The “Summer Day” town Elbasan and the “Little Switzerland” Village

During this day trip we will visit a city, with ruins dating from the Roman era and a very pleasant little village in the hilly side of the city.
The city of Elbasan is one of the largest in Albania. In fact, though it has an early Ottoman name, it was definitely an Illyrian settlement since the 4th century BC. Settled on the valley of Shkumbini river, it developed and expanded as a station along the famous Via Egnatia Roman road. The Romans called it ‘Ad-Quintummansio’.
Often it is mentioned as “The Cradle of Education” in Albania due to the first teacher training college, or “Town of Music” related to the home of the greatest composer and musician of central Albania, Master Isuf Myzyri . The city is well-known for its special traditional desert (Ballakume), and also for its delicious soft drink “Boza”.

Day trip
Starting from Tirana, Durres Pier, Elbasan or anywhere else in Central Albania.
Ending at the same point where we started.
Duration: 7 hours

Itinerary of the Trip:

Meeting with Dorian. Depart from the pier, from your hotel or your specified meeting place to reach the city of Elbasan.
We will visit the old town situated inside the surrounding walls, the local refer it as “Kalaja” or just the Castle. A mosque next to catholic and another orthodox church, just prove the excellent and peaceful existence of different religious in the city. A little ethnographic museum will give us more details about the life in the city many years ago. Drinking the local refreshment “Boza” and tasting the local desert of The Summer Day are things we can’t skip…
Drive up the hilly area surrounding the town full of olive trees, to visit the little village of Funare. Due to the beauties of the lakes and the hills surrounding the village gives the impression of such an alpine village of the Swiss Alps. Enjoy and admire the nature and meeting a local family. Optional Lunch time at the family, why not, it will be very yummy…. Late afternoon drive back to your Place.


Transport with a very comfortable car, minivan or van A/C etc.
Professional, Licensed-Certified Tourist Guide/Driver
Hotel, Pier or your place pick-up and drop off.

Entrance fees wherever needed
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities

City center Elbasan

Important information:
Museums are closed on Mondays, except of any specific agreement in advance for visits of big groups, cruise ship visitors etc.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair due to hilly terrain.

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