This is a day tour which will give you a good idea about Tirana city’s history and culture and then a nice ride with Cable Car to Dajti Plateau.
We will walk for about 3 hours to visit the most important places and buildings in Tirana, explaining its history and culture. We will talk since the Roman times when Tirana was just a passing station, Ottoman times, Communist times and until nowadays where you can still experience each past layer.
The cable car ride is a wonderful experience to go through Tirana from the Sky, climbing to Dajti Plateau, the balcony of Tirana.
Meet and return at: Scanderbeg Square, in front of Et’hem Bey Mosque
9 am at the meeting point
7 – 8 Hours
English, Italian and Greek
Discover Tirana, the capital of Albania, by a walking tour and a short drive to Dajti Cable Car for the best view of Tirana from above. The tour is an easy walk, with many visits to historical, religious, and cultural sites. Then a short drive to Cable Car where we will ride for 15min up to Dajti Balcony. The weather most of the time is very nice and comfortable, only during July and August is very hot, as such, you should bring your hat, sunscreen, and water.
This is a 3 hours walking tour around the main sites of Tirana city center and then we will take the Cable Cars to Dajti Plateau. 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 and finished by his son Haxhi Et’hem Beu, around 1830-1831.
Next to the Mosque, we continue our visit with the Clock Tower of Tirana, built in the XIX century between 1822-1840. Its 90-degree spiral is 35 meters high and until 1970 has been the capital’s highest building. Then we will explain Scanderbeg Square and the buildings around it.
We continue with the Tirana Castle complex and the main boulevard with its building of diverse architecture as per the time they were constructed. 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.
During our way, we will see the biggest Mosque in the Balkans, still under construction, Catholic Cathedral, and Orthodox Cathedral, and talk about religion in Albania.
The second part of the day we will head towards Dajti Mountain. A short drive to arrive at cable car station, to climb to the terrace of Dajti, the best place to see Tirana up to the Adriatic Sea. The cable car view is the most scenic you can have of Tirana. In wintertime, Dajti is always covered with snow and it is a good moment to visit as in Tirana almost never snows. The way back is again with Cable Car.