Medieval Albania shore excursion from Durres port

Code: 19081927511
Full day Excursion
  • Kruja Castle
  • Ethnographic Museum of Kruja
  • Old bazaar of Kruja
  • Scanderbeg Museum of Kruja
  • view from the bazaar of Kruja

Tour Features

Visit of  the Medieval city of Kruja Shore excursion starting from Durres port.

Kruja excursion from Durres starts with the transfer for 60 minutes from Durres towards the Historic town of Kruja. The town of Kruja rises 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of Sari – Salltiku Mountain. It provides the visitors a great view of the majestic landscape and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects. The most important is the castle of Kruja. It was built during the 5th and 6th centuries and has an elliptical shape. Our tour will start with a walk through the old bazaar of Kruja. In the old bazaar, people sell carpets or other hand made souvenirs just like they did in the medieval times. Continuing through the old bazaar the road goes up to the entrance of the medieval castle.

The Medieval Castle in Kruja was the main fort of Scanderbeg and the main stronghold of the struggle of the Albanians against the huge Ottomans. During your time in Kruja, you will be able to learn the way people in this region used to live and work during the 17-18 century. The medieval city of Kruja has so much to offer to all those who might have an interest in learning more about the medieval age in Albania.


After meeting with your guide, you will be transferred on a 60min drive to the historic town of Kruja. Kruja provides you a great view and a lot of interesting things to see. There you will visit the Old Bazaar of Kruja, a street where all local people sell traditional hand made objects. Continuing through the Old Bazaar you will see the medieval castle, the main fort of Scanderbeg. Once inside the castle you will continue first to the Scanderbeg Museum and then to the Ethnographic Museum to learn more about how people lived in 17-18 century. Once the visit to the museum is finished, you will be given free time for lunch in Kruja and also at the old bazaar to stroll by yourself and shopping. After lunch, you will be transferred back to your ship in a 60 minutes drive towards the coastal city of Durres.

Tour details

Tour details

Kindly find as below all the details of this tour

The local guide will be waiting for you with ETG Welcome Sign
DEPARTURE TIME The tour will depart on 08:00. Please be there 15 minutes in advance
RETURN TIME The tour will end approximately at 14:30.
Entry to Scanderbeg Museum Transportation
Entry to Ethnographic Museum English speaking guide
Guide/Driver gratuity

This tour is operative all year round on the selected dates. Kindly check the calendar or contact us for any questions.
*Note: This tour is for groups of 20+ guests.

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