• Duration: 1 day
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Description

On this full-day trip, discover the Ottoman city of Berat starting from Tirana, a trip that includes pickup and drop-off from the city center and a guided tour of Berat’s historic castle and the ruins of the ancient city of Apollonia.

See a historic center that’s been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and get a glimpse of Albania at its most picturesque.
 

Itinerary

Berat and Apollonia

The tour starts at 9:00 am from the city center in Tirana. It will take approximately 2 hours to reach Berat. Upon arrival in the city, you’ll see a fascinating blend of architectural styles that tell the story of Berat’s diverse religious and cultural communities. In the lower part of the city, spot some of the distinctive tiered houses climbing the steep hillside. Head to high promontory overlooking the city to explore the castle, or kala, which was fortified in the 5th century after the Romans burned it down in 200 BC. Take in some of the Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques that are protected by the castle walls, and snap panoramic photos from the historic battlements. We will stop for lunch on a traditional restaurant.

Then we depart for Apollonia. The evocative ruins of the ancient Illyiran city of Apollonia sit on a windswept hilltop some 12km west of the city of Fier. While a large part of the ruins remain buried under the ground, what has been excavated within the 4km of city walls is pure poetry. The highlights include the theatre and the elegant pillars of the restored facade of the city’s 2nd-century-AD administrative centre. After this amazing experience we return to Tirana. 

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • Minibus or 4×4 & Fuel
  • Professional guide/driver
  • Local Taxes 

What's excluded

  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Lunch (add 12€, optional ) 

What do I need to bring

  • Camera

Important information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A minimum of 3 people per booking is required
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years 
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel  
  • Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Minimum numbers apply
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements
  • In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 50% if cancelled 2 days or less before departure

Categories

  • ADVENTURE
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • NATURE
  • SAFARI AND WILDLIFE
  • WALKING TOUR

Guided Language

  • English
  • Italiano

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