Walking tour of Berat by Berat City Tours

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

It hasn’t always been easy, but it’s been exciting! In 2013 Braho brothers Isuf and Alket started Berat City Tours only with a badge. Living in a historic area where many visitors were coming they start offering free tours—showing the city to the guests through the eyes of 2 local teenagers. Learning from the guest's different cultures, and different languages was something fun. Then 1-day Alket went to an internet cafe and printed a badge for Isuf – And there our history started with the Blue Badge madden from Alket where it was written” Isuf Braho Tour Guide” Today we are known as BCT operating various tours from single-day tours, to extended tours through some of Albanian’s most remote and fascinating regions. We're a group of licensed guides with more than 9 years of experience of touring in Albania. We'll be happy to welcome you and share with you all the main highlights of our beautiful city.

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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
  • 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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Klara 06 Jun 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2023
Amazing and very thorough tour! We had a great time exploring Berat with our guide. We got tons of interesting information and facts about both Berat and Albania. I would definitely recommend this tour to anybody who comes to Berat.
Jelmer 05 Jun 2023

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Travelled in family - Jun 2023
Perfect casual and informal tour.
Misha 30 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
We had the opportunity to visit Berat with a super professional guide, we walked a lot and found out the incredible story of the city and of Albania. I really recommend it!
Woori 19 May 2023

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
He was so nice and fun. It was absolutely a great tour with him:) Thanks a lot
Fran... 30 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
gret, thanks
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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 4 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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