1. Day tour of Shkoder & Mrizi i Zanave Agroutourism
Join this day tour to explore Shkoder and visit one of the best Agro-tourism farms in the Balkans. Our tour leader will come and pick you up at your hotel in Tirana in the morning. Shkodra city is our first destination, situated in the north-western part of Albania, giving its name to the biggest lake in the Balkans. It is one of the oldest cities in Albania, with a history of a thousand years of habitation. The oldest wall of the Shkodra castle dates from the 1st millennium BCE. The Roman historian Livy cited the town as the capital of the Illyrian king Gent, who fought the Romans in 168 B.C. We will visit Rozafa castle offering tremendous scenery of the lake and the three rivers melting all together in the Adriatic Sea. The city’s architecture is highly influenced by the Venetian style and if you are lucky enough to join the tour of Shkodra in February you might experience the carnival festival. Most of the guests are surprised to learn that the majority of the Venetian masks are handmade and produced in Shkoder. The city’s favourable geographic position has always been an important trading mark through the centuries, making it possible for different civilisations to encounter. After exploring the city of Shkoder, we will drive towards Mrizi i Zanave Agro-tourism farm. We will take a tour around the farm. In addition, we will learn about the story of this farm and how it created jobs for more than 400 people in the surrounding area. The farm collects, elaborates and preserves regional bio fresh local products. We will also learn how this family business adapted some old communist buildings to serve as storage for local-made bio products. You will have some free time to enjoy a traditional lunch or buy some fresh produce products from the farm. In the afternoon we will return back to Tirana. This marks the end of this amazing experience.