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This is a tour aimed to explore one of the most important towns in Macedonia, for those with very limited time or even if you are just passing by. The city of Ohrid situated on the shore of the Lake with the same name is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe of the most visited places in the country. In ancient time known by the name of Lychnidos (the City of Light), it became an important trading centre. As an important Christian place of pilgrimage, Ohrid became a place where new styles of fresco and icon painting were found. Ohrid and Lake Ohrid are on the list of world protected heritage sites of UNESCO since 1980.The tour starts with visit of the main square. Than continue with the visits of the old part of the city. We will visit the church of St. Sophia, one of the most important monuments of Macedonia, housing architecture and art from the Middle ages It was built in the 10th century over the foundations of an early Christian basilica.
Explore Macedonia’s ancient history and get out of the city on this full-day tour. Depart from your hotel and travel in a private vehicle to Kokina, the ruins of an ancient observatory. Continue on to Osogovo Monastery and learn about the history from your guide. Pause for a local lunch before heading back to Skopje.
Born and raised in Skopje, want to present my City in best of lights and in a entertaining manner. We meet at the Central Square, below the clock of the Marriott Hotel. From there, we visit the Memorial House of Mother Theresa-The Earthquake Museum-Parliament Building- City Center Monuments-Stone Bridge-The Fortress-The Old Bazaar. Before we start the Tour, we can discuss your preferred options and act upon them.
Visiting Kosovo’s main cities of Pristina and Prizen from Macedonia can be tricky unless you hire a car. On this full-day tour, travel comfortably by air-conditioned minivan from your Skopje accommodation and meet your guide in Pristina. Visit landmarks like the Monastery of Gracanica, the Kosovo National Library, the Open Air Archaeological Park, Carshi Mosque, Gazimestan Tower, and more. Head to Prizen and take a walking tour of the Ottoman-era Old Town.
See two of Bulgaria’s religious treasures and another in Macedonia on this full-day tour from Sofia. Admire Sofia’s Boyana Church, a UNESCO-listed gem famed for its 13th-century frescoes, and then travel to the rural Zemen Monastery, a medieval complex graced with murals and portraits of Bulgarian nobles. Finally, cross into Macedonia to the mountainside Osogovo Monastery, considered one of the country’s most beautiful. Lunch, Boyana and Zemen admission, and Sofia hotel pickup and drop-off included.
The Macedonian town of Odrid and its lake—both UNESCO World Heritage–listed—sit 106 miles (171 km) to the south of Skopje. With this full-day tour, spin through the Macedonian countryside and reach Odrid with ease, and explore with your private guide. Discover top attractions such as the Gallery of Icons, 4th-century Samuel's Fortress, and St. Sofija church, and gain insight into centuries of Macedonian history. Enjoy free time to stroll along the lakeside, and perhaps browse the traditional pearl jewelry shops for which Ohrid is famous.
Visit Ohrid with ease from Skopje on this full-day tour. Depart from your Skopje hotel in a private vehicle. Admire the beauty of Lake Ohrid and learn about the area’s history from your guide. Visit the area’s many churches, including St. Sophia, St. Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious, and Plaoshnik, as well as the Roman amphitheater.
The Kosovan town of Pristina lies 57 miles (92 km) to the north of Skopje. On this private full-day tour, travel through Macedonia and into Kosovo, and reach Pristina in comfort. Explore UNESCO–listed treasures like the 14th-century Carshi Mosque, the Cathedral of St. Mother Teresa, and Skanderbeg Square, and listen as your private guide brings centuries of Kosovan history to life. Admire Byzantine architecture and ancient monuments among the modern cafes, and soak up the atmosphere in the bustling Old Town.
Its a perfect combination of countries to experience different cultures, traditions and languages in a week time . Offers to the clients to possibility to feel the co-existence of different religions and cultures in the same area. Each place offers its own beauties of Nature and changes in reliev from one part to the other, the beauties of the Adiatic coast, Ohrid and Shkodra Lakes and the different rivers or canyons that will accompany You during the entire tour !
On this tour, you can admire the large differences between Macedonia and Albania, in the landscape, culture, art... Until recently, Albania was a very closed country, and now it is a popular travel destination. Although it is a longer ride, it is worth it.
See the highlights of Skopje and its surrounds in one day on this private tour. Leave the city and ride a cable car up Mt. Vodno to admire its Millennium Cross before a visit to the nearby fresco-coated St. Pantelejmon Church and scenic Matka Canyon. Then, return to Skopje for a comprehensive city walking tour, viewing must-sees like the Stone Bridge, Old Bazaar, and Macedonia Square. Private air-conditioned transport with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Macedonia tour or original name “BEAUTIFUL” Macedonia Tоur included visiting all main tourist atraction in Macedonia, including major city SKopje, National park Mavrovo and No1 tourist destination in Macedonia - Ohrid with wonderfull and beautifull Ohrid lake
With just one day to explore the lakeside resort of Ohrid, a private tour means you can customize your itinerary and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide. This full-day tour checks off all the highlights of the UNESCO-listed town, including St. Naum Monastery, Samoil’s fortress, the Bay of Bones, and magnificent views of Lake Ohrid.
If you want to explore a little further, this is one of the tours that will take you out of Macedonia, and into Bulgaria, to see and experience its capital, Sofia. Although, it’s a longer ride, we will be able to visit the most significant monuments and sites in Sofia, and enjoy in a tasteful lunch and coffee in one of the restaurants in the Central Square.
The driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje. This full day tour will start with a visit to a beautiful medieval monastery in Grachanica (90 km, approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes from Skopje), rebuilt in 1321 on the foundations of an Orthodox church from the 6th century. Then, we drive to Kosovo’s capital Prishtina (20 minutes from Grachanica). We will be able to visit the 26m high clock tower and the National Library. In the Independent House of Kosovo we will find out the story of the former president Ibrahim Rugova in the campaign for independence from Serbia, and see the Newborn Monument from 2008, when Kosovo declared its independence. Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque and Jashar Pasha Mosque are two beautiful Ottoman mosques and famous local attractions. Somewhere on the way, we will have lunch. In the end, we drive back to Skopje and will drop you off in any location of your preference in Skopje.
Cross the border from Macedonia for a chance to explore Albania on this private tour. Depart from Ohrid and head towards Tirana, Albania’s capital, to visit the National Archeological Museum, the Communist Enver Hoxha Museum, and the Et’hem Bej Mosque. Then, head to the Albanian coast to explore the amphitheater and archeological museum of Durres before heading back to Macedonia.
We will discover two of the most important archaeological sites related to the ancient Macedonian kingdom, departing from Ohrid. We will visit Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great, and the historical capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon. The other destination of this journey is Vergina, the place where the untouched tomb of the Macedonian King Philip II of Macedon (Alexander the Great’s father), was discovered.
From the capital, we are travelling to the main tourist attraction in Macedonia, the town of Ohrid. Ohrid lies on the shores of the oldest lake in Europe, Lake Ohrid. Everywhere in Ohrid, breathtaking views of the Lake will fill your eyes and cameras. Called the Jerusalem on The Balkans, Ohrid is the centre from where Christianity was spread in these lands.
Explore and visit the nearest towns across the border in Albania from Ohrid, including one of probably the most rural and undeveloped areas, in Europe. Pogradec, a beautiful town on the shores of the Ohrid Lake; Korcha, a town that collides on the path of the history and modern; and Pustec, the natural untouched shore of the Prespa Lake, separated from the crowded busy world.
This tour starts by picking up the guests from the hotel, and transport to Kumanovo which is a 50 minutes ride from Skopje. We start the tour from a local restaurant, riding on asphalt road. Our first stop is Church of Saint George from XI century, famous by the architecture and fresco painting. After this visit, we continue to ride to Kokino, passing by few villages on our way. When we arrive in Kokino, we will have a view of the 4th oldest megalithic observatory in the world, according to NASA. We can see and take a seat in the special stone markers used to track the movement of the Sun and Moon on the eastern horizon. Four stone seats or "thrones" are placed in a row on the lower platform. The observatory used the method of stationary observation, marking positions of the Sun at the winter and summer solstice, as well as the equinox.After we finish view of the observatory, we return to our starting point for lunch in the local restaurant.
The driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or any other preferred location in Skopje. Our first stop will be the Gadime Cave, also called the Marble Cave. Although a large part of the cave is still unexplored, we will have an organized visit to the part that is open to the public. We will continue our way to Kosovo's capital, and make short sightseeing. We will see some of the city landmarks like the Newborn Monument, the Clock Tower or the Mother Teresa Cathedral. We will then continue our way to Prizren and make our lunch or a coffee break. We will continue with our sightseeing and have a possibility to visit the Museum of Prizren League and the Sinan Pasha Mosque while passing by some of the city landmarks.
Knowing that besides the best and most important things to see, people always want to experience the authentic food of the place, want to know about the eating habits of the citizens, we have created our latest product – FOOD BY FOOT SKOPJE TOUR, that is a blend of both, a pleasant and interesting walk through the story of Old and New Skopje while stopping to taste some great local food of Skopje’s food scene, 3-4 hours of fun with tasty bites of the town!Join us as we make a whirlwind tour of Skopje’s food, drink and history scene.It is more than just a food tour, it is a chance to get to know the people, the lifestyle, the history, the ups and downs of the city, a chance to learn about the food you are eating, the drink in your hand and the city around you!
According to a UNESCO article, the town of Ohrid is one of the Oldest Human Settlements in Europe. Furthermore, it lies in the shores of Ohrid, one of the oldest lakes in the world as well. It has been in centuries a crossway if different Cultures, traditions, and different invasions.Called as the “Jerusalem of the Balkan”, Ohrid has played a huge role in the spread of Slavic Orthodoxy. It has had 365 Churches, one per each day of the year and dating from the 11th Century.
Private Ohrid city tour with licensed tourist guide. With this tour you can visit all the tourist attractions in the Old Town.You can book tour by day or night. Also we can finalize the tour with boat tour around the lake. You can enjoy the beautiful view of the Old Town from lake's perspective.