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Cultural and Culinary Adventure in Albania Itinerary

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day 1

Exploring the Capital's Highlights

Tirana Itinerary - February 29

Morning. Begin your Albanian adventure with a hearty breakfast at Vila E Arte, known for its traditional dishes. Afterward, take a Tirana Walking Tour to familiarize yourself with the city. Visit the historic Et'hem Bey Mosque (Xhamia e Et'hem Beut) and the adjacent Skanderbeg Square (Sheshi Skënderbej). Climb the Tirana Clock Tower (Kulla e Sahatit) for panoramic views.
Afternoon. For lunch, enjoy the elegant ambiance and fine cuisine at Vinum La Maison Bleue. Spend your afternoon at the Tirana National Historical Museum (Muzeu Historik Kombëtar) to delve into Albania's rich history and culture. Later, take a leisurely stroll through the Grand Park and visit the serene Tirana Artificial Lake (Liqeni i Tiranës).
Evening. Dine at Serendipity Tirana, where the fusion of flavors will tantalize your taste buds. Cap off the evening with a guided Tirana Guided Pub Crawl with Welcome Shots at Each Bar, experiencing the city's vibrant nightlife.
day 2

Nature and History

Tirana Itinerary - March 1

Morning. Start with a breakfast at Padam Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, offering a cozy atmosphere. Embark on a From Tirana Bovilla Lake Hiking Tour with Hotel Transfers to enjoy the natural beauty and fresh air. Visit the nearby Cave of Pëllumbas (Shpella e Pëllumbasit) for an underground adventure.
Afternoon. After working up an appetite, have a delightful lunch at Oda, known for its innovative dishes. Spend your afternoon at the Dajti Express Cable Car (Dajti Ekspres), ascending to the majestic Mt. Dajti (Mali i Dajtit). Enjoy the panoramic views and the refreshing mountain breeze.
Evening. Return to the city for dinner at Sofra e Ariut, where you can savor traditional Albanian cuisine. Cap off the day with a relaxed walk through the Blloku, the former exclusive district that has been transformed into a lively area with trendy boutiques, cafes, and restaurants.
day 3

Arts and Crafts

Tirana Itinerary - March 2

Morning. Enjoy a leisurely morning with breakfast at Mrizi i Zanave Agroturizëm & Restorant, which offers a farm-to-table experience. Visit the Pyramid of Tirana (Enver Hoxha Pyramid), a unique architectural landmark. Then, explore the vibrant street art and murals that adorn the city's buildings.
Afternoon. For lunch, head to Taverna Tirona to taste authentic Albanian flavors in a rustic setting. Spend your afternoon visiting local artisans and craft shops to witness the traditional craftsmanship of Albania. You can also opt for a Tirana Traditional Food Cooking Class to learn the secrets of Albanian cuisine.
Evening. Dine at Piazza, where the menu is a blend of local and international dishes. Conclude your day with a performance at the Tirana Opera House (Teatri i Operas dhe Baletit) or enjoy live music at a cozy jazz bar.
day 4

Day Trip to Durrës

Tirana Itinerary - March 3

Morning. Take the Tirana Airport Bus Transfer from/to Durres for a day trip to the nearby city. Have breakfast at Artigiano Ristorante Pizzeria upon arrival. Explore the ancient ruins of the Durrës Archaeological Park (Parku Arkeologjik i Durrësit) and visit the historic Durrës Amphitheatre (Amfiteatri i Durrësit).
Afternoon. Enjoy a leisurely seafood lunch at SALT with a view of the Adriatic Sea. Afterward, relax on the sandy beaches of Durrës or visit the Venetian Tower (Kulla Venedikte) for panoramic views of the city.
Evening. Return to Tirana for a farewell dinner at Mullixhiu, known for its sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. Reflect on your Albanian adventure as you enjoy a meal that embodies the flavors of the country.
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