Choose Balkans: Albania Discovery Tour: Wander the Ancient City of Berat

Albania Discovery Tour: Wander the Ancient City of Berat

Tirana, Albania

Choose Balkans

Social Enterprise

8 hours
From$65 USDper person

Choose Balkans is a social enterprise that creates a sustainable tourism environment that supports the local economy and helps preserve the valuable traditions and folk treasures of the Balkan region.

Tour Highlights

  • Wander through the ancient town of Berat while supporting sustainable livelihoods for locals.
  • See how Muslim and Catholic communities coexist while maintaining their traditions.
  • Visit historical sites such as a castle, ancient bridge, mosque, museum, and more.

Revenue is invested in books, food, and clothes for communities in confinement due to blood feuds.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    7AM - 11:30AM

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Good For

  • Languages

    English, French, Italian

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 12

  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Sunscreen lotion, Comfortable shoes for walking, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Yes

Tour Description

During this 8-hour tour, you will the stunning town of Berat, which sits under the majestic Mount Tomorri. Berat is one of the best-preserved Ottoman cities in the Balkans. It is known as the birthplace of Onufri, the renowned painter. Your tour will take you to a beautiful medieval castle district complete with ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, and a great museum. You’ll see how two parts of the city, Muslim and Catholic, make for a great example of religious tolerance in Berat and all over Albania.

Your itinerary will take you to:
The fort (Berat’s Kala)
Mangalem
Gorica
“Ura e Gorrices” – Gorrica Bridge
The Onufri's Museum
Xhamia e Beqarit – Bachelor’s Mosque

Included in the Price:
Professional Transport
Professional Guide
Entry Tickets

Not included:
Drinks & Snacks
Souvenirs
Personal spending

Tour Start Address

Blv. "Bajram Curri" Building - 112 , Number - 19/1 or Hotel pick up, Tirana, Albania

How To Get There

The tour start address is 10 mins from Skanderbeg Square by Bus( unaza). Nearest public transport stop: Ekspozita or Hotel pick up on request

More About Choose Balkans

Mission

To promote adventure and geo-tourism attractions in the Balkan region.