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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

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    Stop At: BunkArt 1, Rruga Fadil Deliu, Tirana 1001 Albania

    We start our journey of the past at the Bunk’ Art Museum with a full – immersion of the Albanian history of the last 100 years. The ex – nuclear bunker, build to accommodate Communist Dictator Hoxha in the event of attack, tells us the story of the dictator’s time and the past two World Wars through photographs, items and documents.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Pazari i Ri, Shenasi Dishnica, Tirana 1001 Albania

    After we step out of Bunk’ Art, we head at the New Bazaar for “qofte” ( meat balls), yogurt sauce, patato chips and local beer, Tirana's typical street food!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania

    Walk towards Skanderbeg Square and learn about the historical building such as Et'hem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower, that surround the main square of Tirana. 

    Stop At: National Gallery of Art, Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana Albania

    Enter in the National Gallery of Arts for many socialist realist art. Powerful images give a sense of how “realistic” art was used to create propaganda. 

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Enver Hoxha Pyramid, Boulevard Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana Albania

    Behold the pyramid, the former “Enver Hoxha Museum”. Its once - white marble walls are now crumbling and full of graffiti. Discover its history from our local Tour Director.

    Stop At: Komiteti - Kafe Muzeum, Rruga Fatmir Haxhiu, Tiranë, Albania

    Coffee break at Komiteti – Kafe Museum for some raki, communist candy and maybe some coffee also.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Mother Teresa Square, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë, Albania

    Walk in the main boulevard of Tirana, towards Mother Teresa Square

    Pass By: Blloku, Tirana Albania

    We will walk through the Blloku area, where we discover the home of Enver Hoxha and other senior members of his regime. We will stop at the Post Blloku memorial, which honors former political prisoners, in an area once forbidden to enter.

    Stop At: BunkArt 2, Rruga Abdi Toptani, Tirana Albania

    BUNK'ART 2 reconstructs the history of the Albanian Ministry of Internal Affairs from 1912 to 1991 and reveals the secrets of “Sigurimi”, the political police that was the harsh persecution weapon used by the regime of Enver Hoxha. BUNK'ART 2 is the first major video museum exhibition dedicated to the victims of communist terror.
    • Drop off at hotel or anywhere in Tirana.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up at any hotel in Tirana. Please specify name of hotel when making the booking.
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    • Hotel pick up
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Raki tasting
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - BunkArt 1
    • Entry/Admission - Pazari i Ri
    • Entry/Admission - National Gallery of Art
    • Entry/Admission - BunkArt 2
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • First stop of the itinerary not advisable for people suffering from claustrophobia
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    We did this trip and were amazed, so much to see and really enjoyed are time with the team that took us , Gary knows so much and was very interesting. We really felt well cared for and nothing was too much trouble, we will...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Tina M
    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    Great tour in Tirana, sceduled for 4 hours, lasted at least 6 hours. perfect guide, interesting info and insights; a testimonial

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Georges V
    Reviewed 31 July 2019

    Full day with transport, admission tickets, lunch, afternoon raki stop all included so good value. Our guide was a very nice chap who grew up in Communist times so it was interesting to get his persepctive on what it was like to live in those...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Anna S
    Reviewed 26 March 2019

    I advise everyone to do this tour! You get to know Albanian history in a way you won't forget! I actually witnessed the history on the visit locals. Additionally, you will have the experience of tasting food and drinks in special places (not the touristic...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank AnaM17256
    Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

    We had a great day with Geri 😊 The tour was exactly as advertised. The experience was unique. Geri was the perfect guide. Friendly, knowledgeable and talkative, and very sensitive to the needs and interests of our group. He answered all our questions with respect...More

    Thank LisaKristineReiakvam
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    12 August 2019|
    Response from Anna S | Reviewed this property |
    The guide collected us from our hotel at 9.30am
    Charles G
    1 August 2018|
    Response from GoodAlbaniaTeam | Property representative |
    The tour tipically ends around 5pm.
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    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Italian, Spanish
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