Skanderbeg Square Tours

Skanderbeg Square
Named after a national hero of Albania, Skanderberg Square 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.

Practical Info

Skanderberg Square serves as a meeting point for many walking tours of Tirana. If your hotel is not within walking distance, get there by taking a bus along Rruga e Kavajes or Rruga e Dibris.
Address: Skanderberg Square, Tirana, Albania
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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

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, the Museum of Surveillance at the House of Leaves, and the Blloku neighborhood. As you stroll, sample traditional meatballs, pastries, and drinks.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$39.04 USD
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Tirana Sightseeing Walking Tour

With limited time, this 2-hour walking tour will help you get your bearings in Tirana, taking in all the highlights of the Albanian capital. Learn the significance of historic landmarks such as the Skanderbeg’s Monument, the Pyramid, and the National Museum mosaics; learn about Tirana’s communist past as you stroll around the Blloku; and see sights including the Archaeological Museum, the Clock Tower, Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential palace.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$27.55 USD
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Albania Hidden Gems 8 Days Tour

Discover the breathtaking natural beauty of Albania on this 8-day tour from Tirana. Follow a guide on a walking tour of Tirana and discover top attractions including the Et’hem Bey Mosque and the National Historical Museum. Explore the historic towns of Krujë, Prizren and Rubik, then delve into the Valbonë Valley — home to peaceful villages where life ticks by at a relaxing pace. Enjoy a 2-hour cruise on Koman Lake and visit the 4th-century Rozafa Castle. Explore UNESCO–listed Berat with a guide and discover Roman heritage in Durrës.
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Duration: 8 days
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$1,314.57 USD
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Durres, Cape of Rodon & Wine Tasting Tour

On this tour you explore a local hotspot for many Albanians: The city of Durres, the most ancient city of Albania, enjoy different types of local wine and food in a picturesque setting in Lazli Bay and hike towards a fairytale castle in the Cape of Rodon.HIGHLIGHTS: • • Durres’s street – art • • Amphitheater and Archeological Museum visit • • Local wine and food in Duka Winery & Vineyard • • Skanderbeg Castle in the Cape of Rodon 
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hours
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$57.40 USD
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Communist Face of Tirana

This tour will take you to the frightening communist regime in Albania, which consists in presenting you the lifestyle, the old dictator’s Enver Hoxha crimes, a surveillance museum, bunkers built to survive the dangers of a nuclear war which existed only in the leader’s imagination, the Historical Museum and lots more.
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 7 hours
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$48.22 USD
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Tirana Half Day Walking Tour

Best months: March, April, May, June, September, October and November.We have designed short interesting excursions or day trips, which can be completed in a few hours and up to a full day.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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Tirana and Kruja Full Day Trip from Durres

Take a full-day tour of bustling Tirana, the capital of Albania, and Kruja. Experience the rich Albanian culture and history during this guided trip through mosques, museums, palaces, bazaars, and more. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera for this walking tour showcasing these unique Albanian sites.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$103.33 USD
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19days Enjoy the Balkans, Transylvania and Bucovina from Sofia to Bucharest

Visit the Balkans in this 19 days tour in wich You will visit 9 countries: Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and Hungary. Enjoy a small group tour from 1 to 14 with a tourguide that will fit on your interests and will make this experience unforgettable. In this tour of the Balkans You will have the possibility to understand better the history that separated or connected different countries and experience as well mostly of the Unesco sites.
  • Duration: 19 days
  • Duration: 19 days
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$2,870.23 USD
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City & Food Tour of Tirana in One Day

This tour will introduce you with local Tirana and its traditional food and cuisine. Tirana, an urban metropolis, full of contrasts in which can easily be noticed the scars from the past and the present. It is a city when fine delicate art of the beginning of the 20th century is mixed with cold rectangular shapes of the communism period and in between modern new buildings blooms. In this one Day Tour we will discover some of the most interesting part of the city combined with a lot of local flavors, interesting stories and friendly locals.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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$51.66 USD
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Tirana Full Day Trip from Durres

Take a full-day tour of bustling Tirana, the capital of Albania where nearly a third of the Albanian population is located. Experience the rich Albanian culture and history during this guided trip through mosques, museums, palaces, and more. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring your camera for this walking tour showcasing the unique city of Tirana.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$91.85 USD
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Tirana by locals

You are visiting Tirana soon or you are in Tirana. Either way, we’re here to help!In this walking tour we take pride in presenting you the capital of Albania, the city of Tirana, as it is, in only 4 hours. We will take you to the highlights of the Albanian capital. This tour will show us the old historical part of Tirana, influenced heavily by Italian culture and the communist regime, and the modern part of the city collided together in perfect harmony. Don’t miss the chance to visit the most controversial city you have ever visited.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hours
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$25.26 USD
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