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Day tour of Kruja from Tirana provided by Choose Balkans

Day tour of Kruja from Tirana

Day tour of Kruja from Tirana
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About
Kruja is a historical city symbol of the Albanian resistance against the expansion of the Ottoman Empire. The city is situated in central Albania on a rocky mountainous terrain about 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sarisalltik Mountain. Walking through Kruja’s Medieval Old Bazaar (one of the biggest and oldest in Balkans) gives you a sense of a passage through the history. You will be surrounded by crafts and local products carefully designed by local artisans and housewives of the Kruja area. The castle of Kruja (built during the 5th century A.D.) is strategically placed on the top of a rocky hill, making it difficult for the enemies to attack. At around 12:30, you will have some free time to have lunch and wander around by yourself until 14:00 pm. Our local guide will take you through some hidden paths, used by the locals to leave the castle without being noticed, during periods when the enemies surrounded the castle.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10132P21
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kruje
  • Entry/Admission - Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Exclusions
  • Lunch, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
  • However, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
  • as an international practice to tip good service.
Duration
8–10 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge..
  • Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
  • Airports:
  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Kruja Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Kruje
  • Entry/Admission - Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
Exclusions
  • Lunch, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
  • However, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
  • as an international practice to tip good service.
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge..
  • Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
  • Airports:
  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jul 2020
A note from Day tour of Kruja from Tirana
Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kruja Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Sari Salltik
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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JackelynMossman
Vancouver, Canada74 contributions
An experience I will never forget
Aug 2021
This day was among my favourite days of all. Kruja is such a special city on itself, but Choose Balkans customized my tour for me to incorporate an artisan workshop as well which made the day even more fantastic. The guide (Ani) is one of my favourite guides ever. It was a perfect day exploring a new city, learning about the deep history, and visiting a mosque in the side of the mountain. It was such a relaxed, no stress day. This was my 3rd tour with Choose Balkans and I have enjoyed every tour and I have several more to take with them as well.
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

erina progni
4 contributions
Great tour :)
Aug 2019 • Friends
This adventure was action packed from the get go. Food was amazing. Guides were over the top amazing. They worked their tails off for us.”
Written 22 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Klodi
2 contributions
Kruja was a magnificent City
Sep 2019 • Friends
It was a sugestion from the staff of Choose Balkans that my friends and I viseted this city so near Tirana.
Visited Historical and Ethnographic Museum helped us learnd about Skanderbeg "National Hero". Don't leave without tasting Kabuni sweet. The guide explained that it was a weird but delicious sweet made with lamb and suger😁.
A big thanks go's to Choose Balkans Staff for this wonderful tour.
Your are the best.
Written 8 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Noor
2 contributions
Strongly recommend!
Nov 2019 • Friends
We had a great day tour of Kruja organized by Choose Balkans Team. Communication through e-mails was very fast. Our tour guide was very professional and friendly.
Written 3 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Aldin Djonko
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina4 contributions
Daily trip to Kruja
Apr 2019 • Friends
We took a one day visit from Tirana to Kruja and absolutely loved it! Kruja is small, picturesque, town with very important and impressive castle that dominates whole valley. View from top is staggering! Personnel on this tour was very friendly and very helpfull providing us with a lots of information and helping us to overcome language barrier while doing shopping. I would recommend it to anyone who wants relaxing tour while at same time enjoying historical surrounding and doing shopping. It gives chance to a visitor to experience Albania from a local perspective. A genuinely authentic experience!
Written 30 May 2019
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Hortense I
2 contributions
Tour at Kruja
Aug 2018
Loved Albania and the Kruja and Lake Ocrid tours in particular!

Our thanks to Choose Balkans Services: to Armando who showed us Kruja and Iris and Alban who took us to meet Elbasan, Pogradeci, and Ocride in Macedonia.

Everything 5 stars! Meals in very well chosen local restaurants. They helped us with some helpful tips and with a great desire that our trip was spectacular.
Our big thanks to the entire Choose Balkans team!

Hortense and Fernando
Written 4 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Louisejennifer
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Too expensive and boring
If you like remote places, roaming around endlessly, and/or hiking, this is the tour company for you. The company d
EmV23456
EmV23456
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Wine with a view.
The highlight of our trip! The beauty of the countryside, culture and history was highlighted by our very knowledga
Sadaf H
Sadaf H
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Wonderful experience
Trip from booking to pick up on time and till being dropped back to our accommodation was wonderful experience. Our
GrandTour14217489805
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Perfect day!
I spent a perfect day with Alex in Berat. We visited the castle and have seen 1001 windows. Alex Is a very competen
73dani_lleh
73dani_lleh
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Great tour with great guide/company
My sister and I went on this trip. It was really amazing. Albania is such a beautiful county and it has such an int
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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A perfect day trip adventure from Tirana to meet the neighbour, Macedonia
Ohrid is one of the most picturesque and charming towns I have ever seen. We took a hike up the beautiful cobblesto
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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An incredible two days surrounded by nature.
This two day trip was well worth the journey to get there. It's incredible to be able to visit such remote location
6OfThe7Continents
6OfThe7Continents
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Great Experience!
We did the river hiking tour with Choose Balkans and it was the best part of our trip. Our tour guide Ani was knowl
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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Shkodra is such a charming city!!
I can see why people are so hyped about this city. It is a very very charming city, seemingly quaint and relaxed, b
JackelynMossman
JackelynMossman
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Superb!!! Ani's intro to this city was superb!
I have booked a ton of tours with Choose Balkans and this was my first. It was such a great introduction to Albania
KavalS2408
KavalS2408
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Amazing experience
The trip was really made very comfortable for me. Alban helped me plan the entire itinerary and he is a superb poin
rebeccasJ2056NS
rebeccasJ2056NS
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Works OK but not licensed guiding
We did a 3-day culture/history tour with Choose Balkans (Kruja, Berat and Dürres) and it was OK. The administration
manick278
manick278
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Highly appreciated and highly recommended..!!
we’ve loved the whole shuttle trip for the two days.. we've covered most of the places, First day - Tirana-Komani
Reems2012
Reems2012
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Amazing service, team and tours!
Highly recommend Choose Balkans! They are quick and excellent in communication and all their team is amazing! I was
Daniel K
Daniel K
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wonderful experience, great people
So, where to start? In Tirana the office stuff was very friendly and helpful. They organized for us a personalized
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