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3 Day Tour | Discover Western Macedonia

3 days 21 sites

This tour will provide you with a rich experience of the history, religion and tradition that has shaped Macedonia throughout the centuries. With a combination of traditional Macedonian cuisine, superb wines and hospitality, you will discover the unique beauties that will leave you etching for more. You will be given the opportunity to explore the three main cities in Macedonia. Firstly, you will become acquainted with, the ‘City of Seven Gates’ Skopje. Secondly, you will discover the real gem, a city positioned beside a lake that has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the ‘City of Light’, Ohrid. Don't miss the chance to visit Macedonia, you deserve it. Explore Macedonia now!

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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 tour.
  • Bed and Breakfast.
All inclusive-luxury:
  • Qualified licensed English speaking tour guide for the duration of the whole trip.
  • Private transportation during the whole tour.
  • Bed and Breakfast.
  • Lunch and dinners.
  • Entrance fees.

*Price does not include
Tour detailed itinerary:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • Skopje
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 and Lunch
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 in 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.
  • Matka Canyon
You will then continue with a bus ride to 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. If sitting back and enjoying the view is more your style – take refuge at the restaurant which serves delicious traditional Macedonian food.
  • Arrive back in Skopje
 
  • 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.
  • After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will check out of the hotel and continue our tour in Ohrid. We will go through the picturesque Galichica National Park towards the Monastery of St. Naum Ohridski.
  • Monastery of St. Naum Ohrisdski and Bay of Bones
  • The area around St. Naum 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 a most attractive tourist spot. We will also visit the museum on water, Bay of Bones.
  • After you take delight in a delicious lunch at the monastery, we continue our journey to the ‘City of Light’ Ohrid. Ohrid is the most predominant tourist destination in Macedonia, which you will have the opportunity to appreciate once you set eyes on the beautiful lake and surrounds of this magnificent city. There, we will visit some of the most popular attractions including, but not limited to, the Old Bazaar, the Church of St. Sophia, the Church of Mother of God (Periveptos), the ancient theatre, Tsar Samoils Fortress, the archeological site of Plaoshnik and the church of St. John (Kaneo).
  • After finishing the tour, we departure for Skopje. We will then head back to our original destination, Skopje where we will conclude our tour.
 
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