Albanian Culinary

 9D/8N

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tirana, Albania
DEPARTURE TIME On your Arrival time
  DURATION OF TOUR: 9 Days

Price will be match with your requests

WEAR Comfortable clothing, hat and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
  • Transport
  • Airport pick up & return back
  • 8 nights in hotels
  • Meals
  • Multilingual Tour Guide
  • Guided sightseeing and select
  • Local taxes
NOT INCLUDED
  • Your personal expenses
  • Extra drinks
  • Flight Tickets

 

 

Day 1: Welcome to Albania

Meeting in Tirana in the morning. After the city tour, we will be heading towards our first food experience. the slow food movement restaurant Mrizi i Zanave, approx. 1:30min drive from Tirana. After lunch, we will head back to Tirana, where you will have a free afternoon and evening

 

Day 2: Welcome to Berat

In the morning, we will head towards a UNESCO protected city, Berat, also known for its many windows. Called also The White City. On the way, we will stop at one of the best wine producers in Albania, Cobo winery. After a traditional lunch, we will visit the Castle Castle and the Ethnographic museum. We will continue having some traditional dinner as well as some traditional drink, the Raki.

 

Day 3: Off to Llogara National Park

Today we will head towards Llogora National Park, one of the most scenic places in southern Albania. At lunchtime, we will stop to Radhime, near the city of Vlora. We will feast on fish and some local white wine. After we will continue our way towards Llogora. There we can have a small hike in the pines surrounding the area. For dinner, we will focus on a delicious roasted lamb, which hand-in-hand with either raki or wine.

 

Day 4: The Saranda

Off we go south again. We will continue our way towards the Albanian Riviera, following the Ionian coastline. We will stop for lunch in Qeparo Village, where we MUST have some fish. After lunch, an optional hike to the old village of Qeparo. After, we will continue towards the city of Saranda. Again, fish-based dinner accompanied by white wine.

 

Day 5: Gjirokaster, the stone city.

In the morning we will head towards Butrint Archaeological Park. After the visit, we will continue our way towards Gjirokastra. But first, we will stop in the Blue Eye spring. After this coffee break, we will arrive in Gjirokaster, where a wonderful lunch will be waiting for us. In the afternoon we will visit the castle as well as the arms museum. In the evening, we will be having a traditional dinner, with roasted lamb.

 

Day 6: The raki area

Today we will travel to Germenj, but first, we will stop in Permet, one of the most important raki producing areas in Albania. After a traditional dinner, accompanied with the raki, head towards the thermal baths of Benje. After a swim there, we will continue towards Germenj. For dinner, we will have locally grown farm food.

 

Day 7: Korça, the center of southern culture

Today we will head to one of the most culturally influential cities in Albania, Korca. On the way, we will have a traditional lunch in Leskovik, a small town on the way. Dinner will include the famous local meatballs.

 

Day 8: Towards Pogradec

Today, we will spend our final night in Albania. Our drive will not be long.. We will have fish lunch upon arrival in Pogradec. You will have a free afternoon, until dinner time, where you can choose between fish or meat.

 

Day 9: Transfer to Tirana

Today, is our last day together. We will start making our way towards the capital, Tirana. Lunch will be served in the city of Elbasan. After, we will continue our way towards Tirana. The arrival in the capital will mark also the end of our tour.

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