Explore Bovilla Lake and Kruja Day Trip Explore / Price: 85 euro

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Explore Bovilla Lake and Kruja Day Trip!

A day trip to Bovilla Lake and Kruja city in Albania can be a fantastic way to explore nature and enjoy breathtaking views. Bovilla Lake is about 25 kilometers from Tirana. You can enjoy a hike to the Gamti mountain, where the view of Bovilla Lake is amazing.

Kruja is best known as the hometown of Albania’s national hero, Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg. Skanderbeg led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century and successfully defended Kruja against Ottoman sieges for several decades. Kruja’s old bazaar is a well-preserved Ottoman-style market where visitors can explore traditional Albanian crafts, including handmade rugs, textiles, and souvenirs.


  • Explore the nature around Tirana and Albania’s countryside
  • Admire sweeping views of the area surrounding the Bovilla Reservoir
  • Take a hike around Gamti Mountain and reward yourself with the views
  • Inspire your nature-loving side with dense forests and vibrant scenery
  • Take amazing photos
  • Castle and museum of Skanderbej
  • Kruja old bazaar
  • Traditional Albanian cuisine

Price starting from 85 euros per person 


  • English Speaking driver guide
  • Transport with very comfortable vehicle
  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel/apartment in Tirana
  • All expenses for guide and car; fuel, parking, pay tolls
  • All the taxes


Around 9:00am our drive comes and pick you up at your hotel and you drive off roading towards the Bovilla canyons, one of the most beautiful panoramic roads around Tirana. The lake of Bovilla lies on the northeastern side of Tirana, between two mountain ranges. It provides most of the drinking water for Tirana at it is surround by a green nature. Because it is surrounded by mountains and forest, the color of the water looks green to blue. Gamti Mountain There is a small hike, around 20 minutes to the top of Gamti mountain were at the view-point we have breathtaking views that can’t be expressed with words, it only can be experienced. The trail to hike at Gamti mountain balcony, is a simple level where every step gives you a more beautiful view as you reach the top. At the balcony there is an impressive view of the lake and the green hills surrounding it. Time to rest, to enjoy the gorgeous view to talk and to eat food under the shadows of the cave.


After this visit we proceed to Kruja center of Albanian resistance against the Ottomans under our National Hero, Scanderbeg. He kept the Ottoman armies from crossing into Western Europe for 25 years, thus earning the title “Athleta Christi” awarded by the Pope of the time. We will visit the Skanderbeg Museum, which is dedicated mostly to the history of the national hero of Albania, Scanderbeg, well-known for the resistance again the Ottoman Empire. Finally, we make our way through Kruja’s famous Bazaar full of traditional handicrafts and souvenirs. We spend some free time on our own before heading back to the capital city. Return to Tirana. End of our service.

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