Albanian cooking class and Tirana tour: After meeting with the guide, you will be transferred for 60 minutes towards Tirana. Capital of the Republic of Albania, with a population of just over 700.000, lies at the foot of Dajti Mountain (1612 m) at the 110 m above the sea level. Today Tirana is the main administrative, economical, art and culture centre. The visit of Tirana starts with the Scanderbeg Square, a monument dedicated to the National Hero of Albania. From the center you will be able to see the main boulevard, main administrative buildings, National Bank of Albania and the Et'hem Bey mosque. You will continue beside Lana River for looking at the painted socialist buildings towards the old bridge and parliament building of Tirana. Once finished the sightseeing by bus of Tirana you will stop and stroll for some minutes to the local market of Tirana.
Your next destination will be Nari Restaurant in Lunder village just 6 kilometers from Tirana.
Albania has an incredibly hospitable culture and has its own particular traditions of courtesy. They are very closely related to the notion of hospitality, a notion similar to that of the sacred guest from Homer and classical literature. Many Albanian traditions of hospitality come from The Kanun, or "The Code", a 15th-century text written by the powerful Dukagjin clan, although many of the laws written in the code date from earlier times. As written in The Kanun, the guest will be shown the highest respect by being offered a seat at the head of the table. The guest is then regaled with the best the family has to offer, usually taking the form of homemade raki, traditional liquor.
After arrival, you will experience the same old rule. You will be welcomed inside the restaurant of the Lunder village, learn about traditional Albanian cooking and food such as milk, dairy of different types, honey, village eggs, whole goats roasted on a spit, trout fish, various types of soups. Help the local family collect food from the farm and help them cook your own meal by helping in the kitchen.
Once finished lunch you will be transferred back to Durres for about 1.5 hours of drive having in mind still the amazing experience at the local family house.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Arvi.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
End/closing time: At 4pm.