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Skenderbeg

  • Destination: Shqiperi
  • Duration: 1 day

About the Skenderbeg – Kruja  TOUR: Get much more of this tour to find about the rich history of Gjergj Kastrioti, Skenderbeg , the Albanian hero, who led the Christian defense against the Ottoman empire in the peak of its strength. Our ride will include Kruja castle, Skenderbeg Museum, Ethnographic Museum and the Turkish bazaar. […]

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About the Skenderbeg – Kruja  TOUR:

Get much more of this tour to find about the rich history of Gjergj Kastrioti, Skenderbeg , the Albanian hero, who led the Christian defense against the Ottoman empire in the peak of its strength. Our ride will include Kruja castle, Skenderbeg Museum, Ethnographic Museum and the Turkish bazaar.

Itinerary: Kruja

Our tour starts at the arranged pick up points after which we leave Tirana toward the Airport and Fushe Kruja town, then driving upward the winding road to Kruja, as the famous English painter Edward Lear quotes it as “..a charming little town all up in the sky”.  Our guide will lead you through the ancient history of Kruja area, its people, culture and tradition.  From the adobe type dwelling places to the Ottoman houses and communist flats, you’ll experience newly modern buildings, in the city center as well on the top of Sari-Salltik mountain. Get off the bus in the city center and start the walking tour toward the Bazaar.  Enjoy the architectural values of the cobble stones and wooden shops. Proceed to the fortress through the main gate. Skenderbeg museum, build during communism,  invites you to a wonderful historic insights of medieval period.  Do not forget the ethnographic museum, which displays a lively exhibition of rich tradition and culture of the Kruja people and those, who used it as a stopover on their way to central or southern Albania.  After a break for an optional snack or lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in Kruja, board the bus and continue back to Tirana – drop off stops.

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