Have you tasted...

.... steaming hot oven-baked pastries called "byrek"

... the best coffee in Europe

... "Petulla" a traditional Albanian breakfast food

Experience the culture, people and history of Albania through food!

On this 4-hour walking tour, you will:

  • Taste some amazing local food and savor traditional drinks at multiple restaurants
  • Hear incredible stories of heroes throughout Albania's history
  • Learn about Albanian culture through food, drink and hospitality
  • Enjoy a walk through the picturesque streets of Tirana


The cost of this tour is 40 Euro/person.

Optional tips may also be given to the guide at the end of the tour. 

Advanced reservation is required.


1. New Market Breakfast

- Enjoy "Petulla," Albanian-style donuts, with honey.

- Savor the luscious fruit (whatever is in season)

2. National Opera House & Skenderbeg Square

- Learn about music and entertainment during iron-clad communist days 

- Hear about one Albanian singer who went to Vienna and lived to tell an unbelievable story

- Learn about ancient hospitality customs and how they impact people today

3. Tirana Castle 

- Stop for a coffee at the Byzantine-era Tirana castle

- Learn about cafe culture (including business meetings and dating)

4. Korca Specialty  

- Enjoy a delicious meatball sandwich (don't eat too much since the real lunch is coming!)

- Taste local beer and try a sip of "Raki," which is made from distilled grapes or other fruit.

5. Turkish Delight

- Do you what it means for a couple to serve Turkish delight? 

- Find out and taste it at one of Tirana's top sweet stores 

6. New Market Shopping

- Take a stroll through the new market to see some of the best local dairy, meat and vegatables. 

7.  Traditional Albanian Lunch 

- From stuffed peppers to a yogurt-based casserole, enjoy one of the best meals in town!

- Learn where you can come back for traditional folk dancing


"My daughter and I experienced a fantastic  guided tour of the centre of Tirana with insightful details and stories about its rich history, vibrant culture, and hidden gems. Josh and Sarah’s passion and knowledge made the tour truly memorable. I highly recommend it."

- Dan Dupree, United Kingdom

"Great tour, full of history, information and nice spots! Recommended!"

- Luana Lima, Brazil 

"Going around in Tirana with Albania Ventures gives you great opportunity to see the city, understand the country, its history. Highly recommended."

- Gellert Horvath, Hungary

"I really loved how Sarah and Josh made the history of Albania come alive."

- Charles Parton, Ohio, USA

"It was the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon in Tirana. Highly recommend for couples, solo travelers, friend groups and travelers of all ages."

- Kelsey Kay Love, USA

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A minimum of two participants required for this tour. Please book if you are interested. When the minimum number of participants is reached, your booking status will change from "Pending" to "Confirmed." In the event that the minimum number is not reached, you will not be charged.

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