Explore 3 bazaars and enjoy local street food in Tirana day tour

If you want to get a taste of the authentic local culture instead of visiting the standard tourist attractions in Tirana, the best thing to do is to jump into this day tour. First thing on the menu today is a delicious traditional Albanian coffee, which we will enjoy on our way to the first bazaar called Çam bazaar. We will have a chance to try Byrek, which is dough with all kinds of filling such as cheese, meat or spinach, at a small local place that only locals know how to find. The tour will continue towards the Medrese bazaar, which is a busy bazaar full of colours and people. This bazaar is the biggest one in Albania. The third big bazaar, located in the most colourful area of Tirana, is called the New Bazaar. Here we will try the traditional Qofte, small pieces of meat filled with spices, and a traditional Albanian refreshing drink called Bozë. To end this tour in the best way, we will try some Albanian Raki. As we Albanians say, there is nothing that Raki can’t fix!

Duration 8 to 10 hours
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What's included :
  • Professional tour guide
  • Traditional Albanian coffee
  • Local street food (Byrek and Qofte)
  • One traditional drink (Bozë) at the New Bazaar
  • Tasting Raki
  • Tourist taxes
What's excluded :
  • Drinks & snacks not mentioned in the included
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal spending
  • Everything that is not mentioned in the included
  • * Tips are not a must in Albania or the Balkans
  • However, our recommendation is to tip the tour guide/driver 5 - 6 Euros per day/person
  • as an international practice to tip good service.
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania

Our tour guide will come and meet you at our office at 9:00 am in the morning.

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County

First thing on the menu today is a delicious traditional Albanian coffee, which we will enjoy on our way to the first bazaar called Çam bazaar. Çam bazaar was founded by the Albanian Çam community, who originally came from an area called Çameria in today’s North-western Greece. Here you can buy all kinds of goods from clothes to kitchen equipment and bargain with the sellers for a cheaper price. We will have a chance to try Byrek, which is dough with all kinds of filling such as cheese, meat or spinach, at a small local place that only locals know how to find. On our way to the next bazaar, we will pass by some famous sites in Tirana, such as the Skanderbeg Square and the clock tower, and walk through local neighbourhoods. The tour will continue towards the Medrese bazaar, which is a busy bazaar full of colours and people. This bazaar is the biggest one in Albania. There are wholesalers, retailers, and you can certainly find everything you are looking for. On our way to the third bazaar, we will pass some cheap shops run by the Chinese community in Albania, who got stuck here during the communist period, and the bicycle bazaar where you can find a lot of antiques (and of course bikes). The third big bazaar, located in the most colourful area of Tirana, is called the New Bazaar. Here we will try the traditional Qofte, small pieces of meat filled with spices, and a traditional Albanian refreshing drink called Bozë. To end this tour in the best way, we will try some Albanian Raki as well. As we Albanians say, there is nothing that Raki can’t fix!

Duration: 6 hours

Departure Point :
Choose Balkans - Albania Tour Operator, Rruga Reshit Çollaku, Tirana, Albania
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note that due to rapid changes of the pandemic worldwide, measures and governmental restrictions on travel safety might change.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Choose Balkans Incoming Tour Operator

Activity ID: V-10132P45

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