Tour of Berat and Gjirokaster: 2 UNESCO sites in two days
  • Tour of Berat and Gjirokaster: 2 UNESCO sites in two days

    This two-day tour program of Berat and Gjirokastra combines two of the best sites in Southern Albania, both on the UNESCO world heritage list and both with their own charm.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Tirana – Gjirokastra

    Pass By: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
    Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 9:00 am in the morning.

    Stop At: Gjirokaster Castle, Gjirokaster Albania
    Gjirokastra is also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage and is situated in Southern Albania on the eastern side of mountain “Mali i Gjere”. Gjirokastra resembles a fortified city where every single house is like a small fortress. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century A.D., and is considered as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Every five years, Gjirokastra becomes the capital of the Albanian folklore and traditional music, where passionate folklore ensembles gather in the “stone city” and perform their traditional music, dances and show off their costumes.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gjirokastra Bazaar, Old town, Gjirokaster Albania
    Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra, you will have to pass by the medieval bazaar.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster, Gjirokaster County
    At around 12:30, you will have some free time on both days of the tour to have lunch and wander around by yourself until 14:00. The atmospheric old town cascades down in a graceful hill crammed with beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you will be amazed by the wide variety of handmade crafts from local artisans and producers.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Gjirokastra.

    Day 2: Gjirokastra – Berat – Tirana

    Stop At: Berat, Berat, Berat County
    Our next destination is Berat, also known as the city 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.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
    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 communism era in Albania.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat 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 arrive in Tirana in the late afternoon. This marks the end of this amazing experience through history and culture.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "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"



    • Start Time9:00 AM
    • Start location: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, 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

      • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania



    • Duration: 2 days
    • Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Included

    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for one overnight
    • Transport provided by the company
    • Professional tour guide
    • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
    • Hotel pick up in Tirana
    • Hotel drop off in Tirana
    • Tourist taxes
    • Road taxes
    • Petrol
    • Entry/Admission - Gjirokaster Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
    • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri

    Not Included

    • Lunches, Dinner, Drinks & Snacks
    • Souvenirs
    • Personal spending
    • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
    • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
    • however, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
    • as an international practice to tip good service.
    • * Please note that prices are calculated on triple or quadruples room occupancy.
    • Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.
    • The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers
    • and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).
    • Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.
    • Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.
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