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Tirana Communist Tour provided by Tirana Free Walking Tour

Tirana Communist Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Walking tour of communist Tirana led by a local guide Learn about the life of dictator Enver Hoxha Visit Communist-era landmarks to see the regime's distinctive architectural style Hear stories about daily life under Communist rule How Albania became the world’s first atheist country Learn about communist ideology and why it rose and fell in Albania
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 46581P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - BunkArt 2
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Tirana Free Tour, Sheshi Skënderbej, Tirana, Albania Look for our guide with blue badge.
  • Mother Teresa Square, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë, Albania Tour will end at Mother Teresa Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - BunkArt 2
Departure details
  • Tirana Free Tour, Sheshi Skënderbej, Tirana, Albania Look for our guide with blue badge.
  • Mother Teresa Square, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë, Albania Tour will end at Mother Teresa Square.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Mother Teresa Square, Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë, Albania Tour will end at Mother Teresa Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tirana Free Tour
    Sheshi Skënderbej, Tirana, Albania
    Look for our guide with blue badge.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Tirana Free Tour
    See details
  • 2
    Skanderbeg Square
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    BunkArt 2
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Enver Hoxha Pyramid
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Mother Teresa Square
    Bulevardi Dëshmorët e Kombit, Tiranë, Albania
    Tour will end at Mother Teresa Square.
    See address & details
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TravelGal239
United States63 contributions
Dec 2021
I took the tip based free walking tour in the morning, and then the paid Communist tour in the afternoon, and highly recommend both! The first gives you a great overview of Tirana, and then the second drills down deeper into its communist history. You see and learn different things about the city and Albania itself, which help you to understand this complicated country. Make a point to do both and you will be glad. A good use of your time here. Gazi speaks excellent English and is a terrific guide, willing to answer any questions with honesty and humor!
Written December 5, 2021
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Sarah P.
Berlin, Germany5 contributions
We really loved the tour, in just 2 hours you learn a lot about the city, its history, people and culture and see a lot of historic places and statues. You can ask whatever question you have and the tour is not dry and boring but really interesting. Also one of the guides (Eri) is really cute ;). You could really feel that he loves his job and history overall and know a lot about the city and the country. I would definitely recommend the tour to everyone who's visiting Tirana!
Written August 24, 2021
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LoveTravel724974
18 contributions
Guide (Eri) spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We left with a much greater appreciation and understanding of the city we’re in and what is around us. Couldn’t have asked for more. Highly recommended.
Written March 15, 2022
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Juan Y
2 contributions
Top tour with a top guide. The information was always given with a touch of humour and the guide was really nice. We got to know a lot of the religious diversity of the city and about the communist regime that ruled here.
Written January 30, 2022
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Marjon
Zaltbommel, The Netherlands7 contributions
Feb 2020
I have joined the Free Walking tour on Saturday morning with Gazi as guide. We where with a small group of 5 people. Gazi was very enthusiastic and has a lot of knowledge of Tirana. With this great tour you get a first nice look of all the highlights of Tirana and with Gazi's stories you learn a lot of the past of the city. He has great recommendations of museums to visit and trips to make another day. I highly recommend this tour as beginning of your city trip.
Written February 10, 2020
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Alessia DiNardi
Milan, Italy8 contributions
Nov 2019
Gazi is a very good tour guide. He is calm and funny and friendly. we were a group of friends and he gave us a whole load of information, bur in a very simple and understandable way so after this tour we understood better the reality of Communism during Hoxha's time, but not only.
Written May 24, 2020
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Michael F
6 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Our tour guide Gazi was an excellent tour guide, he’s very informative and amazing when he explained the history of Albania. We spent two hours walking around the city in a great sunny day. Highly recommend you to go to his tour.
Written March 10, 2020
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Jack W
Massachusetts4 contributions
Oct 2020
Great introduction to Tirana communist history by Gazi, the excellent guide.
I totally recommend this tour. Please feel free to ask him about other things to do. car rental, or other trips to nearby magnificent cities. He hooked us up, a group of friends, to the best local Tourist company Aria Travel Albania to do day trips and they organize great experiences. Thank you Gazi. you're the best
Written November 24, 2020
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crmsnprd
Doha, Qatar100 contributions
Sep 2019
Our guide, Eri, provided our group with a really informative, engaging, and enjoyable tour. In addition to learning a lot about Albanian history and culture, the tour also served as a good starting point for my time in Tirana. Highly recommend!
Written January 23, 2020
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Gazi S
Dear, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour and the city! Regards, Tirana free tour team,
Written January 26, 2020
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Aria Travel Albania
Tirana, Albania6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Gazi was very helpful, gave us plenty of information, funny and made it very interesting. I really recommend the guys Gazi and his friend Gysi, they're the best. Please make sure to ask them for the other tours they organize to Berat, Shkoder, Kruje, Durres, Apollonia etc.
I took the Berat daytrip the next morning with some 6 more travelers in the Volkswagen Caravelle. Simply amazing, the guide, the car, the city Berat (magnificent). 5 stars is not enough. I really didn't expect this hospitality in Albania. Everyone is so cool. I will go back for sure.
BIG THANK YOU BOYS, you made me memorable experiences :)
Written February 26, 2020
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By: Tirana Free Walking Tour
nvnakamoto
nvnakamoto
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Great tour! Great guide!
Great tour to get an snapshot of Tirana and Albania in 2 hours. Our guide, Eri, was very knowledgeable and fun, mak
FellowTraveler802638
FellowTraveler802638
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Interesting tour with Eri in Albania's capital
The free tour was perfect. We enjoyed the experience and the guide Eri did it more than well. Very animated, intere
X2708TFdavids
X2708TFdavids
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Excellent tour
A superb tour. Eri really brought the city to life. He was able to articulate the complex history of his country cl
JulieT933
JulieT933
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Great tour
I have done several Free Walking tours and this was one of the best. Gazi was great, he was funny, informative and
sue_jewkes
sue_jewkes
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Gazi was great!
Gazi was brilliant! We did the 6pm free walking tour on Wednesday. Really interesting and fun introduction to Tira
janoskoenig
janoskoenig
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A brief and highly commendable few hours to see the city
This was a brilliant introduction to the centre of Tirana and the sites around it, as well as a brief general backg
kelvi
kelvi
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Great Introduction to Tirana
We did the free walking tour of Tirana with Eri at 6PM. It was a great introduction to the city . He covered impo
225AnnaS225
225AnnaS225
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Great tour, enjoyed Eri's leadership around the Albanian capital's center
We really enjoyed this highly recommended and very thorough tour of central Tirana. Our guide, Eri, was very engagi
Thais_potter
Thais_potter
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History class outdoors! Great tour
We had a great tour with our guide Eri! Really funny and insightful thoughts, great facts and lots of history just
londonbloke88
londonbloke88
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Very good
Very good tour. Informative and funny too. The guide was very knowledgeable and had a lot of good stories about wha
irenehD7649DM
irenehD7649DM
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Amazing
The free walking tour was very special!! It was a great experience to walk with Gazi through the town and get to kn
Sheffield-Traveler
Sheffield-Traveler
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Fantastic
Excellent walking tour! Eri’s personal anecdotes and experiences really brought the history to life. One of our fav
rlucci
rlucci
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Tirana walking tour
Gazi is a very knowledgeable guide . With an excellent English and spirit. He will introduce you to the secrets of
phillW6866GN
phillW6866GN
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Basic Intro to Tirana
Took the tour with ERI a very confident English speaking guide that took us around in a group of about 20. We were
Nadia D
Nadia D
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Possibly one of the best city walking tours ever
Tour was extensive given the time and incredibly informative. Our guide Eri was knowledgeable, spoke exceptional En
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