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Local food experience & walking tour of Tirana

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1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people




If you want to get a taste of the authentic local culture and food in Tirana, the best thing to do is to jump into this day tour.

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

* Small groups up to 8 pax (larger groups upon request).

* Private tour is possible on extra charge of 30 euros/person

* 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.

* Tour’s schedule or itinerary may be affected/adopted due to; weather, Acts of God, labour strikes, bank holidays, site temporary closure/renovation or other external forces outside the Company’s control.

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

* Please note that Choose Balkans needs to receive the net (full) quoted amount. 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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  • Local fresh vegetables market
  • Çam Bazaar
  • New Bazaar
  • Skanderbeg Square
  • Bicycle Bazaar
  • Local Neighborhoods


Day 1-Tirana
Day 1-Tirana

If you want to get a taste of the authentic local culture instead of visiting the standard tourist attractions in Tirana, the best thing to do is to jump into this day tour.
We will start our very authentic walking tour at Choose Balkans office where you will meet with your local companion, who will offer you a unique experience in the city and will passionately share with you the city's culinary treasures.
Our first stop will be at a small local place that only locals know how to find. Here we will have the opportunity to try Byrek and have breakfast like a local. The famous traditional Albanian food is dough with all kinds of filling such as cheese, meat or spinach. The journey then leads towards Çam bazaar, founded by the Albanian Çam community, who originally came from an area called Çameria in today’s North-Western Greece. Here you can buy all kinds of goods from clothes to kitchen equipment and bargain with the sellers for a cheaper price. With your local companion by your side, you’ll skip past the tourist traps and discover the city’s culinary highlights in some of our favourite local neighbourhoods, where you'll have the opportunity to savour a traditional dessert at an authentic pastry. We will have an insight into the hidden alleyways and bustling street markets of Tirana, where dozens of street hawkers sell fresh vegetables and fruits. After walking through the busy streets, we'll introduce you to the country's rich coffee culture. We will join locals at a cosy café and taste traditional "Albanian coffee".
The tour will continue through the charming neighbourhoods of Tirana; observe the daily lives of the city's residents, admire colourful buildings, and get a feel for the authentic atmosphere. We will visit the so-called Bicycle bazaar, where you can find everything, from second hand clothes to second hand furniture. The next stop of our local adventure takes us to the New Bazaar, where an array of culinary delights awaits us. We will try the traditional Albanian lunch – "Qofte" (meatballs) grilled to perfection and paired with freshly baked bread. Vegetarians can enjoy freshly baked bread with Albanian Gjize (cottage cheese).
To end this tour in the best way, we will also taste some Albanian Raki. As we Albanians say, there is nothing that Raki can’t fix!


  • Local Companion
  • Local Breakfast (Byrek)
  • Tasting fruits and vegetables
  • Tasting Cheese Varieties
  • Tasting Olive Oil
  • Tasting Honey
  • Traditional Dessert
  • Albanian Traditional Lunch (meatballs and bread) or (bread with Albanian Gjize (cottage cheese).
  • Albanian Coffee
  • Tasting Raki
  • Our advice on what to do next
  • Drinks & Snacks not mentioned in the included price 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 leader/driver as an international practice to tip good service.

Epic journeys

BB for all overnights
Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
Local Transport
Personal Tour Guide
Road taxes
Tourists taxes

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from 40.00€ 38.00€


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Member Since 2020

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