The Little “Amsterdam” of Albania, the beautiful city of Shkoder

During this day trip we will visit the largest northern city of Shkoder. Surrounded by the water, sea, lake and rivers, full of history, culture, tradition and hospitality people, right in the vicinity of the Albanian Alps, Shkodra has a lot to offer to the visitors. Shkodër was founded under the name Scodra upon the traditional lands of the Illyrian tribes of the Ardianet and Labeatet in the 4th century BC.
Rozafa Castle, The Leaden Mosque, The Great Cathedral, Mesi Bridge, are among the places and sites to be explored during our day trip. We may hire a bicycle and do as the locals do, explore the city by bike. We may enjoy one of the most unique local way of cooking the fish of the lake, the so called “Tava e Krapit “.
The Lagoon of Patok situate din the central coast of Albania, will be our “stretching legs” time on the way back home.

Day trip
Starting from Tirana, Durres Pier, Elbasan or anywhere else in Central Albania.
Ending at the same point where we started.
Duration:9 hours

Itinerary of the Trip:

Meet with Dorian. Depart from the pier/ hotel or your specified meeting place to reach the city of Shkoder. We will start with a quick visit of The Leaden Mosque before we walk up the hill to reach Rozafa Castle. The legends says….
From the highest point of the castle we may admire great views and the confluence of the Buna river with Drini river.
Continue our tour with the visit of Mesi Bridge, The Great Cathedral and the rest of the city. A very unique workshop making Venice masks is on our plan to be visited. There are so many other optional visits that we will sort out together during the day. Late afternoon, we’ll head back to the pier or your specified place.

Bridge at Shkoder

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

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

Patoku lagoon

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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