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7 nights/8 Days Local Food & Unesco Heritage

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Price Includes

  • Accommodation7 nights in historical-traditional hotels
  • GuideLocal guides in the Unesco Heritage Sites
  • MealsBreakfast daily, 7 three-course meals with beer or wine and 1 Wine Tasting Tour This tour offers Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Kosher food options on request. Simply let our know the food option that you prefer.
  • TransportPrivate deluxe motor coach
  • Additional ServicesGuided sightseeing and select entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
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Highlights

 

  • Enter to the Berat Castle
  • Explore churches in Butrint National Park
  • Enjoy the Llogara National Park

Start and end in Tirane @ With the  tour Local Food & Unesco Heritage, you have a tour package taking you through Tirane, Albania and 9 other destinations in Albania. Local Food & Unesco Heritage is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

Day 1Travel day

Included meals: Dinner Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included). Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before dinner in a traditional restaurant in the evening.
Start point :Tirane Airport / Durres Port, Tiranë, Durrës, Albania

Day 2Sightseeing tour of Berat

In and around Berat
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included entrances: Museums, Local Guide
Transfer to Berat passing through striking hills full of olive trees. Get settled in the hotel and head for lunch in a local restaurant facing the city.
Set out for a walking guide through the Unesco – recognized old town with our local guide, admiring the White Mosque, the Holy Trinity Church and Gorica Bridge. Enter into the Berat Castle for a guided tour. Enjoy a free evening in the city of “A Thousand and one windows”

Day 3 Rural Berat, Bogova Waterfall & Wine Tasting

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting Transfer to Bogove and start your 30min walk towards the waterfall. Enjoy the exotic vibe of the fall.
Head back to Bogove village and have a home made lunch on the river shore. Home – made wine and “Raki” are pleasant drinks to accompany your food. In the afternoon visit the town of Polican, famous for its Weapon Factories during the Communist time. The abandoned factories and people in this remote town are a strong reminder of the countrys’ past.
With a short drive we arrive at Nurellari Winery. Enjoy a Wine Tasting tour in this family run Winery, walk around the vineyard and savor local products with 4 varieties of wine. Head back to the city and enjoy free time in the evening exploring the ancient neighborhood of Mangalem and Gorica.

Day 4Sightseeing tour of Gjirokaster

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included entrances: Museums, Local Guide
Transfer to Gjirokaster to discover the city of “a thousand steps”, driving through small villages. Get settled in the hotel and head out for lunch in a small, local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic
dishes.
Step into Skenduli house, the nicest Ottoman tower house and listen to its history and details from the 10th generation of Skenduli family and your local guide. Soak up to the rich history of the castle and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above. Pass by the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses and visit Gjirokastra’s Obelisk dedicated to the first school of Gjirokastra and enjoy the 360º view from there. Overnight in Gjirokaster.

Day 5Typical food from Rural Gjirokastra

In and around Gjirokastra
Included meals: Breakfast ,Lunch (cooking session) Drive to Saraqinisht and experience a day in an Albanian countryside cottage. Step inside and learn about food, life and traditions of an Albanian family. Start cooking with three generation of Albanian ladies or drink raki with cheese and olives with “Grandpa” and listen to Commie stories. In the afternoon, there is the possibility of a 40min hike towards St. Mary Church built on the face of a cliff and its Monastery beneath. You will have the chance to enter in these two amazing 400 year old constructions. In the evening, transfer back to the city but not without visiting a bunker on the road. Enter and see what it feels like inside a Communist thick, concrete bunker.

Day 6Sightseeing tour of the Blue Eye spring and Butrint

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included entrances: Archaeological Park of Butrint, On site – Guide Travel to the Blue Eye and marvel at the spring’s shades of blue and nature around it. Transfer to Himare and enjoy free time in this typical seaside city. Get together with your Tour Leader and group and enjoy an evening of raki drinking. Overnight in Himara.

Day 7Apollonia via Llogara National Park

In and around Apollonia
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch Included entrances: Archaeological Park of Apollonia, Guide with archaeologist
En route to Apollonia, stop at Llogara balcony for a stunning view from above of the South Coast beaches and then head for lunch to Llogara National Park freshened by the mountain breeze and pine trees. Set off a guided tour in Apollonia in the afternoon, where an on-site archeologist explains the history behind the temple of Artemis, the Odeon and the Triumphal Arch. On the way to Tirana, stop for the delicious Byrek in the city of Lushnje.

Day 8Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.