6 Days Flavorful Food Tour of Albania

Author: Srikanth Krishna on Jan 27,2020

The flavorful Albania vacation packages are designed mostly for die-hard food lovers! You will get a chance to discover some of the finest cuisines in the country. Gastronomy is an important part of Albania with every part of the country offering an assortment of cuisines. With these six days of Albania vacation, you travel from Tirana to Germany to Saranda and more. Some of the most amazing views, with short excursions to different parts of the country, relaxation sessions, and more are also a part of the vacation package. This exciting culinary exploration is going to be unique and rejuvenating with dinners at late night, breakfast by the stunning coastal locations, and relaxing leisurely lunches. Let’s know more about this 6-days Albania vacation.

Vacation at a Glance

Day 1: Food Exploration in Tirana

Day 2: Food tasting & Food Market Visit in Pogradec

Day 3: Food tasting, Cooking, Food Lecture in Germany

Day 4: Tea Tasting in Gjirokaster

Day 5: Food Tasting and Cooking in Himara

Day 6: Departure

Vacation Highlights

  1. Visiting top tourist attractions in Albania.

  2. Food tasting, attending PowerPoint presentation on food traditions in Albania.

  3. Cooking seafood with the help of a local cook.

  4. Tasting different traditional Albanian cuisines.

  5. UNESCO Heritage Site tour included.

  6. Fish farm visit. Food lectures, market visits, shopping & more.

  7. Everyday typical Albanian breakfast, lunch & dinner.

  8. 6 Days of luxurious accommodation with a perfect view.

Tour Price

Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Food Exploration in Tirana

Excited? The first day of the Flavorful Food tour of Albania and for sure you are planning a lot of things in your head. This day you will land in at the Tirana airport and transfer to the five-star hotel in the heart of the city. You are going to enjoy a welcome dinner at the end of the day at the hotel itself. It’s going to be a complete Albanian style food with Tavë Kosi, Byrekm, Fried Kaçkavall, and more included in the menu. In the daylight, just go for a short excursion of the city exploring some of the best tourist attractions in Tirana & consulting with locals about the special cuisines in Tirana. After dinner, it’s time to go and explore the nightlife where you will wonder looking at the energy of Tirana people singing & dancing like nobody's watching. 

Day 2: Food tasting & Food Market Visit in Pogradec

A  wonderful breakfast buffet will start your day today! After breakfast, you are going to visit the National Museum, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions included in all Albania vacation packages. Once you are done with your visit to the National Museum, it’s time to take a halt at a local market where you can enjoy great local food ~ fresh fruits, vegetables & more. 

Continue strolling around the city & enjoy a full-fledged lunch at the center of the city. It’s time to try some Albanian traditional food ~  Fëgesë (which is slow-cooked tomatoes, onions, peppers, spices, cheese & more), Byrek, Trilene, Baklava, and more. After lunch, go and visit some of the best tourist attractions including UNESCO Site Lake Ohrid. At the end of the day, enjoy tasting the special fish & wine.

Day 3: Food tasting, Cooking, Food Lecture in Germany

This morning in Germany, you are going to be served with a typical traditional Albanian dinner in your hotel room ~ food that is prepared with a lot of milk, eggs, fresh fruits, and honey. In the other part of the day, you have this wonderful opportunity to explore the regional food of Pogradec by listening to the PowerPoint presentation or lecture by experts. After this session, you will take a drive to Korca city. In the preceding part of the day, enjoy an absolute traditional lunch in Korca. With this, begin your journey to the fish farm where you will learn how fish is eaten by the locals. At the end of the day, make sure you have tried cooking fresh fish, which is grown by the farmers along with other spices & vegetables. 

Day 4: Tea Tasting in Gjirokaster

This is the fourth day of these Albania vacation packages, you would first enjoy a typical Albanian breakfast & continue to Permet. In Permet, you are going to enjoy a sunbath at the thermal springs of Benje. Thereafter, continuing the vacation, stop for lunch (4 km from the springs). And, Gjirokaster is one of the most significant destinations of the trip, which is also the second UNESCO site of this Albania vacation. Whatever the trip is about, you cannot miss visiting the house of the dictator Enver Hoxha and the castle. After dinner at the hotel, you will enjoy the best part of this day’s plan ~ the traditional Albanian Tea. Enjoy the mountain tea along with some soothing music at the back of your ears.

Day 5: Food Tasting and Cooking in Himara

The advantage of food tasting Albania vacation packages is that you get to enjoy visiting different popular tourist attractions along with exploring the food. This is the fifth day of the trip and you will be visiting the beach Himara today. Today, it’s time to eat in some home-style restaurant ~ try seafood, fresh fish, and the extra virgin oil. After lunch, take time to wander around the streets, enjoy some shopping, resting at the coffee shops & trying some ice cream in Himara. It’s going to be the time when you can try your hands at learning to cook some local food. Buy the seafood from the fishermen at the Himara port, hire a local cook & try cooking in Albanian style. At the end of the day, enjoy dinner at your hotel!

Day 6: Departure

This day is the end of this Albania vacation! After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Tirana airport to catch your connecting flight to your destination.


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