Durres And Berat 2-Day Tour From Tirana Including Wine Tasting Experience

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Tirana central location
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Prepare to be amazed during this 2-day tour while visiting the cities of Berat and Durres and learning more about their fascinating history and monuments.

Highlights

  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Romantic experience, perfect for couples
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Day 1:


Departure from Tirana at 09.00 and you will be transferred towards the city of Durres.


Durres, otherwise known as antique Dyrrah, due to its geographic and climatic position took a strategic place on the eastern shores of the Adriatic and in the region of southern Illyria. The tour of the Durres Old Town will include the ruins of the town forum, roman baths, city center, town hall, Roman Amphitheater, byzantine walls, Venetian tower and archaeological museum with a panoramic display of discoveries and urban planning of this once important city.


After the tour continue your trip towards the beautiful city of Berat. On the way you stop in the charming obo Winery settled scenically at the base of Mount Tomorri, in the rolling hills that surround the city of Berat for a traditional Albanian wine tasting.


The tour will include an extensive viewing of the wine making process and detailed explanations that paint a glowing picture of the family's history and the origins of their wines. After the tour of the grounds, guests are invited to share a glass of wine and exchange stories with a member of the obo family while enjoying a variety of homemade Albanian cheeses and locally-grown olives.


Then you leave the winery and head towards Berat. This city is one of the oldest and the pride of Albanian architecture. Berat, known as the city of 'one thousand windows' is a treasure of Albanian history, culture and a testament to the countrys tradition of religious harmony.


Free time to stroll in the afternoon. Across the Osumi River lies the Gorica neighborhood, whose houses face those of Mangalemi. The arched bridge of Gorica, built in 1780, is a beautiful architectural monument constructed to link Gorica with Mangelemi.


Optional: Dinner in a restaurant with traditional cuisine (extra cost).


Overnight in Berat.


Day 2:


After breakfast at the hotel you will start your tour of Berat. The three major neighborhoods of the old city are Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala where the castle itself is located.


You will start your tour with the castle area. Visiting the 'Kala' involves a steep walk up a cobbled path, but those who make it to the top will be rewarded with a fine view of the surrounding area. You will visit the Museum of Iconography 'Onufri' which bears the name of the renowned fresco- and icon-painter Onufri, who has left a rich inheritance. This museum is located within the cathedral of St. Marys Assumption. You will also visit the Red Mosque, recognized by its lonely minaret and St. Trinity Church.


After the fortress, you will visit the Mangalemi quarter and the National Ethnographic Museum. This museum is located in one of the most characteristic and interesting houses of the town, a rich assemblage of traditional objects (more than 1000) and is one of the greatest examples of Berats long history and culture.


After the tour free time for a stroll in the city streets and return to Tirana.

Inclusions

Transport with a/c vehicle

City Tour of Durres and Berat

Tasting menu in Cobo Winery (4 sample wines, 1 glass of raki, bread, olives and cheeses)

Driver/ Guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

1 night accommodation in Berat in BB

Exclusions

Meals and drinks

Personal expenses

Tips and gratuities

Optional activity costs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required