Kruja -Tirana daytrip

  • The first thing everyone visits and remembers from Tirana is “Skanderbeg Square” and Skanderbeg Monument. Tourists maybe don’t know much about our hero. They want to understand why Albanians are so proud of him and his wars against the Ottoman Empire.

    Suppose you are in Tirana as a tourist and are interested in learning more about this nobleman and his history. In that case, we recommend driving to Kruja city to visit the Museum of Skanderbeg. It is just 50-minute distance from Tirana, and you will surely come back full of knowledge about the history of Skanderbeg, the hero of Albanians.


    Kruja is a trendy tourist city and is easily reachable from Tirana. The town was the center of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans under our National Hero, Scanderbeg. He kept the Ottoman armies from crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, thus earning the title “Athleta Christi” (Champion of Christ) awarded by the Pope of the time. We will visit the Skanderbeg Museum, a rich ethnographic museum with almost all items original to the end of the 19th century. You can also walk through Kruja’s famous Bazaar, full of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. Don’t leave without buying ancient souvenirs from this authentic bazaar.

    The itinerary

    Join a guided tour of Kruja City to explore all its iconic attractions. Visit Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg’s Museum, the Old Bazaar, and Sari Salltik mountain.

    We will pick you up from the hotel in Tirana and start the tour to Kruja city. After around one hour of driving, you are in Kruja, and we continue the first visit to the Castle of Kruja, which houses Skanderbeg’s Museum. It was the epicenter of the legendary Albanian resistance to the Ottomans, led by national hero Skanderbeg in the 15th century. After soaking in the culture and history, discover the current arts and crafts in the Old Bazaar. Look for souvenirs, including intricate local handicrafts. Finally, drive by car on a panoramic mountain road to visit the holy site of Sari Salltik. Head to this cave on the edge of a mountain 1176 meters high and enjoy the fantastic view from the top of the hill. After this, back to Tirana.

    Hotel pickup and drop-off
    English-speaking guide
    Air-conditioned car/van transportation
    Museum ticket
    Entrance fees




    Every Day

    Please confirm one day before the trip

    The price depends on the the size of the group, starting from 50 euro/person

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