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From Tirana: Shkoder, Lezhe, and Kruje Day Trip

From Tirana: Shkoder, Lezhe, and Kruje Day Trip

Go beyond Tirana to discover more of Albania on this day trip to Shkodër, Lezhe, and Kruje. Led by a professional guide, the trip showcases the history and archaeology of the cities and their sights. Visit landmarks like Rozafa Castle, Gjuhadol, and the Castle of Kruja, and get the lowdown on the storied monuments as you explore. Drive from Tirana towards Shkoder. Shkodra is the only mentioned Illyrian capital in the 3rd-2nd centuries B.C. Visiting Rozafa castle, experience the supremacy the Illyrians would have felt over their enemies standing in such an imposing Castle, and admire breathtaking views 360 degrees over the valley, the two rivers Buna and Drin, the lake of Shkoder, and the surrounding mountains. Take a walking tour in “Gjuhadol,” a newly renovated pedestrian area of Italian and Austrian architectural influences, testimony to this city’s historic links with both these countries. Then, visit the Marubi Museum (optional) which houses an exposition of old prints. In Lezhe, see the mausoleum of Skanderbeg, the national hero of the Albanians. He was buried inside the church of Saint Nicholas. Proceed to Kruja, the center of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans under the National Hero, Scanderbeg. Visit the Skanderbeg Museum and a rich Ethnographic Museum with almost all items being original from the end of the 19th century. Finally, make your way through Kruja’s famous Bazaar full of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. Return to Tirana.

Shkodra Day Tour with Local Lunch at Mrizi i Zanave

Shkodra Day Tour with Local Lunch at Mrizi i Zanave

Embark on an enriching day tour from Tirana, Durres, or Golem to explore the historic city of Shkodra and the renowned Mrizi i Zanave Agrotourism Farm. Our adventure begins with pick-up from your hotel in the morning, at 08:00 am in Golem, at 08:30 in Durres and at 09:00 in Tirana, setting off on a scenic drive through the Albanian countryside towards Shkodra. As we arrive in Shkodra, known for its rich history and cultural heritage, we delve into the city's past with a visit to the iconic Rozafa Castle. Perched atop a hill, the castle offers panoramic views of Lake Skadar and the surrounding landscape, providing a glimpse into Albania's ancient roots. Strolling through the charming streets of Shkodra, we explore landmarks such as the Great Mosque, the Catholic Cathedral, and the vibrant pedestrian street, immersing ourselves in the city's eclectic architecture and bustling atmosphere. After our exploration of Shkodra, we continue our journey to the picturesque Mrizi i Zanave Agrotourism Farm. Nestled amidst lush countryside, the farm is a testament to sustainable agriculture and community development, offering a glimpse into rural life in Albania. At the farm, we embark on a guided tour, learning about its history, agricultural practices, and commitment to preserving local bio products. We have the opportunity to interact with farm animals, explore the fields and orchards, and discover the traditional methods used to produce artisanal goods. Indulge in a delicious lunch featuring farm-fresh ingredients, savoring traditional Albanian dishes prepared with care and passion. Afterward, take time to browse the farm's market, where you can purchase handmade crafts, organic produce, and other local delicacies to take home as souvenirs. As our day draws to a close, we bid farewell to the tranquil surroundings of Mrizi i Zanave and embark on our return journey to Tirana, Durres, or Golem, reflecting on the memorable experiences and cultural insights gained during our day tour.

Daily tour to Lezhe - Mrizi i Zanave agriturism

Daily tour to Lezhe - Mrizi i Zanave agriturism

Explore the historic city of Lezha, Albania, known for its ancient roots and the pivotal "League of Lezha" in 1444 led by national hero Skanderbeg against the Ottomans. Visit the Memorial Grave of Skanderbeg at the ex-Cathedral of Shën Kolli. Discover the iconic Lezha Castle with ruins dating back to Illyrian, Roman, Venetian, Byzantine, and Ottoman periods, offering panoramic views of the Drin River and Adriatic Coast. Don't miss the renowned Mrizi i Zanave restaurant in the village of Fishte, famous for its reinvented Albanian traditional cuisine sourced from their farm. Experience delicious, fresh, and authentic flavors with great hospitality.

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