Many landmarks, milestones and historic towns dot the Via Egnatia, a Roman-era road that traverses a 1000 km route stretching from Dyrrachium on Greece’s western Adriatic coast eastward to Istanbul on the Black Sea. It crosses the Balkan peninsula through Macedonia, what is now known as Albania, Greece, and European Turkey, visiting mountain towns and Aegean Sea towns along the way. This difficult route also follows the banks of the beautiful river Shkumbin, from its mouth

Popova Kula Winery in Macedonia’s Wine Country is one of the Balkans’ best kept secrets. Growing grapes and producing wine are woven deeply into Macedonian history. On our Macedonia Culinary Tour you will visit this renowned winery where you will taste wine from the highest quality grapes. I stayed one night at the beautiful Popova Kula hotel and woke to the sound of bells tied around the necks of a whole herd of goats making their way across