Day Trip To Berat / offered by Tirana day Trips

Discover Berat which is inarguably one of the most beautiful towns in Albania!
Berat weaves its own very special magic and is easily a highlight of visiting Albania. Its most striking feature is the collection of white Ottoman houses climbing up the hill to its castle, earning it the title of 'town of a thousand windows'.Its rugged mountain setting is particularly evocative when the clouds swirl around the tops of the minarets or break up to show the icy peak of Mt Tomorri.
Walkthrough the castle and visit the famous Onufri Museum
Learn about the tolerance between the religions meanwhile you visit King Mosque and Helveti Teke
See the ottoman architecture and learn more about the history
See the part of 1001 windows and take the best picture of the Old Bridge
Guided Tour
History&Culture
Ottoman&Medieval
Architecture&Heritage
Customized tour ( you can customize this tour )

per adult from

$143

NZD

Duration

7 to 10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Berat Castle
    • Entry/Admission - National Iconographic Museum Onufri
    • Entry/Admission - The King Mosque
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Personal expenses
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania

    Visit Berat Castle
    Berat Castle, a fortress landmark in the city of Berat, Albania, lies high above the Osum River. The castle dates back 2,500 years and records of its first conquering were accomplished by the Romans in 200 B.C. After many centuries of stone reinforcement, the exterior (perimeter) was enlarged slowly over time, under Byzantine conquerors, in the 5th, 6th, and 13th centuries. Currently, the castle is in restoration due in part to a UNESCO World Heritage Site acknowledgment. (This is a welcome "gift" for the residents of the castle who have been left underserved as the city below has gotten much attention.)

    Inside Berat castle houses many historical elements. A Mosque, "Red Mosque", which can be identified by its lonely minaret (a staircase inside provides access to the top), more than 20 Christian churches, and a central museum which surrounds one of the largest Orthodox churches with many 16th century paintings, by "Master Onufri", and a decorative alter inside. (Many churches in Albania were destroyed during the Communist years as an "Atheist State" was declared during Enver Hoxha's reign.) Other architectural elements are courtyards, a large cistern in the center, and numerous houses of stone in which the residents of the castle still occupy today; this is an absolute specialty in castle heavy Europe as it's one of the last remaining!

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mangalem, Berat, Albania

    Visit The Mangalemi quarter, better known as the "City of 1000 Windows", dates back centuries to the Ottoman ruling period and the architectural elements of each home clearly illustrate this. If one was to compare the ancient construction of the Mangalemi quarter to present day, residential architecture, the differences of highly-placed windows to slow intruder advances, stairwells winding particular directions to allow sword strike advantage for the owner, and animal storage areas would be found


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Bulevardi Republika, Berat Albania

    Walkthrough the famous pedestrian street of Berat

    Stop At: National Iconographic Museum Onufri, Located in the Inner Part of Saint Mary Church in Berat Castel, Berat Albania

    From 27 February 1986 Onufri National Museum is located in the inner part of “Saint Mary Church” in Berat Castel. The Cathedral is rebuilt during 1797, and it is the most representative monument of post-Byzantine architecture in Berat town. The Museum is called “Onufri”, in honor of the Albanian painting Headmaster of XVI Century.
    The museum collection is constituted with 173 objects chosen from a fund of 1500 objects, belonging to the fund of Albanian Churches and Monasteries as well as to Berat, where you can find 106 Icons and 67 Liturgical objects, created from Albanian Iconographical painters during XIV-XX–th Centuries: Onufri, Onufri’s son, Nikola, Cypriot Onufri, David Selenica, Kostandin Shpataraku and Cetirs (Gjergj, Johan, Nikola, Naum and Gjergj junior) and from a lot of anonymous painters.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The King Mosque, Rruga Kurt Pasha, Berat Albania

    The 16th-century Sultan's Mosque is one of the oldest in Albania. The Helveti teqe (a place of worship for those practising the Bektashi branch of Islam) behind the mosque has a beautiful carved ceiling and was specially designed with acoustic holes to improve the quality of sound during meetings. The Helveti, like the Bektashi, are a dervish order, or brotherhood, of Muslim mystics.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is very flexible just let us know where you are and our drivers will come Airports
    • Rinas Airport, Tirana Albania
    Ports
    • Durres Port, Rruga Pavaresia 66, Durrës, Albania
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Tirana Day Trips

Activity ID: V-220170P2

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