Including 3 nights accommodation at 4* hotel in Skopje city center,
Complementary Skopje walking tour,
Day tour to Kosovo & Day tour to Ohrid
Pick up from Skopje airport and private transfer to your hotel in Skopje. Complementary Skopje walking tour in the afternoon with our tour guide. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Skopje
SATURDAY: Day tour to Kosovo
Day tour to visit so called, “the youngest European country”. Kosovo border is less than 30 minutes from Skopje city center. You will have a chance to visit the Kosovo capital – Pristina, the picturesque town of Prizren and the unique Orthodox church at Grachanica village.
Grachanica monastery built by the Serbian king Stefan Milutin in 1321 on the ruins of a 6th-century basilica. The monastery was declared a Monument of Culture of Exceptional Importance and in 2006 it was placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List under the Medieval Monuments in Kosovo. The monastery is dedicated to Holly virgin.
Pristina – the capital and largest city of Kosovo, also is the administrative center of the country.
Optional visit to the Ethnology museum (entrance fee apply).
The picturesque town of Prizren, with its old bazaar, possibility to visit Sinan Pasha mosque.
And for those who like light hike, possibility to climb to the Prizren fortress with nice view to the valley.
Drive back to Skopje via mountain road across Shara park (subject of weather conditions)
Back to Skopje in the evening. Overnight in Skopje
Day tour starts at 08:30 with long distance transfer from Skopje. In less than 3 hours drive and one coffee stop, you will arrive in Ohrid. Upon arrival, guided walking tour with our 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. You will go inside the recently rebuild Church of St Clement and pass by the unique church of St. John – Kaneo. Finally, you will visit the cathedral church from 10th century, St. Sofia.
Free time 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.
Free time for visit to the monastery or to have an unforgettable 40 minutes boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river (entrance fee and boat fee apply – to be paid on the spot)
Later on, transfer back to Skopje and arrival in Skopje early in the evening. Overnight in Skopje
Depending on your flight schedule private transfer to Skopje airport.
If your flight is in the afternoon, possibility to have Matka lake tour in a morning (with supplement of only 19 € )