Our most recommended things to do in Berat

From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

From Tirana: Kruja Castle, Old Bazaar & Sari Salltik Tour

Join a guided tour of Kruja city to explore all its iconic attractions. Visit Kruja Castle, Skanderbeg’s Museum, the Old Bazaar, and Sari Salltik mountain. We will pick you up from the hotel and start the tour to Kruja city. After around one hour driving you are in Kruja and we continue the first visit to the Castle of Kruja, which houses Skanderbeg’s Museum. It was the epicenter of the legendary Albanian resistance to the Ottomans, led by national hero Skanderbeg in the 15th century. See a copy of the helmet and the sword of Scanderbeg in the main hall, the flags and stems of prominent families of that time who supported the national hero and a lot of the history telling by the guide. After soaking in the culture and history, discover the current arts and crafts in the Old Bazaar. Look for souvenirs, including intricate local handicrafts. Finally, driving by car on a panoramic mountain road to visit the holy site of Sari Salltik. Head to this cave located on the edge of a mountain 1176 meters high and also enjoy the amazing view from the top of the mountain. Afterward, head back to Tirana.

From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

From Tirana: Berat City UNESCO Heritage and Belshi Lake Tour

Embark on a cultural and artistic pilgrimage. See master painter Onufri's work in the churches of Berat. Visit Berat Castle, Onufri Museum, Mangalemi & Gorica neighborhoods, and Gorica bridge. Meet your guide at your hotel and start the tour of Berat city. Berat is one of the most visited and characteristic towns in Albania. It is under the protection of UNESCO and considered a World Heritage site due to its unique architecture. Visit Berat Castle and the Onufri Museum. The Berat castle is of particular interest because people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, just like their ancestors did for centuries. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. Witness some of the most beautiful shades of red and gold you have ever laid eyes on in the museum. Then, continue to your next stop in the old quarters of Mangalemi and Gorica that connect with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River. On the way back you will visit Belshi, a very small town, with a small lake in front of the buildings.

Berat: Osum Canyon and Bogove Waterfall Tour

Berat: Osum Canyon and Bogove Waterfall Tour

Experience the natural beauty of Osum Canyon and Bogove Waterfall with our guided tour. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to this hidden gem of Albania. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to stop at several viewpoints to take pictures of the breathtaking canyon. You will also walk on top of the canyons to enjoy the magnificent views. Our tour includes a hike through Bogove National Park, where you will have the chance to swim in the cold crystal waters of the stunning Bogove waterfall. You will also make a stop in Polican, a small town founded during the communist time to produce weapons and learn about its history. The tour is customizable to your interests and preferences. You can also enjoy a picnic lunch Please note that during the dry season from July to September, we can make a short exploration of the canyon. However, in the other months, it is not possible to explore the canyon, and the tour will focus on sightseeing. Get ready to discover the natural beauty of Albania and create unforgettable memories with our Osum Canyon and Bogove waterfall tour! Meet with the tour guide in Berat and transfer to Osum Canyon On the way to the canyon stop in Polican a town founded during the communist time to produce weapons Proceed the journey to the canyons – Stop in the viewpoints and learn more about some popular legends Take your time to swim On the way back to Berat visit Bogove waterfall Fresh up with the cold waters of the waterfall Return to Berat in the late afternoon

From Tirana/Durres : Berat Old City and Belshi Lake Day Trip

From Tirana/Durres : Berat Old City and Belshi Lake Day Trip

Discover the best of Albania on a private or shared day trip to Berat from Tirana. Visit the picturesque Lake Belshi on the way, then explore Berat’s highlights, including Gorica Bridge, Berat Castle, and the Onufri Iconographic Museum. Begin your tour at the meeting point with the shared tour option, or enjoy a hotel pickup if you opt for the private tour. Then, travel to Berat in an air-conditioned vehicle, admiring the views of the countryside, with a stop at Belshi Lake along the way. Upon arrival, head to the city’s Mangalam Quarter and see its landmarks, such as the Bachelors Mosque. Continue to the historic Gorica Bridge, an Ottoman stone bridge that crosses the Osum River and connects the two parts of the city. Next, cross the bridge and make your way to Berat Castle. Explore the 13th-century landmark, learn about its history from your guide, and admire spectacular views of the city. Visit the Onufri Iconographic Museum (ticket not included) to discover more about Albanian culture. After marveling at the collection of icons and religious art, return to Tirana.

From Tirana/Durres/Golem: Berat & Belshi Lake, Day Tour

From Tirana/Durres/Golem: Berat & Belshi Lake, Day Tour

Embark on an unforgettable day tour from Tirana, Durres, and Golem to Berat City and Belshi Lake. Your adventure begins with convenient hotel pickup at 08:00 in Golem, 08:20 in Durres, and 09:00 in Tirana. As we journey through Albania, soak in the scenic beauty and learn about the country's rich history and culture. Our first stop is Berat City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "City of a Thousand Windows." Explore the charming Mangalem and Gorica neighborhoods, known for their well-preserved Ottoman architecture and stunning views of the Osumi River. Marvel at the iconic Gorica Bridge, a symbol of Berat's heritage. Next, visit the historic Bachelors Mosque, an architectural gem dating back to the 16th century. Learn about its significance and admire its intricate design. Then, ascend to Berat Castle, one of the oldest and most impressive castles in Albania. Explore its ancient walls, towers, and churches while soaking in panoramic views of the city below. On our way back, we'll make a memorable stop at Belshi Lake, where you can relax and enjoy the serene surroundings. Take in the tranquil waters and picturesque landscapes before we conclude our tour. We'll drop you off at your hotel or preferred location, leaving you with cherished memories of Albania's cultural heritage and natural beauty.

From Berat, Albania: Osumi Canyons Rafting Trip with Lunch

From Berat, Albania: Osumi Canyons Rafting Trip with Lunch

Experience a thrilling adrenaline rush in the wild nature of Albania on a rafting boat, accompanied by a professional guide. Swap tourist trails for off-road adventure on this class 3 rafting tour. See eight waterfalls, a cathedral, and unspoiled nature, and listen as the soothing sounds of running water combine to create a truly unique trip. Enjoy in a refreshing lunch and benefit from the knowledge and supervision of your professional guide. Savour the sight of the Osumi River which is one of the most spectacular natural attractions of Albania.

From Tirana/Durres/Golem:Tour of Berat,Belsh Lake and Wine

From Tirana/Durres/Golem:Tour of Berat,Belsh Lake and Wine

Begin with a convenient pickup and stop for a scenic coffee break at the serene Lake of Belsh. Savor a refreshing coffee along with picturesque views before setting off on your adventure. Continue to the old city of Berat and marvel at the great Berat Castle. Meet a local guide and listen to stories about the castle's past. Follow your guide to important places inside its strong walls steeped in history. Then, head down to the city and meander through the narrow streets of the Gorica and Mangalem neighborhoods. These historical quarters exude charm, offering a captivating stroll with architectural wonders and cultural heritage. Next, visit Alpeta Winery, sitting on the hills of Berat with amazing views of Tomorri mountain. Savor a fancy wine tasting, walk in the refreshing vineyards, and enjoy a delicious lunch packed with regional flavors, all surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the winery. As the day ends, relax on a smooth return transfer to Tirana.

Berat Cooking Class

Berat Cooking Class

Immerse yourself in a unique culinary experience by joining our cooking class hosted by an Albanian family living inside the historic Berat Castle. Step into the enchanting world of Albanian cuisine as you embark on a gastronomic journey like no other. Our exclusive cooking class offers a rare opportunity to learn traditional recipes handed down through generations while enjoying the warm hospitality of a local family. We will meet at our office which is located close to the old town then proceed on our journey to Berat castle. Under the guidance of your hosts, who are passionate about preserving their culinary heritage, you'll get hands-on experience preparing authentic Albanian dishes. The dishes you’ll prepare might include local specialties such as Stuffed Eggplants and Fërgesë (a traditional Albanian dish made with peppers, tomatoes, and cheese). The dishes are subject to availability we will inform you before about the dishes.At the end of the class, you’ll have the chance to sit down and enjoy the meal you’ve prepared, along with a glass of local wine or raki Beyond the cooking itself, this experience goes beyond the kitchen. Engage in delightful conversations with your hosts, who will eagerly share stories about their family, culture, and the history of Berat Castle. You'll gain insight into the local way of life, customs, and traditions, creating memories that extend beyond the taste buds. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Berat Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this cooking class offers a truly immersive and authentic Albanian experience. Join us for a day of culinary exploration, cultural exchange, and warm hospitality that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the rich traditions of Albania.

Berat: Rafting Tour through Osumi Canyon.

Berat: Rafting Tour through Osumi Canyon.

The day begins with a drive to Çorovodë city, the location of Osumi Canyon, which is approximately a 1-hour drive from Berat. Upon arrival at the starting point of our activity, you'll meet the guide who will provide all the necessary equipment for the journey, including neoprene wetsuits, waterproof shirts, life jackets, and helmets. The guide will require 10 minutes of your attention to provide instructions on how to hold the paddle, how to sit on the raft, and what to do and not to do during the journey. They will ensure that everyone has clearly understood the instructions before proceeding. As we begin paddling, our first stop is the "Cathedral of Canyon," a rock structure that resembles a cathedral. We then proceed to the gate of the canyon, where tall rock formations surround us, reaching heights of up to 100 meters above our heads. Our next stop is the "Waterfall of Love," the second and largest waterfall along our route. The guide will provide information about the surroundings as we continue down the canyon. We'll make a stop at the "Waterfall of Sugar," where the narrowest part of the canyon briefly halts our raft. After passing this section, we'll park the raft for a longer stop to enjoy some snacks we've brought along, such as sandwiches, fruits, and bottled water. Once we're back in the raft, the guide will ensure that everyone is seated properly before we continue our journey. Along the way, we'll stop at "Devil’s Gate" and "Blue Waterfall," where unique rock formations and viewpoints await. Further down the canyon, we'll encounter the "Bride's Veil" waterfall, followed by the delicate "Waterfall of Champagne." As we paddle onward, the rock formations gradually decrease in height until we reach the "Eye of Canyon." At this point, it's time to return to reality and bid farewell to the majestic canyon. Our car will be waiting for us at the finish point to drive us back to our vehicles, marking the end of this unforgettable experience. Your photos and videos from the trip will be sent to you within one day and are complimentary.

From Tirana: Berat Full-Day Tour

From Tirana: Berat Full-Day Tour

Depart for Berat at 9:00 am and you will be transferred to this beautiful city for around 2.5 hours. This is one of the oldest cities and the pride of Albanian architecture. The three major neighborhoods of the old city are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala where the castle itself is located. You will start our tour with the castle area. Visiting the 'Kala' involves a steep walk up a cobbled path, but those who make it to the top will be rewarded with a fine view of the surrounding area. You will visit the Museum of Iconography 'Onufri' which bears the name of the renowned fresco and icon-painter Onufri, who has left a rich inheritance. This museum is located within the cathedral of St. Mary’s Assumption. You will also visit the Red Mosque, recognized by its lonely minaret and St. Trinity Church. After the fortress you will visit the Mangalemi quarter and the National Ethnographic Museum. This museum is located in one of the most characteristic and interesting houses of the town, a rich assemblage of traditional objects (more than 1000) and is one of the greatest examples of Berat’s long history and culture. Across the Osumi River lies the Gorica neighborhood, whose houses face those of Mangalemi. The arched bridge of Gorica, built in 1780, is a beautiful architectural monument constructed to link Gorica with Mangelemi. Enjoy some free time to stroll on the bridge. After the tour, there will be optional lunch in a restaurant with traditional cuisine (at extra cost) Return to Tirana.

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(96 reviews)

This tour was very nice! Daniel was a great guide. Lots of information and adjusted to what we wanted the day to be like. The drive was also very beautiful! Take good care of your costumers while driving as you did with us! Driving in Albania is crazy. We would 100% recommend!

I have participated to this trip today with my friend. It has been really interesting and the view so amazing. I will suggest it to everyone. The guides have been really nice and kind.

I enjoyed this tour very much, our tour guide was friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. This is a great way to see a few lovely spots in Albania :)

Had an excellent time. Guide was informative and willing to share his knowledge with us

Antonio is the best guide ever! very nice and the trip went well 👍 I recommend 👌