• Duration

    7 – 9 hours

  • Location

    Berat, Albania

  • Price

    From 40 €

  • Distance

    127  Km

Book Your Tour – Berat, Albania

From: 200.00


Daily Tour to Berat

Berat is a treasure trove of Albanian history, culture and a testament to the country’s tradition of religious harmony. In 2008, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is a rare example of a well-preserved Ottoman city. It is one of the country’s most beautiful cities, and is known as the “City of One Over One Windows.”

  • The city’s life began in the 6th–5th centuries B.C. as an Illyrian settlement. Later, in the 3rd century B.C., it was turned into a castle city known as Antipatrea. The castle expanded afterwards, particularly during the feudal dominion of the Muzakaj family. Inside the castle, they built churches with valuable frescoes and icons, as well as a calligraphy school. Uniquely today, residents still live inside of the castle walls. The three major neighborhoods of the old city are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala, where the castle itself is located.
  • Across the Osum 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 Mangalemi.The ensemble of Byzantine churches in the castle of Berat is extraordinary. At the foot of the castle, there is the Byzantine Church of Shën Mëhilli (Saint Michael), while the 13th-century Church of Shën Maria e Vllahernës (Saint Mary Blachernae), the Church of Shën Triadha (The Holy Trinity), the post-Byzantine monumental Cathedral of Shën Maria (Saint Mary), and many other churches are located in the castle.

Start point: Tirana, Albania

Time: 09:00
✿ Departure from our offices (Rruga Myslym Shyri 7, Tiranë);

✿ Coffee break on the way;

✿ Arrival in Berat, the city of “one over one windows”. Part of UNESCO and considered as one of the oldest cities in Europe.

✿ Visit at the Castle of Berat, which dates back to the 4th century BC. There you will enjoy a wonderful view of the city. The castle is built on a rocky hill on the left bank of the river Osum and is accessible only from the south. The center of the castle quarter is rich with many Byzantine churches; most of them unique for the wall paintings, icons, and the values they hold.

✿ Visit at The Cathedral of Shën Mëria houses a museum of works by the famous iconographers of the 16th century: Onufri, and his son, Nikolla. There are over 100 icons on display and they also include works of other artists such as Joan Çetiri, Onufër Qiprioti, and many anonymous painters

✿ The tour of the mosques;

✿ Free time to eat lunch;

✿ Exploring the old neighborhoods of Gorica and Mangalem linked by the Gorica bridge a seven-arched stone landmark with a similar design to the Ottoman bridge in Visegrad;

✿ Çobo winery degustation (Optional)

✿ Return to Tirana.

  • Transport
  • Tour Guide
  • Museum ticket
  • Air-Conditioned Vehicle
  • Language Offered: English

Everything not mentioned above

  • don’t forget your camera
  • wear comfortable walking shoes
  • not wheelchair accessible
  • smoking inside the vehicle is prohibited
  • eating inside the vehicle is prohibited
  • most travelers can participate
  • pets allowed (only on personal tours)
  • this experience does not require a minimum number of travelers.
  • children under 8 years will pay 20% of the price
  • pick up offered at your hotel: 5€/pp
  • We reserve the right to let other travellers join if they ask for the same destination on your same day. Price will be reduced accordingly. We can arrange private tours for a 25% extra cost based on the value of the standard option. In case you wish a completely private tour contact us.

For 60 % refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

For full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

There are 3 options for the payment:

  1. POK Pay,
  2. OTP Bank ,
  3. Pay at our office 1 day in advance.

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