23
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$496.23

Discover Albania in a different way!

Discover Albania in a different way!

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This tour will amaze your mind, with a mixture of culture , history , gastronomy ,nature , intertwined with our dedicated service and an passionate team, which take care for every details, will make you feel our presence and we asure you for unforgetable memories during the tour.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,075.16
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$1,075.16

Day Tour of Tirana

Day Tour of Tirana

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*Tirana tour is unique because you will get acquainted with the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. In this tour you will know all the places you will need during your stay in Tirana, such as Cultural and economic life museums, churches , mosque, markets, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, places. *Tirana is a special city not only because it combines different cultures that are distinguished in the architecture of the city from the Ottoman, Italian, communist times to modern buildings of recent years. It is interesting because you will learn about communist terror. Albania was the only communist country in Eastern Europe totally isolated and the only country without churches and mosques. *The hospitality of the people of Tirana is fantastic
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$19.64
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$19.64
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TIRANA Half Day Tour

TIRANA Half Day Tour

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It doesn't happen often that in such short distance one can explore all the complexities that this tour's landmark monuments embody. As we will walk, we will feel the vibrancies of Tirana's metropolis, we will visit the city center amidst the local people that carry on with their lives, and get the rare opportunity to marvel at the sights that were once upon a time closed off for tourists during the communist period. We believe this lovely walking tour is a golden chance to learn about the history of a country still in transition, as we will soak up the atmosphere of what is now considered Albania's 'dolce vita moment'.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.18
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$36.18

Tour of Tirana & Dajti Mountain with Pickup

Tour of Tirana & Dajti Mountain with Pickup

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Tirana tour is unique because you will get acquainted with the history of one of the most interesting capitals of Europe. In this tour you will know all the places you will need during your stay in Tirana, such as Cultural and economic life. Tirana is a special city not only It combines different cultures that are distinguished in the architecture of the city from the Ottoman, Italian, communist times to modern buildings of our days. In this tour you will learn about communist terror. Albania was the only communist country in Eastern Europe totally isolated and the only country without churches and mosques. The only country, where political enemy of the regime was monitored by the secret police (Sigurimi). Is unique because hospitality of the people of these areas is fantastic,agriculture and food you will find is wonderful .You will enjoy within a day tour the beauties of the City, mountains, hills and fields of Tirana.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.69
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$51.69
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