Day trip

From Tirana: Full-Day Tour to Gjirokastra

From Tirana: Full-Day Tour to Gjirokastra

From $304.08 per person

Explore Gjirokastra on this day tour from Tirana. Visit this magical hillside town, immerse yourself in local life, and meet local people.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel. Wait in the lobby area, the driver will be holding a sign with the local partner's name.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Be introduced to the most fascinating monuments and heritage sites in the city
  • Visit Gjirokastra Castle
  • Taste coffee ground in a stone pot
  • Visit Skenduli house and the Ethnographic Museum
Full description

Begin your day tour with a transfer from Tirana. Once there, visit the medieval bazaar and the Ottoman-style houses in the old part of the town. Witness artisan women making handmade doilies, carving wood or silver and other guild shops in the narrow cobbled stone streets of this suburb. While visiting people in their homes, traditional coffee (ground in stone) and mountain tea will be served.  You will also visit Gjirokastra city, the castle and much more. Later, you will have the chance to taste the typical local food cooked by local women. You will also visit the Skenduli House, you'll most likely be shown around by Mr Skenduli himself. The house was built around the year 1700 and has many fascinating features. Later, you will visit the Ethnographic Museum. In the end, you will enjoy free time around the city.

Includes
  • Entrance to the castle
  • Entrance to Skenduli House
  • Entrance to Ethnographic Museum
  • Traditional coffee (ground in stone) and mountain tea
  • Food and additional drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Comfortable shoes - there will be a lot of walking on uneven surfaces
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Overall rating

5 /5

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Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
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Our compliments to our guide Manjola who provided a personal informative introduction for us to Gjirokastra. The tour is well worth taking to get an insight into the history of this beautiful town even though there is much mayhem with the restoration of the main road. You need to be aware however that the afternoon is for you to wander the bizarre area so the tour really concludes around lunch time from which time you are free to take in additional sites. We chose to leave around 4pm as we were returning to Sarande and to stop on the way back at the "Blue Eye" swimming hole which made for a busy but great day out.

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August 25, 2019

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Product ID: 132021