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For a real taste of Macedonia, add one of our tempting culinary journeys across the western or eastern regions to your travel menu. Savor each region’s unique cuisine one bite at a time — thanks to tastings, market visits, home-hosted meals, cooking demos, and other culinary features. If a week is too long for You, then we can arrange one of our private curated  foodie day trips in Skopje, Mavrovo, Ohrid, Prespa & Bitola. Na Zdravje!

Proposal itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Skopje. Exploration of the old and new part of Skopje, including visit of one of the green markets.

Day 2 Exploration of the Shar area in the vicinity of Tetovo, where we go for truffle hunting and enjoy truffle infused lunch. Transfer to Mavrovo national park.

Day 3 Cooking demo in the Dolna Reka area, followed by visit of the Bigorski monastery and transfer to Ohrid.

Day 4 Sightseeing in the old town of Ohrid. Dinner with a family in the Ohrid countryside.

Day 5 Private boat cruise on the lake of Ohrid, to the Monastery of St. Naum. Afternoon departure to Prespa and overnight in mountain village. Cooking demo over dinner.

Day 6 Morning transfer to the area of Bitola for organic beekeeping demo, followed by visit of Bitola and Heraclea Lyncestis, and finishing the day in Krushevo.

Day 7 Guided food & artisan tour of Krushevo in the morning, followed by transfer to the Tikvesh wine region to meet few small local wine producers and taste their wines and spirits.

Day 8 Departure to Skopje Airport.

Proposal itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Skopje. Exploration of the old and new part of Skopje, including visit of one of the green markets.

Note: If You decided to do combo of both Western and Eastern Macedonia, then this day is reserved for exploration of the area of Kavadarci, Negotino and Demir Kapija.

Day 2 Discovery of the Strumica area, it’s ancient Roman baths and medieval monasteries of Vodocha and Veljusa.

Day 3 Walk to the Smolare waterfall, followed by transfer to Pechevo, in the heartland of the Maleshevo region. Dinner with a local family still making their living out of sheep farming.

Day 4 Rest day in the area of Pehcevo, or easy going hiking or biking.

Day 5 Transfer from Pehcevo to Kratovo via Stip (pitstop to try the famous “pastrmajlija” pie). Afternoon discovery of the Kuklica stone valley, and walking around Kratovo’s medieval towers and bridges.

Day 6 Cooking demo at a family home in Kratovo, before heading to Kriva Palanka, where we stay at the renowned Monastery of Osogovski.

Day 7 Transfer to the area of Nagorichane, where we walk in the area of the Kokino (bronze-age archeaological site), and end up with epic lunch in Kumanovo. Afternoon return to Skopje for farewell dinner in Debar Maalo – Skopje’s famous bohemian quarters.

Day 8 Departure to the Skopje Airport.

Tour options (by area):

Skopje (food sampling at green markets / sightseeing / wine tasting)

Mavrovo national park (monastery visit / cooking at family home / food sampling in villages in central and south areas of the national park)

Ohrid and surroundings (sightseeing with boat trip / food & wine sampling / cooking at family home)

Bitola & Prespa (food sampling at green markets / organic beekeeping / cooking at family home)

Group size: 2-12 participants

Best time to go: Year round

Pickup: Your accommodation in Skopje (or anywhere else)

Duration: Full-day (early departure and late return)

Reservations: At least 2 days before

Type of tour: Private, guided and all-inclusive / dates are flexible / menu can be customized in accordance with clients’ dietary requirements (we also cater to clients with specific allergic conditions/intolerances)

FYI: Our focus are curated private trips for individuals and small groups, and we don’t do shared group departures.

Tour description:

Get familiar with Macedonia’s gastronomy on one of our foodie day trips, where You get to walk around their most famous amenities, visit their green markets and have hands-on food tasting with local hosts. Where appropriate, we will arrange cooking demo of a selection of traditional dishes typical for the area visited. Of course, the meal is always accompanied with selection of premium spirits and wines.

Price per person:

Please inquire (price depends on group size)

Included:

– Transportation (door to door)

– English speaking tour guide

– Choice of activities (market visit, food sampling, truffle hunting, boat trip,  cooking demo; wine tasting)

Note: the choice of activities depends on seasonality, as well as the area visited. Don’t worry, we always pack a lot on our trips and make sure You don’t miss anything while in the area 

– Bohemian gourmand lunch with host (beverages included)

Price does not include:

– Other costs not offered in this program

Included (in “Western Macedonia” & “Eastern Macedonia”):

– Transportation (car, minivan or minibus with dedicated driver; depending on the group size)

– Guidance in English

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

– All meals (selection of traditional dishes from locally sourced ingredients, typical for each area, arranged at small restaurants or family homes; beverages excl.)

– All activities (cooking demos, tastings, market visits, boat trips, etc.)

– Entrance fees in archaeological sites and national parks

Not included:

– Flights

– Individual airport transfers

– Single supplement

– Optional activities

– Travel insurance

– Individual expenses

Scheduled dates:

* This is non scheduled tour with flexible dates. We recommend May-October for this tour (with September being most appealing for a foodie trip because of the grape harvest, ajvar making season, to name a few reasons:)

Number of Participants:

2 – 12

Tour grade:

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Prices:

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