From Tirana: Guided Day Tour of Kruja and Lake Bovilla

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Get out of Tirana and visit the city of the national hero of Scanderbeg, Kruja. Follow it up with a trip to Lake Bovilla with its panoramic views.


  • Stroll through the old traditional bazaar in Kruja and soak up the atmosphere
  • Visit historic Kruja Castle, the site of Albanian resistance to Ottoman invasions
  • Learn about the life of the famous Albanian hero Scanderbeg at the museum
  • Enjoy a short, picturesque hike up to the panoramic viewpoints near Lake Bovilla
  • Take in panoramic views of the area around Lake Bovilla from the viewpoint


Take a trip out of Tirana to visit the historic city of Kruja. Afterward, take in the views from nearby Lake Bovilla. get picked up at your hotel in Tirana and relax on the hour-long drive to the city of Kruja. Stroll through the traditional bazaar and take in its carnival-like atmosphere as you peruse local handicrafts. Take a short break at a family-run bar. Go up the hill toward Kruja Castle, the stronghold of Albanian resistance during the Ottoman invasions. Tour the castle and learn about Albanian history and the local hero Scanderbeg at the museum. Leave the city of Kruja after you castle tour and head out into nature. Go on a short hike, starting at the level of Lake Bovilla and heading up toward the panoramic viewpoint. After enjoying the views from of the surrounding landscape, have lunch by the lake (not included). Catch a ride back to Tirana at the end of your experience.


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