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Theth National Park, Rruga Nikgjonaj, Qender Theth, Shkoder, Albania
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Duration

2 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Espanol

About this tour

Two days trip to Theth National Park and Shkoder!

Shkodër is a historic city in northern Albania, near the border with Montenegro. It is one of the oldest and most culturally rich cities in Albania, offering a blend of history, natural beauty, and vibrant local life. Shkodër’s rich history, cultural sites, and natural attractions make it a compelling destination for travelers interested in exploring the diverse offerings of northern Albania. Shkodër is known for its delicious cuisine, influenced by both Albanian, Venetian and Ottoman traditions. Visitors can enjoy local specialties, including freshwater fish from Lake Shkodra, traditional pies, and various grilled meats. 

Theth is a picturesque village located in the Albanian Alps, and it’s known for its stunning natural beauty and traditional architecture. The village is situated in the Theth National Park, a very beautiful part of the Albanian Alps. Theth is often considered one of the most remote and isolated villages in the Albanian Alps.

The journey to Theth involves traversing mountainous terrain, providing visitors with a sense of adventure and seclusion. Theth is renowned for its well-preserved traditional stone houses with distinctive wooden roofs. These structures give the village a unique and charming character, and many of them have been converted into guesthouses, providing visitors with an authentic experience of Albanian mountain life.

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Highlights

  • Rozafa Castle
  • Lake Shkodra
  • Lead Mosque (Xhamia e Plumbit)
  • Pedestrian Street and Old Bazaar
  • Theth National Park
  • Isolation and Serenity
  • Grunas Waterfall
  • Lock-in Tower (Kulla e Ngujimit)
  • Blue Eye of Theth (Syri i Kaltër)
  • Hiking and Outdoor Activities
  • Cuisine and Local Flavors

Included/Excluded

  • Accomodation in twin/double room
  • English Speaking guide
  • Transport with very comfortable vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel/apartment in Tirana
  • All expenses for guide and car; fuel, parking, pay tolls
  • All the taxes
  • Entry fees in mentioned sites
  • Entry fees in mentioned Optional sites
  • Tips/gratitude for the guide

Itinerary

Leave Tirana on day one and head toward the North of Albania to stop at the Castle of Rozafa. Discover the fascinating legends of the Albanian Epos and how it relates to the castle's history. 

 

Rozafa Castle:

 

Dominating the city's skyline, Rozafa Castle is an ancient fortress with roots dating back to Illyrian times. The castle offers panoramic views of Shkodër, Lake Shkodra, and the surrounding mountains. Legend has it that a woman named Rozafa was buried in the walls of the castle to ensure its construction.

 

Lake Shkodra (views from castle):

 

Shkodër is situated near Lake Shkodra, one of the largest lakes in the Balkans. The lake is a haven for birdwatchers, with various species of birds inhabiting the area. Boat trips on the lake are popular, providing visitors with a chance to explore the scenic landscapes and historical sites along the shores.

 

Lead Mosque (views from castle):

 

Built in the 18th century, the Lead Mosque is a beautiful Ottoman-era Mosque with a distinctive lead-covered dome. It is one of the most important cultural and architectural landmarks in Shkodër. 

Marvel at the city famous for its typical architecture, sense of humor, and friendly atmosphere, it is one of the most important cities of Albania. Walk through Shkoder and explore some of the most interesting parts of the city, including the most famous “Pedonale”, a pedestrian-friendly area with bars and restaurants.

 

Pedestrian Street and Old Bazaar:

 

Shkodër features a lively pedestrian street and an old bazaar where visitors can explore local shops, cafes, and restaurants. This area is ideal for immersing yourself in the city's everyday life, enjoying local cuisine, and shopping for traditional crafts. 

In the afternoon we drive to Theth National Park for overnight. 

In the morning we hike to the beautiful Grunas Waterfall:

One of the most iconic natural attractions in Theth is the Grunas Waterfall. This beautiful waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and is a popular destination for hikers. The hike to Grunas Waterfall takes you through scenic landscapes and provides breathtaking views. Enjoy a leisurely 45-min walk from the center of the village to the waterfall

 

Then we take a hike to the Blue Eye of Theth one of the most beautiful natural monuments in Albania: 

 

The Blue Eye is a mesmerizing natural spring located near Theth. It is known for its crystal-clear blue water and is a popular spot for those seeking refreshing swimming experiences amidst nature. 

 

Visit also the Catholic Church of Theth and see the Lock-in Tower: 

 

The Lock-in Tower is a traditional defensive tower in Theth, built with the purpose of protecting the village and its residents from external threats. It serves as a testament to the historical and cultural significance of the area. With more than 4 centuries of history, this building is the symbol of settling the Blood Feuds in Albania.

 

 In the late afternoon drive back to Tirana.

Durations

2 Days

Language

English
Espanol

Frequently asked questions

The difficulty level of the activities of this tour is Moderate: Can be done by all people of all ages able to walk about 1 – 3 kilometers per day!

This tour can be Cancelled 

- up to 30 days before departure – FREE of Charge

- up to 10 days before departure – 50% Charge

- up to 3 days before departure – 100% Charge

Please consult the Visa Procedures Official site of the Republic of Albania

https://punetejashtme.gov.al/en/regjimi-i-vizave-per-te-huajt/

Payment options we have:

  • Cash upon arrival
  • By cards (Debit, Credit)
  • PayPal
  • Bank transfer

This tour is 2 (two) full days, NOT including airport transfers!

If you wish to organize also the airport transfers with us, please feel free to contact!

Our groups usually are 5 – 8 people. 

Maximum group size is 16 people per tour!

Pick-ups and Drop offs of our tours are at your accommodation!

Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo have a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, cool springs and autumns and mild winters! 

Rainy seasons are usually expected to be autumns and winters. 

Snow is expected locally in the mountainous areas during December – January!

Tour's Location

Theth National Park, Rruga Nikgjonaj, Qender Theth, Shkoder, Albania

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 pax: Not Bookable 1 1 %
2 2 pax: 250 per person 2 2 -25%
3 3-5 pax: 220 per person 3 5 -10%
5 6-8 pax: 200 per person 6 8 0%
From: €200.00

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