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From Tirana: Berat, Durres and Elbasan in a Day Trip

1. From Tirana: Berat, Durres and Elbasan in a Day Trip

We will depart from Tirana at 8:00 am. First, we will visit Durres Castle and the Amphitheater of Durres. Durrës Castle (Albanian: Kalaja e Durrësit) is the fortified part of the old city of Durrës. It is enclosed by city walls built in the late 5th century, and repaired and reinforced in the Middle Ages and early modern periods. the Amphitheater of Durres, surely one of the greatest pieces of ancient architecture in Albania, if not the Balkans, the Durres Amphitheatre was built in 100AD by Hadrian and was only rediscovered in the 1960s. It was used for about 300 years and back then it could as many as 20,000 spectators. Next, we will visit Berat Castle, the National Iconographic Museum "Onufri", Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel. Later we will visit Solomon Museum, The King Mosque, Tekke, and the Inn. Berat Castle, apart from being one of the biggest inhabited in Albania, also represents a unique combination of different styles and epochs, such as Roman, Byzantine, Albanian, and Ottoman. The National Iconographic Museum "Onufri" holds 200 artwork objects, icons and liturgical items dated from the 16th century to the 20th, brought together from several churches and monasteries of the region. The “Solomoni” Museum in Berat is dedicated to the city’s extensive Jewish history and the coexistence between Jews, Muslims, Orthodox, and Catholic inhabitants over the last 500 years. The King Mosque, also known as the Sultan's Mosque (Xhamia e Sulltanit) or Sultan Bayezid Mosque, is a mosque and a Cultural Monument. At the end, we will take sightseeing in Elbasan historical sight, its ancient Castle and Basilica. Elbasan city community took part in the spread of Christianity along the Via Egnatia, and had a bishop, cathedral and basilicas as early as the fifth century. You will learn more during the sightseeing... We will reach Tirana by 5:00 pm.

Berat: Guided Trip to Mount Tomorr and Bogove Waterfall

2. Berat: Guided Trip to Mount Tomorr and Bogove Waterfall

Join us on an exciting 4×4 drive through the holy mountain and discover the fascinating history and culture of the Bektashi, a Sufi Muslim sect. Our expert guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a thrilling ride up to 2416 meters above sea level. Depending on your preference, you can choose to either hike or drive to the summit. If you choose to hike, our guide will help you plan a route that suits your level of fitness and the time available, ranging from 1 hour to 4 hours. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscape and Islamic monuments. Our knowledgeable guide will share insights into the history and traditions of the area, providing a deeper understanding of the culture and religion of the Bektashi sect. During winter or springtime, it may only be possible to reach the summit by hiking, as the car may not be able to make it to the top due to weather conditions. In this case, our guide will help you plan a safe and enjoyable hike, providing all the necessary guidance. After experiencing the unique atmosphere of the holy mountain, we will head to Bogove Waterfall to enjoy its natural beauty. Take your time to relax in the cool waters of the waterfall and snap some unforgettable pictures. This tour is a perfect combination of a 4×4 adventure and cultural experience, giving you the opportunity to explore the natural beauty and religious heritage of the area. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the unique beauty and history of the area. Book your tour today and create unforgettable memories. Program Meet in the morning around 09:00 at your hotel and transfer to Tomorr Mountain Stop in the holy spots for the Bektashi and learn more about Bektashism Visit the monumental tombs of Dervishes and the Teqe which are located about 1700 m above sea level. From this point, we can start hiking to the summit 2416 m or drive to the summit ( hiking time is flexible. It varies from 1-3 hours. At the summit – visit the tomb of Abbas Ali – the summit offers great views of the surroundings Transfer to Bogove Waterfall – Short walk to reach the waterfall Fresh up with the cold waters – Return to Berat in the late afternoon.

From Tirana: Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyon Hiking Tour

3. From Tirana: Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyon Hiking Tour

Explore the natural wonders and archaeological significance of the Cave of Pellumbas on a thrilling hike. The Pellumbas Cave, also known as the Black Cave, has a history dating back to the Paleolithic period. Catch spectacular views of the Black Cave and Erzeni Canyon. Travel from Tirana to Pellumbasi village on a minibus for 45 minutes. Once at Pellumbasi, start the hike towards your destination. Enjoy views of the forest, the Erzen River, and Dajti Mountain from the marked trail. The hike to the cave takes about 1 hour to complete. Upon arrival at the cave entrance, give your feet a break. When ready, step inside to start your cave exploration. The space is very large and looks like a mine. See the cave and its unique stalagmites and stalactites with the help of torchlight. The cave stands at 350 meters above sea level and forms a tunnel 70-80 meters long. It is said to be one of the earliest prehistoric settlements of the area. After exploring the cave, head down to the village and transfer back to Tirana.

From Berat: Day Trip to Tomorr National Park

4. From Berat: Day Trip to Tomorr National Park

Starting at 9 in the morning from Berat, you will get on board a 4x4 vehicle to go through Tomorr Natural Park. After driving for one hour and 45 minutes you will reach a small mountain village, Dardhe.It is located 400 meters above sea level and it is rich in traditions and history. Since 2012 this small village has been visited by so many tourists who is adventure lover, for its ski slopes. You will leave your 4x4 here and be ready to go for a hike a path that takes about 2 hours and leads you through woods and valleys, in the middle of nature until you reach Sotira Waterfall. You will be amazed by the beauty of nature here. There are mixed greenery, fresh gurgling water so you can admire and relax in the surrounding landscape. After relaxing, you will go back to Dardh for a nice swim before returning to Berat.

Tirana: 3-Day Trip to Ohrid and Lake

5. Tirana: 3-Day Trip to Ohrid and Lake

Experience idyllic scenery, enjoy great food and immerse yourself in local culture on this journey through the towns and villages of Albania and North Macedonia. Day 1: Start your trip with convenient hotel pickup in Tirana, and board your luxury coach to start your journey. After a short drive, stretch your legs at your first stop in the city of Elbasan. Admire old Ottoman houses and Turkish baths, and walk the tiny streets in the shadow of its castle. Visit the lakeside city of Struga in your next step, and see its famous Cave Churches and monastery complex. Enjoy lunch on the water before traveling on to your hotel in Ohrid. Enjoy a free evening and explore the city's historic old town at your leisure. Day 2: Start your day in Ohrid with an inclusive breakfast, before joining a walking tour of city, itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step inside the magnificent Church of Saint Sophia and witness a hand paper-making demonstration at the National Workshop. Continue your tour with a walk along the 4th-century walls of Samuel’s Fortress. Take in the Hellenistic-style Ancient Theater, and admire panoramic views of the lake and mountains from the cliff-top Church of Saint John at Kaneo. Feel free to take advantage of other activities which your dedicated tour director can arrange, including a boat tour or wine tasting. Enjoy some more free time for your final night in Ohrid. Day 3: Say goodbye to the lake with a delicious breakfast and a trip to the Bay of Bones Museum, a prehistoric settlement featuring fascinating bronze and stone age artifacts. Explore the medieval Monastery at Saint Naum, with its intricate frescoes and resident peacocks, before heading to the border at Pogradec. Enjoy a traditional Albanian lunch, before returning to Tirana and the end of your trip.

Day Tour of Berat Durres and Belsh from Tirana

6. Day Tour of Berat Durres and Belsh from Tirana

Beginning our tour from Tirana, we will be travelling to the coastal city of Durres, a unique blend of culture and nature. Here, we will be able to take a leisurely stroll on the main promenade and witness the serene beauty of the sea, as well as visit the historic amphitheatre which has long been home to the battles of Gladiators. We shall set forth from Durres and make our way to Central South Albania, to the City of Many Windows, Berat. Since 2008, it has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, and continues to be a significant city even today, boasting a remarkable history of over two millennia. Despite the passage of time, life has remained persistent here, and the Castle or “Kalaja” is the oldest district of the city. Predominantly inhabited by the Christian Orthodox population, this part of the city features a remarkable assemblage of churches, some of which date as far back as the 14th century. The majestic Citadel of Berat, commonly referred to as Berat Castle and its castle quarter, soars grandly above the town of Berat, Albania. Its majestic walls date back to the 13th century and are surrounded by a multitude of Byzantine churches as well as Ottoman mosques. Mangalem stands majestically in the hills below the castle, its typical architecture and white walls being a testament to its past. It is a scene of beauty, its counterpart, Gorica, visible in the many windows that line its walls. Structured mainly during the Ottoman period, it was still affected by the devastating earthquake which saw parts of the city destroyed and the style of architecture change from its heavy towers with small windows and stone to a lighter build with larger windows. We can also enjoy a traditional lunch in Berat. s we depart from The 1001 windows and embark on our journey back to Tirana, we shall traverse past what has been bestowed the title of "the Tuscany of Albania", a realm of lush emerald hills, flourishing olive groves and many tranquil small lakes, creating an awe-inspiring vista.

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It was amazing and our tourguide jack,(i kmow its wrong spelling ) was very funny and helpful. I It was the highlight of our trip. It was worth it