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Tirana Free Walking Tour - Feeling the Communism

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  • Tirana
  • Available in: English

About the guru Seldan

I am Seldan, a new tour guide around Albania. I have visited 17 countries in Europe, and I found it really great to offer free walking tours . I really love Albania and I want to make guests feel like a local. I Hope to meet you soon!

I am Seldan, a new tour guide around Albania. I have visited 17 countries in Europe, and I found it really great to offer free walking tours . I really love Albania and I want to make guests feel like a local. I Hope to meet you soon!

About the tour

The Tour will start from the main Square of Tirana. We will start with the attractions and institutions at the main square.

Most of the time will be spent around the castle of Tirana, to get a better understanding of the long Ottoman period in Albania. After, we will have a detailed explanation of Communism time while having a look on its remains, like the bunkers and spying zones.

We will also see the main institutions of Albania, mostly designed by Italians before and during WW2. While reaching the Great Park of Tirana, we will understand better the nature, climate and natural resources that Albania has always offered. The end of the tour will be around the Ex-Dictator Villa, where we will see a little bit of the Albanian Luxury zone.

This tour includes:

-National History Museum

-Et’hem Bej Mosque

-Castle of Tirana

-Tanner’s Bridge

-Pyramid of Tirana

-Bunk’art Tirana

-House of Leaves

-Grand Park of Tirana

-Dictator Hoxha Residence

Meeting point
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How to find me: In front of the national historical museum , at the main square .
Tour duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings 1

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Stephen

7 months ago

Erion substituted Seldan as my guide on this occasion and he, being a youthful university medical student, was able to give me a thought-provoking young person’s overview of life in contemporary Albania, besides conveying the historical context of Communism under the dictatorship of Enver Hoxha. What I most enjoyed was learning about Albania, past and present, from the perspective of a young person. The narrative concerning the Hoxha tyranny was enlivened by personal and anecdotal accounts, supported by first-hand knowledge of events passed down through family generations. Overall, I was left with a better understanding of the many legacies of Communism on Albanian society, while at the same time learning about the challenges facing Albania in the 21st century, particularly the matters of contention affecting the iGeneration. Thank you, Erion.

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