A Culinary Albanian Journey

Embark on a Culinary Journey in Albania


Albania’ cuisine is simple yet rch in fresh garden to table food. The cuisine is a mixture of influences from the Turkish, Italian, Greek cuisine but it is definitely Mediterranean in its core.
Similar to Greek cuisine it does away with strong middle eastern spices, compensating instead through the use of Mediterranean herbs, making the tastes more subtle. A movement from chefs with formal training and experience abroad, has started to revive the old recipes of Albanian traditional cuisine, with some becoming extremely popular with the locals and the foreign visitors.  This culinary tour is designed to give you a good picture of what Albanian cuisine is all about.


Day 1 Tirana

Meet at the airport and transfer to Tirana to visit the National Historic Museum in Tirana offering an in-depth introduction to Albanian history. Welcome dinner to discover the cuisine of mid-Albania.




Day 2 Tirana – Shkoder – Tirana Meals

After breakfast continue toward Shkodra, the most important city in North Albania, set in a beautiful plateau in front of the largest lake in the Balkans.
Stop for a culinary feast of slow food movement reviving traditional ingredients and methods.




Day 3 Tirana – Berat – Vlora Meals 

Drive to Berat – a UNESCO town for its wonderful architecture where houses look as they were built on each other’s backs.
Lunch in a traditional famly run restaurant in Berat fortress.



Day 4 Vlora – Albanian Riviera – Butrint – Saranda

Depart for Saranda. Drive on the spectacular Albanian Riviera looking down at the Ionian Sea. At the beautiful white beaches and turquoise waters of Ksamil we will sample an amazing seafood lunch. Afterwards we proceed to visit the ancient city of Butrint, a UNESCO World Heritage site. 




Day 5 Saranda – Gjirokastra – Village Home Lunch – Permet 

After breakfast, drive to Gjirokastra, a museum town and a UNESCO World Heritage site for its stone architecture, and also one of the most acclaimed culinary towns of south Albania. 




Day 6 Permet – Korca – Voskopoja

Korca one of the most important towns of South East Albania and a well known culinary town. The path takes us through spectacular landscapes with spectacular nature with gorges, mountains and river valleys offering a truly fulfilling experience. Lunch in the traditional family re

staurant in Boboshtica just before reaching Korca.


 Day 7 Korca – Pogradec –Tirana 

After breakfast visit one of the oldest churches in Albania . Continue to complete visits in korca and proceed to , to visit the Drilon area where the dictator used to have its fishing villa which we will be able to see. Lunch in family restaurant to enjoy unique Koran fish a rare fish found only in this lake. Departure for Elbasan, visit at the castle and continue to Tirana to  have a farewell fine dinning dinner at one of the best restaurants.



Day 8 Tirana – Airport

After breakfast, free to explore until time of transfer to Airport. End of our services.





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