Tirana Sightseeing: Full-day Tirana Sightseeing with Street Food TastingCity, Historical and Theme Tours

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Tirana Sightseeing: Full-day Tirana Sightseeing with Street Food Tasting

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About this experience

DURATION: 8 hours (approx.) STARTING TIME: 9.30 am MEETING POINT: At your hotel in Tirana LANGUAGES: English & Italian MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket OPENING SEASONS: All year round, daily WHO CAN COME: Tirana sightseeing is suitable for anyone. Not recommended for people with limited mobility and people with claustrophobia

Overview

Take a full-day Tirana sightseeing tour and uncover the communist legacy present up to this day in the country. Follow your guide and see the most important monuments of the city including the National Gallery of Arts, the pyramid of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square, Mother Teresa Square, and the Blloku neighborhood. As you walk try some traditional snacks and taste the famous Albania raki.

Highlights

◾ Visit the Bunk’Art museums and explore socialist and realism artworks
◾ Explore the ex-Blloku area and walk through Skanderbeg Square
◾ Try some delicious street food and taste the famous Albanian raki

About this experience

DURATION: 8 hours (approx.)
STARTING TIME: 9.30 am
MEETING POINT: At your hotel in Tirana
LANGUAGES: English & Italian
MOBILE TICKET: Use your phone or print your ticket
OPENING SEASONS: All year round, daily
WHO CAN COME: Tirana sightseeing is suitable for anyone. Not recommended for people with limited mobility and people with claustrophobia

Description - What to expect

Start your Tirana sightseeing experience with a convenient pick-up from your hotel and a short drive to the Bunk’ Art Museum. Listen to your guide and uncover the fascinating history of this unknown Balkan country. The massive ex–nuclear bunker, was built to accommodate Communist leader Hoxha and his associates in the event of an attack.

Next, head for some local qofte (meatballs) complete with yogurt sauce, potato chips, and local beer, a combination of which comprises Tirana’s typical street food. After enjoying your lunch walk towards Skanderbeg Square and get to know about the historical buildings such as the Et’hem Bey Mosque and the clock tower, which surround the main square of Tirana.

Then, enter the National Gallery of Arts, which is home to socialist and realist art. See powerful images which provide an insight into how “realistic” art was used to create propaganda throughout history. You can also view the pyramid, the former Enver Hoxha Museum, whose once-white-marble walls are now decaying.

Have a break to rest and try some raki which locals are proud of or some optional coffee. Then walk through the Blloku area, to discover the home of Enver Hoxha and other senior members of his regime. Next stop at the Post Blloku Memorial, which honors former political prisoners, in an area that was once forbidden to enter.

Your final stop to this Tirana sightseeing is BunkArt 2. This museum 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. It is the first major video museum exhibition dedicated to the victims of the communist era.

Free Cancellation

Free cancelation is available for this Tirana sightseeing. Get a full refund for up to 24 hours before your experience starts

What's included, what's not

✔ Hotel pick up & dropoff
✔ Entrance fees
✔ Your tour guide
✔ Transport by air-conditioned minivan
✔ Street food lunch
✔ Raki tasting

Health and safety

◾ Safety measures
Customers must keep their distance in vehicles
Customers are required to bring and wear masks

Description - What to expect

Start your Tirana sightseeing experience with a convenient pick-up from your hotel and a short drive to the Bunk’ Art Museum. Listen to your guide and uncover the fascinating history of this unknown Balkan country. The massive ex–nuclear bunker, was built to accommodate Communist leader Hoxha and his associates in the event of an attack. Next, head for some local qofte (meatballs) complete with yogurt sauce, potato chips, and local beer, a combination of which comprises Tirana’s typical street food. After enjoying your lunch walk towards Skanderbeg Square and get to know about the historical buildings such as the Et’hem Bey Mosque and the clock tower, which surround the main square of Tirana. Then, enter the National Gallery of Arts, which is home to socialist and realist art. See powerful images which provide an insight into how “realistic” art was used to create propaganda throughout history. You can also view the pyramid, the former Enver Hoxha Museum, whose once-white-marble walls are now decaying. Have a break to rest and try some raki which locals are proud of or some optional coffee. Then walk through the Blloku area, to discover the home of Enver Hoxha and other senior members of his regime. Next stop at the Post Blloku Memorial, which honors former political prisoners, in an area that was once forbidden to enter. Your final stop to this Tirana sightseeing is BunkArt 2. This museum 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. It is the first major video museum exhibition dedicated to the victims of the communist era.
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