- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Tirana has been Albania’s administrative center for almost a century but this city’s history goes even further back in time. While the toponym Tirana was first mentioned in the 15th century as “Plenium Tyrenae” (“Field of Tirana”), the city became an established settlement almost two centuries later, in 1614, with the establishment of a mosque complex by Suleyman Pasha Bargjini. It grew significantly in size during the 18th century when the Et’hem Bey Mosque was built.
From 1944 to 1990, Tirane (and the rest of Albania) suffered a period of isolation during the Communist regime. Still today, traces of this historical period can be found in different areas of Tirane. To discover more, come with us in this guided tour to find the best of Tirane’s communist landmarks.
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- All Fees and Taxes
- Lunch - Traditional 10 meatballs "kernacka" with bread and yogurt sauce with peppers. Water bottles included.
- Entry/Admission - BunkArt 1
- Entry/Admission - BunkArt 2
- Entry/Admission - Old Bazaar
- Alcoholic Beverages
Traveler pickup is offered
If you travel by plain we pick you up for free from the airport. If you are staying in Tirane we pick you up from your hotel. Other-ways see you at Mother Teresa Square in Tirane. Durres tourists wait for us close to Torre Veneziana at 8.00 AM.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: BunkArt 1, Rruga Fadil Deliu, Tirana 1001 Albania
Bunk'Art 1 contain the Anti-atomic bunker of the Albanian Army during Communist time , that is located near Mount Dajti
Duration: 1 hour
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
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Enver Hoxha Pyramid, Boulevard Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana Albania
Currently, the Pyramid and its dilapidated interior but somewhat freshly painted exterior serves as a fitting industrial space for art exhibitions and concerts. Although it was originally intended to be a museum for Enver Hoxha, Albania’s Communist leader during the period of 1944-1985. The construction is not solely monumental, but one whose flexibility has been tested by time.
Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania
Skanderbeg Square is the epicenter of the capital, surrounded by some of the most important buildings of the country.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: House of Leaves, Rruga Ibrahim Rugova Face A La Cathedrale Orthodoxe, Tirana 1000 Albania
The Museum of Secret Surveillance, also known as House of Leaves is a historical museum in Tirana, Albania. It opened on 23 May 2017 in the building that served as the Sigurimi's headquarter during the communist era.
Stop At: Old Bazaar, Rruga Qemal Stafa, Tiranë, Albania
The New Bazaar (Pazari i Ri), one of the oldest and most historical residential neighbourhood in the city of Tirana, has undergone renovation and re-invigoration of late. Many of the traditional elements of the old town have been preserved whilst the square has been refreshed with an updated and more modern look. The name derives from the local farmer’s marketplace situated at the center, where more than 300 farmers of the surrounding areas come to sell their fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, and spices to name but a few.
Duration: 30 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.