Day trip

Shkodra from Tirana: Day Tour of castle, city & Skadar Lake

4.8 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider:TRAVEL ALBANIA
Day trip

Shkodra from Tirana: Day Tour of castle, city & Skadar Lake

Activity provider:TRAVEL ALBANIA

From US$ 96.58 per person

Discover the culture and sights of Shkoder, one of the most fascinating cities in Albania.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Albanian, Italian, German
Pickup included
Pickup at hotel at the tour starting time.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Discover more about fascinating Shkoder
Full description
After a pick-up from you hotel, drive to the city of Shkoder, the third largest town in Albania, located 95 km north of Tirana. Known for its culture, tradition, and natural beauty, this city offers a diversity that is rarely found in any other city in Albania: with rivers, lakes, lagoons, and mountains which make Shkodra an unforgettable destination in Albania. Built on a rocky hill overlooking the city by the rivers of Buna and Drini, you will find the most important monument of Shkoder: The Castle of Rozafa. After visiting the Castle area you will have the chance to explore the Leaden Mosque and Catholic Church and notice the diverse religious elements and architecture. You will also have the possibility of strolling through the local bazaar of Shkoder, get a glimpse of Albanian traditions, and maybe buy a souvenir.  Optional: lunch with traditional dishes from the region including krap fish which is cooked on a roof tile. Head back to Tirana. End of service.
  • Transport with a/c vehicle
  • City Tour of Shkoder
  • Driver/ Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and dropoff
  • Entrance fees in mentioned monuments and museums
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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Great sights, great views of the town from the castle top.t’s best to wear sturdy shoes, some of the grounds at the castle can be really slippery. The guide Tony was good, attentive, speaks good English. I probably would have given 5 stars if I did not meet Ilir the day before, which was the most amazing tour guide I met in Albania ( he was not available at this time). I had to differentiate though.

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August 27, 2021

Iliar (I think that’s the correct spelling) our guide was amazing. Very professional friendly great personality knew a lot about his culture history and the places we were visiting. Very accommodating and efficient with time. He went above and beyond. Offered to take our pictures bought snacks and drinks. It was my birthday and at the restaurant he had the staff surprise with a fruit platter wishing me a happy birthday. We have nothing negative to say. The best guide we had during our entire 3 week trip in Europe. We would definitely recommend him. The excursion itself was very good and what was expected from the description. Amazing views, culture and food.

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July 21, 2019

Es war ein richtig schöner Tag. Man sollte sich Albanien unbedingt anschauen und nicht nur in Tirana bleiben. Bledi war sehr sehr nett und hat alles getan damit ich mich rundum wohlfühle. Da ich alleine in Albanien war, war es auch sehr angenehm dass er fließend deutsch spricht. Danke für den tollen Tag :)

May 1, 2023

Product ID: 65811