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Berat Day Trip From Tirana

Created with Sketch. Berat, Tirana
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Duration

6 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

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Overview

Berat Day Tour with a private guide from Tirana will show you the best of Berat in a day. Firstly, visiting Berat city is a unique experience of your lifetime. In this tour of Berat from Tirana, you will see that the city is influenced by several civilizations. The city... More

Berat Day Tour with a private guide from Tirana will show you the best of Berat in a day.

Firstly, visiting Berat city is a unique experience of your lifetime.

In this tour of Berat from Tirana, you will see that the city is influenced by several civilizations. The city lies on the banks of river Osumi and it’s surrounded by mountains. In the background of the city you can see the mountain of Tomorr. Behind the mountain is a legend that says that the mountain was a giant who fought with another giant called Shpirag (the other mountain) over a girl. For this reason, the giants killed each other and became mountains. And the girl drowned in her tears and became the Osumi River.

It is worth to mention that on this day trip from Tirana to Berat you will learn that the old city is divided into three parts, Mangalem, the castle, and Gorica.

Explore the city of one thousand windows or rows upon rows. One of the oldest inhabited cities in Albania.  A city you can visit all year round.

It is important to realize why Berat is in the UNESCO heritage list, this city is called as the museum of Albania. It also has a historic architecture of the Ottoman period. And it is one of the fewer cities with an inhabited castle nowadays. A trip to remember.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the UNESCO heritage sites and the vivid traces of ottoman period
  • Visit the inhabited castle and the “Onufri” National Iconographic Museum,
  • Visit the Medieval Centre and learn about interesting local customs

Itinerary

Tirana
The tour starts at 8:30 a.m from your hotel in Tirana. It will take approximetaly 2 hours to reach Berat.
Berat
Once you get to the city you will be taken to Berat Castle which dates back to 4rth century BC. There you will learn that Berat was invaded three times by the Ottomans, Romans and Bulgarians to became later on a big principality under the rule of Albanian noble family of Muzaka in the 14th century. Visit the castle as one the most marvelous sights of the city. It is one of the biggest inhabited Castles and has many Byzantine churches, as well as some mosques built during the Ottoman era which began in 1417. Our walk in the castle will take us to Onufri Museum which is set up inside the Cathedral “Assumption of Saint Mary ” renovated in the 18th century. Beside the beautifully carved Iconostasis you will admire as well the icons of the reknowned Albanian painter "Onufri" As we drive down to the city centre we will visit the medieval centre, King Mosque and Helveti Tekke and learn about the interesting cohabitation of two religious groups close to one another Next stop is in the old quarters of Mangalem and Gorica that connect with each other by the Gorica Bridge over the Osumi River. Both quarters take pride of their architecture and rare shapes of the houses.
Tirana
In the end of these visits we head back to Tirana.

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee in Onufri Museum
  • Private Guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Drinks

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Berat, Tirana

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March 01, 2020
It is great to have guide to show us hidden local place in Berat with story behind. Pick up was on time and well commited... Read more
It is great to have guide to show us hidden local place in Berat with story behind. Pick up was on time and well commited and clean. Less
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