With this tour, indulge yourselves into the best Albanian traditional food and drinks, whilst traveling through beautiful scenery and historical sites.

We will be traveling through the different tastes of Albania.

Our professional guide will accompany you into your journey and will explain the history of our country as well as the influences of each geographical area that impacted our cuisine.

Part of the tour are also the drinks. Spanning from the traditional Raki, to the more international Albanian produced wine. Not forgetting our beer, as well as some other non-alcoholic drinks, such as the renowned Boza or the more Balkanik Ayran, in Albanian called Dhalle.

Join us in this amazing experience where you will find the other side of Albania.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tirana Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

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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, as well as dinner on your own.
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Day 2: Welcome to Berat, the 1000 windows city.

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.
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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.
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Day 4: The southernmost city, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Day 9: Time to say goodbye, but first....

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.

Tour Reviews

21 August 2015

Loved this tour! I will do it again next year. I’m coming back!

21 May 2018

I have enjoyed myself tremendously! I loved the food. Everything was so fresh and masterly cooked. I absolutely recommend ‘Mrizi i Zanave’. OMG, I’m going back again for the taste of the fresh cheese. This time I’d love to try a ‘wine and dine tour’. The sightseeing and activities were better than we even thought! I still can’t believe we did so much in such a short time, but we did not feel stressed. We really loved the tour and would do it all over again in a minute! Thanks.

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