Berat Full Day Trip from Tirana

Day Trips & Excursions in Tirana

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from$92.20
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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.
Departure for Berat at 9:00 am and you will be transferred towards this beautiful city for around 2,5 hours. This is one of the oldest 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. Free time to stroll in the bridge.   After the tour, optional lunch in a restaurant with traditional cuisine (at extra cost)   Return to Tirana and end of service.

What’s included

  • Transport with a/c vehicle
  • City Tour of Berat
  • Driver/ Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - National Ethnographic Museum Berat
  • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri
  • Entry/Admission - Kisha Shen Triadha (Holy Trinity Church)

What’s not included

  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs

Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • All entrance fees included
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