It’s always time for raki in Albania

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Where are we going?!

We are going on a raki trip to Albania! Albania has no rules, an awesome flag and thousands of bunkers covering its landscape like a filthy layer of eczema. An obvious holiday destination, right? Think again! But Albania missing out on the Top 25 of most visited countries in Europe is puzzling, to say the least. At the same time, it means you don’t have to share the mountains, the Ionian beaches or the ancient cities with thousands of tourists.

Why would I want to go there?!

Raki! In September, plums and grapes are harvested everywhere in Albania to distill some proper moonshine. You can also use apricots, pears, mulberries, figs, or whatever – the Albanians distil everything they can get their hands on. Visiting local shepherds and rural villages, you can taste some homemade goodies in this country without overly strict food legislation. In addition to raki, prepare to be offered coffee and cigarettes. A tip if you don’t care for those: Albanians shake their heads when they mean ‘yes’, while a nod means ‘no’. Good luck.

September 6th, 2019September 13th, 20198 days4-8yes
August 14th, 2020August 21st, 20208 days4-8yes
€900     p.p. (4-6 participants),      €850     p.p. (7-8 participants)

N.B. 2020 dates are subject to change. Prices mentioned apply to the 2019 trip.


  • international flight Amsterdam – Tiranë
  • transport by minibus
  • accommodation in hostels
  • professional raki distillery tour
  • amateuristic raki distillery tour
  • raki on the beach

    Not included

  • travel insurance
  • meals
  • drinks (apart from mentioned tours and excursions)
  • other entrance fees
  • paracetamol
  • personal expenses


Take me further!

Curious about this raki tour? Complete the contact form to get more information about It’s always time for raki in Albania (in Dutch). If you’d rather chat in English, give us a call at +31 6 81 83 20 58.

Unrecognised stops (II) Abkhazia
Unrecognised Stops (I) Transnistria