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Rozafa Castle Sunset Tour

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    What to Expect
    Starting point at Shega e Eger bar in Street Gjuhadol, Shkoder. 

    18:00 Depart from meeting point: 15 minutes to the Castle

    18:30 Explore the Castle: 1 ½ hours

    Our guide will take you through the history of Rozafa Castle and as you walk through ancient grounds of the citadel, you will go back in time to the IV-V century BC where shadowed mythology merge with history to create the identity of the modern Albanian people.

    We will also talk about the 18th century Lead Mosque (unique in style for mosques) which is paradoxically a symbol of centuries of Turkish and Islamic influence as well as a signpost of the more modern communist presence. The Lead Mosque was one of the few religious buildings to escape the destruction of the communist regime during the period in which they strictly enforced an atheist state.

    20:30 Return to city center: 15 minutes

    We will explore the castle together for about an hour and a half. If time allows we'll move down the hill shortly to visit the Lead Mosque before returning to the city center.

    Transportation and castle entrance fee is included on the price.

    Total time for the activity is around 2 ½ hours.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Street Gjuhadol, Shkoder, Albania, in front of  "Shega e Eger" juice bar.
    Duration
    2h
    Inclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Local taxes
    • Local guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
    Exclusions
    • Drinks
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had an amazing sunset tour in the castle. The views were breathtaking and the tourguide was a very lively and enthousiastic story teller. I would also recommend to have a drink at his juice bar.
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    Personable and knowledgeable guide, with awesome sunset views. Really enjoyed it. Hair raising cycle ride to the castle in the self proclaimed ´city of bikes´ (they should provide helmets and bike lights really!! nevertheless, the local drivers are respectful of cyclists it
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    Once you've seen 15 castles/fortresses you've seen them all right? Nope! Our guide was super informative, funny and incredibly knowledgeable. Before you go (or right after) make sure you eat some REAL traditional Albanian food you can't find in the restaurants. We had the
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    We were glad we took this tour it was interesting and informative plus when you got to the top the scenery was just beautiful.
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    The tour to Rozafa Castle was excellent with plenty of historical details provided. Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny. The idea of running the tour to the Castle around the sunset hours is great for both the climate (in summer a midday tour would mean being cooked by
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    By: Kiri Adventures
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    Q7268HAlisaf
    Dresden, Germany
    10
    Highly recommended!
    I highly recommend doing some tours with Kiri Adventures. You will not be disappointed. In the morning we did the
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    ChrisBazell
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    6428
    Excellent
    My wife and I went on the free walking tour with elena ( hope I’ve spelt it right !) who is American but married
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    Evita v
    84
    Good free walking tour
    We did the free walking tour with Kiri Adventures and it was really interesting. We walked in parts of town we
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    becky16890
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    51
    Free Walking Tour Shkodra
    I joined the free walking tour with Elena. She gave us a very good introduction to history and culture in Shkodra.
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    Mararosa12
    20
    Amazing sunset tour
    We had an amazing sunset tour in the castle. The views were breathtaking and the tourguide was a very lively and
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    beekmanskoen
    Rosmalen, The Netherlands
    26897
    Great tours
    We did 3 tours with this company, the free walking tour, cycling around the lake and Rozafa castle. We contacted
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    Lex M
    10
    One of the best tours I've experienced
    Aleyna gave me and the others such a detailed and fun tour that time blew by so quickly I didn't even notice. She
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    XanderLexington
    Oslo, Norway
    5049
    Detailed Historical Tour
    Personable and knowledgeable guide, with awesome sunset views. Really enjoyed it. Hair raising cycle ride to the
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    bdadoc
    Bermuda
    318
    Stunning views and history
    Once you've seen 15 castles/fortresses you've seen them all right? Nope! Our guide was super informative, funny
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    Jorgesbu1990
    Mostoles, Spain
    6836
    Great Free Tour!
    If you are in Shkodër do not hesitate joining Alayna’s free tour. She is very knowledgeable and shows the city
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    Joaobeca
    Balma, France
    2913
    Great tours
    We made the free walking tour in the city and the Rozafa castle sunset tour. Both were great: friendly and well
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    Helen G
    54
    Brilliant tour with fantastic scenery
    We were glad we took this tour it was interesting and informative plus when you got to the top the scenery was
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    Francesco O
    21
    Great tour!
    The tour to Rozafa Castle was excellent with plenty of historical details provided. Our guide was very
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    JamesBExplorer
    Brisbane, Australia
    409
    Informative and interesting walking tour
    We did the free walking tour and it was a great way to find about more about Shkoder and Albania. The information
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    773grantleyw
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    Shkoder walking tour
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