Visit the historical town of Kruja

This is a trip full of experiences in the city of history and tradition, home of our national hero Skanderbeg and the mecca of handicraft. The town lies on the foot of the Mount Krujë and offers spectacular views over the entire area. Although it's a popular and very easy to reach destination for a day trip from Albanian capital - Tirana, it's still very authentic, with beautiful architecture and an old bazaar full of handicrafts.

Tirana International Airport Mother Teresa, Tirana (TIA)


  • Culture visit in Kruja Castle and Skanderbeg Museum
  • Visit traditional handicrafts shops
  • Dressing up with traditional clothes and travel back in time
  • Local lunch

General Trip Information

Best season to experience All year long

Level of difficulty (1-5) 1

For the present activity you should own good health condition and have consulted the doctor during the year. Kids are very welcomed. Previous experience or skill is not required.



Need To Know


You should have worn:

  • Sport dress
  • Light jacket
  • Hat
  • Sandals / sneakers for walking, strong and non-slippery
  • A smile

You should take with you:

  • Sunlight protection cream

Handicraft workshop, period dressing, culture trip, local lunch and transportation from Tirana - Kruja – Tirana costs 70 Eur/person.


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Meeting point – Tirana

We can organize the pick up from any other hotel or guest house in Tirana and from any other city in Albania upon request.

Length of trip

  • Transportation Tirana - Kruja – Tirana 1 – 1,5 hours
  • Qeleshe workshop and visit og the old bazaar 1 hour
  • Culture visit in Kruja Castle and Skanderbeg Museum 1,5 hours
  • Local lunch 1,5 hours

We will start our experience in the Kruja Old Bazaar visiting a workshop where we will see how a qeleshe is made. The hat that dates back to ancient times. Being one of the main accessories in our national garb and a symbol of Albanian national identity, the plis (qeleshe) has been arduously preserved by our people for a long time.

After the workshop we will enjoy a period dressing of Albanian traditional costumes and have a walk to the Old Bazaar to learn more about rich handicraft of local artisans. After the local lunch we will enjoy a walking into culture and history at the epicenter of Albanian’s independence from Ottoman Empire and enjoy the great views that the city offers.

Not Included

The trip fare doesn’t include coffee and any kind of drink except water. You’ll probably feel like tipping your guides at the end of a fabulous trip, though you won’t need to pull out your wallet every few minutes on your Active Albania adventure tour!


We’re really flexible and none of our itineraries are written in stone, so if you have a particular interest you’d like to include or you need to leave a trip earlier or join later (at a pro-rated fare), just let us know and we can almost always make it happen. Likewise, all adventure travel requires a certain amount of flexibility and we sometimes have to make minor changes to the activities because of weather and availability, but we have plenty of options up our sleeve.

Dates & Prices

Price: 70 €

Available Dates
  • January 2, 2019 to December 31, 2019
E.g., 11/30/2020
Please choose the date of your tour from the allowed dates in the left.


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Active Albania offers pickup service from the airport and back after you finish your trip if preferred. Contact Us for more information.

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