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Capital:   Tirana
Currency:   Albanian lek
Time Zone:   GMT + 2
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Ellie Marr
Ellie Marr
Visit Tirana's Fine Arts Gallery for Socialist Realist artworks and the National History Museum situated on bustling Skanderbeg Square to learn about Albania's totalitarian years. You can't miss the huge mosaic which dominates the front of the building and represents the development of Albania's history, depicting everyone from Illyrians to partisans.
 
 
 
 
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Tirana Holidays

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Tirana is the perfect choice for a city break with a difference! Once a bustling Ottoman settlement, then a drab communist backwater, today Tirana bustles with vitality once more. Chic boutiques, family-run eateries, Turkish bazaars, well-stocked galleries and freshly restored mosques vie for the visitor’s attention.

One of Europe's last forgotten cities, little-known Tirana has undergone a renaissance. Blissfully overlooked by mass tourism, the vibrant Albanians are transforming their tiny capital with vision and energy. Once a bustling Ottoman settlement, then a drab communist backwater, today Tirana hums with vitality once more.
 
On a Tirana holiday your preconceptions are defied at every turn. Pavement cafés, chic boutiques, family-run eateries, Turkish bazaars, well-stocked galleries and freshly restored mosques vie for the visitor's attention. Tirana's smart new hotels are infused with the Muslim tradition of hospitality, guaranteeing a warm reception. Long Mediterranean summers mean lazy, heat-hazed evenings spent sipping local wine and grazing on juicy olives.

 

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Visiting the newly restored Tanners' Bridge. This elegant Ottoman stone footbridge was once used by farmers in the highlands of east to bring their livestock and agricultural products to market in Tirana.

Overlooking the bridge, beneath some fragrant fig trees there is a small café, where you can sip a raki and enjoy the view.

 

Included in our Tirana City Breaks

A Tirana city break includes return flights in economy class including all airport taxes, three nights accommodation with breakfast and return airport transfers.

We can also offer excursions and expert advice on where to go and what to do during your Tirana City Break.
 
View our selection of hand picked hotels from the list below or speak to a Regent Holidays specialist today.
 

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Tirana City Breaks
AlbaniaAlbania
Once a bustling Ottoman settlement, then a drab communist backwater, today Tirana bustles with vitality once more. Chic...
  • City Breaks
  • Tailor-Made
From £445 per adult
4 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Kosovo In Depth Group Tour
KosovoKosovo
Sightseeing on this small group tour is varied from verdant steep gorges to beautifully preserved Ottoman towns. From Serbian...
  • Group Tours
From £1295 per adult
8 Day Tour
Departs: 25 May 2014
Flights included
Albania In Depth Group Tour
AlbaniaAlbania
Join Regent’s exclusive Albania group tour for an in-depth two week exploration of this Balkan gem. From the ruins of...
  • Group Tours
From £1495 per adult
15 Day Tour
Departs: 18 May 2014
Flights included
Essential Albania
AlbaniaAlbania
This individual itinerary introduces the highlights of central and southern Albania and is ideal for the first-time visitor....
  • Tailor-Made
From £1565 per adult
8 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
A Balkan Adventure
AlbaniaAlbania
MontenegroMontenegro
KosovoKosovo
New for 2014, this unique tailor-made itinerary connects the diverse Balkan cities of Tirana, Kotor, Peja, Prishtina and Prizren...
  • Tailor-Made
From £1595 per adult
13 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Albania & the Balkans Group Tour
AlbaniaAlbania
KosovoKosovo
MacedoniaMacedonia
New for 2014, this exclusive Regent group tour combines the historic cities and stunning landscapes of Albania with forays into...
  • Group Tours
From £1680 per adult
14 Day Tour
Departs: 10 Sep 2014
Flights included
Highlights of the Balkans Group Tour
AlbaniaAlbania
MontenegroMontenegro
CroatiaCroatia
SloveniaSlovenia
Combine Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Slovenia for a truly unique journey through some of the Balkans’ most beautiful...
  • Group Tours
From £1755 per adult
13 Day Tour
Flights included
Best of Albania
AlbaniaAlbania
The location of the first ever Regent Holidays tour in 1971, Albania was one of the last countries to gain independence from the...
  • Tailor-Made
From £1875 per adult
8 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
Cultural Landscapes of Albania & Macedonia
AlbaniaAlbania
MacedoniaMacedonia
Combine the historical highlightsof Albania with the beauty of Lake Ohrid on our Cultural Landscapes of Albania and Macedonia...
  • Tailor-Made
From £2440 per adult
13 Day Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Flights included
The Danube Express
HungaryHungary
SerbiaSerbia
BulgariaBulgaria
GreeceGreece
Board the luxury Danube Express private train and travel to some of the main highlights in the Balkans. Journey through Hungary,...
  • Railway Holidays
From £6840 per adult
10 Day Tour
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Tafaj Hotel
AlbaniaTirana, Albania
This welcoming, small hotel is very close to Skanderbeg Square and ideal for the budget conscious. Set in attractive gardens it...
  • City Breaks
From £445 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
3 Night City Break: Hotel Mondial
AlbaniaTirana, Albania
You will be amazed at the opulence of this lovely 4-star Albanian hotel with its neoclassical décor and modern facilities....
  • City Breaks
From £475 per adult
3 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
Flights included
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