The F.I.C.B. 2018 Internacional Congress in Skopje & Tikvesh Region

The Consulate of Wine Knights in Macedonia has this very special role to be hosting The F.I.C.B. 2018 International Congress in the Republic of Macedonia, in the bountiful Skopje and Tikvesh wine regions.

This prestigious event will take place May 31- June 03, with a possibility for extension and visit to the city of Ohrid June 04-June 06.

The opening ceremony of the Congress 2018 and the welcome dinner are taking place on May 31 at Marriott Hotel Skopje and the closing ceremony with the gala dinner and goodbye party are going to be at Chateau Kamnik winery in the evening of June 03.

We look forward to this wonderful opportunity to welcome the wine admirers and delegates from the wine brotherhoods from around the world and let them have a first-hand insight into some of the best Macedonian wineries and sunbathed vineyards.

The F.I.C.B. 2018 International Congress in Skopje & Tikvesh Region

31 May - 04 June 2018

Ordo Equestris Vini Europae
Consulate for Macedonia
EQUES Ornatus - First Proconsul
F.I.C.B. 2018 Congress President
Ordo Equestris Vini Europae
Consulate for Macedonia
EQUES Ornatus - Second Proconsul

Speaking in the name of the Consulate of Wine Knights of Macedonia and its members, in light of the forthcoming F.I.C.B. International Congress 2018, we are honored to have this opportunity to welcome you to Macedonia.

What we are preparing for you is a visit to some of the richest and best known Macedonian wine regions, Skopje and Tikvesh region, as well as a possibility to see the city of Ohrid, a romantic, centuries old cradle of culture and tradition, resting on the shores of Ohrid Lake.

We have been planning this event for almost a year in order to ensure the best venues and most unique activities that will make the visit to Macedonia a wonderful and memorable experience for the member of the F.I.C.B. who are going to attend this 50th Congress.

Macedonia Travel is the local coordinator for the event and will provide the support you may need during the registration process or when planning your trip.

We look forward to seeing you in … 2018 !

The F.I.C.B. 2018 International Congress in Skopje & Tikvesh Region

31 May - 04 June 2018

Day 1
14:00 - 17:00
Registration at the Skopje Marriott Hotel or Ibis Skopje City Centre
18:00 - 19:00
Welcome reception hosted by OEVE Macedonia and Skopje City authorities
19:00 - 22:00
Opening ceremony and dinner at Marriott Hotel Skopje
Day 2
Introduction - Skopje & Macedonia
08:30 - 09:00
Gathering of the participants and walk to the Macedonian National Theatre (wine brotherhood attire)
9:00 - 10:30
Academic session at the Macedonian National Theatre (wine brotherhood atteire)
10:45 - 12:30
Procession through the town with the City orchestra and mass in the church St. Virgin Mary (wine brotherhood attire)
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch at Old House Restaurant with Skovin winery guided wine tasting
14:15 - 16:30
Visit to the old town and the Museum of Macedonian Struggle
16:30 - 18:30
Back to hotel – Rest/Free time
Leave the hotel
19:00 - 21:30
Dinner at Vodenica Restaurant with Bovin winery guided wine tasting
Back to the hotel
Day 3
Macedonian Wine Tradition and World Wines in Macedonia
Leave the hotel
09:00 - 09:45
Morning wine break at Chateau Sopot winery (short visit to the winery with wine tasting)
09:45 - 10:30
Trip to Tikvesh wine region
10:30 – 12:00
Visit to Tikvesh wine region, Lepovo hills and winery, wine tasting at Lepovo winery
12.00 – 15:00
Visit and Picnic Lunch at Tikvesh winery site, picnic lunch under tents with traditional Macedonian roasts on an open fire and BBQ, Macedonian music and folklore performance
15:00 – 16:30
Back to Skopje
16:30 - 18:30
Rest/Free time
Departure to Macedonian Village
Wines of the World presentation followed by dinner at Macedonian Village, wine by Chateau Sopot winery. Dinner menu and traditional Macedonian ethno food presentation by TV cooking star Adriana Alacki.
Back to the hotel
Day 4
More of Macedonia and Gala Closure
Leave the hotel
9:45 – 10:45
Visit to Villa Maria Royal Winery (Gama Winery) with wine tasting (winery founded by King Aleksandar Karadzordzevic)
11:00 – 12:00
Visit to Stobi archaeological site
12:15 – 14:45
Visit to Stobi winery, lunch with grand tasting
14:45 - 16:15
Back to Skopje
16:15 - 18:30
Rest/Free time
Departure to Chateau Kamnik winery
19:00 – 22:30
Visit to Kamnik vineyards, Enthronements, Gala Dinner and goodbye party

The F.I.C.B. 2018 Internacional Congress Extension in Ohrid and the region

04 June - 06 June 2018

Day 1
Trip to St. Jovan Bigorski Monastery (1h 50 min)
10:30 – 11:45
Visit and a guided tour at St. Jovan Bigorski Monastery
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch at Mijacka Kuka restaurant, wine from Popov winery
Trip to Ohrid (1 h 20 min)
Check-in, hotel in Ohrid (Hotel Inex Gorica or Park Lakeside - depends on the number of participants)
15:30 – 18:30
Guided visit to Ohrid old town
18:30 - 19:00
Walk to the hotel and/or bus transfer
19:30 – 22:00
Dinner at Park Lakeside Hotel restaurant with game specialities and guided wine tasting from Lepovo winery
Back to hotel
Day 2
8:30 – 8:45
Walk to the Ohrid port
9:00 – 11:00
Boat trip on Ohrid lake to St. Naum monastery
11:00 – 12:00
Visit to St. Naum monastery and the site
12:00 – 14:30
Lunch at the Restaurant Ostrovo (Ohrid lake springs) site with traditional fish menu, Lepovo winery white wines
14:30 – 16:00
Boat trip back to Ohrid
16:00 – 18:00
Free time for individual walk through the old town and shopping
18:00 – 19:00
Guided visit to St. Sofia church
19:00 – 21:30
Dinner at St. Sofia Restaurant with Macedonian Vranec master class
Day 7
Transfer to Ohrid and Skopje Airport
Transfer to Skopje or Thessaloniki Airport with possibility for individually tailored program (subject of additional charge)

Hotel Marriott 5*
Macedonia Square – Skopje

Congress (4 nights) – F.I.C.B. Member in EURO
Double Occupancy € 1,400 per person
Single Occupancy € 1,780 per person
Triple Occupancy € 1,300 per person
Quad Occupancy € 1,250 per person
Non-Member Supplement Add € 100 per person

Hotel Ibis 4*
Orce Nikolov Str. No 55 – Skopje

Congress (4 nights) – F.I.C.B. Member in EURO
Double Occupancy € 1,210 per person
Single Occupancy € 1,400 per person
Triple & Quad rates not available at this hotel

Non-Member Supplement Add € 100 per person


Extension (2 nights) – FICB Members & Non-Members

Double Occupancy € 550 per person
Single Occupancy € 620 per person