Tirana Walking tours

Our most recommended Tirana Walking tours

Tirana Walking Tour

1. Tirana Walking Tour

Tirana is the largest city of Albania and has something to offer for everyone. This morning tour starts at 9.30 from the main boulevard at Skenderbeg Square. You will visit the National Theater, Skanderbeg Statue (dedicated to the National Hero), The Historic Museum, Cultural Palace, Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower and going through the Boulevard you will walk towards 'the Pyramid', built in 1988 as a museum for Enver Hoxha, the dictator of the period. After the tour you will go for a walk in the 'Bllok' area where you will see Enver Hoxha’s villa, the former dictator of Albania. You will enjoy a coffee break in this lively area offering a considerable number of coffee shops, restaurants and shops.

Tirana: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

2. Tirana: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Appreciate the beauty of Albanian culture and history on this walking tour of the capital city of Tirana. Learn about the different periods that the ancient Albanian people went through. Get a close look at how fast the city has changed after the fall of the dictatorship. Explore all that Tirana has a lot to offer. Walk around the city, visiting the main monuments, buildings, and points of interest. Follow your guide to the National Historical Museum, Ethem Beu Mosque, Kulla e Sahatit, Tirana Castle, and Bunk’Art Museum. Learn about the history of each monument on the way from your expert guide. Ask your guide for other recommendations. Get insider tips on the city's nightlife and the most iconic spots.

Tirana: Green Tirana Half-Day Walking Tour

3. Tirana: Green Tirana Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover the beautiful city of Tirana on a guided 4-hour tour of its beautiful parks, squares, and green spaces. Museums and historical monuments are great, but this is the perfect tour for outdoor lovers. Explore the culture and history of Albania’s capital on a fascinating city tour of green Tirana with a local guide. Ride the longest cable car in the Balkans into Dajti Mountain National Park and admire views over the city. Visit Skanderbeg Square, see the famous Et'hem Bey Mosque, and learn the story of the Clock Tower. Wander past Tanners’ Bridge, the Pyramid of Tirana, Mother Teresa Square, the Blloku area, and the city’s Grand Park.

Tour of Shkodër

4. Tour of Shkodër

Shkodra is a pretty city full of light and things to do, including cafes, shops and beautiful sights on each corner. We will visit wUra e Mesit (the middle bridge), a bridge located in the village of Mes, on the Kir river, about five kilometers north-east of Shkoder. This bridge connects the city with the ancient site of Drisht, which preserves important testimonies of Roman and medieval architecture. Our tour culminates with a visit to the legendary Rozafa Castle, whose original core was raised by the Illyrians in the 4th century BC. Subsequently, the fortress was enlarged during the Middle Ages and the Venetian period (1396-1478). Here we have the opportunity to see Shkodra, its lake and mountains from a unique vantage point.

Tirana: 3-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

5. Tirana: 3-Hour Guided City Walking Tour

Discover the Albanian capital's fascinating history from its prehistoric beginnings, to the Ottoman Empire, to the Soviet era. Experience history behind every turn with the help of your local guide. Start your walking adventure at the incredible Piramida, one of the most famous landmarks in the city. Visit the impressive Clock Tower and see the beautiful Et'hem Bey Mosque. Continue to the modern Saint Paul's Cathedral and immerse yourself in the past at the National History Museum. Learn interesting facts and stories about the city as you walk, such as the secrets of the ex-dictator's villa and the Albanian luxury zone. Hear the fascinating history of the bunkers and spy zones of the soviet era. Step into Bush Street, named after George W. Bush. Stop at the National Art Gallery before finishing your tour at Mother Teresa Square.

Historic Corners of Tirana - Guided Walking Tour

6. Historic Corners of Tirana - Guided Walking Tour

Bond with a vibrant atmosphere as you hear intriguing stories about the rich heritage, long history and captivating culture of Albania's largest city. Start the journey from historic Skanderbeg Square and learn how monumental the Skanderbeg Statue is for the citizens of Albania. Become familiar with the national hero of Albania and the turbulent medieval times of the country. Discover the religious heritage of Tirana as you witness a unique mosque situated in the city’s central area. Find out what implications and events during the communist era relate to this monument and learn how citizens of Tirana used to live in the past. Witness a monument to one of Tirana’s rulers and learn how the Ottomans influenced the city in the past. Stroll the vibrant, urban area of the city and witness one of the most captivating monuments, an Old Villa which belongs to the Albanian famous painter, Sali Shijaku.

Tirana: Romantic Themed Guided Walking Tour

7. Tirana: Romantic Themed Guided Walking Tour

Take a romantic themed tour around Tirana, perfect for all the romantics of the world. Visit the most romantic and picturesque places in Tirana alongside a professional local guide. Learn the romantic legends of the city. As you explore, discover the historic love stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city, from heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious and spicy. Visit the “Lover’s Grave” and hear the legend behind the monument. Then, learn the tragic love story of Faqebardhi and his lover, Bukuria, and why the couple is so famous in Albania. Get an insider look at the best places to have a date in the city and where to take the loveliest photos.

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What people are saying about Tirana

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 26 reviews

First time in Tirana and great guide as a starter at the beginning. I feel very satisfied about Aron's guiding idea and flexibility to adjust in real-time to individual requests of mine and my partner about what we would like to experience in these 3 hours in the capital. Very well educated and talented young journalist who gave us a great image about complexity of Albania and current problem spots. I highly recommend this person.

Aron was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and opinionated about all things Albanian. We saw many sights in Tirana and learned a lot of new information. Aron was very good at answering all our questions and was very easy to talk to.

Great tour for first time visitors to Tirana. Ilir was a fantastic guide. The stops on the tour were all very interesting, but it was the guide's explanations and advice that made it unique. Recommended!

I had Aron as a tour guide and he was amazing!!! Very knowledgeable and lovely. He took me around Tirana and it’s historical sites. Highly recommended! 5⭐️ Thanks Aron!

A great City tour to see it all best of Tirana in half a day