Food & wine lovers tour in three days

Departure Date

01 Jan - 31 Dec

Duration

3 days

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Maximum Seats

8

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Hotel pick up and drop off in Tirana
Overnight in Agro-tourism farm
Slow food fine dinner
Wine, Raki and olive oil tasting
Entry tickets for the ''will be visited'' sites
Tourist taxes
Road taxes

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 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!

Tour Overview

Day 1

Tirana – Vineyard – Medieval village – Kruja

Our professional tour guide will pick you up at your hotel in Tirana at 10:00 am. 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

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

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 flavours of their wines. After lunch, we drive back to Tirana which marks the end of this amazing experience.

                Price: 375 Euros/person

Will be visited:

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

Included in the price:

  • Breakfasts for two 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

Not included:

  • 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.

* Single Supplement: To guarantee tour departure even for one participant we require a single supplement of 220 Euros. If other participants join this tour, you will be refunded this full single supplement amount. 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 triple or quadruples room occupancy. Double or single room occupancy is possible on extra charge.

* The Triple/Quadruple room occupancy means you might share the room with other travellers and/or the tour guide (whom could be males or females).

* Double room occupancy is possible on 10 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* Single room occupancy is possible on 20 Euros extra charge per night per person.

* 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.

* 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.

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

* 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.

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Tour NamePrice Per Adult (13-99)Price Per Child (9-12)Price Per Child (4-8)Price Per Infant (0-3)Available SeatsSeasonDuration
Food & wine lovers tour in three days375.00262.50187.500.00801 Jan ~ 31 Dec3 days

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