Including walking tours in Skopje and Ohrid
+ complementary visit to Matka valley
A perfect combination to visit two most famous cities in Macedonia
09:00 Morning walk in the city center and Skopje Old Bazaar with our experienced and professional tour guide. You will begin with visit to Mother Teresa memorial house. Later on walk on the main pedestrian zone in Skopje and the main square. Passing the Stone bridge and see on the way The new Archeological museum (from outside); The Museum of Macedonian struggle (from outside); The Holocaust museum (from outside) Upon arrival at Skopje old bazaar you will stroll on narrow streets with unique architecture and craftsman shops. You will pass the Church of St Spas on the way to visit Kale fortress hill, with panoramic view to the old and new part of Skopje.
11:00 You will be picked up by our driver to visit Matka valley. A lot of possibilities to escape from city life here – you can take a boat trip to the entrance of cave Vrelo or alternatively, hop aboard a kayak or raft and see river Treska canyon by water. Or simply you can walk along the lake and enjoy the nature. Coffee break at nearby restaurant.
15:00 long distance transfer to Ohrid. In less than 3 hours drive and one coffee stop, you will arrive in Ohrid.
Evening at leisure and overnight in hotel in Ohrid.
09:00 Ohrid walking tour will start this day.
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 and visit the cathedral 10th century church , St. Sofia.
Free time lunch at some of many traditional restaurants by Ohrid lake.
Long distance drive back to Skopje in the afternoon.
End of the tour in Skopje