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  • Visit Pirogoshi Cave from Berat

    1. Visit Pirogoshi Cave from Berat

    Albania is known for its Mediterranean climate and biodiversity. In this small country, you will find mountains, rivers, greenery, and both underground and underwater caves. Spanning 1,500 meters, Pirogoshi Cave is one of the largest caves in Albania. It is located near Çorovodë. After departing at 8:30 AM from Berat, you will briefly stop at Poliçan. This small village was built in the 1860s by the Communist government as an industrial town for the production of weapons and munitions. Then you will go to Skrapar and walk around the beautiful mountainous district for about 20 minutes. Upon arriving at the Pirogoshi Cave, prepare to experience a spectacular transition into a mystical world full of colors and exciting sounds. Beautiful natural phenomena fill the inside of the cave: stalactites, stalagmites, waterfalls, ponds, hidden passages, and bats. This area is also home to Osumi Ca...

  • Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

    2. Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

    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. Th...

    Very sympathetic and knowledgeable guide with a very good command of English, who gave a good insight into the history of Albania in general and Berat in particular.

  • Berat: Osum Canyon and Bogove Waterfall Tour

    3. Berat: Osum Canyon and Bogove Waterfall Tour

    Meet at 9 AM and begin your drive in the direction of the canyon. During the drive, admire the beautiful landscape of Osumi Valley. After 30-minutes, stop in a city called Polican which was famous during the communist era for producing millions of guns. Discover how the guns factories now lie abandoned as a reminder of the past. After a 1.5-hour drive, arrive at the canyon and begin the hike. Admire the beautiful scenery and look out for local wildlife. At the end of the hike, enjoy a swim in the river to freshen up at the end of the walk. Transfer back to Berat at the end of the tour.

    This is my second amazing tour booked through Get Your Guide. It’s difficult to say which I enjoyed more: the conversation with guides Randi and Ervis, swimming in the canyon, or my surprise and very much dreamed of visit to Bogove Waterfall. As a solo traveler it would have been easy with two guides to feel the outsider. I’m a high school teacher so one of the joys in my life is to talk with educated and interesting young people. I hit the jackpot with Randi and Ervis- topics ranged from history to the meaning of life and everything in between. They were incredibly conscientious of my safety without being patronizing- a hard needle to thread. The canyon was gorgeous. The waterfall was peaceful. It was a perfect day. Go alone, as a couple, or with the kids! All ages!

  • Berat: Roshnik Village Wine Tasting Tour

    4. Berat: Roshnik Village Wine Tasting Tour

    Roshnik sits about 25 minutes outside of the city of Berat. A landscape of fertile, rolling hills bursting with olive groves and vineyards, this area is exactly what springs to mind when you hear the words “winemaking country”. You'll stop at the entrance of the village where you will be free to take the best pictures, after which you will move on to the Alpeta Winery. By 1995, this winery had started making small quantities of wine and raki made from the grapes that grew on their land. Whilst there you'll meet one of the family members who will help you understand more about wine making, as well as the family's history. You'll walk through the vineyards which provide great views of Tomorr Mountain and the surrounding village, before encountering a raki production site. There you will learn how this family is also famous for its raki production, which is a traditional Albanian drink. T...

  • Berat: 2-Hour Guided Christmas Tour

    5. Berat: 2-Hour Guided Christmas Tour

    Immerse yourself in Berat at Christmas time on a 2-hour guided walking tour. Explore the picturesque wonderland with a local guide and feel spellbound by the cheerful atmosphere. Begin Christmas morning at the enchanting Church of St. Theodore and admire its traditional Ottoman architecture. Experience the magic of Christmas at Berat as you try festive treats and specialties hand-prepared by locals. While exploring this beautiful town, enjoy the charming Christmas tales of Berat from your guide. Learn the story behind the Christmas tree and the first person to decorate it.

  • From Berat: Day Tour to Apollonia & Ardenica Monastery

    6. From Berat: Day Tour to Apollonia & Ardenica Monastery

    Discover the ancient city of Apollonia on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy its special atmosphere, archaeology, and landscape. Then, visit the Ardenica convent, one of the most famous historical and religious monuments in Albania. Be transported in comfort from Berat, enjoying the natural landscape on the way. Start your guided tour of Apollonia at 11 AM. The Archaeological Park of Apollonia holds about 2 million years of history. With the many monuments and ruins scattered on the hills of the Archaeological Park, you will come in close contact with the splendor of the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Identify the ruins of the 8 angular antique cities with straight streets with the help of your guide. Hear the legends of the Illyrian tribe from your expert guide. Visit Greek theaters and Roman temples. Find the Monastery and the Church of St. Mary within the walls of the Park. Explore t...

  • The Best of Berat Walking Tour with a Guide

    7. The Best of Berat Walking Tour with a Guide

    If you've ever wondered what a castle in the Ottoman era looked like, join this walking tour of Berat. This activity is perfect for travelers who are visiting the city for the first time and want to make the most of their time. Included in UNESCO’s heritage list, the Berat castle, surrounded by 3 fortress walls, 24 towers, and 2 gates is still full of life. 1200 people still reside within the castle walls. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. Get a first impression of the area with the solemnity of the entrance to the castle. Appreciate the magnificence of the castle’s fortress in silence. Listen to the stories hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Berat from your local guide. Learn about the unique culture and lifestyle of the people of this city. Soak in the amazing historical value and breathtaking views of Berat.

  • From Tirana: Private Tour of Berat City with Lunch

    8. From Tirana: Private Tour of Berat City with Lunch

    Embark on a cultural and artistic pilgrimage. See master painter Onufri's work in the churches of Berat. Visit Berat Castle, Onufri Museum, Mangalemi and Gorica neighborhoods, and Gorica bridge. Meet your guide at your hotel and start the tour of Berat city. Berat is one of the most visited and characteristic towns in Albania. It is under the protection of UNESCO and considered a World Heritage site due to its unique architecture. Visit Berat Castle and the Onufri Museum. The Berat castle is of particular interest because people still live within its walls in their traditional houses, just like their ancestors did for centuries. Explore this fortress overlooking the town of Berat and its many Byzantine churches. The castle used to have over 40 churches of which 7 still remain today, including the Church of the Dormition of St Mary. The latter was converted into Onufri Museum, honoring...

  • Berat: Historic City Walking-Tour

    9. Berat: Historic City Walking-Tour

    Walk through the historic city of Berat and discover its rich culture and architecture on this illuminating half-day tour. After a short introduction from your guide, you will proceed to Berat's 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. Fin...

  • Albania: UNESCO Heritage & Local Food Tour with Nature

    10. Albania: UNESCO Heritage & Local Food Tour with Nature

    Day 1: Travel day You'll be picked up from the airport. Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before dinner in a traditional restaurant in the evening. Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Berat Transfer to Berat, passing through hills full of olive trees. Get settled in the hotel and head for lunch in a local restaurant facing the city. Set out for a walking guide through the UNESCO listed old town with your local guide, admiring the White Mosque, the Holy Trinity Church and Gorica Bridge. Enter into the Berat Castle for a guided tour. Enjoy a free evening in "the city of a thousand and one windows.” Day 3: Rural Berat, Bogova Waterfall & Wine Tasting Transfer to Bogove and take a 30min walk towards the impressive waterfall. Head back to Bogove village ...

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 23 reviews

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.

I had an amazing day in Berat ! so much things go see and visit, it's beautiful and even the road to it is. the wine tasting is a must do. everything is made to put the spotlight on the locals. I highly recommend for you to book this tour

Very sympathetic and knowledgeable guide with a very good command of English, who gave a good insight into the history of Albania in general and Berat in particular.

Super adventure. Nice staff and pleasant atmosphere. A unique experience. Recommended to everyone

Aron was very nice guy and explained everything during the trip, I really enjoyed his company