Take a ride through 4000 years of history, enjoy the fantastic views of Rozafa castle, indulge in traditional slow cooked meals and if time permits, slow it down under the sun and take a swim in the Mediterranean sea.
This is a typical itinerary for this tour
Stop At: Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania
A story of love and tragedy, a metaphor of Albania's history as a whole! Perhaps the most beautiful part of this visit is to live the legend of how Rozafa castle was built to never fall, and after whom it was named. ! Inside the castle museum are artifacts that date back 4000 years, around the same time it is believed the castle Rozafa was built. A time that this land was ruled by Illyrians (early Albanians). It has since fallen many times in front of Roman Emperors and Ottoman invasion and as recently as the first world war. The castle stands on a hilltop, looking down on Shkodra City, and the valleys below. Inside the castle is built in layers that show how the destruction and building has evolved over thousands of years.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Lead Mosque
Built in 1773, Shkodra's Lead Mosque is a unique design for the time it was built outside Konstantinopolis. Its the las remaining building where ancient Ilirians' (Albanians)' settlements used to be.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Shkoder, Shkoder, Shkoder County
Shkodra, surrounded by mountains on one side and on the shores of the largest lake in the Balkans on the other. The city is well known through history, since the time of the Illyrian (Ancient Albania) kingdoms. Through history has been referred to as cradle of culture, with a history of thousands of years of brave people proud of their culture that they carry with them even in now in modern society. Visit of the city will start with downtown Shkodra, in the main promenade, famous for a delightful walk for which Shkodra is known. During the walk you can see the main sights of Shkodra including the Democracy Square, the many fountains and monuments in the city, etc. The people of Shkodra are famous for their love for arts, starting with photography and you can experience it at the Marubi Phototheque, where besides numerous photographs depicting Albanian culture and social life, there is also the oldest photo of Albania coming from 1858.
Duration: 2 hours
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Guide & Driver
- Entry fees Rozafa Castle
- No meals or drinks
- Entry fees in Rozafa Castle Museum
- Entry fees in Marubi museum of photography
- Correct address or location must be provided for pick up If unable to provide correct address must contact service provider before arrival to arrange pick up.
- Hotel pickup is offered.
- Returns to original departure point
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate