Kruja

1 day

Tour reference: DKruja-1-UK

Description:

A daily excursion to the medieval capital of Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, national hero of Albania. This historic city hangs on the walls of the mountains Krujë and offers stunning views on its surroundings and by clear weather, up to Durres and the Adriatic sea.

Hotel pick-up and drive to Kruja, bastion of the resistance against the Ottoman during the 15th century. During the antiquity the place was used for pagan rituals. Later it became an important Christian location and had its own bishop. Kruja has been under the control of the Ottoman army for several centuries and object of battlefield of various anti-Ottoman rebellions and later revolts. This excurion is an immersion inside a merge of cultures, religions and wars.

  • Walk in Bazar
  • Visit of the Kruja fortress and the Gjergj Kastriot Skenderbeu National museum
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant
  • Visit of the ethnographic museum

Direction Sarissalltik which is one of the most significant religious places in Albania. The place is the epicenter of dissemination of the Bektashi order in Albania. For the believers, climbing the mountain and reaching the Tekke and the carvern which hosts a beautiful fountain of holy water has a sacred signification.

  • Climbing the stairs up to Sarisalltik and visit or,
  • Dropped by bus and visit the place

Time to leave the Skenderbeg’ city and drop off at the hotel.

INCLUDED
Transport by vehicle, minibus or bus depending the size of the group Licensed experienced English-speaking guide
1* Lunch All visits mentioned in this program.
NOT INCLUDED
All personal expenses of participants Beverages such as alcohols
Tips and gratuities

Tour based on departure time from Tirana around 9:30 am with return around 5:00 pm

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