5 days tour, including 4 nights accommodation at 4* hotel in Skopje city center,
Full day Skopje and surroundings tour,
Day tour to Kosovo & Day tour to Ohrid
Pick up from Skopje airport and private transfer to your hotel in Skopje. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Skopje
FRIDAY: Full day Skopje experience
Skopje walking tour + visit to Matka lake + visit to Vodno mountain
09:00 Morning walk in the city center and Skopje Old Bazaar with our experienced and professional tour guide.
Light walk in Skopje old bazaar, with its unique craft shops. Visit to Kale fortress hill, with panoramic view
to the old and new part of Skopje and later on inside visit to Mother Teresa memorial house.
At 11 o’clock you will be picked up by our driver to visit Matka valley. A lot of possibilities here to escape
from the city life – you can take a boat trip to the entrance of cave Vrelo or alternatively, hop aboard a kayak
or raft and see the canyon by water. Afternoon drive to Vodno mountain. Stop by St. Panteleimon monastery with panoramic view of Skopje valley. Drive on the narrow mountain road with several photo stops.
Drive back to Skopjelate afternoon. 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
SUNDAY: Day tour to Ohrid and Ohrid lake
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.
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
MONDAY 4: Departure
Depending on your flight schedule private transfer to Skopje airport.