Our country, Albania is still largely undiscovered and a mystery for foreign visitors. If you only a few days to explore our country a walking tour of Tirana and a visit to Bovilla Reservoir is a good choice. Tirana, the capital of Albania, is the best representative of its mixed past history, especially the communist era. We will go places and tell stories starting from the Roman Emperor to the present day. Bovilla lake lays 14 km northeast of Tirana, is a 4.5 km sq reservoir providing the most drinkable water for Tirana. We will have a short climb to a peak with the best view. It’s an active day with learning, visiting, trying new foods, and much more.
Pick up at your hotel or at a pre-arranged place
9 am at the pick up place
English, Italian, Greek, French, German, Spanish and Chinese
Discover Tirana, the capital of Albania, by a walking tour and a short drive to Bovilla reservoir, hiking shortly to the best view of the lake, on a full-day tour from Tirana. The tour is medium walking, with many visits on historical and cultural sites, the hike on Bovilla reservoir needs hiking shoes and clothes. The weather most of the time is very nice and comfortable, only during July and August you should bring your hat, sunscreen and water.
Our day will start at 9 am at your hotel or we can meet up at Tirana’s main square. Our tour begins in the center of the city where we will visit the Ethem Bey Mosque, built-in Albania by Mulla Beu, from Petrela, around the end of the XIIX century.
Next to the Mosque, we continue our visit with the Clock Tower of Tirana, continuing our visit on the Bunk Art 1, an underground bunker showing communist atrocities. On our visit, we cross the Blok area and the dictator Hoxha’s villa and you can judge by yourself what this area means for Tirana today.
Second part of the day we will go for a hike at Bovilla reservoir. We will travel for 1 hour by car until we arrive at the dam of Bovilla and the reservoir, 14 km northeast of Tirana. This reserve is used for the Tirana city purposes, white waters. The water there is gathered from Terkuza stream. We will hike for about 50 min until we reach the best view sport of the Bovilla reservoir and the surrounding area and enjoy its gorgeous panorama.
We will be back in Tirana around 19:00 pm. You can choose the lunchtime and restaurant in Tirana.
The price is per person, calculated for a group of at least 2 participants.
Price and departure dates are guaranteed even for a group of 2 people.
All transportation costs with comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
English speaking tour guide throughout the tour.
Comprehensive sightseeing as outlined in the detailed program of the tour.
Not included in the price:
Lunches and dinners are not included in the price.
All expenses of a personal nature are not included.