Day tour of Gjirokastra from Tirana; Small-Group

Day tour of Gjirokastra from Tirana; Small-Group

Visit Gjirokaster in a day tour from Tirana and explore the city rich in history, with stunning castle, cobbled streets and traditional bazaar.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County

Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana.

Pass By: Durres, Durres, Durres County

Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Durres

Stop At: Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County

Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. Gjirokaster, 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

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania

The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century A.D., and is considered as 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 show off their costumes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Gjirokastra Bazaar, 34FQ+MC9, Rruga Gjin Bue Shpata, Gjirokaster, Albania

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 with beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you will be amazed by the wide variety of handmade crafts from local artisans and producers.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Skenduli House, Rruga Sokaku i Te Mareve, Gjirokaster Albania

We will visit one of the best-preserved houses of Gjirokastra, where everything is totally original and authentic

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County

After visiting “The Stone City”, we will drive back to Tirana

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour leader/driver as an international practice to tip good service."
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change."
"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 8 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 07:00 AM
Duração: 10 To 11 Hours
Ponto de partida: 1: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
2: Durrës, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.


  • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Private transportation
  • Professional tour leader
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Hotel pick up and Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes, Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Skenduli House

Não Incluído

  • Lunch, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included


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