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Free tour of the main attractions of Tirana

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English
Guru: Ronald
Registered on February 04, 2023

I'm Ronald Bani, from Albania. I studied German and English language at the University of Tirana Albania. Thank you for visiting my country!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to Tirana!

This free tour includes the main landmarks of communist history in the city of Tirana and compared to the post-communist era.

During the 2-hour free tour, you will learn about the theory of communism and the history of communism in Albania.
This tour also provides an interesting first hand account of life before and after the Iron Curtain and helps to understand the local way of life and not just see the city from a tourist's point of view. The undercover stories reveal interesting facts about travel, housing, education, the media, propaganda, sports, health care, religion, and the economy under communism and compared to the post-communist era.
The tour gives a clear picture of how the Albanian people feel about their communist history today.

  • Tirana Castle and Murat Toptani pedestrian
  • Albanian Academy of Sciences.
  • Parliament of Albania.
  • The Great Mosque (Namazgah) of Tirana
  • Tanner Bridge.
  • St. Paul's Catholic Cathedral
  • The Pyramid.
  • Youth park and monument to the 100 years of the Independence of Albania
  • The Prime Minister's office.
  • The Presidency of the Popular Assembly.
  • Checkpoint memorials.
  • The Presidency.
  • Mother Teresa Square, Polytechnic University of Tirana, University of the Arts.
  • Italy Square.
  • Apple zone, Mehmet Enver Hoxha, former dictator Villa.
  • The Resurrection of Christ, Orthodox Cathedral.
  • House of leaves (Museum of Secret Surveillance).
  • National Bank of Albania.
  • National Historical Museum.
  • Palace of Culture.
  • The Et'hem Bey Mosque.
  • The Clock Tower.
  • The Municipality building.
  • Bunkart 2 (Former secret anti-nuclear tunnel).
  • Sarajet (palaces) of the Toptani family.


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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    8RGC+JV6, Shëtitorja Murat Toptani, T...
    8RGC+JV6, Shëtitorja Murat Toptani, Tiranë, Albania
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    The entrance to the castle of Tirana *(Kalaja e Tiranes. Calle Pedonale before Toptani Shopping Center, Badge with text Universal Trip with red ribbon.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Tirana Castle
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Academy of Sciences of Albania
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Parlamenti
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Ura e Tabakëve
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Saint Paul Cathedral
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Pyramid of Tirana
  • 7
    Outside visit
    100 Years Independence Memorial
  • 8
    Outside visit
    The Prime Minister's Fountain
  • 9
    Outside visit
    The President's Office
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Postbllok - Checkpoint
  • 11
    Outside visit
    Sheshi Nene Tereza
  • 12
    Outside visit
    University of Arts
  • 13
    Outside visit
    University of Arts
  • 14
    Outside visit
    Sheshi Italia
  • 15
    Outside visit
    Enver Hoxha's Former Residence
  • 16
    Outside visit
    Mehmet Shehu's Former Residence
  • 17
    Outside visit
    Resurrection of Christ Orthodox Cathedral
  • 18
    Outside visit
    House of Leaves
  • 19
    Outside visit
    Banka e Shqipërise
  • 20
    Outside visit
    National historical museum
  • 21
    Outside visit
    Pallati i Kulturës
  • 22
    Outside visit
    Et'hem Bej Mosque
  • 23
    Outside visit
    Kulla e Sahatit
  • 24
    Outside visit
    Bunk'Art 2
  • 25
    Outside visit
    Sarajet e Toptansve ish Bar-Kafe

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

(314 ratings)
4.91
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Professionalism
4.88
Fun
4.8
Expression
4.83
Quality
4.82
Route
4.89
Julika 11 Jul 2024
Hamburg

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Wir hatten eine tolle Tour! Schöne Orte und spannende Informationen:) Ronald hat uns durch die 38Grad Außentemperatur perfekt durch Tirana begleitet :)) Immer wieder gerne:)
Juliane 10 Jul 2024
Floriana

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Die Tour mit Ronald war sehr informativ und ist absolut zu empfehlen. Er hat die Geschichte Albaniens sowie die aktuelle Situation (Politik, Wirtschaft, Religion) verständlich und interessant widergegeben.
Anita 10 Jul 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Ronald hat uns in nur zwei Stunden spannende und sehr menschliche Einblicke in Land und Leben vermittelt. Sehr empfehlenswert 🤩👍
Sabine 09 Jul 2024
Cologne

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Sehr informativer und kompetenter Rundgang durch Tirana. Kurzweilige informative Tour mit vielen Hintergrundgeschichten zu der Geschichte Albaniens. Empfehlenswert. Gerne wieder. Danke für die Tour, Ronald.
Alex 27 Jun 2024
Bottrop

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Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Tolle Tour mit einem sehr angenehmen und freundlichen Guide. Hat sich sehr viel Zeit für Fragen genommen, ist auf Wünsche eingegangen. Einfach gut und nur zu empfehlen!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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