Heritage Trail: Exploring Elbasan, Belsh and Berat

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Daily Excursion
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Explore Elbasan, Belsh and Berat from Tirana

Discover Elbasan, Belsh, and Berat on a trip from Tirana. These places show Albania’s diverse historical influences, pretty views, and culture. They make a big impression on everyone who visits.

Elbasan is a historic city. Its old castle and mosques show how it was influenced by the Ottomans many years ago.

From Elbasan to Belsh, the road takes you through beautiful countryside. Belsh is known for farming, and it lets you see how people live in the countryside.

Then, the journey goes to Berat, which has amazing views. It’s called the “City of a Thousand Windows” because of its old houses that go down the hill. It looks like something from a storybook.

In Berat, you can walk through old streets and buildings that take you back in time. The big castle there has old churches and mosques. It also gives you a great view of the city and the valley below.

The river in Berat, called the Osum River, adds to the pretty views. There’s a bridge called the Gorica Bridge that you can cross for the perfect photo spot which faces the river and the houses on the hillside.

Elbasan, Belsh, and Berat together show Albania’s history and nature. It’s a trip that lets you explore Albania’s past and enjoy its beautiful landscapes.


  • 07:30 – 10:00 Transfer to Berat

-On the way to Berat, we will drive through the ferrochrome factory in Elbasan and Dumrea region to Berat

  • 10:00 – 12:30 City Sightseeing

-Berat, Albania’s “City of a Thousand Windows,” is a captivating historic town that transports you back in time. We will explore the well-preserved Ottoman-era architecture, and meander through the ancient Gorica Bridge and Mangalem Quarter.

  • 12:30 – 14:00 Free time at your leisure
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Visit Onufri Museum of Icons and the Castle of Berat

-The Onufri Museum is dedicated to one of the most important painters in the history of Albanian art. The setting, consisting of almost two hundred works, takes you on a journey through medieval art. Onufri was a painter with a strong realism, who carried out interesting research in the world of color. His ‘Onufri red. We will also visit the castle of Berat.

  • 16:00 – 18:30 Transfer to Tirana

Tour details

Tour details

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The local guide will be waiting for you with the ETG Welcome Sign
DEPARTURE TIME The tour will depart at 07:30.

Please be there 15 minutes in advance

RETURN TIME The tour will end approximately at 18:30.
English speaking guide “Metarlugjiku” & “Onufri Museum” Entrance
Transportation Family Visit
Lunch/Personal Expenses
Guide/Driver gratuity


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