Skopje and Matka from Ohrid

Day Trips & Excursions in Ohrid

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Tour description provided by Viator

On this tour, we will discover the best sceneries of the Macedonian capital, Skopje. We will visit the most interesting sites of the city, including the famous “Skopje 2014” monuments, the newly built baroque museums and buildings, and the hammams, mosques and hans in the Old Turkish Bazaar. Today, we will explore the city from both sides; we are going to visit the Old and the New Skopje, crossing through The Stone Bridge, i.e. the connection between these totally different sceneries and infrastructures.
The driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Ohrid. From there, we will drive through the western part of Macedonia. On our way we will make a stop in Strazha, take a small break, and have the chance to taste the famous and unique pastry, called “mekica”. Before arriving in Skopje, we will visit the Matka Canyon, one of the most beautiful places in the environment. Here we can visit the church of “St. Andrew” and take a small boat ride to the Vrelo cave, or simply take a coffee break and relax in the local restaurant. After our arrival in Skopje, we will start our walking tour with the visit of the Skopje fortress, called Kale. We will visit the “St. Savior” church. Then, we will continue our tour through the Old Turkish Bazaar, where we will reveal the old part of Skopje. After that, we will continue on our way to the new part of the city, through the landmark of Skopje, the Stone Bridge. Here we will see lots of monuments and baroque buildings, including the Porta Macedonia, the statue and fountain of Alexander the Great and many others. We will visit the place where Mother Teresa was born, and the memorial house made in her honor. Our walking tour will finish with the visit of the Archaeological Museum, the Holocaust Museum or the Museum of Macedonian struggle for independence. Both sides, the new and old one, are rich in fine restaurants and diners, so we leave it up to you to decide, when or where to take the lunch break. At the end, we should have some free time for shopping, photographing or simply relaxing, of your own free will. We will drive back, and we will drop you off in any location of your preference in Ohrid.HIGHLIGHTS:       - Full day Skopje through Matka tour;- Driving through the western part of Macedonia, sightseeing many mountains;- Skopje has a new look after 2014, and it’s more and more popular for travelers;- You will see many monuments and you will hear stories for the most important people in the Macedonian history;- See where Mother Teresa was born, visit the Memorial house made in her honor and learn more about her life; - Visit the Archaeological Museum, the Holocaust Museum or the Museum of the Macedonian struggle for independence, and take a peеk in the rich Macedonian history.

What’s included

  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel or any preferred destination in Ohrid,
  • All transfers with comfortable A/C car or minivan,
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide/driver.

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks,
  • Entrance fees,
  • Personal expenses.
  • Boat ride.