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TOUR OF BERAT AND GJIROKASTER: 2 UNESCO SITES IN TWO DAYS

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Duration

2 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

This two-day tour program of Berat and Gjirokastra combines two of the best sites in Southern Albania, both on the UNESCO world heritage list and both with their own charm.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 234 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded 50% of the single supplement amount amount and your room occupancy will be still private. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple room occupancy and 3 stars hotel accommodation.

* Hotel upgrade is possible on extra charge.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 30 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

* Children Discounts: Age 0 – 2.99 Free of charge; Age 3 – 7.99 discount of 50%; Age 8 – 11.99 discount of 30%, Age 12+ full fare.

* Choose Balkans reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour, please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighboring countries such as Montenegro, Macedonia or Kosovo. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* Please note that transaction and payment fees are on the sender (you in this case). We will notify you with a print screen of the amount received at our account as soon as we receive your down payment.

* Please note that Credit/Debit card payments are possible at our office in Tirana and apply a 5% bank commission.

*If you confirm to book this tour or any other service offered by Choose Balkans, via email/Facebook/WhatsApp/phone call or any other form of communication it means that you have read and agreed to the terms & conditions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Gjirokastra fortress (Kalaja e Gjirokastres)
  • Zekate House
  • The old city
  • Medieval bazaar
  • The polyphonic festival stage inside the castle
  • Fortress of Berat
  • Mangalem neighbourhood
  • Gorica neighbourhood
  • “Ura e Gorrices” – Gorrica Bridge
  • The Onufri Museum OR Ethnographic Museum
  • Xhamia e Beqarit – Bachelor’s Mosque

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Single Supplement 1 1 -234
2 +1 2 8 0

Itinerary

Day 1-Tirana – Gjirokastra
Day 1-Tirana – Gjirokastra

OOur tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana in the morning. Gjirokastra is also known as “The Stone City”, part of UNESCO World heritage and is situated in Southern Albania on the eastern side of mountain “Mali i Gjere”. Gjirokastra resembles a fortified city where every single house is like a small fortress. The origin of the city starts with the castle of Gjirokastra, built in IV century A.D., and is considered as one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the Balkans. Every five years Gjirokastra becomes the capital of the Albanian folklore and traditional music, where passionate folklore ensembles gather in the “stone city” and perform their traditional music, dances and show off their costumes. Right before entering the castle of Gjirokastra you would have to pass by the medieval bazar. The atmospheric old town cascading down in graceful hill crammed with beautiful narrowed stone decorated streets, where you will be amazed by the wide variety of handmade crafts from local artisans and producers. Overnight in Gjirokastra.

Day 2-Gjirokastra – Berat - Tirana
Day 2-Gjirokastra – Berat - Tirana

Our next destination is Berat, also known as the city of 1001 windows, part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand on top of each other. Berat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communism era in Albania. Berat is also known as the birthplace of Onufri, the famous painter of churches all-over the Balkans, distinguished for creating a specific reddish colour still difficult to imitate. We will arrive in Tirana in the late afternoon. This marks the end of this amazing experience through history and culture.

Included/Excluded

  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) for one overnight
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Lunches, Dinner, Drinks & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 – 6 Euros per day/person as an international practice to tip good service.

Epic journeys

BB for all overnights
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Local Transport
Personal Tour Guide
Road taxes
Tourists taxes

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Phone

+355 69 880 1181

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