Agri – Tour

This fascinating, one-of-a-kind tour is designed for those who want to independently divulge into learning about Albania’s unique food traditions.  With the success of our “Cool’inary” Day Tour and because we at Albanian Trip are hardcore foodies, we know about all of the country’s best-kept dining secrets and want to give visitors the opportunity to experience this!

Steeped in authentic Albanian culture and natural landscapes, you can also expect to learn about our people, history and geography on the way. The tour will bring you to the farms and kitchens of local families and restaurants for either an 8 or 12 day itinerary of food, wine and raki tasting. We’ll provide you an itinerary that includes beaches, natural wonders, mountains and urban environments so that you get to experience culinary treats in a broad range of locations.

The departure dates are flexible depending on your timing and group size.  It will be an independent self-guided tour but we will be a quick phone call or email away every step of the way to ensure you are getting where you need to be and that you are having the best experience possible. We will be providing a map, car and an itinerary full of ideas of places to visit, including some meals and all of the incredible bed and breakfasts for the trip.  The stops you will be making are interesting and beautiful and you can easily enjoy the destinations on your own – taking photographs, learning history, meeting locals or simply eating and drinking too much. We want our guests to experience this at their own leisurely pace!

 

We have an itinerary set up below.

 

For each day we will let you know where you should be headed and what culinary treats are part of the price of the tour (and if you are expected to be there at a certain time.)  We will also suggest other food/drink and tourist delights that are to partake in, to be done at your own leisure and expense.

 

Itinerary 

 

Day 1

  • Pick up at the Tirana airport or another pre-arranged location
  • Meet with Albanian Trip representative to receive your car, contact information, maps and itinerary.
  • Overnight Tirana.

 

Day 2 

  • Depart for Elbasan, approximately 1h drive.
  • Enjoy the following food/drink experiences, included in the price of the trip: Learn how to cook the famous Tave Kosi (a yogurt cake made with lamb or baby goat, with one of the most famous chefs of the region or one of the local Moms.)
  • Other suggested food/drink experiences are: Tave me Pistil (an owen baked meat dish with a gelatin of plums to put the dish into more evidence).
  • Other tourist activities we suggest at this location include: Visiting the castle of Elbasan.
  • Drive to Belsh for overnight in a local family B&B

 

 

 

Day 3

  • A day in the region of the lakes of Belsh to spend with a local family. Help them with farming work and enjoy a whole day with them in the fields and other work that needs to be done in the season. Of course loads of raki will hang around. Be careful to properly control the amounts of it and always ask for a bit of feta to go with it.
  • Explore the area with the help of the locals by walking or driving around.
  • Overnight in Belsh.

Day 4

  • Depart for <—->, approximately <–hour/min> drive.
  • Check in to <—-> Bed and Breakfast
  • Enjoy the following food/drink experiences, included in the price of the trip: <————————>
  • Other suggested food/drink experiences are: <————————–>
  • Other tourist activities we suggest at this location include: <———————>

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

  • Check out of your B&B for your departure back home- unless you have chosen the 12 day itinerary in which you may continue to eat and drink for four more days!

Day 9

Day 10

Day 11

Day 12

  • Say goodbye to all of the friends who have fed you and prepare for your flight home.

 

Contact us for your next best holiday and possibly the best human experience in Europe!

 

Email contact@albaniantrip.com for more information.

 

Price:

 

We will start the prices at 899.0 euros/person.

 

The tour price includes:

 

  • Your own AC car/van and insurance (?).
  • ?? Money for fuel ??
  • Charming local B&Bs for the entire journey (thus all breakfasts are included)
  • Some lunches/dinners/tastings as noted
  • Maps and itinerary
  • VAT & Tourist Taxes

 

The tour price does not include:

  • Entrance fees to suggested tourist sites
  • All other meals not as part of the set itinerary
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • All other personal expenses
  • Anything not listed above