Berat, known as the city of 1000 windows, is a treasure of Albanian history, culture and a testament to the country’s tradition and religious harmony. Prepare to be amazed during this full day tour.
Come along on this day tour for the wine tasting in a small local tavern then wander the winding streets of the picturesque town of Berat and visit the castle of 20 churches.
Tirana & On request
Experience the white city and taste local wine. Enjoy fantastical aerial views from the hilltop castle and taste delicious food.
Departure for Berat at 9:00 am.This is one of the oldest and the pride of Albanian architecture. The three major neighborhoods of the old city are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala where the castle itself is located. The city of Berat offers rare examples of an architectural style typical of the Ottoman period. The people of Berat were first called Illyrians, then Arbër, and finally Albanians. Located in central Albania, Berat bears witness to the coexistence of various religious and cultural communities down the centuries.
It features a castle, locally known as the Kala, most of which was built in the 13th century, although its origins date back to the 4th century BC. The citadel area numbers many Byzantine churches, mainly from the 13th century, as well as several mosques built under the Ottoman era which began in 1417. The old town section of Berat is one of the oldest in Albania, with the earliest traces of settlement dating from 2600-1800 BC and archaeological finds such as ceramics from the 7th or 6th century BC. Come along in this day tour and experience this beautiful city and more.
It was a new experience and one of the best weekends of my life. Surely something to remember and had a lot of fun.
Excellent tour and I did really fun. Beautiful places and lovely people. Food & wine was really good. It wasn’t only transportation it was an adventure.
I was travelling with a friend who was more familiar with Albania as on the other hand it was my first time in the country. We had an extremely tight schedule, but still wanted to experience something special. Luckily for us we found Off Limits Albania and enjoyed an interesting day trip to Berat with our amazing guide!
Berat was definitely a place to visit! Scenery was beyond words and the restaurant we visited on our way back served us great delicacies! We were also very happy to listen all that our guide told us about the places we visited and far beyond them. I am a history student myself and I must say that I was really impressed with his knowledge about both the current affairs and the history of Albania. In the end of the day the guide even double checked our bus timetables to make sure that we got to the right bus and home safe.
All in all Off Limits Albania is a combination of true customer service and genuine interest in making you feel welcome to this amazing country. All this comes with a very reasonable price and with an safety first attitude. I had so much fun and I am definitely choosing Off Limits again, when I next time visit Albania!
As me and my friend weren’t entirely sure on where to go for a day trip after visiting Tirana, I wrote Off Limits Albania for some suggestions. I never got such a fast and enthusiastic reply back from any other travel organisation (way to go!!) Together we decided to make a day trip to Berat, which was an excellent choice! We had the pleasure to meet the owner, who was very excited from the very first moment we met… On the way from Tirana to Berat we even made a quick stop in Durres because we wanted to see and smell the sea (as me and my friend are both from a coastal country, now living in a landlocked country….) Once we arrived in Berat, we drove to the castle and had a guided tour which was absolutely wonderful! After exploring the city we had a great lunch, while our amazing tour guide answered all my questions on Albania, the history, culture, the people etc. etc. Unfortunately we had to leave quite early, as we had to catch the bus in Tirana. But… long story short… Off Limits Albania does not only offers set day trips and tours, but they are very helpful in organizing whatever trip you would like to make! Besides this, I really liked the way in which the guide spoke about his country and provided us with lots and lots of information! So, if you are looking for an organization to help you with your travel through Albania, look no further! Off Limits Albania is the best!
Oh and by the way, the guide takes pretty good pictures too!
Was an excellent trip very good organised, Friendly tour guy and a very good English speaker. Adventure part was great for the people that like it. Highly recommended.