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1 Day Tour of Skopje and Matka Canyon

1 day 8 sites

Visit Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, defined by its turbulent history and rich culture, a city of multidimensional character, that will give you a lot to think about. As you walk through its cobblestone streets you will experience all the sensations of this ancient Macedonian city. A grand fortress bears proudly over the city, reminding you of its rich cultural heritage that has been shaped by kings, revolutionaries and generals over thousands of years. Skopje – a cultural and economic hub, a city where modern meets ancient times, a city that will enlighten, intrigue and leave you asking questions – a city you will never forget. You will also have the chance to visit the Matka Canyon, a nature phenomenon. So, what are you waiting for?  

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*Price includes

Flexible-budget:
  • Qualified licensed English speaking tour guide for the duration of the whole trip.
  • Private transportation during the whole trip.
All inclusive-luxury: 
  • Qualified licensed English speaking tour guide for the duration of the whole trip.
  • Private transportation during the whole trip.
  • Lunch at the Old Bazaar.
  • Boat ride on Matka Lake.
  • Entrance fees.
*Price does not include
Tour detailed itinerary:
Skopje Tour
Matka Canyon and Matka Lake
  • 9:​00am
We meet at the Museum of the city of Skopje. Our friendly tour guides will provide you will information regarding navigating your way around Skopje. You will then proceed with a walk along the famous ‘Macedonia Street’ towards the main city square. You will pass the Memorial House of Mother Teresa which was built in her honour as she was born in Skopje in 1910 and was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian efforts.
  • City Square
As you walk around the heart of Skopje – its city square, you will be treated with a guide of the monuments and buildings that paint a picture of Macedonia’s rich culture and history. You will then continue towards the Old Bazaar and pass over the greatest river in Macedonia, Vardar, via one of the most recognizable symbols of Skopje – the Stone Bridge.
  • Old Bazaar
The first thing you will notice once entering the Old Bazaar is a sense of ancient times. Where, for centuries it has been buzzing with people from all over the Balkan region, trading their wares and services. You will be guided through this ancient Bazaar and experience the feeling of stepping back in time. We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
  • The Old Town
Your experience of ancient times will only be reinforced by walking around the Old Town and hearing the stories of the Grand Fortress Kale that bears over the city.

With this we finish the city tour part and head to Canyon Matka.

  • Matka Canyon 
Our next stop is the Matka Canyon – an outstanding work of nature of which some claim to be home to the largest underwater cave in the world. A claim that has yet to be substantiated as no one has been able to get to the bottom! Matka Canyon boasts outstanding preserved natural and geographical characteristics, in which rare endemic species have found their escape. Spot an eagle flying high in the sky, enjoy a boat ride along the magnificent gorge and explore the famous Vrelo cave full of stalagmites.
 
  • Arrive back in Skopje
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