Berati Culture Tour
Information about Berat:
Berat, known as the city of ‘one thousand windows,’ is a treasure of Albanian history and culture and a testament to the country’s tradition and religious harmony. Prepare to be amazed during this day tour.
Schedule of the Tour:
Depart for Berat, and you will be transferred to this beautiful city for around 2.5 hours. This is one of the oldest cities and the pride of Albanian architecture. The three central neighborhoods of the ancient town are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala, where the castle 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 town’s most characteristic and interesting houses, a rich assemblage of traditional objects (more than 1000). It is one of the most significant 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 that links Gorica with Mangelemi. Enjoy some free time to stroll on the bridge. After the tour, there will be optional lunch in a restaurant with traditional cuisine (at extra cost).
Duration of the tour: two hours and a half, max three hours.
Included in the price:
• Transport with a/c vehicle
• City Tour of Berat
• Driver / Guide
• Hotel pick-up and drop off
• Entrance fees to the Museum of Iconography ‘Onufri,’ the Ethnographic Museum, and the Castle of Berat.
Not Included in the price:
• Meals and drinks
• Personal expenses
• Tips and gratuities
• Optional activity costs
Price per person: 25 euros (2 persons till four persons), 15 euros (5 persons and up).
Note: the important thing for doing this tour: is a big smile on your face