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Cook with Albanian Grandmothers – Food Tour of Albania in five Days

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5 Days
Tirana
Tirana

This Classic Food Tour of Albania brings the best of local flavors and fragrances of Traditional Albanian Food and local life. Every participant will have the chance to try and will be encouraged to participate in cooking some of the most unique and delicious Albanian dishes.

Tour Details

All the Foods, Drinks, Hotel and Activities are included and our tour guides will make sure to provide the picked information and the maximum of comfort for every guest.

At the end of this Food Tour of Albania, you will have complete information about traditional food. In addition, you will have to taste some of the best and most well known Albanian dishes. You will have to participate in the everyday life activities of Albanians. You will be welcomed to step in the kitchen, prepare the food and be their “Mik” (Guest in their Home) for that day, one of the most respected status of Albanian Society.

As an old Albanian proverb says “The house of Albanian belongs to the God & the Guest” 

Departure & Return Location

Hotel Pick Up in Tirana

Departure Time

09:00

Price Includes

  • Professional Tour Guide
  • 4 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • All meals & Drinks from lunch of the first day till lunch of the last day
  • Entrance Fees & Activities
  • All transportation in destination location (comfortable ac Car)

Price Excludes

  • Breakfast of the first day & Dinner of the last day
  • Snacks and drinks out of the program required from the guests
  • Any Private Expenses & Souvenirs

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
What to Expect

While being part of this Albanian Food Tour you will visit some of the most well known cities and region in Albania for their Art of Culinary.

Apart from Food Tasting in different regions of Albania you will be guide to participate in other every day activities like

  • Visiting an Agro - Tourism Farm in Fishta
  • Traditional Albanian Food Cooking Classes in Tirana
  • Fishing lessons in Pogradec or visiting in the Fish Farm (Depended on the season)
  • Wine Tasting in Beart
Itinerary

Day 1Shkoder - Fishte

After leaving Tirana we will head toward Shkodra, the biggest city of Albanian North, characterized by a wealthy tradition and culture. A big role in this takes also the unique culinary created in centuries also as a influence of four main religions. Shkodra is one of the cities with the richest cuisine in Albania.
Known as the biggest lake of Balkan, Lake of Shkoder is the natural home of Shkodra’s karp. This unique dish will be cooked professionally in one of the traditional restaurants by the Shkodra’s Lake.

After lunch and a short visit of the City we will head toward the Zadrima Region one of the most prosperous regions of Albania with very warm and welcoming people. We will get introduce with the local ancient wine producing tradition and unique ethnography of the region.
Overnight at “Mrrizi i Zanave” an Agro tourism farm when traditional cuisine is beautifully fused with traditional one. Visit of the Farm, Dinner and Overnight at “Mrrizi i Zanave”.

Day 2Tirana

Leaving Fishta behind we will head to Tirana when we will participate in a Walking Food Tour of the City. In this tour we will spot some of the hidden gems and unique recipes of local food. Different stops and snacks along the walk in Tirana.
In the early afternoon we will join a Traditional Food Cooking Class when everyone will be encouraged to prepare three Unique Albanian Dishes. Along the tour we will have the chance to try some homemade wine and different types of Raki, without mentioning the other starters and appetizers from the house. Overnight in Tirana.

Day 3Pogradec

The next breakfast will start with a “Pace”, a very traditional Albanian soup prepared from the inner head meat of the cow. We will head toward Pogradec, a city lied in the shores of Ohrid Lake famous for its unique culinary and wine producing. We will be welcomed by a local family and will be tought how to cook “Koran” the most unique fish of the lake.
Sad fact: “Koran” is found only in Ohrid Lake so you cannot reproduce it identically, but you can improvise somehow 
Home Food style lunch with the local family.
Depended on the weather we will also participate in some fishing lessons from a local fisherman or visiting the fish farm of Koran near Tushemisht, an unique village of the area.
Overnight in Pogradec.

Day 4Vlora

We will head toward Vlora and its amazing culture, astonishing nature and delicious food. In Vlora we will find the best of Mediterrian Cuisine (Olive Oil, seafood and fresh vegetables) mixed with the famous roasted Dukati goat meat.
Overnight in Vlora

Day 5Berat

Leaving Vlora we will head toward Berat an Ancient, more than 2000 years old city protected by UNESCO.
City Tour of Berat and visit in the castle. Traditional Lunch in a family run restaurant with a mix of unique food tastes explained from the head chef. We will be taught how to cook frogs legs and eels, some of the most unique dishes for the central south of Albania as used to be a very swampy terrain.
Return in Tirana.

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