If you don’t have time to explore Tirana during the day, or want to see its colorful buildings illuminated at night, this guided walking tour is a great choice. Admire the architecture, see the main points of interest, and learn some of Albania’s history.
What to Expect
Your night tour of Tirana begins at Skanderberg Square, which is home to the National Gallery of Arts, Hotel Dajti, and a host of government buildings. Rinia Park lies just to the south of the square, in the heart of the city.
You’ll spend 2 hours with a guide taking in the sights of the square and then crossing Zhan D’Ark and Bajram Curri boulevards by the Tanners’ Bridge over the Lana River. Stop to take in views of the illuminated skyline before arriving at the Pyramid.
See the Albanian Parliament Offices, standing in front of the Prime Minister’s Office, which at one time housed the headquarters of the Communist Party. Beyond is the Presidential Palace, and behind it stands the Palace of Congresses.
The Presidential Palace was the site of the Soviet embassy until 1961. At the end of the main boulevard is Mother Teresa Square, named to honor the most famous Albanian nun of the 20th century.
What's Not Included
- Meals and beverages
- Tips for the guide (optional)
Tirana city center, in front of the National Opera and Ballet building (Palace of Culture)
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