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From Tirana or Durres: Berat, Durres, Elbasan in a Day Trip

1. From Tirana or Durres: Berat, Durres, Elbasan in a Day Trip

We will depart from Tirana or Durres at 8:00 am. First, we will visit Durres Castle and the Amphitheater of Durres. Durrës Castle walls are the fortified part of the old city of Durrës. The city walls were built in the late 5th century, and repaired and reinforced in the Middle Ages. The Amphitheater of Durres, is surely one of the greatest pieces of ancient architecture in Albania, if not the Balkans. It was built in 100AD by Hadrian and was only rediscovered in the 1960s. It was used for about 300 years and back then it could have as many as 18,000 spectators. Next, we will visit Berat City, Gorica Bridge, and Mangalem Quarter, from where you will pass by the Gate of Pasha, The King Mosque, The Helvetia Tekke, and the Inn. For those who feel fit well to walk on the cobbled narrow streets of the town, the Castle of Berat, apart from being one of the biggest inhabited in Albania, represents a unique combination of different styles and epochs, such as Roman, Byzantine, Albanian, and Ottoman. At the end, we will go and visit Elbasan's historical sights, its ancient Castle and Basilica. Elbasan city community took part in the spread of Christianity along the Via Egnatia, which used to connect Rome with Constantinople, had a bishop, cathedral, and basilicas as early as the fifth century. You will learn more during the sightseeing... We will reach Tirana by 6:00 p.m.

From Tirana: Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyon Hiking Tour

2. From Tirana: Pellumbas Cave and Erzeni Canyon Hiking Tour

Explore the natural wonders and archaeological significance of the Cave of Pellumbas on a thrilling hike. The Pellumbas Cave, also known as the Black Cave, has a history dating back to the Paleolithic period. Catch spectacular views of the Black Cave and Erzeni Canyon. Travel from Tirana to Pellumbasi village on a minibus for 45 minutes. Once at Pellumbasi, start the hike towards your destination. Enjoy views of the forest, the Erzen River, and Dajti Mountain from the marked trail. The hike to the cave takes about 1 hour to complete. Upon arrival at the cave entrance, give your feet a break. When ready, step inside to start your cave exploration. The space is very large and looks like a mine. See the cave and its unique stalagmites and stalactites with the help of torchlight. The cave stands at 350 meters above sea level and forms a tunnel 70-80 meters long. It is said to be one of the earliest prehistoric settlements of the area. After exploring the cave, head down to the village and transfer back to Tirana.

From Tirana: Hiking tour of Pellumbas cave & Erzeni Canyon

3. From Tirana: Hiking tour of Pellumbas cave & Erzeni Canyon

If you are visiting Tirana for a few days and you want to explore the wild beauty of Tirana’s surroundings, the best thing to do is to jump into this day tour. Don’t forget to wear your comfortable walking shoes! Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana, from where we start our adventurous day. Our first destination for today will be the ancient cave of Peullmbas, located uphill at the heart of Erezini Canyon. Initially this ancient cave used to offer shelter to wild bears, about 40,000 years ago. After this, the cave became home for ancient humans dating back to the Midd Palaeolithic era (circa 30,000 years ago). During the First and Second World War, the cave was used as a hiding place for the locals of the surrounding villages. The cave portrays a long history and is nowadays an interesting and beautiful place to visit. Some people describe it as a once in a lifetime experience. This destination offers an amazing view of wild mountains, valleys, Erzeni river and Erzeni Canyon. The hiking to the rock on the Cave of Pellumbas takes about 1 hour one way, elevation up to 600 meters. The entrance of the Pellumbas cave has a wooden platform, so it is easy to take a moment to soak in the area. Have some free time to relaxing after this hiking experience. After, we will be back to Tirana. This marks the end of this amazing hiking experience. You will return home with a new sense of self excitement to share with those around you.

Berat: Guided Trip to Mount Tomorr and Bogove Waterfall

4. Berat: Guided Trip to Mount Tomorr and Bogove Waterfall

Join us on an exciting 4×4 drive through the holy mountain and discover the fascinating history and culture of the Bektashi, a Sufi Muslim sect. Our expert guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a thrilling ride up to 2416 meters above sea level. Depending on your preference, you can choose to either hike or drive to the summit. If you choose to hike, our guide will help you plan a route that suits your level of fitness and the time available, ranging from 1 hour to 4 hours. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding landscape and Islamic monuments. Our knowledgeable guide will share insights into the history and traditions of the area, providing a deeper understanding of the culture and religion of the Bektashi sect. During winter or springtime, it may only be possible to reach the summit by hiking, as the car may not be able to make it to the top due to weather conditions. In this case, our guide will help you plan a safe and enjoyable hike, providing all the necessary guidance. After experiencing the unique atmosphere of the holy mountain, we will head to Bogove Waterfall to enjoy its natural beauty. Take your time to relax in the cool waters of the waterfall and snap some unforgettable pictures. This tour is a perfect combination of a 4×4 adventure and cultural experience, giving you the opportunity to explore the natural beauty and religious heritage of the area. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the unique beauty and history of the area. Book your tour today and create unforgettable memories. Program Meet in the morning around 09:00 at your hotel and transfer to Tomorr Mountain Stop in the holy spots for the Bektashi and learn more about Bektashism Visit the monumental tombs of Dervishes and the Teqe which are located about 1700 m above sea level. From this point, we can start hiking to the summit 2416 m or drive to the summit ( hiking time is flexible. It varies from 1-3 hours. At the summit – visit the tomb of Abbas Ali – the summit offers great views of the surroundings Transfer to Bogove Waterfall – Short walk to reach the waterfall Fresh up with the cold waters – Return to Berat in the late afternoon.

Day Tour of Berat Durres and Belsh from Tirana

5. Day Tour of Berat Durres and Belsh from Tirana

Beginning our tour from Tirana, we will be travelling to the coastal city of Durres, a unique blend of culture and nature. Here, we will be able to take a leisurely stroll on the main promenade and witness the serene beauty of the sea, as well as visit the historic amphitheatre which has long been home to the battles of Gladiators. We shall set forth from Durres and make our way to Central South Albania, to the City of Many Windows, Berat. Since 2008, it has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, and continues to be a significant city even today, boasting a remarkable history of over two millennia. Despite the passage of time, life has remained persistent here, and the Castle or “Kalaja” is the oldest district of the city. Predominantly inhabited by the Christian Orthodox population, this part of the city features a remarkable assemblage of churches, some of which date as far back as the 14th century. The majestic Citadel of Berat, commonly referred to as Berat Castle and its castle quarter, soars grandly above the town of Berat, Albania. Its majestic walls date back to the 13th century and are surrounded by a multitude of Byzantine churches as well as Ottoman mosques. Mangalem stands majestically in the hills below the castle, its typical architecture and white walls being a testament to its past. It is a scene of beauty, its counterpart, Gorica, visible in the many windows that line its walls. Structured mainly during the Ottoman period, it was still affected by the devastating earthquake which saw parts of the city destroyed and the style of architecture change from its heavy towers with small windows and stone to a lighter build with larger windows. We can also enjoy a traditional lunch in Berat. s we depart from The 1001 windows and embark on our journey back to Tirana, we shall traverse past what has been bestowed the title of "the Tuscany of Albania", a realm of lush emerald hills, flourishing olive groves and many tranquil small lakes, creating an awe-inspiring vista.

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It was amazing and our tourguide jack,(i kmow its wrong spelling ) was very funny and helpful. I It was the highlight of our trip. It was worth it