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Berat, Full Day Trip From Tirana
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    1 Day 10 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Description

Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known as the “Museum City of Albania”. Berat lies on the sides on the Osum River with a backdrop of Mount Tomorr. Additionally a 2,500 year old castle overlooks the city with numerous, high architectural and historical stone neighborhoods below. The beginnings of Berat or “White City”, occurred around the 6th century BCE. Over the ages Berat has been invaded and controlled by ancient Greeks, the Byzantine Empire, the Roman Empire, Slavs, Bulgarians, and the Ottoman Empire which all have had a cultural influence on it. Particular things of interest in Berat are the visible trades of stone-working, wood-carving, leather-workers, and especially the landmarks. The landmarks are of historic nature: Byzantine churches, Berati Castle which was toppled and burned many times and re-fortified by each conqueror, and the “City of a Thousand Windows” which are neighborhoods Mangalemi and Gorica located on either side of the Osum River.

Highlights
  • Kala is Berat’s beautiful old castle, located on the top of a hill, and it is the perfect place to admire the town from above.
  • The Onufri Museum hosts spectacular sixteenth century paintings created by the greatest Albanian icon-painter of all time.
  • Gorica is another beautiful area of Berat adorned with cobblestoned streets, stone houses and small Orthodox churches.
  • Mangalem is the Muslim quarter of Berat, and it hosts three gorgeous mosques that are open to the public: the Sultan’s Mosque, the Lead Mosque and the Bachelors’ Mosque.
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    Tour description

    Depart for Berat at 8:30 am and you will be transferred to this beautiful city for around 2 hours. Walk through the historic city of Berat and discover its rich culture and architecture on this illuminating full day tour. After a short introduction from your guide, we will proceed to Berat World Heritage Sites, the ancient quarters of Mangalem and Gorica. Travel back in time as you stroll through the meandering streets, home to the Ottomans in the 15th century and learn more about the architecture of this “town of a thousand windows”.

    Visit the iconic Medieval Center, where you will gaze upon the beautiful King Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Albania and the Halveti Tekke monument. Explore the magnificent tombs, as your tour guide enlightens you about Ottoman architecture and history. Discover more about the relationship between Albania’s religious groups. Climb up to the magnificent Castle of Berat. Marvel at the fort and witness the monuments and treasures inside. Finish your tour by exploring Byzantine art and iconography in the Onufri Museum, settled inside the castle walls. 

    Return to Tirana..

What's Included
  • Transportation with comfortable a/c vehicle.
  • Tour Guide: English French, German, Italian, Spanish, speaking tour guide/driver.

  • All taxes.

What's Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fee

Meeting Point

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Alan

    We took a personalised 6 day tour, starting in Budva, Montenegro, and finishing in Tirana.An excellent round Albania itinerary was suggested by Albania Express and this proved to be fascinating and most enjoyable.The overall success of the trip was down to our guide/ driver Adam who was quite outstanding. A really good and careful driver, in a comfortable Range rover, who has extensive knowledge and insights into history, politics and personal anecdotes. Always trying to make our trip a success. His knowledge of back roads and routes not used by tourists added to the interest.His experience and authority proved useful on at least two occasions when he rearranged our prebooked hotels after inspecting them, and immediately found much better accommodation for us.The one downside of Albania Express therefore is that they clearly did not suggest the best possible accommodation within the price range. Hotels in Albania are very cheap.

  • Cinzia

    Julian accompanied us to do the Tirana tour.

    He was very kind, helpful and competent.

    To recommend

  • Margaret

    This trip went beyond my expectations in every aspect. Albania Express Travel knows what they're doing and provides the most thoughtful and best experience. I've done many organized trips over the world with other companies, and this was one of the best I've taken. The company and guides create a trip that feels personal (not touristy at all) of the most amazing spots of Albania, while choosing exceptional and beautiful  hotels & places to stay. This was exactly what I was hoping for (even better). This trip has one activity after the next, so if you enjoy being active, you will love this trip. Thank you, Albania Express Travel!”

  • Hidero

    Adam is an amazing, incredibly gifted tour guide. He led our group of 26 experienced visitors to Albania on an extraordinary 10-day adventure. Our group wanted to see Albania in a different way, and Adam made it the best trip ever. He is unbelievably knowledgeable, of the history, geography, economy, and current situation in Albania and he shared his knowledge generously. He is such a delightful person -- so warm and personable and engaging...all of us looked forward to getting on the bus every day to see what adventures Adam would have for us. He was flexible, allowing more time when it was clear that the group needed it, and adjusting along the way as needed. I can't praise Adam too highly...if you have a trip to Albania in mind, be sure to book Adam now. He's the best.

  • Gertraud

    We were on the Albania Express Travel touring through Albania. We searched and found the company “Albania Express Travel”. We booked  and were very delighted with our choice. We beat the major tour buses to all the popular destinations and did not wait in line once. And we toured where we wanted to tour. We were dropped off at the entrance to every tourist attraction we wanting to tour. We did not walk all over Albania, we were chauffeured by very nice driver in very nice vehicle. I would definitely use this company again if were went back to Albania! I give this company 10 out of 10!

Starting From

From

EUR EUR---- 180.00
EUR 180.00 / adult

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