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Private Day Tour to Shkoder and Skadar Lake from Tirana

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Private Day Tour to Shkoder and Skadar Lake from Tirana

A day trip to Shkoder and Skadar Lake is one of the best options for tourists visiting the Albanian capital of Tirana. After all, it takes only 1,5 hours to reach the historic center of Shkoder, or 2 hours to get to the breathtaking views of the Skadar Lake. Besides, a visit to Tirana is not fulfilled without such a delightful adventure. In this article, we provide you with all the essential information about a private day tour to Shkoder and Skadar Lake from Tirana, so that you can make the most of your trip!

What Does the Skadar Lake and Shkoder Tour Include?

Visiting Shkoder and Skadar lake can be combined in a private day tour, so that you can save time and make the most of your day while exploring them both. The tour includes stops at some of the most important attractions in Skadar as well as visits to the charming villages and landmarks around the lake.

Skadar Lake National Park

The tour starts in Tirana and swiftly takes you towards the enchanting landscape of Skadar Lake National Park. The park is rich in wildlife, traditional villages and ancient monasteries waiting to be explored. This is the biggest lake of the Balkans, home for birds and plants, making it an ideal spot for birdwatching and nature photography. Visit ancient monasteries like the Monastery of Saint Peter of Rezhani and enjoy some breathtaking views from nearby hills.

The Historic Center of Shkodra

Shkodra, affectionately known as “the city of two stories” by locals, is situated in north-western Albania close to Montenegro and Kosovo. As one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a population over 200.000 and a long history, Shkodra offers unique architecture and cultural heritage sites. Of particular interest are The Marubi Museum with its photography collection, and Rozafa Castle offering an impressive view over the city. The historic city center is home to a lot of cafes, restaurants, galleries and shops that you simply must visit!

Visit The Traditional Villages Around The Lake

A visit to Shkoder and Skadar Lake is not complete without exploring some of the traditional villages around the lake. Velipoje is one of the most important fishing villages in the lake with stunning panoramas over the area; Vukli is famous for its labyrinth-like settlement; Dragobia is known for its great beach. And then there is the charming village of Gruda, full of wine-makers that offer delicious tastes of authentic local cuisine!

Requirements For A Private Day Tour

To make sure that you have a memorable experience during your private day tour to Shkoder and Skadar lake, we recommend that you follow some basic requirements;

1) Dress properly for outdoor activities; wear flat shoes suitable for outdoor terrain, comfortable clothing and sunscreen for sunny days.

2) Bring your own snacks, water bottle, hat and sunglasses for sunny days, camera and binoculars for nature explorations as well as your passport or any valid ID document if you plan to cross the border with Montenegro (optional).

3) Have all your travel documents ready; map or GPS; bank cards or cash if needed.

Tips For Exploring Shkoder and Skardar Lake

Of course, there are many things to explore during your tour which depend on your own preferences and timings; however, we can share a few tips to help you make the most out of your journey:

• Start early in the morning to make sure that you catch the best lights along mountain sides;
• Visit as many destination points as possible within a time frame;
• Hire a guide if you can afford it.
• Make sure that you follow all safety instructions provided by local guides and that you comply with all laws in regards to border crossing if you plan to do so;
• If visiting traditional villages respect local customs like taking off your shoes when entering someone’s house or women wearing skirts (for ladies);

How Much Does a Private Day Trip Cost?

The cost of a private day tour to Shkoder and Skadar Lake depends on several factors including the number of people in your group, the length of the tour, duration and accommodation. Prices start from €100 per person for a regular eight-hour tour if there are three or more people in the group.

Why Book a Private Day Tour?

Booking a private day tour from Tirana is a convenient way to explore these two fantastic destinations in Albania as a group. It will take away any stress or planning strain while also guaranteeing access to all attractions as well as an experienced guide who can provide valuable tips on what to do and see during the trip. Besides, private tours are very cost efficient because they are tailored to your specific needs.

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, Shkoder and Skadar Lake offer beautiful landscapes, astonishing views and a wide range of activities for travelers from around the world. We recommend that you take a private one-day tour of this region – it’s definitely worth it! To book an incredible private day tour to Shkoder and Skadar Lake from Tirana please click here. It’s worth it!

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Private Day Tour to Shkoder and Skadar Lake from Tirana

Experience Adventure Like Never Before: Book Your Tour Today!