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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.
    • Gratuities
    • Local taxes
    • Local guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Entry/Admission - Rozafa Castle
    • 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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    Reviewed 29 May 2019 via mobile

    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.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Mararosa12
    Reviewed 30 August 2018

    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

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank XanderLexington
    Reviewed 27 August 2018

    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

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank bdadoc
    Reviewed 5 August 2018

    We were glad we took this tour it was interesting and informative plus when you got to the top the scenery was just beautiful.

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Helen G
    Reviewed 4 August 2018

    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

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Francesco O
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    15 July 2018|
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