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, 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 local vineyards and sample Albanian wine on this group wine tasting tour. Travel in a private vehicle to the village of Roshnik and admire the rolling green of the vineyards. Learn about wine making methods and traditions at one family vineyard and sample a variety of wines produced locally.
Discover the history and winemaking traditions of Albania as you embark on a wine tasting tour from Tirana. Join a small group and enjoy a guided tour of the ancient city of Durres including its ancient ruins, city walls, street art, and archaeological museum. Then, head to Duka Winery, which sits on the shores of Lalzi Bay, for a tour of the facilities as well as a guided wine tasting.
This tour is created to Discover Berat which is inarguably one of the most beautiful towns in Albania! Go back to the Ottoman era and find their traces in the King Mosque, the 14th-century Helveti Teke, Mangalem and Gorica Castle along with its churches and the famous Onufri Museum. This tour will bring you also to a family inside the castle of Berat where you will taste a dessert, Turkish café, and raki
Berat Historic District
Meet locals &Visit a local family
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A mix of history, culture and in-depth exploration of Albania’s communist past, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of Tirana, particularly for first-time visitors. Visit the National Theater of Opera and Ballet, National History Museum, House of Leaves, the Enver Hoxha Pyramid, the Clock Tower of Tirana, and several other notable landmarks. Lunch and a sampling of rakia—a strong Albanian alcoholic beverage—are included.
Go on this day tour with a local Albanian guide, who will make you feel like a local by showing you the culture and lifestyle of this medieval city. You can’t have an insider’s vibe with just a guidebook or walking around on your own. Instead, have the personal attention of your guide on this private day tour.
Venture outside the capital city and see more of Albania on this day tour that visits three neighboring cities. Travel to Elbasan to see its namesake 15th-century castle, and Struga, a popular tourist destination. Then it’s on to Ohrid, one of the country’s main religious centers. Here you will tour several ancient churches and historical sites.
Visiting the historical Ottoman town of Berat from Tirana is tricky without hiring a car. On this full-day tour, travel to Berat with ease in the company of a guide. Depart from your Tirana hotel and head to Berat. Stop at places that include the medieval castle district, ancient churches, and mosques.
Get an adrenaline rush high above Tirana on this private tandem paragliding experience. Travel in a taxi to the starting point on Dajti Mountain and fly while strapped to your tandem partner high above the ground. Take in views and record the experience on a GoPro to relive the experience later.
Discover the UNESCO-listed city of Berat on a day trip from Tirana. Explore the historic neighborhoods of Mangalemi, Gorica, and Kala; admire architectural landmarks including Berat Castle, the Red Mosque, and St. Trinity Church; visit the Museum of Iconography and National Ethnographic Museum; and enjoy some free time to sightsee independently or shop for souvenirs.
Learn more about Kosovan culture and history on this full-day tour to Prizren and Pristina from Tirana. Benefit from your private guide’s undivided attention and explore at your own pace, stopping off at attractions such as the Gračanica Monastery, Sinan Pasha Mosque, and Albanian League of Prizren Museum. Avoid hidden costs with round-trip transfer and admission fees included as per itinerary.
Skip the tourist sites of Tirana, and experience the local culture of the bazaars with this street food tour. You’ll sample traditional Albanian coffee along with local treats like the filled “byrek” pastries and spicy bites of meat known as “qofte.” Bustling bazaars and commentary about the city from a local guide complete the experience.
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.
This is one of our relaxed "Liquid Lunch" day trips from Tirana, designed for people who enjoy good food and a glass (or several) of wine.
Our "Soviet Wine & Albanian Lamb" day trip takes us southeast to the forgotten "city" of Librazhd. Here we'll visit an extraordinary local winery, which only started offering visits and wine-tastings in 2019. Don't expect a stylish tasting room, or video presentations. Most of the equipment dates from before the Russian-Albanian split of the early 1960s, when the winery was shipped over from the Soviet Union.
We'll spend an hour or so looking around the winery, and of course tasting the produce. Afterwards we'll sit down to lunch at the winery's new restaurant for a meal of Tava Elbasani - the regional speciality of lamb slow-cooked in yoghurt sauce.
We'll travel to Librazhd on a scenic mountain road, and return on the highway, with a coffee stop in Elbasan.
Please note - if you travel on a Saturday or Monday, it's market day in Librazhd.
Greetings from Solidarity Shop Berat – supporting local artisans and producers!
The Solidarity Shop Berat is a recent addition in the activities of 1001 Albanian Adventures, an environmentally and socially responsible tour operator based in Berat.
The Solidarity Shop Berat aims to have one place selling local flavors – food items, handicraft souvenirs – made with locally sourced products, reflecting the local tradition, culture, and spirit, and most importantly, made by the local people.
In Solidarity Shop Berat tourists and visitors can taste and buy homemade products (jams, rakia, cakes), natural products (dried herbs, tea, dried fruit), handmade products (soap, carved wood/metal items, crocheted or embroidered souvenirs) and more.
the Solidarity Shop Berat offers the tourists the chance to taste the local, homemade products. It is an extension of experiential tourism in our area.
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.
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.
*Minimum Pax - 15
Experience the wines of Berat with ease on this small-group tour. Depart from your Berat hotel in a private vehicle and make your way to a nearby winery. In the company of a guide, learn about winemaking in Albania and the history of this vineyard, and sample three local wines paired with food.
Get out into nature and go hiking outside of Berat with ease on this private tour. Depart from Berat in a jeep and head to Mount Tomorr. Take a hike to the Sotira Waterfall in the company of your guide. Break for a picnic lunch on the mountain and then visit a local village.
Explore Durres stunning colors and scents with this winerary tour. Roam through wineries to discover every step of the wine production, from growing of grapes, to processing, and bottling the delicious liquid. Taste locally made wine alongside the national drink of Albania, Raki. Learn about Albania's political history from Bronze Age wine production and the influence of communism in the region.
On this tour we combine history with wine and food culture in this small group tour showcasing 2 of the best places of interest. You will see the historic city of Kruje, 2 of the most interesting museums with all the relevant information of Kruje, Albania and its history through time. Enjoy the afternoon spent at Duka winery & vineyards. Bask in the beauty of the hillside location, taste a selection of wine and enjoy Tapas all included on your tour price.
Get out of the city and into the countryside to learn about winemaking on this group tour. Depart from your Berat accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle and make your way to the village of Roshnik. Visit a family vineyard in the company of your guide and enjoy wine and food tastings.
1 hour 20 minutes
Price varies by group size
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