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Meet your host at a local market to gather ingredients, then enjoy a private cooking lesson where you’ll learn to prepare three traditional Albanian dishes. Taste several appetizers and beverages and learn about Albanian cuisine and culinary traditions. This is a good tour for foodies and travelers who enjoy meeting new people.
Explore Tirana’s Communist history and culinary landscape on this full-day tour. In the company of a guide, travel in an air-conditioned minivan to Bunk’Art, a museum that was formerly a massive bunker. Visit the National Gallery of Arts, the pyramid of Tirana, Skanderbeg Square, Mother Teresa Square, and the Blloku neighborhood. As you stroll, sample traditional meatballs, pastries, and drinks.
On this tour you explore a local hotspot for many Albanians: The city of Durres, the most ancient city of Albania, enjoy different types of local wine and food in a picturesque setting in Lazli Bay and hike towards a fairytale castle in the Cape of Rodon.HIGHLIGHTS: • Durres’ street – art • Amphitheater and Archeological Museum visit • Local wine and food in Duka Winery & Vineyard • Skanderbeg Castle in the Cape of Rodon
Explore Tirana, the capital of Albania, through a culinary lens. Visit architectural and cultural landmarks such as Skanderbeg Square, the New Bazaar, and Blloku, a bustling, now-trendy neighborhood that was once restricted to communist party members. Along the way, enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee, and raki, a strong, Grappa-like beverage made with star anise and local fruits.
Experience Berat through its wine on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel in a private motor coach and ride through rolling olive groves. In the company of a guide, explore the distinct architecture of Berat and learn about the city’s history. Enjoy lunch with a view before visiting a vineyard, where you can sample four different local wines.
Our Tour is unique, because you will be acquainted and you will see the highlights of Berat and get a better understanding of the history of one of the most interesting city of Albania. You will be acquainted, how people lived in this castle and how they still live today, what their traditions and customs are.This tour is Unique as the city is unique itself, its architecture is unique, its history and culture is unique, the home made food is unique, the culture and the customs are unique and above all the people are unique for their hospitality. No wonder it was already declared a museum city in 1961 by the Albanian government and Unesco World Heritage in 2008.
Escape the crowds in Tirana and spend the day in the rich Tirana countryside, taking in spectacular views of rolling hills and historic villas with the amazing view of the sea. Along this tour, every participant will have the chance to taste different unique flavors of Albanian Olive Oil, Authentic wine and Homemade honey. In addition, professionals will provide us the necessary information about how to distinguish products in the market and how to pick the best of quality. So apart from a tasting tour, it is also an educative one that helps everyone next time will buy some olive oil, wine or honey.
Our Tour is unique, because you will be acquainted and you will see the highlights of Kruja and Preza castle ,which were the center of the struggle against the Ottoman Empire in the 15th century, led by national hero Skanderberg. Today, the Kruja castle is home to the National Skanderberg Museum, remains of the Fatih Sultan Mehmed Mosque, an ethnographic museum, a Turkish bath and a reconstructed bazaar. It also offers scenic views of the surrounding area .After you will continue your tour to Durres.There we will enjoy, the beautiful beaches of Adriatik Sea , so you will create a complete idea of Albanian relief by strolling from the hills of Kruja to the coast of Durres.There we will walk along the beach boulevard, soaking up the fresh air of the Sea .After we will have a seafood lunch, in one of the best restaurants by the sea
Roshnik is ocated 12 km from Berat.We will have a walk through the vineyards and the fields, and then visit the 300 year old house of a famous family in there, Qyperlinj, a family which held important governmental post during the Ottoman Empire era. A famous family is Fiska, \who now runs an agrotourism and produces its own wine and raki (traditional Albanian alcoholic drink). We will have a break in the premises of the winery to get introduced to the process of wine making and taste different types of wines and the two types of raki as well, the white and brown one. we will be able to accompany wine tasting with some nice dried figs,cheeses etc.We have visited all the sights of interest of the village and its now time to enjoy the local traditional food too. The restaurant is part of the agrotourism of Fiska family, and they make sure to prepare everything with products from their villagers, that’s why everything comes out to be delicious!
We meet at 10am, start tasting at a slow food restaurant with locally sourced ingredients, walk over to the bazaar, taste some sweets and Ice cream Boza, later enjoying a full table of meze (think turkish antipasto) and the tour ending with local beer/ wine. The tour has a light focus on history and current cultural trends as we believe it is the best way to understand our culture and cuisine and the perfect blend of Mediterranean, Ottoman and Italian influences.
Berat is one of the oldest in Albania, keeping the earliest traces of human habitation and settlement dating from 2600-1800 BC. The city of Berat was composed of two fortifications on both shores of the Osum River and is adorned with 40 Byzantine churches and some 30 mosques. Historical part of Berat features a castle, locally known as the Kalaja, most of which was built during reconstruction in the 13-th century, carried during the reign of the Epirote despot Michael Angelos Comnenus, although its origins possibly date back to the 4th century BC. The remarkable old town of Berat was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2008. The Kalaja citadel area of Berat numbers many Byzantine churches, mainly from the 13th century, several of which contain valuable wall paintings and icons.
Be witness of Albanian Tradition, Culture, Folklore from various regions of Albania.The main attraction will be a variety of different dances and music from different regions of Albania, especially the famous Albanian Iso-Polyphony which is included in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list
This tour was thought and offered from local people of Thethi, who will not offer you just a guide but you will dive in this local lifestyle and have a unique experience from this remote wild area of the Albanian alp, part of Thethi National Park. Wild because the nature is still virgin, untouched, as described from other tourist and the access road is still unpaved on its last 15 km that means it will be a kind of adventure experience driving to Theth. In just two days you will have the possibility to enjoy the beauty of the main destinations of Thethi, like the waterfall and canyon, the accommodation in traditional buildings called 'kulla', have a dinner with local homemade and organic food, and experience Albanian welcoming in person.
Visit Berat with a private driverYour driver will collect you in your hotel in Tirana at the pre-arranged time and you can relax in your comfortable vehicle during the drive to Berat. He will be a native of the region and can answer all of your questions and take you on the most scenic routes to your destinations.Berat is also known as the 1001 windows town, part of UNESCO world heritage. Walking through the narrowed stone streets offers a fantastic view of the medieval old houses, with windows that seem to stand above each other.Uniquely today, residents still live inside of the castle walls. Berat has it all; a beautiful medieval castle, ancient churches and mosques, a lively lower town consisting of grand old houses draped on steep hillsides, an old stone bridge, great museums and remains from the communism era in Albania.Your English speaking driver will be at your disposal throughout the day and can take you directly to any place you wish to visit.
Explore the nightlife of Tirana, walking in the “Bllok” area known as "the forbidden town" where the villas of the communists’ leaders are still standing with parts of them change into coffee-shops . The whole area, once exclusive only for the communist elite, now is full of expensive boutiques, live music pubs, casinos and clubs mostly full during the evenings and nights.
As far as we are concerned, we are one of the only places in Tirana and all of Albanian that offers this type of unique service: a traditional Albanian cooking class with the highest quality food products where you get a hands-on experience with to try the food you helped make, and try
Join us in hiking Tour of Korabi Mountain from Tirana. Hike into the highest Peak of Albania and one of the 4 highest tallest ones in Balkans. Tour of Korabi Mountain brings you nearer to astonishing, wild nature. We will live among locals and experience most of their life activities. And of course delicious, local food will refill and makes ready for the adventure. Part of Via Dinarica this is one of the most interesting hikes in Albania and all Balkans
Learn to prepare traditional Albanian dishes with this Gjirokastra cooking class. Whip up local favorites like oven-cooked cheese, rice balls, stuffed peppers, savory pies, and a sweet dessert alongside a professional chef and a small group of just 10 people or fewer. At the end of the class, enjoy your meal paired with a glass of wine.
This tour is a great introduction to the culinary traditions of Northern Albania and the amazing mountain landscape of the Albanian Alps. The tour offers great scenery of high mountains, green valleys, canyons and fresh air. Experience the true Albanian hospitality of guesthouses and enjoy delicious fresh food from local farms.
The nice waterfall of Bogova is located around 40 kilometers from Berat and to reach the final destination we will need to pass through the forest for a 30 min hike. On the way we will breathe the fresh air, enjoy the greenness and quietness of the area, and have small breaks to visit places like the fish pool. This waterfall is now part of a natural protected area, and it gives you a wild life feeling. The water coming down from the rocks has created a natural small pool about 8 meters deep what gives the possibility to have a fresh swim.On the way to/back from the waterfall, we can have a break in the premises of the winery, to taste several types of wines and raki (traditional Albanian alcoholic drink) that they produce, accompanied by some homemade finger food such as cheese, cottage cheese or dried fruits. Apart from tasting, we will have a walk around the vineyards of the winery, in order to see how the grape is cultivated and the whole process explained by the owner.
Berat and Durres are two of the notable historical towns outside of Tirana, but it is tricky to visit both without a car. Tick the two off your list on this 2-day tour. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle with a driver-guide and explore the ancient ruins in Durres. Continue to Berat and visit a winery. Taste four wine samples, one raki sample, and local bread and cheeses. Spend the second day strolling through the scenic streets of Berat and learning about its history.
Synonymous to heaven, Bogova village is a popular draw because of its magical waterfall, which is famous as Sleeping Pearl under Tomorri Mountain. Walk through the national park and enjoy the sound of the river coming from the waterfall . Pass over small wood bridges ,do hiking and exploring of the area known as one of the most beautiful natural parks of Berat . Jump from the rocks to the waterfall and swim in the cold crystal waters . This tour will give the opportunity to stop in Polican known as the city of Weapons see the old factories of weapons . Eat the picnic lunch in front of the waterfall and if you would like on the way to Berat visit a Family Winery located in a scenic valley close to Osum River .
Meet a family who started growing grapes in their own gardens and backyards so they could create Rakia and wine for personal consumption.Eat a lunch in a small village and walk in the vineyardsSee the countryside, tasting fine wine and food, and best of all, experiencing the true meaning of Albanian hospitality. Discover The village of Roshnik ,enjoy the views of the hills ,and walk through the vineyards . Meet locals and taste the best wine of the region ,eat the traditional food of the area In the same time if you like do walking or swimming
We are thrilled to unveil this new itinerary that will take your taste buds on a tour of local made wine and food in and around Shkӧder, Albania. You’ll experience the beauty and bounty of nature in this region we call home. You will see our sustainable organic garden, orchard and vineyard as well as visit some of the best vineyards this region has to offer. We will immerse you in the magic of home-made wine making, as well as our exclusive tour of commercial wineries. We will experience delicious cured meats, olives and local cheeses; none of which are available to the general public on their visits to the wineries. We will also enjoy the must-see places in Shkӧder, a 4th century BC historical city. Plus we will take you to the ‘spots’ we’ve discovered and love returning to year after year. You will enjoy wine tastings, bucolic scenery, and time to unwind and relax soaking up the essence of a simpler lifestyle under the wandering grape vines.