SKOPJE AND OHRID IN TWO DAYS

2 days Private tour including city tours in Skopje and Ohrid + visit to St. Naum monastery

Do you want to visit two most famous towns in Macedonia?
The perfect combination while you are here.

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Skopje with Vodno mountain 
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.
In the afternoon, visit to nearby Vodno mountain, part of nature just few kilometers from the city center.
Visit to St. Panteleimon monastery with its unique fresco paintings from 12th century.
Later on, private transfer to the south part of Macedonia and Ohrid lake. O/N in a hotel in Ohrid.

DAY 2: Ohrid and St. Naum monastery
Start the walking (2-3 hours light walking) tour with our experienced 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! In 12th century, the city was also the seat of Archbishop of Ohrid. Since 1979 the city and the lake of Ohrid are under protection of UNESCO.
Do not miss to have a nice panoramic picture from Ohrid fortress and to visit remains of the first Slavic university in the Balkans, today founded at Holy area of Plaoshnik. Go inside the recently rebuild Church of St Clement. Pass by the unique church of St. John – Kaneo. Enjoy a boat ride from Kaneo with panoramic view of Old town (included). Finally, visit to the cathedral church from 10th century, St. Sofia.
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)
Later on, private transfer back to Skopje and arrival in Skopje early in the evening.

Some of the sights you will see and visit:
In Skopje
Church of St. Spas (the Holy Salvation) (inside), St. Panteleimon monastery (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)
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This tour is also offered with scheduled departure dates – contact us for more information.

Tour code: 201
Duration: 2 days
Price: From 110 € 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

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Included:
Private transportation by car or van;
1 night accommodation in tourist class hotel in Ohrid, BB base, sharing DBL room;
Experienced English speaking local tour guide for two days;
Visits inside: as described in the program, including entrance fees;
Boat ride fee from Kaneo to Ohrid port;
“Visit Macedonia” maps and brochures

Not Included:
– supplement for accommodation in SGL room (on request) – 26 EUR
– supplement for 3 course dinner at the hotel (on request) – 12 EUR
– optional visits and boat trips as described;
– meals and refreshments during the tour;
– on request – guide on other language than English (Supplement may apply)