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Communist History Tour Tirana & Street Food

Just a few days in Albania, you will get a sense of our 50 – year – old communist legacy. Let’s explore together the soil in which Albanian roots are planted. This tour is frighteningly exciting, historical, realistically subtle in a way that life today can’t capture.

TOUR INFORMATION:

Departure: 09:00 am

Included: Transportation, Tour Director, Street food, Coffee break, Museum Entrance

Getting around: Private motor coach, walking.

per adult from

$137

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick up
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Lunch
    • Raki tasting
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Bunk'Art 1
    • Entry/Admission - Pazari i Ri
    • Entry/Admission - Skanderbeg Square
    • Entry/Admission - National Gallery of Art
    • Entry/Admission - Enver Hoxha Pyramid
    • Entry/Admission - Komiteti - Kafe Muzeum
    • Entry/Admission - BunkArt 2
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Drop off
  • Stop At: Bunk'Art 1, Rruga Fadil Deliu, Tirana 1001 Albania

    We start our journey of the past at the Bunk’ Art Museum with a full – immersion of the Albanian history of the last 100 years. The ex – nuclear bunker, build to accommodate Communist Dictator Hoxha in the event of attack, tells us the story of the dictator’s time and the past two World Wars through photographs, items and documents.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pazari i Ri, Shenasi Dishnica, Tirana 1001 Albania

    After we step out of Bunk’ Art, we head for “qofte” ( meat balls), yogurt sauce, patato chips and local beer, Tirana’s typical street food!

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Skanderbeg Square, At the center of Tirana, Tirana Albania

    Walk towards Skanderbeg Square and learn about the historical building such as Et’hem Bey Mosque, the Clock Tower, that surround the main square of Tirana.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: National Gallery of Art, Bulevardi Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana 1001 Albania

    Enter in the National Gallery of Arts for many socialist realist art. Powerful images give a sense of how “realistic” art was used to create propaganda.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Enver Hoxha Pyramid, Boulevard Deshmoret e Kombit, Tirana Albania

    Behold the pyramid, the former “Enver Hoxha Museum”. Its once – white marble walls are now crumbling and full of graffiti. Discover its history from our local Tour Director.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Komiteti - Kafe Muzeum, Rruga Fatmir Haxhiu, Tiranë, Albania

    Coffee break at Komiteti – Kafe Museum for some raki, communist candy and maybe some coffee also.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Pass By: Mother Teresa Square, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë, Albania

    Pass by Mother Teresa Square in the south part of the main boulevard

    Pass By: Blloku, Tirana Albania

    We will walk through the Blloku area, where we discover the home of Enver Hoxha and other senior members of his regime. We will stop at the Post Blloku memorial, which honors former political prisoners, in an area once forbidden to enter.

    Stop At: BunkArt 2, Rruga Abdi Toptani, Tirana Albania

    Our last stop 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 communist terror.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Sample Menu

    • Qofte (meatballs) - Served with yoghurt sauce, chips and a salad, accompanied with beer or wine.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up at any hotel in Tirana. Please specify name of hotel when making the booking.
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • First stop of the itinerary not advisable for people suffering from claustrophobia
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Good Albania

Activity ID: V-75059P2

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