4 days Private tour with city tours in Skopje, Ohrid and Bitola and visit to Tikvesh wine region
DAY 1: Skopje and west part of Macedonia
Spend the morning with our experienced and professional tour guide in strolling
Skopje city center and Skopje Old Bazaar. Visit the Church of St. Spas with its unique iconostasis from 19th century. Pass across river Vardar on historical Stone bridge from 15th century. Visit Mother Teresa memorial house and the place where she was born in 1910. Have a traditional lunch, tasting some local dishes.
Later on, drive towards Mavrovo NP, on a picturesque road along Radika river and lakes made by river Black Drim, passing many traditional villages on the way to the south part of Macedonia and Ohrid lake.
Upon arrival in Ohrid accommodation at hotel and overnight.
DAY 2: Ohrid and St. Naum monastery
Start the walking (2-3 hours light walking) tour with our experinenced guide in Ohrid Old town.
Because of the religious importance and its numerous churches and monasteries, Ohrid is also famous under the name “Macedonian Jerusalem”. According the history facts, there used to be 365 churches – a church for each day! Since 1979 the city and the lake of Ohrid are under protection of UNESCO.
You can have a lunch at some of many traditional restaurants by Ohrid lake.
In the afternoon, light drive along the lake coast to visit another pearl located on the south part of the lake. St. Naum monastery complex, with its unique church, originally built by St. Naum in 9th century.
As final surprise – you can have an unforgettable 40 minutes boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river (optional, could be paid on the spot) Drive back to Ohrid for overnight.
DAY 3: Bitola and Tikvesh wine region
Morning drive across Galichica NP on the narrow mountain road, with panoramic views of both Ohrid and Prespa lakes. Upon arrival in Bitola, city tour with our guide visiting Bitola bazaar, the old square with the Clock tower and the main pedestrian zone in Bitola. Free time to have a lunch in the pedestrian zone.
Visit to Heraclea Lynkestis ancient site (included) from the time of Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great.
Afternoon drive towards the biggest Macedonia wine region – Tikvesh.
Visit to a local winery. You will be invited to try your sommelier skills, tasting several local wines during the dinner.
Overnight at boutique hotel and winery Popova kula at Demir Kapija.
DAY 4: Visit to Stobi and back to Skopje
In a morning, visit to the small Museum of Wine in Demir Kapija. Later on, drive towards the biggest Roman site in Macedionia – Stobi, with visit inside. On the way to Skopje, visit and free time for lunch at town of Veles.
Arrival in Skopje in the afternoon. End of the tour
In Skopje: Church of St. Spas (the Holy Salvation) (inside), Mother Teresa memorial house (inside)
In Ohrid: The Ohrid fortress (inside), Plaoshnik area (inside), New St. Clement church (inside)
St. John Kaneo church (from outside) St Sofia church (inside), St. Naum Monastery (inside)
In Bitola: the Bazaar area, the old square, heraclea Lynkestis ancient site (inside)
On tour: Mavrovo NP, the canyon of Radika river, Lakes on Black Drim river, Galichica NP, Prespa lake, Stobi
Similar to this tour is also offered with scheduled departure dates – contact us for more information
Tour code: 212
Duration: Four days
Price: From 265 € per person,
for minimum 5 persons per tour
Departure date: you will choose
Departure time: 08:30 (flexible)
Meeting point: any hotel or address within Skopje
Private transportation by car or van;
3 nights accommodation in tourist class hotels, BB base, sharing DBL room;
Experienced English speaking local tour guide for four days;
Visits inside: as described in the program, including entrance fees;
Dinner with wine tasting in Tikvesh;
“Visit Macedonia” maps and brochures
– supplement for accommodation in SGL room (on request) – 79 EUR for 2 nights;
– supplement for 3 course dinner at the hotel (on request) – 12 EUR per day
– optional visits and boat trips as described;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;
– on request – guide on other language than English (Supplement may apply)