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Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

4.8 / 5

32 reviews

Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

From US$ 93.06 per person

Berat, known as the city of 'one thousand windows', is a treasure of Albanian history, culture and a testament to the country’s tradition and religious harmony. Prepare to be amazed during this full day tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Pickup included
Pick up at hotel starts 30-60 minutes before departure.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Immerse yourself in Albanian culture
Full description
Depart for Berat at 8:30 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.
Includes
  • Transport with a/c vehicle
  • City Tour of Berat
  • Driver/ Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees to the Museum of Iconography 'Onufri', the Ethnographic Museum, and Castle of Berat.
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Our guide Aaron was cheerful and accommodating to vary the tour to suit us. He was very knowledgeable about history and local stories, and knew a nice restaurant with traditional food that we visited for lunch. We all sang songs in the car together on the way back to Tirana. It was a good day.

October 8, 2021

The best guided tour I had while in Tirana. Ilir is truly the best guide in Albania. His English is great, he’s got an amazing history knowledge and very interesting stories. Also , he is very attentive, making sure the tourists are safe and all needs are met. Ilir also helped me when I was left in a lurch my another tour operator and organised a bespoke trip on a very short notice. I can’t thank him enough.

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August 27, 2021

The trip was great and the guide/driver was super great! I had a very nice day. The guide was very passionate about explaining everything. I was the only person on the tour, but the guide explained everything very nicely and took a lot of my pictures. Thank you Llir for showing me around.

September 15, 2020

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