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FOOD & WINE LOVERS TOUR IN THREE DAYS

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Duration

3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

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Overview

We believe that the best way to explore a culture deep in its roots, is by tasting its traditional dishes. This tour is dedicated to the food and wine lovers, combining cooking lessons of traditional dishes with fine wine tasting and slow foods secret recipes. This tour aims to help you experience Albania’s incredibly delicious foods, understand the secrets flavors of its cuisine and the warm welcoming off the beaten path!

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 364.5 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded 50% of the single supplement amount and your room occupancy will be still private. We organize small groups up to 8 pax. Please contact us if you are a larger group of participants for a quotation.

* Please note that prices are calculated on double/twin/triple room occupancy and 3 stars hotel accommodation.

* Hotel upgrade is possible on extra charge.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 30 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* All participants are responsible for having their own health/travel insurance.

* Children Discounts: Age 0 – 2.99 Free of charge; Age 3 – 7.99 discount of 50%; Age 8 – 11.99 discount of 30%, Age 12+ full fare.

* Choose Balkans reserves the rights to add other participants in and during the tour program. If you are interested in a private tour, please contact us for a quotation.

* On request this tour may also depart from other cities of Albania or neighboring countries such as Montenegro, Macedonia or Kosovo. Please contact us for more information on the extra costs.

* Please note that transaction and payment fees are on the sender (you in this case). We will notify you with a print screen of the amount received at our account as soon as we receive your down payment.

* Please note that Credit/Debit card payments are possible at our office in Tirana and apply a 5% bank commission.

* If you confirm to book this tour or any other service offered by Choose Balkans, via email/Facebook/Whatsapp/phone call or any other form of communication it means that you have read and agreed to the terms & conditions.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vineyard
  • Medieval village and its castle
  • Kruja’s Medieval Bazaar
  • Vain Lagoon
  • Fishermen’s restaurant
  • Two agro-tourism farms
  • Winery near Tirana

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Single Supplement 1 1 -365
2 +1 2 8 0

Itinerary

Day 1 Tirana – Vineyard – Medieval Village – Kruja
Day 1 Tirana – Vineyard – Medieval Village – Kruja

Our professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Tirana. We have a short drive towards the hilly side of Western Albania. Our first stop will be at one of the best wineries in Albania. Located on the top of the hills, next to a lake with an astonishing view of Adriatic Sea, these vineyards offer one of the most unique landscapes of Albania. The influence of the sun and the Mediterranean Sea make this land a privileged place for the cultivation of grapes. We invite you to enjoy the sun and discover the special wines of this vineyard. Our experience includes wine yards’ tour, wine production and preservation process, wine, Raki and olive oil tasting.
After this unforgettable experience our tour continues through a medieval village of the area. We will stop by the castle of the village, visit ruins of communist buildings and stop by an old mosque. Driving downhill on a sneaky road, we will arrive in an Agro-tourism of the area, where we will have delicious traditional lunch.
Our next destination will be Kruja, a historical city symbol of the Albanian resistance against the expansion of Ottoman Empire. Walking through Kruja’s Medieval Old Bazaar (one of the biggest and oldest in Balkans) gives you a sense of a passage through the history.
In the evening, we will learn how to cook an Albanian traditional dish of this area. This unique experience will be held within a traditional guesthouse in the castle of Kruja where we learn how to cook and enjoy Albanian traditional dishes. Overnight in Kruja.

Day 2 Kruja – Vain Lagoon – Agro–Tourism Farm
Day 2 Kruja – Vain Lagoon – Agro–Tourism Farm

After breakfast our journey continues up north towards Vain Lagoon. This lagoon lays on the shores of the Adriatic Sea where Drini River (Albania’s longest and biggest river) meets the sea. This lagoon is home to a wide variety of fishes and wild birds, all living freely in their natural habitat. We will visit a local fisherman’s restaurant where you will experience their old methods of catching fish with their nets on the river. You will be able to taste the same fish you saw being caught a few minutes earlier.
Our next destination is one of the best agro-tourism farms in the Balkans. We will have a tour around the farm, learn more about the story of this farm and how it created jobs for more than 400 people in the region. The farm collects, elaborates and preserves regional fresh local products. We will also learn how this family business adopted some old communist buildings to serve as storage for local bio products.
In the evening we will enjoy the magnificent sunset offering a spectacular view of the hilly landscapes surrounding the farm. You will taste a unique gastronomic adventure of slow foods that combine grand mothers’ recipes with the chef’s modern touch. While enjoying a wide variety of delicious food, we will learn about the history, culture, and food offerings that makes the region so unique from the rest of Albania. Overnight in the farm.

Day 3 Agro–tourism farm – Winery near Tirana – Tirana
Day 3 Agro–tourism farm – Winery near Tirana – Tirana

There is no better feeling than waking up by the sounds of the animals in the farm. After breakfast we continue our journey towards Tirana, but our tour is not over yet. We will stop at a winery near Tirana. Here we will explore the farm and learn about its story. The uniqueness of this farm is that they use an Albanian autochthon grape to produce a special variety of wine. Part of our tour is a visit to the winery, walking through the vineyards and tasting the unique flavors of their wines. After lunch, we drive back to Tirana which marks the end of this amazing experience.

Included/Excluded

  • Breakfasts for all overnights
  • Wine/Raki/olive oil tasting during the first day
  • Cooking lessons & dinner in the castle of Kruja
  • Accommodation in Kruja for the first night
  • Slow food fine dinner on the second evening
  • Accommodation in the Agro-tourism farm for the second night
  • Wine tasting on the third day of the tour
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry tickets for the ‘’will be visited’’ sites
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol
  • Lunches, Drinks & Snacks (apart from the ones mentioned in the included section)
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans, however, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 – 6 Euros per day/person as an international practice to tip good service.

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Phone

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