Day trip

Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

4.8 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: TRAVEL ALBANIA

Full-Day Berat Trip from Tirana

Activity provider: TRAVEL ALBANIA

From US$ 104.66 per person

Berat, known as the city of 'one thousand windows', is a treasure of Albanian history, culture and a testament to the country’s tradition and religious harmony. Prepare to be amazed during this full day tour.

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Duration 7 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian, German
Pickup included
Pick up at hotel starts 30-20 minutes before departure.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Immerse yourself in Albanian culture
Full description
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. This museum is located in one of the most characteristic and interesting houses of the town, a rich assemblage of traditional objects (more than 1000) and is one of the greatest examples of Berat’s long history and culture. Across the Osumi River lies the Gorica neighborhood, whose houses face those of Mangalemi. The arched bridge of Gorica, built in 1780, is a beautiful architectural monument constructed to link Gorica with Mangelemi. Enjoy some free time to stroll on the bridge. After the tour, there will be optional lunch in a restaurant with traditional cuisine (at extra cost) Return to Tirana.
Includes
  • Transport with a/c vehicle
  • City Tour of Berat
  • Driver / Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Entrance fees to the Museum of Iconography 'Onufri', the Ethnographic Museum, and Castle of Berat.
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must always be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for individuals with walking disabilities or those using a wheelchair
  • A valid passport is required on the day of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I took part in a day trip to Berat. A beautiful and interesting city. Also thanks to the guide who accompanied me, the tour was interesting and stimulating. The guide, Ilir, was kind and helpful, he gave me very precious historical and archaeological information, and also from a personal point of view it was a positive relationship. I certainly recommend the trip to Berat. Thank you

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August 12, 2022

For anyone coming to Albania, Berat is a must visit. The place is amazing. From the castle, where you take a trip back in time, to the ethnographic museum where you can kill the urge to enter one of those houses that make up the thousand windows. I was lucky to have Blendi, the best guide ever.

August 2, 2022

Had a wonderful day with this tour. Berat looks even more beautiful than in the pictures. Our tour guide Ilir was amazing. He shared with us a lot of interesting history about Albania in general and Berat. My teen daughters were very interested in his stories that they didn’t use their headphones to listen to music all through the tour (which is a rare occurrence). Wonderful tour made even better with an amazing guide. Strongly recommended!

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July 20, 2022

Product ID: 62896