Day Tour of Berat from Tirana
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 has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communist era in Albania. Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans, distinguished for creating a specific reddish colour still difficult to imitate. We will continue our tour and visit the Gorica Neighbourhood. We will be back in Tirana in the late afternoon.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productPass By:
Choose Balkans, Rruga Reshit Collaku Shk. 7, Kat. 1, Ap. 1, Tirana 1000 Albania
We depart from Choose Balkans office in central Tirana towards the city of BeratStop At:
Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
We visit the castle of Berat, on the top of the hill above the two characteristic neighbourhoods of the city (Mangalem & Gorica). Berat's castle offers a unique experience as the inhabitants of Berat still live within this historical castle.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Mangalem, Berat, Albania
Mangalem neighborhood with its unique medieval architecture
Duration: 20 minutesPass By:
Gorica Bridge, Berat 5001 Albania
We pass by the bridge that connects the two unique neighborhoods of Berat namely, Gorica and Mangalem.Stop At:
Quarter Of Gorica, Berat Albania
We visit the quarter of Gorica with its characteristic medieval houses
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat Albania
The Onufri Museum OR Ethnographic Museum
Duration: 30 minutes
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change."
Duration: 8 To 10 Hours
Choose Balkans Apartments, Guided Tours & Rent a Car, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana 1000, Albania
Traveler pickup is offered
The tour departs from Choose Balkans office at Rr. Reshit Çollaku. On request (at least 12 hours before tour departure) we can pick you up at 9:00 am from your hotel in Tirana free of charge.Airports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.