8 Days Foodie Trips and Unesco Tours in Albania

  • Tirana - Pogradec - Germenj - Gjirokaster - Saranda - Himara - Berat

Albanian Foodie Tours

Join Albania Food Tour and explore the finest local cuisines Albania has to offer. This gastronomic adventure is especially designed for food lovers by food lovers. Enjoy amazing views and sunsets over the seas, relaxing strolls through some of the most beautiful towns of Southern Albania, stunning coastal locations, and exciting culinary adventures. There will be late night dinners and long leisurely lunches with some of the most delicious foods you have ever tasted, and of course Albanian Raki. You will stay in comfortable lodging with the extravagance focused on the environment, gardens, food, and hospitality.

Highlights

  • Food tasting, food lecture, tea tasting
  • Market visit, farm visit, cooking experiences
  • Enjoy typical cuisine in different parts of Albania
  • 4 historic landmarks Unesco site tours
  • Meals with wines and beverages
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 1 day with instruction
  • German, Italian, English
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Sky Tower Hotel, Rruga Ibrahim Rugova, Tirana, Albania / 1 night

Sky Hotel is located in centre of Tirana and is just a few minutes away from any of the major government institutions of Albania. The hotel offers the most convenient location and excellent customer service. Their staff is dedicated to making your stay a memorable experience by providing excellent service.

Millenium Hotel, Pogradec, Albania / 1 night

Hotel Millennium offers ultimate accommodation and satisfaction and it is considered one of the best hotels in the area. This is a peaceful place where you can enjoy your vacation whilst consuming international specialties and enjoying irresistible beaches.

Sotira Farm, Germenj, Albania / 1 night

Imagine a magical place with beautiful landscapes surrounded by mountains inhabited by many spieces of birds such as; goldfinch, whistle, squirrels and deer. A fountain where the fresh cold and crystal clear water water runs through the rocks from the top of the mountain, secret passages through the forests where sunlight looks like a magical curtains.

Hotel Cajupi, Sheshi eriz Topulli 5, Gjirokastr, Albania / 1 night

Rooms are equipped with air conditioning and spacious layouts with modern furnishings. Additional facilities include: personal bathing, showers, bathtubs, wireless internet, cable tv, air conditioning, telephone, hygiene accessories, elevator, 24-hour reception with foreign languages (English, Italian, French, Greek), and parking surveyed 24 hours.

Hotel Porto Eda, Sarand, Albania / 1 night

Situated in the center of the city, facing the sea and the boulevard of the city. From the balcony of the rooms can be seen the old port of Saranda. The hotel has at your service 24 rooms equipped with all the luxury needed, and one Royal Suit. Nearby the hotel are situated the most important entertainment and necessity complexes of Saranda.

Castle Hotel, Himara, Albania / 1 night

Castle Hotel is located in one of the liveliest areas close to the downtown, close to some tourist gems, and to an assorted mix of restaurants, bars, and traditional shops. All the general facilities are only a few meters away from the hotel.

Hotel Mangalemi, Mangalem, Berat, Albania / 1 night

The hotel is located in the historic center of the Mangalem Quarter at the beginning of the old road leading to the castle. It is built on the ruins of mansions once belonging to the famous Pasha of Berat (Ahmet Kurt Pasha). The hotel is located only 300 meters from the city center and very close to its historical sites.

Day 1: Arrival, welcome dinner

Tirana

All guests will be picked up at Tirana airport.

You will check you into your hotel Sky Tower 2 or 4 Star Hotel, located in the center of Tirana.

You will have time to freshen up before a meeting in the hotel lobby.

The tour continues with a walking City tour before a welcome dinner.

After dinner you will go for a drink and enjoy the night life which is filled with the sounds and sight of the Tirana friendly people singing and playing.

Day 2: Excursion, market visit, food tasting

Pogradec

After a sumptuous breakfast buffet at the hotel, you will visit the National Museum.

After the visit at the museum you will stop at the local market when you can see local food products, fresh fruits and vegetables.

You will have lunch at restaurant located in the center of Tirana where you can try traditional albanian food.

In the afternoon you will board a van for 3-hour drive to arrive in the beautiful city of Pogradec where UNESCO Site Lake Ohrid lies on.

You will eat dinner at the hotel located near the lake and try some of the local fish and wine.

Day 3: Food lecture, food tasting, excursion, farm visit, cooking experience

Germenj

Albanian traditional breakfast will be served in Millenium Hotel near the lake with the wonderful view and the fresh eggs, milk, honey and a lot off fresh and bio fruits of pogradec.

A morning lecture / power point presentation will discuss the regions growing seasons, the kinds of food grown in Pogradec.

Then you will board a van for 1-hour drive to arrive in the city of Korca.

For lunch stop at a local restaurant featuring fresh local foods. It is even better when everything is accompanied with homemade wine.

After lunch, drive through the country side and landscape, before arriving to your destination at the fish farm when you will taste how the locals like to eat their fish. Today you can try to cook the fresh fish that the farmer grows with a lot of local vegetables and spices.

Day 4: Excursion, tea tasting

Gjirokaster

Today after breakfast you will continue to Permet and visit the thermal springs of Benje for a sunbath.

For lunch stop 4 kilometers from the springs. Head to Gjirokaster, 2nd UNESCO Site.

You will visit the castle and the house of the dictator Enver Hoxha.

Dinner will be at the hotel Cajupi located in the center. The traditional albanian tea, mountain tea and the local music will be take place after dinner at the center.

Day 5: Excursions

Saranda

You will be leaving from Gjirokastra after eating breakfast and you will arrive at the blue aye and take a walking tour at this charming water spring.

You will take a picnic lunch and enjoy the mountain air, the blue wonderful water, and eat.

After lunch you will drive to visit Butrint National Park, the ancient Buthrotum a port from Hellenistic to Ottoman time, 3rd UNESCO Site.

Arrive in Saranda before dinner and after checking at the hotel you will have a wonderful fish dinner at the restaurant near the sea.

Day 6: Food tasting, free time, cooking experience

Himara

After an early morning you will travel to one of the most beautiful albanian beach, Himara beach.

Eat lunch in one quaint home style restaurant in which you can try the fresh fish and seafood, and the extra virgin olive oil.

After lunch you will have free time to wonder the streets to look in the shops, rest in a coffee shop, and try some delicious ice cream in the small centre of Himara.

You can try the seafood that the fisherman sell at the port of Himara and then cook everything you want for dinner with the help of the local cook.

The dinner will be back at the hotel near the beach with the wonderful view of the sea.

Day 7: Baking demonstration, excursion, food tasting

Berat

Today you will have the opportunity to see how an albania typical pancake is made. With fresh honey and milk from the local farmer.

After breakfast, you will visit the national park of Llogara, make a walking tour, and see the wonderful view from the mountain to the sea.

For lunch you will try the fresh lamb meat, some albanian tipical vegetables food, and one of the best pies in Albania.

After lunch, drive to Berat, 4th Unesco site also named city of thousand windows. You will visit the castle of Berat and eat dinner in the hotel where you can try the typical and delicious food of Berat. The hotel shows the local architecture of Berat which saved in years his characteristics with big windows and the wood ceiling.

Day 8: Departure

On this day, the program ends.

After breakfast all guest will be driven to Tirana airport for to their connecting flights.

The Unesco sites, snow-capped mountains, inviting beaches on the Albanian Riviera, a genuine untouched subsistence culture, and exceptionally friendly people. Some say that visiting Albania is as close as youll get to travelling back in time. Until the dissolution of the Peoples Republic of Albania, it was rare that foreigners had a chance to visit this mystery-shrouded country.

Since the borders opened in 1991, anyone visiting Albania quickly realizes that this is a very special place. Unlike Croatia, just a few hundred kilometres up the coast, Albania has remained undiscovered by mass tourism. Enjoy amazing views and sunsets over the seas, relaxing strolls through some of the most beautiful towns of Southern Albania, stunning coastal locations, and exciting culinary adventures.

Tirana, Albania

Food Tours Albania offers unique food tasting and cultural walking tours in Albania.

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