Day Tour

A City of Thousands Windows (10 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Tirana, Albania

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

A City of Thousands Windows (10 Hours )

Tirana, Albania

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Sightseeing

Meals

Snack

Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

This morning meet your local guide and driver for a full day tour of Berat – the city of thousands windows. The town of Berat, overshadowed to the east by mount Tomorr (2400 m), is built on an ancient Illyrian dwelling site, which goes back to the sixth century B.C. Its innumerable monuments and beautiful and characteristic architecture of its houses have proclaimed it a town-museum. Much of the city is built on terraces in the steep hills overlooking the Osum. The city has many historical monuments, including mosques dating from the 15th to 19th centuries and an 18th century seven-arched stone bridge. A 13th century citadel built along a ridge high above the river gorge houses a museum and several old churches. The castle and its fortified walls are interrelated just like a mosaic where various stages of buildings are settled on hill units of the town. Mosques and small mosques are brilliant examples in the rising skill of architecture execution, but in particular the interior part of ceilings and stained glass windows.

You will enjoy wine tasting at Cobo family winery that produces a red wine under the label Kashmer. The owner, Mr. Cobo, was working in Italy for many years and decided to back to Albania, his homeland to run a family winery business. The winery is built in traditional Berat Ottoman style. We are sure you will enjoy your private tasting and a light snack consisting of local delicacies.

In the afternoon, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

About Us

Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie


Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Outstanding!

By: PAW


Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Wonderful

By: Italy 2017


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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Croatia

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2018

Excellent! the boat and skipper were perfect and the hotels were wonderful. Our two drivers were punctual and courteous.
Travel Advisor:  Simone McKinney

Wonderful Tour Guide in Split

By: Lisa S


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2018

We recently ended a boat charter in Split and were greeted in port by such a wonderful guide and driver who whisked us away for an excellent tour of Diocletian's Palace. Our guide was not only extremely knowledgeable, but she was a joy to be with. She spoke perfect English and was able to maneuver around the large groups so that we never felt crowded or overwhelmed while touring the palace. She recommended a wonderful place for lunch after our tour which we enjoyed immensely.
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer
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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

The service was very good at the home we stayed at
Travel Advisor:  Shari Minsky
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50TH ANNIVERSARY TRIP

By: SHELLY


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2018

THE GUIDE WAS ON TIME AND SPOKE ENGLISH VERY WELL. OUR GUIDED TOUR WAS EXCELLENT.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman
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Croatia

By: Jud


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2018

Martina was awesome to work with. Each tour guide and drivers were very friendly and informative. Was the best trip I’ve been on.
Travel Advisor:  Rochelle Lieberman
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Guide in Split

By: Anon


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2018

Excellent The Club arranged a wonderful half day quide for us who had great energy and charm.
Travel Advisor:  Jessica Griscavage
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Fantastic Partners

By: Shari


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Calvados partnered with my outstanding travel agent to create a seamless trip for my family in Croatia. We felt cared for every step of the way. They chose excellent guides and recommended beautiful "off the beaten path" places for us to visit and explore. They did a fantastic job!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington
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Croatia

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

Fabulous trip with all aspects of the itinerary perfectly coordinated. The guides and hotels were all excellent, making for a memorable trip.
Travel Advisor:  Georgia Schley Ritchie
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Great trip to Croatia!

By: Shehank6


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2018

Everything was perfect!
Travel Advisor:  Amy Biondi
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Trip of a lifetime!

By: miriamc201


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2018

I was very happy with every detail of my itinerary. The hotels were first class as were the tour guides and all my transports across Croatia.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Saiger Machowsky