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Cruise Program Vlora & Berat - 1 Day

Cruise Program Vlora & Berat

What to visit in Berat:

  • The Fortress 
  • The Onufri’s Museum
  • Leaden Mosque, the King’s Mosque
  • The  Bachelor’s Mosque & Alvati Teke
  • Free time for optional lunch  ( Albanian traditional meal from 11 Eur / pax )
  • After the tour in Berat , transfer back to Vlora , end of the services.
Inclusions:
  • A professional guide, local guides, assistance & information according to the program.
  • A modern coach with A/C , microphone
  • City sightseeing & visits of the most important objects
  • Entrance fees of the visits included
Highlights:
  • Explore the ancient history of Albania from Roman period to modern times
  • Visit Onufri’s museum ,  Castle of Berat , 3.000 years of history , Flag square &          
  • Monument of Independence , & Bay of Vlora & Kuz Baba ‘s hill
  • Take your time to discover the cities on your own
Time schedule for this program:
  • 08.00 – Arrival at Port of Vlora
  • 08.20 – 09.30 –  Transfer to Berat
  • 09.40 – 11.20 –  Tour of Berat with the visit to Berat Castle
  • 11.20 – 12.30 –  Visits old bazaar on foot. Free time to explore the city on their own                      
  • 12.40 – 14.00 –   Lunch in a local restaurant  
 Lunch in a private restaurant: 
  • variuos pies and traditional Albanian starters
  • main course ( meat )
  • desert / fruits
  • 0.5L of mineral water
 Sightseeing of Vlora:
  • 14.00 – 16.00  –  Transfer to Vlora Sightseeing of Flag square
  • Monument of Independence & Bay of Vlora & Kuz Baba 
  • Free time
  • 16.00 –  Back to ship. End of the services
 Documents to be presented at the border of Vlora’s port:
  • Valid passport / ID
  •  A list of groups with full generalities to be sent in advance          

Day 1
One Day Trip

Departure for trip to the main interesting objects of Vlora & Berat.

Vlora – also known as Vlore or Valona- is a south-Albanian city of approx. 94,000 inhabitants and one of the oldest Albanian cities. Albania’s 2nd largest port is situated here, the largest one is situated in Durres. Vlora is situated at the Bay of Vlorë, and is surrounded by mountains. A particularity of this bay it is that it is considered as the frontier between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea. The island of Sazan is close-by, at the entrance to the Bay of Vlorë. Italy is just 70 miles away. All around the town you’ll find gardens and olive groves.

While you are in Vlora you could visit :

-The Museum of Independence, the building where Albanian independence was proclaimed on 28 November 1912. This building is shown as well on the 500 Albanian leke banknote since 1996.

-The Mosque of Muradie - This sultan-style mosque is an rather important religious monument for the locals. The dome that was built in 1542 by the architect Mimar Sinani and is build of carved stone. This monument is well known because of the harmonious distribution of its windows.

-Flag square , Monument of Independence & Bay of Vlora & Kuz Baba to enjoy the scenery of the city from the above the hill.

Berat – It situated round 100 km far from Vlora . It is known as the “City of one thousand windows” and is declared a Museum City”. Berat, overshadowed to the east by Tomorr Mountain 2415 m, and is an ancient Illyrian settlement founded in the 4th & 5th centuries B.C. on the territory of the Illyrian tribe of Desarettes. The town is composed of 3 parts; Gorica, situated on the far side of the river; Mangalem, situated on the fortress side of the river and the Residential quarter within the fortress known as KALAJA. The old part of the city has some religious buildings like mosque and Byzantine churches. The old name of the city was Antipatrea.

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