2 days Scheduled 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.
09:00 Morning drive 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. Back to Skopje and with our experienced and professional tour guide, you can stroll
Skopje city center and Skopje Old Bazaar. Visit to 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.
Later on, transfer to the south part of Macedonia and Ohrid lake. O/N in a hotel in Ohrid.
09:00 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! 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, transfer back to Skopje and arrival in Skopje early in the evening.
Church of St. Spas (the Holy Salvation) (inside), St. Panteleimon monastery (inside)
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)
This tour is also offered as a Private tour with flexible departure dates and time – contact us for more information.
Tour code: 1201
Duration: 2 days
Price: 159 € per person
Scheduled departures 2018:
every Friday, all year around
Tour starts at: 09:00
Tour starts from: In front of Gate Macedonia, near the main square in Skopje
We guarantee that this tour will depart as scheduled even with only two persons booked.
Transportation according the program;
1 night accommodation in tourist class hotel in Ohrid, in DBL room;
1 x Breakfast at the hotel;
English speaking tour guide for full day;
Visits inside: as described in the program, including admission fees where applicable
“Visit Macedonia” maps and brochure
– Supplement for accommodation in Single room – on request – 26 EUR;
– Supplement for 3 course dinner at the hotel – 12 EUR;
– all visits, tours or boat trips described as optional;
– Additional meals and snacks during the tour;