We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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.
Street Gjuhadol, Shkoder, Albania, in front of "Shega e Eger" juice bar.
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
Food and drinks
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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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 would seem). I...More
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 tasting...More
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...More