Gjirokastra Day Tour From Tirana

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Skanderbeg Square, Sheshi Skënderbej, Tiranë, Albania
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This tour starts with a transfer from Tirana.
Our local guide will take to you to Gjirokastra to visit this marvellous UNESCO town.
The hillside town of Gjirokastra is defined by its castle, cobbled narrow roads full of character, imposing slate roof houses and magnificent views over the Drina Valley. Dive in the amazing past of this great town and immerse yourself into the present.
Visit Gjirokastra Castle, the characteristic Sknduli House and Ethnographic Museum.

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We will have the chance to see walk the narrow cobble streets of the medieval bazaar and Ottoman-style houses where artisan women will be making doilies as well as carving wood and silver. Following this, we will have the unique experience of visiting the locals in their own homes and being treatedwith traditional, stone-ground coffee as well as "mountain tea".

We will continue our tour in other quarters of Gjirokastra, including a visit to the castle itself. We will then have the chance to taste regional food cooked by locals. Before we finish off our tour, we will visit the historic Skenduli House, built in 1700 (most likely being shown around by Mr Skenduli himself) and the Ethnographic Museum. After completing the tour, you'll have free time to explore the city as you wish, either by relaxing with a coffee and enjoying the view or exploring more of the history that Gjirokastra has to offer.


Traditional coffee (grinded in stone) and mountain tea drinks

Private transportation

Entrance to Gjirokastra Castle

Entrance to Sknduli House

Entrance to Ethnographic Museum

Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle

Entry/Admission - Skenduli House

Entry/Admission - Ethnographic Museum


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Aug-2021

    I have travelled with one of my best friends to Albania in July and August 2021. I found the country very interesting. Last days of our trip, we stayed for one night in Gjirokaster which i found beyond charming. Probably you should consider around 2 nights if you want to have a thorough feel of the town. The prices are really attractive, the old ottoman town is classy, the view is great. You can go up on the hills and have a spectacular view of the valley filled with old ottoman stone houses. Far down on the bottom of the cauldron that mountains create, you can see the new town with quite communist buildings. On the other side, a spectacular landscape shows off - typical mountains, little covered with trees. The view is fantastic. I totally recommend this town for people that want to really want to take a break from the agitated western world. The city has the sweetest balkan vibe with grape arcades over the terraces of the restaurants, sweet breeze, figues, flowers. The ottoman vibe which is very authentic here (as it is in the city of Berat) makes the experience very exotic. Prices are very good so you can take advantage of lux hotels with magnificent views. Dont forget to eat their balls of rice with mint which are very good, a very interesting taste. I would definitely come back from time to time, for quality and low cost vacations here.