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Surrounded by mountains and located almost in the center of the country, Berat is one of the best-suggested destinations in Albania. With this Tirana to Berat day trip, we invite you to discover the secrets of this untouched-by-time city, Berat is a World Heritage Site protected by UNESCO since 2008 as ”a great example of a highly maintained ottoman style city”. Visiting the area of the white houses, watching the perfectly placed houses one above the other you will see why the city earned the nickname of “one above other windows” (and some will also refer to it as the” town of a thousand windows”). During this tour, you will see the side of Gorica and the Ottoman bridge, you will walk into Berat Castle, a castle built to protect the 42 churches that were here but nowadays you find only 6 of them. You will visit the ancient Orthodox Cathedral and the house of the Iconographic Onufri Museum.


Departing from Tirana at 8.30 am from your Hotel or in front of our office, drive to Berat you will travel to the heart of Albania. After about 2.5 hours of travel, you will reach Berat.  Start the guided tour of the old town of Berat. To begin, you will start with the oldest part of the city, the Mangalem district. Mangalem is a well-preserved example of medieval Ottoman architecture. Walking through this neighborhood you will notice the white of natural stone houses, with numerous windows and small dimensions. Continuing, you will come across the minarets of the three oldest mosques, the Mosque of the Bachelors, the Sultan Mosque, and the Lead Mosque. But in Mangalem there are also examples of Orthodox architecture - such as the Cathedral of Saint Demetrius, and Christian - such as the Church of Saint Michael, located in the highest area of ​​the neighborhood, from where you can enjoy an exceptional panoramic view. The Gorica Bridge, made of white stone, is 130 meters long and formed by 7 arches. It connects the Muslim quarter of Mangalem to the Christian quarter of Gorica. Here is where you can see a spectacular scenario: the 'rising' formation of the houses located along the hill, the swarming of arches and windows, almost communicating with the neighbors opposite, on the other side of the river. In Gorica you will be able to visit the Church of Saint Spyridon and the Church of Saint Thomas.

The Berat tour continues with a visit to the Castle, the last of the districts of the historic center. Remained intact over the centuries, today it is inhabited only by some families. In the Castle are still notable traces of 42 churches, many of which are from the 4th-5th century. Only six have remained over time, and one of these, the ancient Orthodox cathedral of the Dormition of the Virgin, today houses the Onufri Museum. This is going to be your next stop. It is also known as the iconographic museum of Berat where you will find, within a vast collection, the works of Onufri, a painter with Venetian influences and an Orthodox priest who lived in Albania in the 16th century, immediately after the death of Skanderbeg and the Ottoman reconquest. Feel free to admire the sight before leaving!

Duration : 8/9 hour(s)

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION   At Your Hotel or From  our Office Tours  Albania &  Balkans

Str, Luigj Gurakuqi 42 , 1001, Tiranë, Albania

The local guide will be waiting for you with TAB Sign


DEPARTURE TIME                         The tour will depart at 08:30. Please be there 10 minutes in advance

RETURN TIME                                 the tour will end approximately at 18:00.


Price and Information:

This tour is offered as a private tour!

Private tours can be done any day of the year according to your needs.  For private tours, we can offer pick-ups in Tirana or from other spots

Payment Options: We accept bank transfers, PayPal and we have a debit terminal/POS available at our Office to accept Debit, VISA, and MasterCard payments (please keep in mind that 4% of the total will be added for the latter option.)  We can also accept cash payments where applicable.


  • 40 euro per person for a minimum of 7 participants
  • 50 Euro per person for a minimum of 6 participants
  • 55 Euro per person for a minimum of 5 participants
  • 60 euro per person for a minimum of 4 participants
  • 70 Euro per person for a minimum of 3 participants
  • 75 Euro per person for a minimum of 2 participants
  • 125  Euro for 1 participant
  • Museum entry fees.      Entry to the Castle of Berat, Onufri Museum       
  • Language:                          English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Spanish 
  • Transportation  :            With modern a/c vehicles
  • Wine Tasting:                  Not included/optional
  • Lunch
  • Guide/Driver gratuity

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