Berat, the City of 1001 Windows
Berat aka “City of 1001 Windows” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its distinctive architecture. The ancient Antipatrea takes the name “White City” or Berat somewhere in the 9th Century following the capture of the city from the First Bulgarian Empire. It was only during the later Ottoman Empire that the characteristic neighborhoods of Berat took its present shape.
Berat City Tour
The river Osumi serves as a natural border between the two historical neighborhoods, named Gorica and Mangalemi. Furthermore, the Stone Bridge of Gorica,18th century, joins the two parts of the city. The upper city of Berat hosts 24 Byzantine Churches. Thus, it is easy to understand that the Byzantine Art in this part of Albania, finds its cradle. In particular, the upper part is known for the mural paintings from a priest and an artist from the 16th Century, whose name was Onufri. Without doubts, he is the greatest Albanian painter of the time.
• Meet with the driver – guide
• Short introduction of the tour before departure
• Transfer to the UNESCO town of Berat (approx 2.5 hours)
• Visit of the lower part of the town
• Transfer to the upper part and visit
• Visit of the Castle
• Byzantine Art Museum
• Transfer to the Winery
• Optional: Lunch in local house
Transfer in modern air conditioned 4+1 car as per itinerary
All taxes and road expenses
Entrances to the Castle of Berat, Byzantine Museum, Wine tasting.
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Services & Rates
Private English, Italian, Spanish Speaking Guide (Start & End in Tirane)
1 to 3 Person – 80, 00 Euro
Private transfer (Start & End in Tirane)
1 to 3 Person – 130, 00 Euro
Only private English speaking guide in Berat
1 to 3 Person – 50, 00 Euro
Optional 3 course and drink in Berat
1 Person – 10, 00 Euro
Note: Requests for bigger groups after each specific request.
Tips and gratuities.
Everything not been mentioned.
Prepare for your Berat City Tour
Ohrid city tour
Thank you for choosing Berat City Tour. Additionally, we advice you to book this tour at least 48 hours before. Also, this allows us to have enough time to organize it. Furthermore, this trip is suitable for children, adults and disabled people. As a rule sport outfit and good walking shoes. Last but not least, in summer we recommend to wear a hat and sun cream because of the heat.