Food & wine lovers tour in two days

Departure Date

01 Jan - 31 Dec

Duration

2 days

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246

Maximum Seats

8

Epic journeys

Professional tour guide
Transport provided by the company
Hotel pick up and drop off in Tirana
BB in the Agro-tourism farm
Slow food fine dinner
Wine, Raki and olive oil tasting
Tourist taxes
Road taxes

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

Tour Overview

Day 1

Tirana – vineyard – Agro-tourism

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 the 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 a vineyard tour, wine production and preservation process and wine, Raki and olive oil tasting. After this unforgettable experience, our tour continues through a medieval village of the area. We will visit ruins of communist buildings, stop at the castle of the village and stop by an old mosque. Driving downhill on a sneaky road, we will arrive in an Agro-tourism farm where we will have a delicious traditional lunch. Our next destination is one of the best Agro-tourism farms in the Balkans. We will experience a tour around the farm, learn more about its history and how it created jobs for more than 400 people of 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-made 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’ recipe with the chef’s modern touch. While enjoying a wide variety of delicious foods, 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 2

Agro-tourism – Kruja – Tirana

There is no better feeling than waking up by the sound of the animals on the farm, but our tour is not over yet. After breakfast, we continue our journey towards Tirana. We drive to Kruja, a historical city symbol of the Albanian resistance against the expansion of the 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 history. Our plan is to learn how to cook an Albanian traditional dish of this area. This unique experience will be held in a traditional guesthouse within the castle of Kruja where we learn how to cook this dish and also enjoy Albanian traditional dishes. After lunch, we will drive back to Tirana marking the end of this amazing experience.

                Price: 245 Euros/person

Will be visited:

  • Vineyard
  • Winery
  • Medieval village
  • Agro-tourism farm
  • Food warehouse
  • The Old Bazaar
  • The castle
  • The Ethnographic Museum
  • Traditional guesthouse

Included in the price:

  • Wine/Raki/olive oil tasting during the first day
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Cooking lessons & lunch within the castle of Kruja on the second day
  • Exploring the medieval bazaar in Kruja
  • Tours in the Agro-tourism farms
  • Slow food fine dinner first evening
  • BB (Accommodation and Breakfast) in the Agro-tourism farm
  • Transport provided by the company
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick up in Tirana
  • Hotel drop off in Tirana
  • Tourist taxes
  • Road taxes
  • Petrol

Not included:

  • 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 100 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 two days245.00171.50122.500.00801 Jan ~ 31 Dec2 days

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