Day tour of Gjirokastra from Tirana

Day tour of Gjirokastra from Tirana

Gjirokastra is also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage and is situated in Southern Albania on the eastern side of mountain “Mali i Gjere”. Gjirokastra resembles a fortified city where every single house is like a small fortress. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century A.D., and is considered as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Every five years Gjirokastra becomes the capital of the Albanian folklore and traditional music, where passionate folklore ensembles gather in the “stone city” and perform their traditional music, dances and show off their costumes. Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra you would have to pass by the medieval bazar. The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed with beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you will be amazed by the wide variety of handmade crafts from local artisans and producers. .

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County

Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana.

Stop At: Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County

Gjirokaster, also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage is situated in Southern Albania on the eastern side of mountain “Mali i Gjere”.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania

Gjirokastra resembles a fortified city where every single house is like a small fortress. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century A.D., and is considered as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Every five years Gjirokastra becomes the capital of the Albanian folklore and traditional music, where passionate folklore ensembles gather in the “stone city” and perform their traditional music, dances and show off their costumes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gjirokastra Bazaar, Old town, Gjirokaster Albania

The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed with beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you will be amazed by the wide variety of handmade crafts from local artisans and producers.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Zekate House, Gjirokastra, short hike form main bazaar, Gjirokaster Albania

We will visit one of the best-preserved houses of Gjirokastra, where everything is totally original and authentic.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour leader/driver as an international practice to tip good service."
"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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change."



Start Time: 07:00 AM
Duration: 10 To 12 Hours
Start location: Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
Traveler 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.

Airports

  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania


Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Included

  • Private transportation
  • Professional tour leader
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Hotel pick up and Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes, Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Zekate House

Not Included

  • Lunch, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included

Facilities


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