- Discover the turbulent history of Tirana
- See the iconic Et’hem Bey Mosque
- Best way to explore the city’s main landmarks
An unmissable sightseeing tour for the first-time visitor to Tirana, this guided walk around the city centre takes you through spectacular Ottoman and Communist-era architecture, past national landmarks including Scanderbeg Square, King Zog’s Palace and the Clock Tower, and illuminates the country’s fascinating history from Ancient Roman times to the modern day.
With an engaging commentary from your knowledgeable guide, you’ll visit the National History Museum to see treasures such as the impressively large sword of Scanderbeg and 16th century icons by Onufri. You’ll learn about life under Communist rule, how the Ottoman Bazaar was tragically destroyed to make way for a new Opera and Ballet House, and how freedom was finally regained in 1991, exemplified by a symbolic rally that took place at the Et’hem Bey Mosque.