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5 Days Tour around Macedonia

5 days 23 sites

Have you ever had a chance to visit Macedonia? Make a complete change from your everyday life by venturing to one of Europe’s last undiscovered destinations. On this tour, you will cast your eyes on magnificent traditional Macedonian architecture, monuments, museums, churches and monasteries where life seems to move in a different rhythm. Enjoy the sprawling grandeur of historical ruins and ancient villages that have remained unchanged for centuries, with natural sights and canyons that will leave you etching for more. You will be able to tantalize your taste buds as you consume the famous Macedonian cuisine and high quality wines. Explore Macedonia on an amazing adventure that will leave you with lasting memories. So what are you waiting for? Travel to Macedonia and let us take care of the rest.

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*Price includes
  • Qualified licensed English speaking tour guide for the duration of the whole trip.
  • Group transportation during the whole tour.
  • Bed and Breakfast.
  • 2 Lunches: Skopje and Ohrid.
*Price does not include
Tour detailed itinerary:
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Day 5
  • The tour starts at the museum of the city of Skopje, where you will get some basic info regarding getting around in Macedonia. The walk starts along Macedonia Street towards the square. Along the way is the Memorial House of Mother Teresa built in honor of a great humanitarian and a winner of Noble Prize for Peace. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, in 1910.
  • The tour continues towards Macedonia Square which has undergone tremendous restoration in the last few years with a lot of new monuments and buildings around, representing Macedonian cultural heritage and history. Macedonia Square is the heart of the capital Skopje.
  • From Macedonia Square we continue towards the Old Bazaar passing over The Stone Bridge which is one of the most recognizable symbols of Skopje. Being so it has the main lead in the coat of arms of the city itself. The location of the bridge is in the heart of the city positioned on the greatest river in Macedonia, Vardar.
  • Once we get into the Bazaar, the first thing you notice is the feeling that you have gone back in times, returning to the days when the bazaar was swarming with people from all around the Balkan trading their wares and services.
  • The tour includes traditional lunch at one of the restaurants in Old bazaar.
  • After a thorough and detailed tour of the Bazaar, we finish up the sightseeing of the old town with the story of the fortress Kale at the top of the hill overlooking the entire city.
  • The rest of the day is planned for the Matka Canyon with its outstanding work of nature, preserved natural and geographic characteristics in which rare and endemic species found their escape.
  • We get back to Skopje after which we check in at the hotel where we have spare time for refreshments and any individual activities.
  • Dinner will be served in one of the local restaurants where we finish the first of our 5 days of Perfect mix of Culture, History and Nature.
  • The tour starts with breakfast at the hotel in Skopje and check out. We then departure with our tour to the Mavrovo National Park. The tranquility, the climate conditions, the hydrological and vegetative features enhanced together with the human creativity contributes in making this region a very special place. Here we will have a walk around the surroundings while enjoying in its natural beauties.
  • The tour continues towards the beautiful tourist location the Monastery of Saint John the Baptist with its distinctive architecture with priceless and rare wood carvings. Dating from the 11th century this Monastery presents an important cultural and historical place surrounded by legends for its mystical icon with healing powers.
  • From there we head with our tour towards the village of Vevchani. The village is located 14 kilometers north-west of the town of Struga and is most famous for its springs. The largest spring is located at the opening of one of the many caves in the region. The most famous spring is "Jankov Kamen" which is situated at about 1200 meters above sea level.
  • After this charming little village we continue our tour to the city of Struga where we have review of the downtown with the river of Crn Drim that flows out of the Ohrid Lake.
  • Next we head for the city of Ohrid, where we check-in at the Hotel. You will have spare time for a walk or any other activities.

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel and starting the day with the trip to the Monastery of Saint Naum.
  • Along the way we will stop at the archeological locality named Bay of Bones where an authentic reconstruction is made as part of the settlement dating back between 1200 and 700 BC.
  • After that, we head towards the St Naum Monastery. The area around the Monastery is among the most beautiful along the shore of Lake Ohrid. The magnificent greenery surrounded by the springs of the Crn Drim River, the spacious sand beach, the Monastery complex and the view of the location makes it one of the most attractive tourist spots.
  • After the overview of the locations we are heading back to Ohrid. 
  • Getting back to downtown Ohrid we visit the National Ohrid Museum located in the house of Robevci. The Robevci House is one of the finest examples of 19th century Macedonian architecture. Today the house is protected under the Institute for protection of cultural monuments in Ohrid.
  • Spare time and overnight in Ohrid.
  • After breakfast at the hotel and check out we will start the tour at downtown Ohrid. The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments while tourism is predominant because of the special natural and cultural surrounding of the area. We will visit some of the most important localities such as the old bazaar, the church of St. Sophia, the church Mother of God (Perivleptos), the ancient theatre, Tsar Samoil fortress, the archaeological site of Plaoshnik, the church of St. John (Kaneo) and many others.
  • As an option you can visit a pearl shop where you can observe and buy the worlds famous Ohrid pearls.
  • We will have lunch at one of the local restaurants where you will taste famous local delicates.
  • We say farewell to Ohrid and coninue with our tour. Out tour continues towards Bitola. On the way we stop at the archaeological site Heraclea Lyncestis. The city of Heraclea was founded by Philip II of Macedon in the middle of the 4th century BC and presents one of the best preserved antique cities.  We will than check in at the hotel and have some time for refreshments. It is one of the gratest Macedonian monuments of history that are a part of this tour.
  • The city of Bitola is an administrative, cultural, industrial, commercial, and educational centre. It is located in the southern part of the Pelagonia valley surrounded by the Baba and Nidze mountains and it is an important part of Macedonian culture.
  • We finish the day with some free time for walking around Shirok Sokak or any other activities “in the city of the consuls”.
  • Following a busy night at Shirok Sokak we start our tour with a little bit more time for rest and a relaxed breakfast. The tour continues to the archeological site of Stobi, an ancient town of Macedon, considered by many to be one of the most famous archaeological site in Macedonia
  • Then we head towards the Stobi winery where you will enjoy the Macedonian cuisine compiled with superb and impeccable quality of the wines they produce.
  • After the Stobi tour, we finish this tour heading back to Skopje airport.
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