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Read below to learn about Saranda food and wine tours.
Wine Tasting Private Tour
A special taste of local products in Saranda
This is an interesting tour where you can taste some of the best local products in Saranda. The South of Albania is well known for the production of good wine and strong raki (traditional alcoholic drink). In this tour you can taste and enjoy some local raki (up to 22% alcohol) / – walnut raki – Oregon raki – fruit raki – white, red and rose wines (Merlot, Cabernet and Sheshi – local variety of grape).
Also, you will enjoy the best fresh snacks that will be accompanying the wine and raki (cheese, tomatoes, jams, fresh vegetables, pure olive oil, etc, from the Greenhouse at “ISAK” Canteen). And of course, you will listen to some traditional Albanian music as atmosphere for everyone who wants to try this tour.
The tour starts from Saranda (your hotel, center of the town, port). Then they will drive at Lekursi Castle for a magnificent view of the entire region around. This is also a photo stop moment (15-20 min). Then they will drive to the “ISAK” Canteen (5-7 min) to enjoy the local products for 1 hour and 15 min. After this, they will drive you back to Saranda (at the pickup place).
The tour duration is 2.5 -3 hours. It will depend on the traffic and if you want to enjoy more of the local products.
You will be transported by comfortable small vehicles Audi A2, Benz Mercedes 170, Mercedes 300 or a minivan.
Notes: This tour is not kid-friendly and doesn’t offer wheelchair accessibility. The maximum of travelers is 10.
The languages that they can speak: English – advanced, German – basic, Greek – conversational, Italian – fluent, Spanish – basic.
Currency: USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY.
Tour price: 455 USD for 10 people.
How to be part of the food tour of Saranda?
The woman responsible for your food tour is Linda H.
Below is an introductions of Linda.
I’m Linda is a tour guide for almost 10 years now.
For Linda, it’s a pleasure and big responsibility to be the ambassador of Albania and to show everyone why they should visit Albania. Linda recommends everyone to get closer to the history, culture, nature, and real Albanian life.
Saranda and its locals take great pride in their culture and continue to protect it and to introduce it to their visitors. Although the Albanian cuisine has been heavily influenced by the Turkish and Greek cuisine, it has managed to sustain its authenticity and put its own flare to the foreign dishes.
Not just nature, cuisine, sea, beaches, but no trip to Saranda would be completely over without having tasted the night life that keeps the city alive until the morning hours. Once the sun goes down, everyone trades their bathing suits for a party attire and head to the night clubs witch stretch all over the western side of the town.
So if you haven’t put Saranda, in your bucket list for the places to visit yet now is the time to. Saranda and its wonders welcome you in a world of tradition and development. Prepare yourself for a different type of vacation, maybe not perfect but a very interesting one, hopefully, one of the best ones.
Credentials: Her first training course as a tour guide was in 2008 and she got her first guiding certificate from USAID. The second one was in 2011 from the Albanian Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
She got her official license in 2017.
Linda is an Italian teacher from 2005 and she has been studying English since the 6th grade at school.
To contact Linda, e-mail us: [email protected]
Saranda food and Wine Tours – Mussel Tour
Private Tour – The Taste of Mussels
The special taste of the queen of Butrinti Lake – The Mussel
This is a special and particular experience for everyone who wants to take from Butrinti Lake their mussels for lunch and see how they are cleaned and cooked. You will try a local recipe and local wine. Everything is natural, fresh and bio.
The tour starts from Saranda (your hotel, center of the town, port). Then they will drive to Butrinti Lake (25-30 min by car). It might be a private car, comfortable small vehicle Audi A2, Benz Mercedes 170, Mercedes 300 or a minivan. There will be a short tour on the boat, taking the mussels. A fisherman will show how is cleaned. After this, you can eat lunch (mussels, a glass of local red wine, salad, local cheese, and homemade bread). In the end, they will drive you back to the town, at the pickup place. This tour can least three hours; it depends on traffic and weather.
The languages that they can speak: English – advanced, German – basic, Greek – conversational, Italian – fluent, Spanish – basic. The estimated local cash needed is 60 USD / EUR – if you would like more than a glass of wine. The tour price is 565 USD for up to 10 people. This tour is kid-friendly but the wheelchairs are not accessible.
Book this tour by contacting us. e-mail address: [email protected]
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