Heart of Macedonia
Arrival at Skopje airport. Transfer to the hotel. Take a short sightseeing tour of your hotel’s surroundings – get helpful tips from your guide. Accommodation. Dinner, overnight.
Breakfast. After breakfast, sightseeing Skopje by car and walking tour: Sultan Murat Mosque, Clock Tower, National Library of St. Kliment Ohridski, Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences, Orthodox Church of the Holy Mother of God (St. Mary), National Bank, New Station, Tobacco Factory, Old railway station (Museum Skopje), Cathedral of the Macedonian Orthodox Church of St. Clement of Ohrid, Macedonian government building, Macedonian parliament building, Macedonian National Opera and Ballet Theater, Skopje Fortress. After that, the walking part of the city tour begins. Entrance to the Fortress (Kale) to see the panorama of the central square of Skopje. Free time for lunch at the Old Bazaar and tasting traditional food. The tour ends at the Mother Teresa Memorial House. Departure to the city of Tetovo: Dzepchishte, Tetovo – the place where the smallest ethno-museum in the world is located. To the northwest of Tetovo, in the village of Dzepchishte, there is an ethno-museum with an area of 7.2 m², which displays more than 1,150 items created from 30 different materials. Hotel accommodation. Dinner and overnight in Skopje.
Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, meet the guide and drive to Ohrid. Sightseeing tour of Ohrid. Ohrid is a very ancient city located on the shores of Lake Ohrid. It is rich in monuments from different historical periods. Due to its historical value, the city and the lake are listed UNESCO as a World Treasury. On the main square of Ohrid, next to the port, there are monuments to the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius, who developed the Glagolic alphabet, and their disciples, Saints Clement and Saint Naum. Ohrid’s old town has many typical and traditional buildings and historic churches. One of the most important is the 11th century Hagia Sophia. The walls are decorated with frescoes from that period. … The tour continues to the Ancient Theater, built in the 3rd or 2nd century. BC. Visit to the 13th century church of the Holy Mother of God Periveptos and the world famous icon gallery, where icons from the 11th to the 19th century are kept and displayed. On the top of the Ohrid hill stands the fortress of King Samuel. From the top of the towers, tourists can enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Ohrid and Lake Ohrid. Visit to Plaosnik, where at the end of the 9th-beginning of the 10th centuries. St. Clement founded the first Slavic University. On this site there is an early Christian basilica (4th-6th centuries), the floor of which is decorated with mosaics. The tour continues towards the Church of St. John Kaneo. This church is located on a cliff just above Lake Ohrid. Return to the city center and take a boat ride (optional boat or speedboat) on Lake Ohrid and visit the complex of the monastery of St. Naum, which is located near the border with the Republic of Albania. The largest springs of Lake Ohrid are located in the area of the monastery. As part of the Galichitsa National Park, they represent untouched nature. The best way to enjoy the beauty is on a small boat ride. From the boat you can see the bubbles created by the water coming out of the ground, you can listen to birds singing and admire the colors of nature. Traditional lunch (optional) in the monastery restaurant or in the restaurant located on the pantones directly above the crystal clear water by the springs. Return to Ohrid. Lunch, overnight.
Завтрак, после завтрака посещение города Струга с местным гидом. У вас будет уникальная возможность познакомиться с искусством, богатой природой, различиями и сходством мультикультурных деревень в западной части Македонии. Во время этой поездки вы сначала посетите город поэзии – Стругу. Экскурсия начинается с одного из красивейших мест Струги, места, где река Черный Дрим вытекает из Охридского озера. Вы прогуляетесь по берегу реки до главной торговой улицы – Турецкого базара и посетите мемориальный дом братьев Миладиновых, македонских поэтов и фольклористов, заложивших основы македонской литературной традиции. Посещение дома, расположенного в старой части города 18 века. В конце этой половины дня мы закончим большой тур в Вевчанах. Посещение крупнейших природных источников в этой деревне и по желанию обед в традиционном ресторане этно с традиционной едой. Возвращение в отель. Свободное время. Ночёвка.
Breakfast. After breakfast, departure to Krushevo. Krusevo is a historically significant city in the south-west of the country that can take you back in time and tell about significant historical events that took place there. Mechkin Kamen is a place near the city, with which also related history of Macedonia. People who take a tour of Krusevo often visit the Gallery of Nikola Martinoski, a famous Macedonian artist; go hiking in the nearby mountains; there is the opportunity to take a paragliding or hot air balloon flight, subject to suitable weather, as well as take stunning landscape photos. Free time for lunch. Departure to Skopje. Dinner at the hotel, overnight.
After breakfast, we will have an afternoon shopping at City Mall and an afternoon tour of the Kamnik winery. After the tour, return to the center of Skopje, free time. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. After breakfast, departure to Matka Canyon: to the west there is a spectacular river canyon on the Treska River. A one-day walking tour takes you to the Church of St. Andrew and the Church of the Virgin Mary. Lunch on request .. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Free time depends on your flight schedule, we can visit the Old Bazaar and the New Market for shopping, or go straight to the airport.
Included in the tour price:
- Flight Kiev-Skopje-Kiev (the price is based on the minimum tariff, it is precisely specified at the time of booking) – on a tour with an air flight;
- 5 nights accommodation in Skopje – Panoramika Design & Spa Hotel 4 *;
- 1 night stay in Ohrid – Ohrid Maiva 4 *;
- Meals – breakfasts and dinners (on the third day around the 3rd day, on the whole day of the supper – optional);
- Transfer airport-hotel-airport;
- Services of a person who will meet and show you before the transfer;
- Russian-speaking guide;
- Entrance fees to museums and attractions included in the program;
- Tourist tax;
Not included in the tour price:
- All individual excursions, entrance tickets to museums and attractions not included in the tour program;
- Traditional dinner Balkan Night – 25 €;
- Boat trip Ohrid – Sveti Naum – 25 €;
- Matka Canyon – 20 €;
- Wine tour Skopje – 25 €;
- Springs of Vevchani – 30 €, including lunch;
- Lunch in Skopje / Ohrid – 7 € -15 €;
- Supplement for single occupancy;
- Personal expenses.
** Since the tour is prefabricated, the company reserves the right to change places of excursion days. The content of the program remains unchanged!
*** EXACT PRICE FOR THE TOUR IS REFINED AT THE MOMENT OF THE TOUR BOOKING!