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Rozafa Castle Sunset Tour

Highlights
  • No risk of getting lost: meet your guide at a central departure point
  • If there’s time, visit the historic Lead Mosque down the hill from the Castle
  • This tour doesn’t run too late, so you’ll be back in town in time for dinner
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Rozafa Castle Sunset Tour
From US$ 17.29
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Rozafa Castle Sunset Tour
From US$ 17.29
Overview
Located a few miles south of Shkodër, Rozafa Castle is a culturally significant ruin site with uninterrupted views over the nearby Lake Skadar. Save yourself the time spent walking to the ruin and catch a ride to the Castle for an early evening tour of the ruins while the sun sets over Albania. Get stunning photos of the Albanian countryside and learn from your guide about the history and legends attached to the site.
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.
Reviews (5)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2018
Detailed Historical Tour

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
Stunning views and history

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
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 just beautiful.

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

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
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile
Great tours!

My husband and I went on a walking tour as well as the castle sunset tour and really enjoyed both! Erjon and his wife provided an excellent overview of the city and it’s history. My husband and I loved hearing about all the various decades...More

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sally r
15 July 2018|
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Response from connieh478 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You get a good view of the river!
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