Berat, Full Day Trip from Tirana

Austrian Guests, Balkan Tour
Day Tour 1 Day Availability: 2021-01-01
(Tour Starts) Tirana-Albania Albania Tour Guide: English Language

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.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Tirana (Google Map)

PACKAGE INFORMATION
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Ages: 1 – 99
  • Departures: All Year
  • Type: Car / Minibus / Coach Tour
  • Cities Visited: Tirana, Berat, Tirana
  • PRICE: 150 euro per 1, 2 or 3 Persons

INCLUDED
  • Transfers from and to the hotel
  • Transportation with modern a/c vehicles
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes

NOT INCLUDED
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees

DISCOVERY 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.

Berat, Full Day Trip from Tirana

  • PRICE: 150 euro per 1, 2 or 3 Persons

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..


Tour Itinerary: Berat, Full Day Trip from Tirana

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