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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Italiano

About this tour

Best Day Trip to Berat Unesco from Tirana!

Explore the old city of Berat and it’s Castle: This imposing fortress, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city, offers stunning panoramic views and houses several Byzantine churches and the National Ethnographic Museum.

Berat is known as the town of 1001 windows, part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. The city’s life began in the 6th-5th century B.C. as an Illyrian settlement. Later, in the 3rd century B.C., it was turned into a castle-city known as Antipatrea. Uniquely today, residents still live inside of the castle walls.
Berat’s unique blend of history, architecture, and natural beauty makes it a worthwhile destination for the Best Day Trip to Berat Unesco from Tirana!

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Highlights

  • The Castle of Berat (Admission Ticket Included)
  • National Iconographic Museum Onufri (Admission Ticket Not Included)
  • Kisha Shen Triadha (Holy Trinity Church) (Admission Ticket Not Included)
  • Xhamia Mbret (King’s Mosque) (Admission Ticket Included)
  • Halveti Tekke (Admission Ticket Included)
  • Mangalemi (Pass By) (Admission Ticket Free)
  • Quarter Of Gorica (Pass By) (Admission Ticket)
  • Gorica Bridge (Pass By) (Admission Ticket Not Included)

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with breakfast
  • English Speaking 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
  • Entry fees in mentioned Optional sites
  • Tips/gratitude for the guide

Itinerary

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Berat a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We drive through Dumrea region also known as the Tuscany of Albania. Dumrea is famous for the beautiful landscape and more than 80 lakes. We stop for a coffee break in Belsh, a nice town by the lake. After Belsh we continue to Berat. Being more than 2400-year-old Berat it is one of the most attractive towns in Albania. Established in the 5th century B.C by an Illyrian tribe of central Albania with a protective castle, it was known as the fortified city of Antipatrea. 

 

The Castle of Berat

 

Hike up to Berat Castle, which offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscapes. This castle is the city of Berat's pride and joy. 

 

National Iconographic Museum Onufri 

 

It’s housed in the Dormition of St. Mary Cathedral. The Byzantine church is highlighted by an iconostasis carved on walnut wood, gold-plated, and surrounded by other exquisite works of medieval art. The museum's collection, which totals 173 chosen works, also comprises the majority of Onufri’ s oeuvre. All of the icons in this museum were painted between the 16th and 20th century by Albanian iconographic painters.

 

The Holy Trinity church 

 

The Holy Trinity church is one of the most magnificent and divine churches in Berat, Albania.         It is a medieval Byzantine church built in 13th-14th century and offers a nice view. This church is located inside of Berati Castle.

We stop for lunch to try the tratidional and local food. Berat is well known After the visit of for delicious food and good wine. After lunch we get down town to visit the old quarters of Berat.

 

The King's Mosque

 

The King's Mosque (Xhamia Mbret) is a significant historical and cultural landmark located in Mangalem quarter. It has a history dating back to the 15th century. It was built during the reign of Sultan Bayezid II (1481–1512) and is one of the oldest mosques in Berat. The mosque underwent renovations and additions over the centuries.

 

Halveti Tekke

 

The Halveti Tekke is a religious complex associated with the Halveti Sufi order built in 18th century next to King’s Mosque. A tekke is a place where Sufi communities gather for spiritual practices, including prayer, meditation, and religious education. The Halveti Tekke in Berat holds cultural and historical significance

 

Gorica Bridge (Pass By)                                                                                                                            

 

The Gorica Bridge spans the Osum River, connecting the Gorica quarter with the Mangalem quarter of Berat. It is an old stone bridge with multiple arches, characteristic of Ottoman bridge architecture. The bridge is an integral part of the city's cultural and historical heritage, contributing to Berat's picturesque scenery.

 

Mangalemi (Pass By) 

 

The Mangalem Quarter (Muslim Quarter) is one of the two historic quarters in the city of Berat. Quarter is characterized by its well-preserved Ottoman architecture, narrow winding streets, and traditional houses with white facades. The area is known for its unique charm and historical significance, with buildings dating back several centuries. The Mangalem quarter is situated on the eastern bank of the river, facing the Gorica quarter on the western bank.

 

Gorica (Pass By) 

 

Like Mangalem, Gorica (Christian Quarter) is known for its well-preserved Ottoman architecture. Traditional houses with white facades and red-tiled roofs line the narrow streets, creating a charming and picturesque atmosphere.

Durations

1 Day

Language

English
Espanol
Italiano

Frequently asked questions

The difficulty level of the activities of this tour is Moderate: Can be done by all people of all ages able to walk about 1 – 3 kilometers per day!

This tour can be Cancelled 

- up to 30 days before departure – FREE of Charge

- up to 10 days before departure – 50% Charge

- up to 3 days before departure – 100% Charge

Please consult the Visa Procedures Official site of the Republic of Albania

https://punetejashtme.gov.al/en/regjimi-i-vizave-per-te-huajt/

Payment options we have:

  • Cash upon arrival
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  • Bank transfer

This tour is 2 (two) full days, NOT including airport transfers!

If you wish to organize also the airport transfers with us, please feel free to contact!

Our groups usually are 5 – 8 people. 

Maximum group size is 16 people per tour!

Pick-ups and Drop offs of our tours are at your accommodation!

Albania, North Macedonia and Kosovo have a Mediterranean climate with hot summers, cool springs and autumns and mild winters! 

Rainy seasons are usually expected to be autumns and winters. 

Snow is expected locally in the mountainous areas during December – January!

Tour's Location

Berat, Albania

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 1 pax: Not Bookable 1 1 %
2 2 pax: 75 per person 2 2 -36%
3 3-5 pax: 60 per person 3 5 -10%
5 6-8 pax: 55 per person 6 8 0%
- 10%
From: €55.00 €49.50

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