×

Exploring Tirana with Locals - Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Italian
Guru: Eni
Registered on October 13, 2023

Hello! We are Eni and Aldo, your local expert guides for Tirana. I graduated in Business Administration but my hobbies are history and culinary, so I decided to become a professional guide. Aldo is more on history and sports. Tirana, the capital of Albania, offers a perfect walking tour and many landscapes for whoever wants to spend their holidays in an active mood and adventure in new cultures and traditions. Our philosophy is to show our country and the whole region how we see and feel it.

Show more
  • 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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

A walking tour of Tirana city is a good chance to learn about the history and visit the most interesting historical and cultural places. As our capital, Tirana is the best representative of its varied history, especially the communist era. We will go places and tell stories from the Roman Empire, Ottoman Empire, and Communist era to the present, focusing on making the tour unforgettable.

We are a team of two Guides Aldo & Eni, and depending on the availability one of us will guide the Walking Tour.

 During the tour you will visit and pass by these locations:

  •  Skanderbeg Square
  •  National Historical Museum.
  •  Palace of Culture.
  •  Et'hem Bey Mosque
  •  Clock Tower
  •  Bunkart 2 (Former antinuclear secret tunnel).
  •  The Cloud installation.
  •  Murat Toptani pedestrian.
  •  Tirana Castle.
  •  Toptani Shopping Center
  •  For US travelers will see George W. Bush Street
  •  Parliament of Albania.
  •  Albanian Flag and the numbers of people who suffered during dark times of the communist area.
  •  The Great Namazgah Mosque.
  •  Saint Paul Catholic Cathedral
  •  Pyramid of Tirana
  •  Prime Minister's office
  •  Checkpoint memorial, a bunker, A piece of Berlin Wall in Tirana
  •  The Blloku area
  •  The villa of former dictator Enver Hoxha
  •  Taiwan Center
  •  House of Leaves (Museum of Secret Surveillance).
  •  The Resurrection of Christ, Orthodox Cathedral.

 Let me know if you still have free time we can have a drink somewhere around the youth park and talk more about Tirana giving some tips on where to go and what to do. Later it will be your turn to virtually show me your city. Love you all.


Important notes:

1. The tour is scheduled to last about 2.5 Hours, but depending on the walking rhythm of the group, it may take a bit longer.

2. Depending on the weather condition and any personal issues there will be days that I may cancel the walking tour, I will notify you the day before the tour is scheduled, so in any case, you will have the possibility to book a tour with another Guru, we are a lot in Tirana.

Show more
Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Sheshi Skënderbej 1, Tirana, Albania
    Sheshi Skënderbej 1, Tirana, Albania
    View on map

    You will find me right behind the statue of Scanderbeg on the horse. I will be having a small flag of Albania on my hand.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Skanderbeg Square

    Scanderbeg Square is the center of Tirana, with many historical buildings surrounding it. The history explains itself here starting with Ottomans mosque, continuing with Zog Kingdom times, Communist buildings and recent year.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Murat Toptani Street

    Toptani pedestrian street is one of the most lovely places to spend your time in Tirana. You will find plenty of history with Bunk Art and Toptani Castle and lots of bar and restaurants, with live music at night.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Pyramid of Tirana

    The Pyramid once it reminded us about our communist dictator, nowadays its transformed to the most appealing youth center.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Postbllok - Checkpoint

    Its a must if you visit Tirana and want to know about our communist times. You will hear stories told on first person that you have never imagined.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Blloku

    Bllok was the residential area where all the communist leaders were living with restricted access for normal people.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Enver Hoxha's Former Residence

    Enver Hoxha's residence is still untouched, exactly like the times that Hoxha was living there.

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

18 ratings
4.9
By category
Professionalism
4.94
Fun
4.78
Expression
4.83
Quality
4.94
Route
4.89
Generic
5 stars
17
4 stars
1
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Susanna 08 May 2024
Bergamo

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
fantastica esperienza,Eni persona preparata molto simpatica e piacevolissima da ascoltare mentre racconta con il cuore la sua Tirana.Bellissimo tour sicuramente se dovessimo tornare in Albania la ricontatteremo
Scarlett 06 May 2024
London

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had a great time with Aldo, walking round the main sites of Tirana. He was very informative and friendly and we learnt a lot about Albania’s history! Thanks for a fun afternoon - we’d recommend to anyone!
Sami 22 Apr 2024
Edinburgh

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Apr 2024
Eni was an excellent guide, gave interesting information and was happy to delve deeper into topics of particular interest. I feel I left the tour with a good grasp on the history of Albania and how this has culminated in the society and culture of today. Can't praise highly enough 5 stars *****
Denise 19 Apr 2024
Dozza

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Eni ama la sua città e la sua nazione e trasmette questo amore nei suoi racconti mentre ti accompagna alla scoperta di Tirana. Conosce le vicende storiche e culturali con estrema competenza e noi siamo rimasti davvero entusiasti del tour.
saverio 15 Apr 2024
Bari

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Disponibile, molto informata, sempre pronta ad ascoltare e rispondere alle nostre domande. Italiano perfetto
Show 18 reviews

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 does not require 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
When do you want to go?
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Show more
See availability
Explore
Bookings
Messages