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Cook with Albanian Grandmothers - Food Tour of Albania in 5 Days

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Day 1: Tirana - Shkoder - Fishte

Pass By: Shkodra Lake, Shiroka, Shkoder Albania
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 an 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 to 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 introduced with the local ancient wine-producing tradition and unique ethnography of the region.

Stop At: Mrizi i Zanave Agroturizëm, Rruga "Lezhë - Vau i Dejës", Fishtë, Lezhë 4505, Albania
Overnight at “Mrizi i Zanave” an Agrotourism farm when traditional cuisine is beautifully fused with traditional one. Visit of the Farm, Dinner, and Overnight at “Mrrizi i Zanave”.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mrizi i Zanave

Day 2: Fishte - Tirana

Stop At: Go as Local, Rruga Siri Kodra 88, Tirana, Albania
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.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: City and Food Tour of Tirana
• Dinner: Traditional Cooking Class and food tasting.
Accommodation included: Local Hotel

Day 3: Tirana - Pogradec

Pass By: Driloni National Park, Rr. Tushemishtit, Pogradec Albania
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 taught 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, a unique village of the area.

Overnight in Pogradec.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Traditional Spicy soup for breakfast.
• Lunch: Homemade cooked food at a local family in Pogradec.
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Local Hotel in Pogradec

Day 4: Pogradec to Vlora

Pass By: Vlora Free Guide, Boulevard Vlore-Skele, Vlore 0123 Albania
We will head toward Vlora and its amazing culture, astonishing nature and delicious food. In Vlora, we will find the best of Mediterranean Cuisine (Olive Oil, seafood and fresh vegetables) mixed with the famous roasted Dukati goat meat.

Overnight in Vlora

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Famous roasted lamb of Vlora
• Dinner: Sea food Dinner
Accommodation included: Local Hotel in Vlora

Day 5: Vlora - Berat - Tirana

Pass By: Berat Castle, Rruga Mihal Komnena, Berat 5001 Albania
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.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Traditional Lunch of Central swampy areas of Albania. Cooking lessons from a local chef.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Pick up in Tirana or other cities on request.
5 days
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Use of a kitchen facilities and Cooking lessons
  • Cooking Classes
  • Fishing Experience
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Mrizi i Zanave Agroturizëm
  • Entry/Admission - Go as Local
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned at the program
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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