Two-day tour: Skopje – mosatery Vodocha – Monastery of Veljusa – Strumica – Popova Kula winery
"I came to a town on one curious evening and became part of an all-encompassing celebration. People wearing strange masks and costumes were tiptoeing from house to house in an atmosphere of laughter, shouting and singing." - said the famous traveller, Evlija Chelebija, who published the journals from his travels. When passing through this part of the world in 1670, he stopped in Strumica at the time of the festival, when joy, happiness and delight prevail all over town. Forget your worries and everyday problems and come join this colorful celebration for one night. Feel the positive energy around you and remember to bring your camera. Become part of the longest and most unforgettable night…
Location: city and surroundings of Strumica, Popova kula winery
Duration: 2 days
Group Size: min. 4
Departure point: is to be arranged on booking
Tour technical difficulty: easy
The tour includes: Transportation, hotel accommodation, meals mentioned in the itinerary, refreshments during the travel, Full escort by professional tourist guide, all sightseeing’s (with entrance fees included).
Necessary equipment: warm clothes.
Price per person: On request and depending of the number of participants
08:30 Departure from Skopje
10:30 Monastery Veljusa
11:30 Monastery Vodocha
13:00 Arrival in Strumica; checking into a hotel; lunch and free afternoon
19:30 The beginning of Strumica Carnival
The group joins the carnival retinue where selection and announcement of the best costumes and masks (individual and group) is followed by a party in the local coffee’s and bar’s lasting till after midnight.
10:00 Breakfast and checking out from the hotel
10:30 XV Tiberipolian Martyrs - Tiveriopolski Machenici
12:00 Arrival in the winery Popova Kula
Walk through the vine cellar and the vineyards
Learn more about the history of viticulture, autochthon varieties of grape, and the process of vine making in the oldest and richest Wine region of Macedonia.
- Wine tasting and snack at Popova Kula
At this magnificent location with a wonderful view, you will taste the well-known international varieties such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but also enjoy indigenous wines like Vranec and the unique delight Stanushina - an established grape variety found in only in the Tikvesh region of Macedonia.
15:00 Departure for Skopje