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Private Tour of Berat and Durres from Tirana

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Private Tour of Berat and Durres is designed to offer the best experience by visiting two of the most representative cities of Albania. Famous for its remarkable architectonic values and unique ottoman style of dwellings Berat is part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Albania. On this trip, you will be able to visit the historical highlights of the city all combined with a city tour of Durres.

star rating  I concur with all the previous reviews. Excellent from start to finish. Andi picked us up at exactly the time stated,not 1 minute off! My friend and I proceeded to... read more

Brenda S
August 5, 2019

star rating  The best 3 days during my stay in Albania.

Very well organized tour, warm-hearted and knowledgeable guide. They take all your personal preferences into consideration and super... read more

Mai Q
July 16, 2022

star rating  It was a great day, Sandy the main chef is beyond amazing very organized, cheerful, helpful person & she made us cook a very delicious food, the day couldn’t get... read more

Scenic15027853430
September 16, 2022
Tour Details

With more than 20 centuries of history, Berat is a mosaic city of different cultures and influences. Local ancient civilizations of the 6th century BC are fused with Roman culture, Eastern Ottoman influence, and communist changes. Berat is known for its wealthy traditional culture, heritage, and religious harmony. It is a city with amazing cuisine and exquisite wine. Berat is also known for its role in WW2 as a place of refuge for a lot of Jewish families, that were hidden by the locals.  None of them were found or persecuted.  The second destination of our tour, the coastal city of Durres, is one of the most important historical, economical, and logistical cities of Albania. As a very important stop of “Via Egnatia“, one of the largest Roman Amphitheaters in the Balkans can be found here. 

Join us on this Tour of Berat and Durres to discover more of these remarkable cities. 

 

Departure & Return Location

Hotel Pick Up 

Departure Time

09:00 am

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off in Tirana
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Entry Tickets
  • Comfortable AC vehicle
  • Fuel Expenses

Price Excludes

  • Lunch in Berat
  • Personal Expenses

Don't forget

  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothing
What to Expect
  • Walking Tour at the Castle of Berat (Ticket Included)
  • Onufri Iconographic Museum (Ticket Included)
  • Visit of the Mangalem neighborhood
  • Visit of the Gorica neighborhood
  • Walking tour of Durres
Itinerary

Heading from Tirana to Berat

Leaving Tirana we will head toward the south of the country to visit one of the most unique and charming cities of Albania. For around two hours we will be driving through the soft and low terrain of one of the most productive agricultural areas of Albania. 

Exploring the Castle of Berat

The Castle of Berat and the Castle of Elbasan are the only 2 historical sites where life has been continuously evolving at least in the last two centuries. The heavy stones in the foundation of the walls date from antique times when the city bloomed under Antipatrea’s name. 

The Castle is the oldest neighborhood in the historical part with a major orthodox population and many charming Byzantine churches. Situated at the top of a hill this castle dominates the city today and is naturally protected by very steep terrain on three sides. The castle has been inhabited for centuries to this day creating in this way a very strong community, almost a big family. 

The secrets of “Onufri” Museum

Located inside the Greek Orthodox monastery, “The Dormitory of St Mary” this is one of the most interesting museums, related to religious heritage. The church itself, a typical Byzantine, dual cross-shaped church with 2 dooms represents one of the best-preserved churches in Albania. Apart from its glamorous iconostasis and spectacular paintings in the nave, it is believed that it was also decorated with a decorative Rosete, just above the main doom. 

The Iconography Museum contains mainly paintings from Onufri and his legacy but also an anonymous painter of the period. These are all testimonials of the high intellectual level of the city. 

Exploring Mangalem

Based on the archeological excavations and documents, Berat rebloomed in the 13th century, especially inside the castle. The city evolved, bringing an increase in the population and in this way an expansion of the dwellings outside the castle.

Mangalem was structured mainly in the Ottoman period and was shaped as today after an earthquake where some parts of the city were destroyed. The style of the buildings changed from a heavy tower style with small windows and stone to a lighter structure, with more windows and lighter materials. 

Visit of the Gorica Neighborhood

During the 17th and 18th centuries, Berat was one of the most important cities in Albania and it also attracted citizens from all over the country to create settlements around the city. In this way, Gorica was created mainly as a merchant quarter, especially with citizens from Voskopoja in the southeast of Albania. The white color and the typical style were preserved in this neighborhood in this way creating a city with two similar faces on both sides of the Osumi River, connected through the Stone Bridge of Gorica.  

Visit of Durres

Durres has been probably the most important Albanian city, at least until 1920 when Tirana became the capital of Albania. Since antiquity, it is one of the main ports in the Mediterranean. Also, for the Romans, it was one of the most important stations of “Via Egnatia” a merchant Roman Road. The main highlight of the city is a magnificent amphitheater, of around 20000 seats, built by the Romans in the 2nd century.

After our visit of Durres, we will head back to Tirana where our tour ends.

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Brian

Solo Traveller

Nice day trip to Berat. Stop along the way for coffee. Good views from the castle. Great lunch with Lily and some homemade food. Go as Local really helped to be flexible with my changing tour ideas and plans due to Covid and border issues. Had 2 tours on this past trip and am looking forward to including more in the near future. Many thanks.

May 13, 2021

Patrick G

Solo Traveller

Andi and Skerdi were both incredibly professional, knowledgable, and friendly during the tour of Berat and Durres. They provided a great tour of the historical / significant sites in both the cities. They were also incredibly engaging and always offering facts and stories as we walked/drove. One of the highlights of my Balkans trip.

April 4, 2021

Patrick G

Solo Traveller

Andi and Skerdi were both incredibly professional, knowledgable, and friendly during the tour of Berat and Durres. They provided a great tour of the historical / significant sites in both the cities. They were also incredibly engaging and always offering facts and stories as we walked/drove. One of the highlights of my Balkans trip.

April 4, 2021

Vjram_tra

Couple Traveller

Berat and Tirana walking tour
Special thanks to Andi.It was a great walking tour of Tirana. Andi was very much knowledgeable and we got to know a lot of interesting facts about Albania. Berat was out of the world experience. Such a beautiful place unique in its own style, we loved walking in the cobbled streets and had a great view of city from top. Stone buildings were ancient and picturesque

December 16, 2020

Frensi

Solo Traveller

Great experince of Berat
We went in a day trip experince from Tirana and everything went smoothly.
Berat was amazing and defiently worthy to visit. Andi was frundly and very informative. Worthy experience

October 20, 2019
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