Tour of Berat and Gjirokaster: 2 UNESCO sites in two days

Departure Date

01 Jan - 31 Dec

Duration

2 days

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Maximum Seats

8

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Hotel pick up and drop off in Tirana
BB for one overnight
Entry tickets for the ''will be visited'' sites
Tourist taxes
Road taxes

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.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Tirana – Gjirokastra

Our tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 9:00 am 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 will have to pass by the medieval bazaar. At around 12:30, you will have some free time on both days of the tour to have lunch and wander around by yourself until 14:00. The atmospheric old town cascades down in a 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

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.

                Price: 225 Euros/person

Will be visited:

  • The Gjirokastra fortress (Kalaja e Gjirokastres)
  • Museum of Weapons
  • 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

Included in the price:

  • 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

Not included:

  • 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.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 100 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded this full single supplement amount. 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 triple or quadruples room occupancy. Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.

* The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).

* Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

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

* 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.

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

* 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.

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Tour NamePrice Per Adult (13-99)Price Per Child (9-12)Price Per Child (4-8)Price Per Infant (0-3)Available SeatsSeasonDuration
Tour of Berat and Gjirokaster: 2 UNESCO sites in two days225.00157.50112.500.00801 Jan ~ 31 Dec2 days

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