Tour of Gjirokastra in one day
  • Tour of Gjirokastra in one day

    Gjirokastra also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage, is situated in Southern Albania on the eastern side of mountain “Mali i Gjere”. Gjirokastra resembles a fortified city where every single house is like a small fortress.

    Tour starts at 9:00 from Choose Balkans Offices (Hotel Pick Up in Request).

    The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century AD, and is considered one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Every five years Gjirokastra becomes the capital of the Albanian folklore and traditional music, where passionate folklore ensembles gather in the “stone city” and perform their traditional music, dances and costumes.

     Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra you would have to pass by the medieval bazar. The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed full of beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you would be amazed by the wide variety of hand made crafts from local artisans and producers.

     Will be visited
    • The fortress (Kalaja e Gjirokastres)
    • The old city
    • The polyphonic festival stage inside the castle
    • Museum of Weapons
    • The neighbourhood and house of Enver Hoxha, former Albanian communist Dictator
    • The neighbourhood and house of Ismail Kadare, world wide known writer, candidate for NOBEL price

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
    "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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"



    • Hora de Inicio9:00 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania

      Traveler pickup is offered
      The tour departs from Choose Balkans Office. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up from your hotel in Tirana for free of charge.


    • Duración: 9 to 11 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • National Park fees
    • All activities
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide

    No Incluye

    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
    • Lunch
    • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip
    • the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person as an international practice to tip good service.
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