Berati Tours Albania (BTA) is a well established incoming tour operator and travel agent specializing in Albania and neighboring countries, with office in Tirana. We are a small, specialized team with an extensive network of partners. In 2019 we were honoured “Best Tour Operator of the year” by the Albanian Tourism Union (ATU).
Why Berati Tours? Today’s Berati is acknowledged UNESCO World Heritage City and much visited, but with 2,400 years of continuous city history, it is still like a fairy tale from 1001 Nights, around which many myths and legends entwine, also speculating on the name’s origin. "Beautiful city", "white city", the "city with a window over the other". A real find!
A Berât in the Ottoman period is actually a decree by the Sultan himself, with the rights and privileges were granted, such as the right to establish a mosque, a dervish center, Han or Hamam - as this actually emerged, at this former seat of a pasha. A sultan's decree establishing Berati Tours Albania (BTA) was not needed in 2012, of course. But the basic idea is similar: build something with BTA that benefits the locals in Albania.
We put emphasis to responsible kinds of tourism that brings benefits to our travelers and local hosts. Our offer includes the broad spectrum of a sustainable Destination Management Company (DMC) for Albania, with a focus on organizing active travel for international guests. On the go, our journeys seek to inspire imagination while providing a true understanding of local living conditions, with vibrant and reliable information about the country and its people. We are convinced that the personal travel experience is enriched not only by a beautiful natural scenery and cultural sightseeing, but above all by interesting encounters, a deeper understanding of the local living conditions and diverse local activities.