THE AGRITOURISM TOUR
EXPERIENCE THE AGRITOURISM & WINE TOUR IN ALBANIA
VISIT THE CHEESE FARMS, TASTE THE LOCAL MEALS.
Captivated by the gorgeous scenery and astound of the fantastic food and drinks, we’ll unwind our way into organic grape farms where local families will be our hosts, giving you an in-depth sight at what rural life in Albania is like. The agritourism tour offers plenty of opportunities for the culinary and farming enthusiasts to get hands ‘dirty’ by giving a try at preparing local foods or handling traditional farming equipment.
At least 10 people required to be guaranteed.
|START OF TOUR||TIRANA|
|POI’S||Tirana, Durres, Lezhe, Diber, Pogradec, Korça, Erseka, Permet, Tepelene, Berat.|
This agritourism tour is for people who are interested in experiencing the agrotourism in Albania, who like fresh biological meals, a glass of wine and the warmth of an incredibly hospitable country, that has not been discovered by mass tourism yet. Albania is an emerging traveling destination that has much to offer, even in this field. In this tour, we will bring you to some of the most interesting farms and wineries, so that you can enjoy Albanian yields to the fullest.
VISITS TO MUSEUMS, HANDICRAFTS, WINERIES, LOCAL FARMS
Day 1: TIRANA
After arrival at the airport and after being accommodated at the hotel, our tour will start with the first visit to a wine farm just outside of Tirana. The best products of this winery are made from renowned cultivars such as Kallmet etc. We will see the farm, its facilities, and its vineyards. Having landed in the world of grapes and olives, you will feel refreshed as you start your wine and cheese tasting.
Day 2: DURRES –LEZHE
Today we will visit another winery situated in the hills that surround Tirana. The farm is just as famous for its wine, as the history of its brand name. After some wine tasting, we set out to visit a second farm just a few kilometers away, where lunch is waiting under the shadows of oaks and the cool breeze that an aquaculture reservoir helps bring about. After that, we will be on our way to a place full of history. The trip will take approximately one and a half hour, perfectly justified by a lovely dinner and accommodation.
Day 3: DIBER
After breakfast, we will visit a pottery workshop nearby. They have been passing on their centuries-long craftsmanship to the new generation. After that we set out to the upper north, to a national wine processor, handling what may quite possibly be the best cultivar. Lunch will be enjoyed in this area and then we will be heading to Dibra, to a milk and apple farm, a fresh juice processor and an aquaculture farm. The scenery offers a lot of mountains and landscapes, and you might also like to visit the hot baths, or the medieval city ruins and in the end. Accommodation shall be as comfortable as you have ever experienced.
Day 4: POGRADEC - KORCA
We’ll start fresh and relaxed for a drive through a beautiful valley where a dairy farm of small ruminant’s milk products awaits to be explored in the mountains. A little further on and we are into another winery for a short stop. After that we’ll drive all the way to Pogradec and Korca; the most important regions in the southeast. Here your stamina we’ll be challenged as there will be plenty of nature, lakes, churches, and of course an entire empire of apple farms. Accommodation is organized in what used to be a medieval oasis of Byzantine Christianity and education, Voskopoja.
Day 5: ERSEKA - PERMET
From there we’ll be heading further south towards Erseka and Leskovik. In this area, we will enjoy and try out the delicacies of an organic farm. Meals cooked after the traditional style of this area. The city of Permet is well known for its flowers, landscape, hot baths, and wine. We can take a break to feel relaxed by these thermal waters where a swim can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Here we will taste the traditional “Gliko”, one of the best handmade jams of Albania, replete with different fruits. Some of the best Albanian writers of the last century are originally from this area. If interested we will provide you with information on their literature.
Day 6: TEPELENE – BERAT
Our tour continues into the valleys, towards the city of Tepelena. We’ll check out the “Cold Water” spring of Tepelena, one of the most famous tourist attractions of Albania. Honey, medicinal herbs, mountain tea, organic dairy products can be found here, all to the delight of the traveler. From there we’ll detour up into the hills to check out another winery where the view is amazing. Lunch and a small tour of the area are all organized. Don’t give up on us now, as the best is in front of you. We are driving shortly through the hills to the city of Berat where the next day has a clash of centuries in store.
Day 7: TIRANA
We’ll start our day by visiting the only castle in the Balkans still inhabited as it was during the middle ages. Museums, handicrafts, churches, and of course a visit to a winery are all in the deal. From there we’ll visit the only monastery with monks in Albania, and their historical church. Lunch is reserved in a restaurant nearby. We will be on the top of a hill from where you can see all of the southern midlands. After this lovely scenery will visit another winery and jam producer, handling a vineyard with a cultivar that has been attended to since Roman times. We’ll have dinner in a restaurant nearby and head back to Tirana. Overnight in Tirana.
Day 8: TIRANA
We have come to the end of our tour. Dependent on the flight schedule you might have time to visit the capital on your own. Otherwise, you will be picked up by our airport service. We hope you have had a very good time, and by then in the spirit and habit of good friendship, by no means, it shall be farewell, but only a goodbye.