Choose Balkans: Albania Discovery Tour: See the Mountain Town of Kruja

Albania Discovery Tour: See the Mountain Town of Kruja

Tirana, Albania

Choose Balkans

Social Enterprise

7 hours
From$65 USDper person

Choose Balkans is a social enterprise that creates a sustainable tourism environment that supports the local economy and helps preserve the valuable traditions and folk treasures of the Balkan region.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the mountain town of Kruja while supporting sustainable livelihoods for locals.
  • See historical sites such as the Kruja castle and one of the oldest bazaars in the Balkans.
  • Visit important religiouslandmarks such as the Sari Salltik Holy Cave.

Revenue is invested in books, food, and clothes for communities in confinement due to blood feuds.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    7AM - 11:30 AM

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Good For

  • Languages

    English, French, Italian

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 12

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Comfortable clothes, Sunscreen lotion, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

On this 7-hour tour, you will explore Kruja. This city is the symbol of Albanian resistance against the Ottoman Empire. Situated in central Albania, Kruja is 560 meters above sea level, on the slopes of the Sari-Salltiku Mountain. There, you will see great views of majestic landscapes, and a rich collection of historical and cultural objects. One of the highlights of the tour is the castle of Kruja, which was built during the 5th and 6th centuries. You will also experience the local bazaar, which is one of the biggest and oldest in the Balkans.

Your itinerary will include visits to:
The old Bazar
The Castle
The Museum
Ethnographic Museum
Sari Salltik Holy Cave

Included in the price:
Dedicated private transport
Dedicated professional guide
Entry ticket in the castle of Kruja
Visit to “Sari Salltik” holy cave

Not included:
Drinks & Snacks
Personal spending

Tour Start Address

Blv. "Bajram Curri" Building - 112 , Number - 19/1 or Hotel pick up, Tirana, Albania

How To Get There

The tour start address is 10 mins from Skanderbeg Square by Bus( unaza). Nearest public transport stop: Ekspozita
or Hotel pick up on request

More About Choose Balkans


To promote adventure and geo-tourism attractions in the Balkan region.