On this tour you will have the chance to visits some of Macedonia's most renowned wine regions, whilst learning about the history of viticulture, varieties of grape, and the process of wine making..

 

Overview

During the Roman Empire the province of Macedonia was one of the most important regions for grape cultivation in the Empire

Wile the Ottomans ruled over Macedonia (1350-1912), wine production was kept alive in Macedonia’s monasteries.

During the 1980s, Macedonia accounted for two-thirds of all wine production in Yugoslavia. Macedonia’s wine producers bring together the natural advantages of the region with the best of modern wine making technology to produce the pre–eminent regional Balkan variety Vranec (VRAN–ets) and other local and international varieties.

The intense aromas of the Macedonian wines are the result of the combined influence of the Mediterranean and continental climates, with warm summer days and cooler nights.

Macedonia produces all styles of wine - dry and sweet, still and sparkling, red, white and rose.

Itinerary

Tour itinerary

Day 1 Skopje

Arrival in Skopje: Meeting the group at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Skopje. Check in. Leisure time. Welcome dinner in a nice restaurant in Skopje (instead of dinner at hotel).

Day 2 Wine tasting in Skopje

Breakfast. Walking tour of Skopje (Skopje Fortress – Kale, Stone Bridge, Feudal Tower, Old Bazaar, Bezisten, Kapan An, Suli An, Cifte Amam, Kursumli An, Daut Pasha Amam). Transfer to wine cellar Kartal. The staff will take the guests for a walking tour of the vineyards. Visit of the storage facilities of the winery and meeting with an enologist, who will give a short presentation of the wines produced in the region of Skopje. Wine testing at the   winery (lunch included). Return to hotel. Free time for souvenir shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Ohrid - city of UNESCO

Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to Ohrid with a short visit of the St.Jovan Bigorski Monastery in Mavrovo. Arrival at hotel. Ohrid city tour (Church of St. Sofia, Plaosnik archaeological site, Tzar Samuel’s fortress, the Ancient Theater, St. Jovan Kaneo). Optional lunch in the old town in Ohrid. Free afternoon for souvenir shopping. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Wine tasting in Vevchani

Breakfast. Departure for full day trip to the village of Vevchani, in close proximity of Ohrid, known for it's traditional architecture, beautiful springs, and it's hospitable people. Today we will do wine tasting (with lunch) in the smallest winery of Macedonia, located in Vevchani. After we finish with the tour around the village, we return to Ohrid. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 – Bitola, Prilep and wine tasting in Demir Kapija

Breakfast. Checkout and departure for Bitola. City tour of Bitola (optional lunch in Shirok Sokak street). We continue for the city of Prilep, where we make a short stop. Afterwards we continue for Demir Kapija, and arrive at  the local winery. Dinner with wine tasting. Overnight.

Day 6 Wine tasting in Kavadarci

Breakfast and checkout. Departure for Kavadarci, the center of the wine production in the Tikvesh region, most famous in the Balkans. Arrival at the winery, where they take us for tour of the wine making process. We enjoy they premium wines in the restaurant at the wine cellar. Short visit of the ancient city of Stobi on the way to Veles. Arrival at hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 -Wine tasting in Negotino

Breakfast. Transfer to Negotino, the center of the wine production in the Povardarie region. We will visit the vineyards and the wine cellar of king Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, the last ruler in the Kingdom of Jugoslavija (1918-1940). Wine tasting and lunch are organized there. Return to hotel in the evening hours. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 – Departure

Breakfast and checkout. Transfer to the Skopje airport. End of program.

Gallery

Wine tasting in Macedonia:

Skopje area:

Ohrid area:

What's Included

Included:

- Transportation

- Accommodation in hotels (hotel category and meals can be chosen in accordance with Your request)

- All tours and activities mentioned in tour

- Premium wine tasting at 5 wine cellars around Macedonia (lunch and wine included)

- Tour guide (English or other major European languages) 

- Taxes

Not included:

- Transfers to Macedonia

- Single room supplement

- Optional excursions and visits

- Insurance

Dates & Prices

Scheduled dates:

* This is non scheduled tour with flexible dates. 

Number of Participants:

2 - 50

Tour grade:

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Prices: 

Confidential prices for TOs available upon request. Price depends on the number of participants.

Additional information:  

- Season: Year round.