On this excursion, you will discover the beauties of Elbasan and Tirana, two cities in the middle of Albania. After meeting with your guide you will go to Elbasan through Belshi lakes. Now the old center of the city of Elbasan is represented by the castle district (Kala). There you can still admire the old city walls, built on the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine fortifications by the sovereign Ottoman Mehmet II. He also gave the city the name of Eli-Bashan (“I put the hand”).
In 2003 a project was started to recover the old fortress. Nowadays it has returned to its former city walls.
You may see the corner towers guard along the perimeter as well as the towers of the curtain and the fortified entrance. You
will also visit a local family inside the castle and you will have a coffee and a glass of raki. Then you will have free time for lunch in Elbasan and after that, you will go and visit Tirana.
Tirana, the heart and capital of Albania, like all other European metropolises has never-ending movement and energy. With its clubs, bars, cafes, and taverns, Tirana is worth discovering by both day and night. The hospitality shown towards tourists is something that will mark your journey not only in Tirana but also all over the country. There are different thoughts regarding the origin of the name of the city.
Some think that it relates to Tyrrenia (a name of Etruscan origins). However, others believe that it relates to the word Theranda (harvest), or to the Tirkan (a castle at the foot of Mount Dajti). This excursion also includes a visit of the most important sites in Tirana. For example the main boulevard, Scanderbeg square, main administrative buildings, presidency, pyramid and National Historical Museum of Albania. After visiting the beautisul sites of these 2 cities you will go back to Berat. Let’s uncover the mysteries and history of central Albania in this unique daily excursion.
The excursion starts from Berat, a well known Albanian city and also UNESCO site. After meeting with your guide, you will travel for approximately two hours through Belshi lakes, renowned for its 84 natural lakes, to go to the beautiful city of Elbasan. In Elbasan you will have the opportunity to learn a lot of its history as it is a city which is very rich in history. You will also visit a local family who lives inside the castle and you will have a coffee and a glass of raki. After the visit you will have free time for lunch in Elbasan and then you continue our trip to the capital. Tirana is worth visiting and some of the sites you will visit are the main boulevard, Scanderbeg square, main administrative buildings, presidency, pyramid and National Historical Museum of Albania. After visiting all these sites and discovering all their rich history, you will get transferred back to Berat.
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|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Berat, Albania
The local guide will be waiting for you with: ETG Welcome Sign
|DEPARTURE TIME||The tour will depart on 08:00. Please be there 15 minutes in advance|
|RETURN TIME||The tour will end approximately on 19:00.|
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