Explore Shkodra in a day-tour starting from Tirana
Shkodra. A city of culture, beauty, and pleasure.
Shkodra is also a city of arts and crafts; a port of the trade from ancient times.
Placed here from 2400 years, from Illyrians to nowadays Albanians it’s a city with deep routs and old traditions. As soon as you reach this city, you can feel the vibe. The choice of the attractions to visit in Shkodra is vast, and it will be impossible to see everything within a day, so here we give a few of the best attractions which are ‘a must to see.’ Shkodra is one of the best Albanian tours not to miss, but to explore, and to feel Albania in every step.
per adult from
7 to 8 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Professional guide
- Entrance fee at Rozafa Castle
- Entrance Fee at Historical Museum of Shkodra
- Entrance Fee in Venice Art Masks Factory
- Entrance Fee in Marubi National Museum Photography.
- Private Transfer
- Airport drop off (optional)
- Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
- Entry/Admission - Shkoder Historical Museum
- Entry/Admission - Marubi National Museum of Photography
- Entry/Admission - Venice Art Mask Factory
What's excluded :
- All food and drinks
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Rozafa Castle, Rozafa, Shkoder Albania
Being in Shkodra for a few hours or a full day, you can not miss visiting Rozafa Castle. Not only because of the history of the castle, with proofs and influences from Illyrians to Venetians and Turks, but because of the unique and amazing views. Rozafa castle stands in the entrance of the city in a strategic position between the Drin river, Buna river which is a branch coming out from Skadar lake, and the big city on the north side. Enjoy here the view and take some photos; hear the legend of Rozafa and get down to explore the city.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Shkoder Historical Museum, Shkoder Albania
The Historical Museum of Shkodra, placed in a traditional Shkodra house with all its architecture specifics.
The Museum has three sections: the ethnographic fund, the archaeological fund, the visual arts fund, and the library. Each sector is a nice and interesting corner to explore. Otherwise, this is known as Oso Kuka house, a local hero, also the same place and house of birth for the last president of the Communism regime Ramiz Alia.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Marubi National Museum of Photography, Rruga "Kole Idromeno" Nr. 32, Shkoder 4001 Albania
After the visit to the Historical Museum, we will proceed toward the city center, at the promenade, sightseeing Migjeni Theatre on our way. The promenade is one of the best places to get in touch with the local lifestyle. Maybe it worth a coffee break before the visit of Marubi Photography museum.
Marubi Photography is placed right in the middle of this promenade. It looks like a contemporary art gallery, but the content of it will make you understand how reach is this city on culture and tradition. During your visit here you will learn about the Marubi dynasty. Pietro Marubi was an Italian architect, painter, sculptor, traveling through Albanian which got in love with this city and decided to get established in this city, where he used to open his first photography studio in 1856. His work was followed by his first assistant Kel Kodheli and his son (Gege) which in honor of their Master took his surname ‘Marubi.’
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Venice Art Mask Factory, Rruga Inxh Gjovalin Gjadri Shkodër, Albania, Shkoder 4002 Albania
This Masks Factory is our city proud. You will be surprised to learn that the biggest supplier of the Venice market about the Carnaval masks is an Albanian entrepreneur. Meet Edmond and hear his story which started in Italy 15 years ago and that is one of the fewest artisans who is preserving the tradition of the hand-made Venice Art Mask. You can visit here a big and amazing show-room, even the Venice mask used by Tom Cruise on the film; visit the artisan lab and the women doing all the processes by hand. If you want, you can even buy a souvenir or even a mask.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Shkodra Lake, Shiroka, Shkoder Albania
How better to close the day than with a lunch in one of the restaurants on Skadar lake, with the city and the castle view in front of you. You can taste one of the characteristics dishes of Shkodra, Carp fish in the oven. Some local music, good food, and panoramic views close to the lake.
Duration: 50 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from Hotel Door.
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 9/30/2019 - 1/31/2022
Monday - Sunday: 07:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- 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 19 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.