Your day starts with the transfer to the Museum city of Berat for approximately 2 hours.
The town of Berat is one of the most ancient towns of Albania, 2400 years old. It lies on the banks of the Osumi river. Berat’s innumerable monuments
and the beautiful and characteristic architecture of its houses have proclaimed Berat, a “Museum Town”. The houses on the fortress have typically two stories, with the upper story slightly overhanging and rich wood carving within. With their wide facades and large windows, they seem to be built almost on top of one another, giving Berat its name of “The City of One – Thousand Windows”.
Your visit will start with a walk from the Gorica old bridge for some 20 minutes. After that, you will come back to the Mangalemi quarter from the new bridge. A walk in the newly built boulevard will follow the tour before you continue the visit to the Castle of Berat located on top of the hill overlooking Berat town. You will embark back on the bus to continue the tour in the Castle of Berat. It involves a bit of walking on uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets and a bit of inclination.
Once inside the Castle first we will continue towards the Museum of the Icons for a visit. National Museum Onufri is located in the center of the inhabited quarter in Berat medieval castle. It is organized in Virgin Mary cathedral, built in 1797 on the foundation of an older church with the same name. It bears the name of the most remarkable Albanian painter, Onufri, who left a very rich fund of iconographic creation.
After meeting with your guide you will get transferred to the Museum City of Berat for approximately 2 hours. In Berat you will have the opportunity to visit its historical monuments, the beautiful and characteristic architecture of its houses.
Your visit will start with a walk from the Gorica old bridge for some 20 minutes to come back to Mangalemi quarter from the new bridge. A walk in the newly built boulevard will follow the tour before you continue the visit to the Castle of Berat located on top of the hill overlooking Berat town. Afterward, you will get back on the bus and continue the tour in the castle of Berat. Once inside the castle, first, you will continue towards the Museum of Icons for a visit. National Museum Onufri is located in the center of the inhabited quarter in Berat medieval castle. After visiting the Museum, you will have free time for lunch in Berat and after lunch, a short walk to the viewpoint of 15 minutes will follow to have some nice views of all the quarters of Berat before your transfer back to your ship for another 2 hours drive.
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|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Durres port, 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 at 16:00.|
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