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 Tirana – Lezhe – Shkoder - Kruje - Durres - Tirana (4 Nights / 5 Days)

Day 1: TIRANA
Welcome at Mother Teresa Airport. Assistance and transfer to Tirana. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Lezhe-Shkoder  (150km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit the city of Lezha.
-Visit the Scanderbeg tomb, the cathedral of Saint Nicholas and the hunter’s lodge 7km away from the city. The visitors may enjoy the forest and the big hunting ground of the tourist site. The lodge has a special and original architecture.       
-Lunch in a local tradition restaurant.
-Continuing to Shkodra to visit the Rozafa Fortress and the catholic Church. A monument worthy to be seen is the Mesi Bridge on the Kiri River, 8km away from the city of the Medieval period
-Back to Tirana for dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 3: Kruje-Durres (55km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to visit Kruja.
-Visit Kruja Castle, housing the museum of national hero Gjergj Kastriot Scanderbeg situated on a very strategic position offering an impressive landscape and magnificent view to the visitors.
-Sightseeing of this town continues walking through the narrow path, formerly used as a characteristic medieval bazaar which leads to the Citadel of Kruja which was built by the local population after the invasions of the Goths.
-Lunch at a local restaurant with a panoramic view.
-Afternoon, continue to Durres the ancient Greco-Roman port city of Epidamnus-Dyrrachium. Visit the Byzantine city walls, Roman Amphitheater and the Archaeological Museum. A short stroll along the seaside.
-Back to Tirana for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 4: Tirana
Breakfast at the hotel.
-The sightseeing tour of Tirana the capital of Albania, which since 1920 includes the busy Scanderbeg Square, the Clock Tower (35m high) built in 1830, the Mosque of Ethem Bey, the National Museum, the Archeological Museum, the National Gallery of Fine Arts, the Palace of Congresses, etc.
-Lunch in Petrela Castle (15km southeast of Tirana). After lunch a short visit in Petrela village and its fortress built on a rocky hill which dates back to 4th century B.C.
Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Tirana-“Mother Teresa” Airport
After breakfast transfer to airport for your home bound flight.
Last Updated ( Monday, 27 March 2006 )
 
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