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Durres History: 1 Day Dedicated (2 to 4 People) Guided Tour (No Big Groups)

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USD 43.81
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What to Expect
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Stop At: Durres Castle, Durres Albania

Castle of Durrës, otherwise known as the Venice Tower. The circular tower, built in the 15th century on Byzantine ruins, is one of the most recognized structures of the port-city.

City Walls, built in blocks that have managed to survive until this very day. Those who have governed the city throughout the ages have left their mark on the way the surrounding walls were used as, ultimately, they were a security system that protected the city from various conquests throughout history.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Durres Amphitheatre, Rruga Kalase, Durres Albania

Durrës Amphitheater, located near the city center. Constructed during the 2nd century A.D. under Roman Emperor Trajan’s rule, the monument has a curved shape with a height of about 19 meters.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Amphitheater of Durres, Rruga Kalase, Durres Albania

The Byzantine Forum or market square, located near the Amphitheater, reflects the typical function of an open, circular marketplace. In the market’s center, there is a podium and a well that are erected on a marble slab which covers the floor up to the colonnade.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Durres Archaeological Museum, Rruga Taulantia, Durres Albania

The Archaeological Museum of Durrës, the largest one in the country. The museum includes a great number of objects belonging to Durrës’ prehistoric, archaic, classical and civic Illyrian periods, extending to the 1st century.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fortress of Bashtovë, Kalaja e Bashtovës, Rruga e plazhit, Albania

The castle of Bashtova is an impressing fortress located near Vile Bashtova village, Kavaja area, some 76 km away from Tirana. The castle is found in a very strategic point near the mouth of Shkumbini River and a few km away from the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Historians say that it was built by the Venetians in the 15th century and according to Turkish traveler Evlija Celebi it was conquered by the Turks in 1478.

Duration: 1 minute
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If you are coming by plain we pick you at the airport for free. If you are staying in Tirana we pick you up wherever you are. Other-ways we meet at 9 at Mother Tereza Square in Tirana. Durres tourists wait for us close to Torre Veneziana at 10AM.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Durres Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Durres Amphitheatre
  • Entry/Admission - Durres Archaeological Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Fortress of Bashtovë
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, French, Italian
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