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From Tirana: Gamti Mountain and Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour

From Tirana: Gamti Mountain and Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Albanian countryside on a tour to Gamti Mountain and Lake Bovilla from Tirana. Enjoy round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle. Begin your tour with pickup from your accommodation and set out on a scenic drive to Lake Bovilla. Discover the patterns of life in suburban Tirana as you pass through the city on your way to the countryside. As you approach Lake Bovilla, see the lake's impressive dam. Admire the lake's shimmering teal and turquoise waters, nestled at the base of Gamti Mountain. Head up to the hiking track to begin your ascent of the mountain, soaking up the nature atmosphere. After about 40 minutes of hiking, reach the balcony of the mountain and observe the expansive, rolling forest and hills stretching out before you. At your feet, gaze in wonder at the stunning views of Lake Bovilla. Breathe in the fresh mountain air on your cheeks in a setting of pure natural beauty. Trail details : Min Altitude : 460 m Max Altitude : 620 m Elevation: 160 m Distance up and down : 1.95 km ( 0,97 km one way) Pause to sip water and chat in the shadows of a mountain cave before descending the mountain along the same route. Once you've finished your hike, round off your trip by visiting the shore of the river and admire the unique, canyon-like scenery as you splash and paddle in the cool waters. Note: Swimming on the lake is available only from: May to September.

Tirana Airport: Bus Transfer from/to Tirana Central

Tirana Airport: Bus Transfer from/to Tirana Central

Relax with a shuttle service from Tirana International Airport (TIA) to Tirana and vice versa. Travel with ease on a regular bus line that offers 24-hour service, 7-days a week. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views of Tirana from the comfort of your seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city in an only 20-minute ride. You can freely plan your departure time with a ticket valid up to 24-hours on purchase date.

From Tirana: Bovilla Lake & Gamti Mountain Hiking Day Trip

From Tirana: Bovilla Lake & Gamti Mountain Hiking Day Trip

Breathe in Albania's crisp mountain air on this guided hiking tour from Tirana. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Tirana. Relax in a comfortable vehicle on the transfer through the scenic countryside to sparkling waters of Bovilla Lake. Be greeted by the tranquil beauty of the lake and the impressive dam, set against the backdrop of towering mountains. Begin your hiking adventure, where every turn offers a new breathtaking view, inviting you to connect with nature in its purest form. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Blend leisure and learning, with ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture the majestic scenery. Ascend to a viewpoint where you can relax with stunning lake and mountain views. Descend along the same path and stop at a cafe where you can purchase a drink before returning to the vehicle for the transfer back to your accommodation in Tirana. Arrive at your hotel with a deeper appreciation for Albania's natural treasures.

From Tirana: Lake Bovilla Day Trip with Gamti Mountain Hike

From Tirana: Lake Bovilla Day Trip with Gamti Mountain Hike

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life on this day trip from Tirana to Bovilla Lake. Take in spectacular views of the Albanian countryside, learn about the lake's flora and fauna, and enjoy a guided trek to the summit of Gamti Mountain. Begin your tour with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Tirana. After boarding your air-conditioned transportation, leave Tirana behind on a scenic drive toward Bovilla Lake, admiring picturesque landscapes of rolling hills, quaint villages, and expansive fields along the way. Upon arrival at Bovilla Lake, feel captivated by the untouched beauty of the surroundings in the Albanian countryside. Take a moment to absorb the serenity of the lake's crystal-clear waters and surrounding lush greenery before embarking on the day's exploration. With your guide, begin a lakeside hike to explore the natural wonders of Bovilla. Stroll along the tranquil shoreline, taking in panoramic views and enjoying the refreshing air, as your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna, as well as the cultural significance of the lake. As you forge ahead on your hike toward the summit of Gamti Mountain, intermittent breaks will provide moments to rest and bask in the scenery. Upon reaching the mountain's peak, a prolonged pause awaits to allow you to appreciate the mesmerizing views fully. As you marvel at the breathtaking tableau of the sprawling lake and encircling mountains, enjoy some time to grab a meal at the nearby restaurant (at your own expense) or feel free to bring your own snacks to reenergize after the ascent. As your day concludes, the descent back to the base begins. Take your time to relish the journey downward, contemplating your experience on this invigorating hike. Once back at the base, return to Tirana for drop-off at your accommodation.

From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

Join a guided tour of Kruja city to explore all its iconic attractions. Visit Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg’s Museum, the Old Bazaar, and Sari Salltik mountain. We will pick you up from the hotel and start the tour to Kruja city. After around one hour driving you are in Kruja and we continue the first visit to the Castle of Kruja, which houses Skanderbeg’s Museum. It was the epicenter of the legendary Albanian resistance to the Ottomans, led by national hero Skanderbeg in the 15th century. See a copy of the helmet and the sword of Scanderbeg in the main hall, the flags and stems of prominent families of that time who supported the national hero and a lot of the history telling by the guide. After soaking in the culture and history, discover the current arts and crafts in the Old Bazaar. Look for souvenirs, including intricate local handicrafts. Finally, driving by car on a panoramic mountain road to visit the holy site of Sari Salltik. Head to this cave located on the edge of a mountain 1176 meters high and also enjoy the amazing view from the top of the mountain. Afterward, head back to Tirana.

Tirana: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Albania 4G/5G

Tirana: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Albania 4G/5G

Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of Tirana, Albania, without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're exploring the colorful streets, visiting the historic Skanderbeg Square, or enjoying the city's lively cafes and nightlife. How It Works: 1. Purchase: Select the data package that best suits your Tirana adventure. 2. Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your exploration of Tirana. Compatibility: Make sure your device supports eSIM technology. For more information, check our compatibility list at https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices

From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

Embark on a cultural and artistic pilgrimage. See master painter Onufri's work in the churches of Berat. Visit Berat Castle, Onufri Museum, Mangalemi & Gorica neighborhoods, and Gorica bridge. Meet your guide at your hotel and start the tour of Berat city. Berat is one of the most visited and characteristic towns in Albania. It is under the protection of UNESCO and considered a World Heritage site due to its unique architecture. Visit Berat Castle and the Onufri Museum. The Berat castle is of particular interest because people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, just like their ancestors did for centuries. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. Witness some of the most beautiful shades of red and gold you have ever laid eyes on in the museum. Then, continue to your next stop in the old quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica that connect with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River. On the way back you will visit Belshi, a very small town, with a small lake in front of the buildings.

Tirana: Express Walking Tour with a Guide

Tirana: Express Walking Tour with a Guide

Embark on a walking tour through Tirana, the vibrant capital city of Albania. Discover its rich history and culture as you explore iconic landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the National Historical Museum, and the Et'hem Bey Mosque. Follow your guide through the Pedestrian Road, experience the charm of the Castle of Tirana, and marvel at the unique architecture of the Pyramid. Explore the city's religious diversity with visits to Saint Paul's Church and Namazgah Mosque. Delve into the intriguing past of communist Albania at the Post-Block Checkpoint memorial and the former museum of Enver Hoxha. Experience a fascinating blend of the old and the new, leaving you eager to uncover more hidden treasures in this captivating city.

Tirana: Bus Transfer from/to Durres and Tirana Airport

Tirana: Bus Transfer from/to Durres and Tirana Airport

Relax with a shuttle service connecting directly Tirana International Airport (TIA) and Durres Central Bus Station in just a 35-minute ride. Travel with ease on a regular bus line that offers 24-hour service, 7-days a week. Make the journey before and after your flight easier by booking your bus ticket in advance. Simply relax on your way to Durres and enjoying the views of Tirana from the comfort of your seat. Benefit from, modern buses equipped with air-conditioning and free Wifi on board. The seat also has additional leg space to offer you the most comfortable ride. You can charge your mobile devices with power socket available at every seat and stay entertained with a media system available on board. Freely plan your departure time with a ticket valid up to 24 hours.

From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip is ideal for people seeking a fresh peaceful day with scenic views of Komani Lake and Shala River. You will get a chance to do the Boat Trip in Komani Lake and then swim and relax in the fresh crystal clear waters of the Shala River with views of dreamlike nature. The tour starts in Tirana and involves a 3-hour and 20-minute car ride with a short stop on the way to the Komani Lake, which was formed in the 1970s by damming the Drini valley. Visitors will then board a boat and embark on a ride through a series of deep gorges and interconnected lakes, passing between high mountains and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the natural surroundings. The ride will continue for approximately 1 hour until reaching the Shala River, which is known for its crystal-clear waters and breathtaking scenery. Visitors can even take a dip in the river's cool waters if they wish. Additionally, there is an option to go on a 45-minute hike up the mountain at the Shala River to reach a beautiful viewpoint. Afterward, visitors will return to the boat and head back to the Komani Dam by 3:30 PM, followed by a drive back to Tirana. Overall, this tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors to explore the stunning natural beauty of Albania's Komani Lake and Shala River, making it an excellent option for nature lovers and those looking for adventure.

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From Tirana: Gamti Mountain and Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour

From Tirana: Gamti Mountain and Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty of the Albanian countryside on a tour to Gamti Mountain and Lake Bovilla from Tirana. Enjoy round-trip transportation by air-conditioned vehicle. Begin your tour with pickup from your accommodation and set out on a scenic drive to Lake Bovilla. Discover the patterns of life in suburban Tirana as you pass through the city on your way to the countryside. As you approach Lake Bovilla, see the lake's impressive dam. Admire the lake's shimmering teal and turquoise waters, nestled at the base of Gamti Mountain. Head up to the hiking track to begin your ascent of the mountain, soaking up the nature atmosphere. After about 40 minutes of hiking, reach the balcony of the mountain and observe the expansive, rolling forest and hills stretching out before you. At your feet, gaze in wonder at the stunning views of Lake Bovilla. Breathe in the fresh mountain air on your cheeks in a setting of pure natural beauty. Trail details : Min Altitude : 460 m Max Altitude : 620 m Elevation: 160 m Distance up and down : 1.95 km ( 0,97 km one way) Pause to sip water and chat in the shadows of a mountain cave before descending the mountain along the same route. Once you've finished your hike, round off your trip by visiting the shore of the river and admire the unique, canyon-like scenery as you splash and paddle in the cool waters. Note: Swimming on the lake is available only from: May to September.

Tirana Airport: Bus Transfer from/to Tirana Central

Tirana Airport: Bus Transfer from/to Tirana Central

Relax with a shuttle service from Tirana International Airport (TIA) to Tirana and vice versa. Travel with ease on a regular bus line that offers 24-hour service, 7-days a week. Avoid the hassle of navigating the public transportation system before or after a long journey, instead, relax and enjoy the views of Tirana from the comfort of your seat. Be greeted and supported by staff who will help you onboard. Board a modern bus to leave your worries behind, and arrive on time at your destination at the airport, or in the city in an only 20-minute ride. You can freely plan your departure time with a ticket valid up to 24-hours on purchase date.

From Tirana: Bovilla Lake & Gamti Mountain Hiking Day Trip

From Tirana: Bovilla Lake & Gamti Mountain Hiking Day Trip

Breathe in Albania's crisp mountain air on this guided hiking tour from Tirana. Start with pickup from your accommodation in Tirana. Relax in a comfortable vehicle on the transfer through the scenic countryside to sparkling waters of Bovilla Lake. Be greeted by the tranquil beauty of the lake and the impressive dam, set against the backdrop of towering mountains. Begin your hiking adventure, where every turn offers a new breathtaking view, inviting you to connect with nature in its purest form. Keep an eye out for wildlife. Blend leisure and learning, with ample opportunities for photography enthusiasts to capture the majestic scenery. Ascend to a viewpoint where you can relax with stunning lake and mountain views. Descend along the same path and stop at a cafe where you can purchase a drink before returning to the vehicle for the transfer back to your accommodation in Tirana. Arrive at your hotel with a deeper appreciation for Albania's natural treasures.

From Tirana: Lake Bovilla Day Trip with Gamti Mountain Hike

From Tirana: Lake Bovilla Day Trip with Gamti Mountain Hike

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life on this day trip from Tirana to Bovilla Lake. Take in spectacular views of the Albanian countryside, learn about the lake's flora and fauna, and enjoy a guided trek to the summit of Gamti Mountain. Begin your tour with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Tirana. After boarding your air-conditioned transportation, leave Tirana behind on a scenic drive toward Bovilla Lake, admiring picturesque landscapes of rolling hills, quaint villages, and expansive fields along the way. Upon arrival at Bovilla Lake, feel captivated by the untouched beauty of the surroundings in the Albanian countryside. Take a moment to absorb the serenity of the lake's crystal-clear waters and surrounding lush greenery before embarking on the day's exploration. With your guide, begin a lakeside hike to explore the natural wonders of Bovilla. Stroll along the tranquil shoreline, taking in panoramic views and enjoying the refreshing air, as your guide tells you about the local flora and fauna, as well as the cultural significance of the lake. As you forge ahead on your hike toward the summit of Gamti Mountain, intermittent breaks will provide moments to rest and bask in the scenery. Upon reaching the mountain's peak, a prolonged pause awaits to allow you to appreciate the mesmerizing views fully. As you marvel at the breathtaking tableau of the sprawling lake and encircling mountains, enjoy some time to grab a meal at the nearby restaurant (at your own expense) or feel free to bring your own snacks to reenergize after the ascent. As your day concludes, the descent back to the base begins. Take your time to relish the journey downward, contemplating your experience on this invigorating hike. Once back at the base, return to Tirana for drop-off at your accommodation.

From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

Join a guided tour of Kruja city to explore all its iconic attractions. Visit Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg’s Museum, the Old Bazaar, and Sari Salltik mountain. We will pick you up from the hotel and start the tour to Kruja city. After around one hour driving you are in Kruja and we continue the first visit to the Castle of Kruja, which houses Skanderbeg’s Museum. It was the epicenter of the legendary Albanian resistance to the Ottomans, led by national hero Skanderbeg in the 15th century. See a copy of the helmet and the sword of Scanderbeg in the main hall, the flags and stems of prominent families of that time who supported the national hero and a lot of the history telling by the guide. After soaking in the culture and history, discover the current arts and crafts in the Old Bazaar. Look for souvenirs, including intricate local handicrafts. Finally, driving by car on a panoramic mountain road to visit the holy site of Sari Salltik. Head to this cave located on the edge of a mountain 1176 meters high and also enjoy the amazing view from the top of the mountain. Afterward, head back to Tirana.

Tirana: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Albania 4G/5G

Tirana: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Albania 4G/5G

Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of Tirana, Albania, without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're exploring the colorful streets, visiting the historic Skanderbeg Square, or enjoying the city's lively cafes and nightlife. How It Works: 1. Purchase: Select the data package that best suits your Tirana adventure. 2. Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your exploration of Tirana. Compatibility: Make sure your device supports eSIM technology. For more information, check our compatibility list at https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices

From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

Embark on a cultural and artistic pilgrimage. See master painter Onufri's work in the churches of Berat. Visit Berat Castle, Onufri Museum, Mangalemi & Gorica neighborhoods, and Gorica bridge. Meet your guide at your hotel and start the tour of Berat city. Berat is one of the most visited and characteristic towns in Albania. It is under the protection of UNESCO and considered a World Heritage site due to its unique architecture. Visit Berat Castle and the Onufri Museum. The Berat castle is of particular interest because people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, just like their ancestors did for centuries. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. Witness some of the most beautiful shades of red and gold you have ever laid eyes on in the museum. Then, continue to your next stop in the old quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica that connect with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River. On the way back you will visit Belshi, a very small town, with a small lake in front of the buildings.

Tirana: Express Walking Tour with a Guide

Tirana: Express Walking Tour with a Guide

Embark on a walking tour through Tirana, the vibrant capital city of Albania. Discover its rich history and culture as you explore iconic landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the National Historical Museum, and the Et'hem Bey Mosque. Follow your guide through the Pedestrian Road, experience the charm of the Castle of Tirana, and marvel at the unique architecture of the Pyramid. Explore the city's religious diversity with visits to Saint Paul's Church and Namazgah Mosque. Delve into the intriguing past of communist Albania at the Post-Block Checkpoint memorial and the former museum of Enver Hoxha. Experience a fascinating blend of the old and the new, leaving you eager to uncover more hidden treasures in this captivating city.

Tirana: Bus Transfer from/to Durres and Tirana Airport

Tirana: Bus Transfer from/to Durres and Tirana Airport

Relax with a shuttle service connecting directly Tirana International Airport (TIA) and Durres Central Bus Station in just a 35-minute ride. Travel with ease on a regular bus line that offers 24-hour service, 7-days a week. Make the journey before and after your flight easier by booking your bus ticket in advance. Simply relax on your way to Durres and enjoying the views of Tirana from the comfort of your seat. Benefit from, modern buses equipped with air-conditioning and free Wifi on board. The seat also has additional leg space to offer you the most comfortable ride. You can charge your mobile devices with power socket available at every seat and stay entertained with a media system available on board. Freely plan your departure time with a ticket valid up to 24 hours.

From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

From Tirana: Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip

Komani Lake and Shala River Day Trip is ideal for people seeking a fresh peaceful day with scenic views of Komani Lake and Shala River. You will get a chance to do the Boat Trip in Komani Lake and then swim and relax in the fresh crystal clear waters of the Shala River with views of dreamlike nature. The tour starts in Tirana and involves a 3-hour and 20-minute car ride with a short stop on the way to the Komani Lake, which was formed in the 1970s by damming the Drini valley. Visitors will then board a boat and embark on a ride through a series of deep gorges and interconnected lakes, passing between high mountains and enjoying the tranquil beauty of the natural surroundings. The ride will continue for approximately 1 hour until reaching the Shala River, which is known for its crystal-clear waters and breathtaking scenery. Visitors can even take a dip in the river's cool waters if they wish. Additionally, there is an option to go on a 45-minute hike up the mountain at the Shala River to reach a beautiful viewpoint. Afterward, visitors will return to the boat and head back to the Komani Dam by 3:30 PM, followed by a drive back to Tirana. Overall, this tour offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors to explore the stunning natural beauty of Albania's Komani Lake and Shala River, making it an excellent option for nature lovers and those looking for adventure.

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