Shkodra is a meeting point of civilizations that's a must when in Albania. This city tour takes in its top sights. Kick off at Rozafa Castle overlooking the city before visiting a typical local bakery. There's the chance to visit a museum before a Venetian mask factory visit and an optional stop at the 13-arch Mesi stone bridge.
First up is Rozafa Castle – the scene of a fierce 15th-century battle between a European army and the Ottoman Empire that resulted in a victory for Mehmed II, conqueror of Constantinople. Wander the ruins and learn the legend of this ancient fortress as you overlook Lake Shkodra – the largest lake in southern Europe.
During a walking tour of Shkodra's historic quarter, you'll stop to sample traditional treats at an artisan bakery followed by free time to explore or stop by the sobering Museum of Communist Crimes. After lunch, there's a Venetian mask factory visit and an optional stop at the 13-arch Mesi stone bridge, too.