Berat's Hidden Stories: Premium Free Tour with Expert Guides

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Quality Verified Registered on September 21, 2022

Welcome to Visit Albania Tour Operator, your passport to discovering the enchanting cities of Berat and Tirana. Established in 2013 by the adventurous Braho brothers, Isuf and Alket, with nothing more than a badge and a vision, our journey has been nothing short of exhilarating. In 2013, amidst the cobblestone streets of Berat, the brothers began Berat City Tours, offering free tours that provided a unique local perspective to visitors. The experience evolved into a cultural exchange, with each tour becoming a delightful exploration of diverse cultures and languages. Inspired by the success of their endeavors, the pivotal year of 2021 saw Visit Albania Tour Operator expand its horizons. In a significant move, we opened an office in Tirana, the vibrant capital of Albania. This strategic expansion allowed us to bring our passion for guided tours to the heart of the country, offering visitors an opportunity to explore the rich history and dynamic culture of Tirana. Our iconic Blue Badge, proudly displaying "Isuf Braho Tour Guide," has become a symbol of our commitment to excellence. With over 9 years of experience, our team of licensed guides is dedicated to providing immersive and informative tours. From single-day adventures to extended explorations of remote and fascinating regions, we curate experiences that go beyond the ordinary. Whether you choose our free tours rooted in our beginnings or opt for our paid tours, each journey with Visit Albania Tour Operator promises to be a celebration of discovery. In 2021, as we expanded our presence to Tirana, we invite you to join us in unlocking the secrets of two of Albania's most captivating cities. Embark on a voyage where history and culture come alive, and breathtaking landscapes unfold. Visit Albania Tour Operator is more than a tour company; it's an invitation to experience the essence of Berat and Tirana. We eagerly await the opportunity to share the magic of these cities with you, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover Berat which is inarguably one of the most beautiful towns in Albania!

Our walk will begin from Berat’s most interesting site, Medieval center embellished by the works of local masons. We will take time to marvel at its beauty and discuss about the King Mosque and Helveti teqe and also about religion...

We will proceed in the heart of the city: Bulevard Republika and the new bridge.

We'll also visit Berat's Castle, which is one of the main spots in Berat. We'll learn more about its history and will explore its narrow streets.

Main highlights:

  • Medieval Center
  • King Mosque
  • Red Mosque
  • White Mosque
  • Saint Trinity Church
  • Helveti Teqe
  • Bulevard Republika
  • New Bridge
  • Berat's Castle

This walking tour through Berat is an exploration of some of the most famous monuments and places in the city, we will discover the stories and legends that lie behind the most famous palaces.

During the itinerary, we'll talk and discuss about all... History, culture, architecture and legends of this beautiful city.

Don't miss this tour for a full introduction of Berat highlights guided by locals.

Relevant info for travellers:
There's a minimum of 3 attendees required for the tour to take place.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001, Albania
    Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001, Albania
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    The tour guide will be in front of the Berat City Tours Office

  • 1
    Free admission

    Mangalem is a historic neighborhood located in the city of Berat, Albania. It is known for its well-preserved Ottoman architecture, including traditional houses, narrow streets, and stone bridges. The neighborhood is situated on a hill overlooking the Osum River and the newer part of Berat.

  • 2
    Free admission

    Gorica is another historic neighborhood located in the city of Berat, Albania. It is situated on the opposite side of the Osum River from Mangalem and is connected to it by the Gorica Bridge, which is also known as the Bridge of Gorica

  • 3
    Free admission
    Bulevardi Republika

    Bulevardi Republika is the main boulevard in the city of Berat, Albania. It is a wide avenue that runs through the center of the city, connecting the newer part of Berat with the historic neighborhoods of Mangalem and Gorica. The boulevard is lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a number of government buildings and public spaces. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, as it offers easy access to many of the city's most important landmarks,

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Berat Castle

    Berat Castle, also known as Kala, is a medieval fortress located in the city of Berat, Albania. It is situated on a hill overlooking the Osum River and the surrounding area. The castle dates back to the 4th century BC,

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Teqeja e Helvetive

    It was once a meeting place for the Helveti Sufi order, a mystical Islamic sect that was active in the Balkans during the Ottoman era. The tekke, or monastery, was built in the 18th century and served as a center for religious education and spiritual practice for the Helveti community

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Medieval Center of Berat

    The King Mosque, also known as the Sultan's Mosque or the Mosque of Suleiman, is a historic mosque located in the city of Berat, Albania. It was built in the 16th century during the Ottoman period and is one of the oldest mosques in the city. The mosque is named after Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, who ordered its construction.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Claudia 26 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very informative and interesting tour that leads you through the whole town of Berat, including the castle. It really has everything that's worth seeing (except museums of course) and we even got to go in some churches that weren't otherwise accessible.
Aykhan 24 May 2024
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Had a great time!
Tim Castorina 24 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We really enjoyed our tour of Berat with Fabio. He is very knowledgeable and explained things well. He was particularly good at answering our questions on Berat and Albania more generally.
Amelie 23 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Fabio is a super friendly guide with lots of knowledge about his country and Berat. We loved our tour with him!
Nancy 22 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Fabio is a fantastic guide. He is very informed on the history of Berat as a long time resident and graduate of historical studies. He kept the time well paced and was flexible in dealing with an extremely hot day. His passion for Berat shows through. We would highly recommend a tour with Fabio!!!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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