Day Trips to Skopje

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Our most recommended Skopje Day Trips To

  • From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

    1. From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

    Depart Skopje and travel in air-conditioned comfort to Vodno Mountain. Ride the cable car up to Millennium Cross on arrival, and enjoy panoramic views back across Skopje from one of the biggest Christian crosses in the world. Take the cable car back down Vodno Mountain to continue to the mountain village of Gorno Nerezi by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the small 12th-century Church of St. Panteleimon on arrival and marvel at the historical frescoes of Byzantine art inside. Next, make your way to the Matka Canyon to enjoy a tasty lunch in a nice restaurant by the lake. Take an optional boat trip to the Vrelo cave or go for a nature walk along the many marked trails. Fill your lungs with fresh country air before the return trip to Skopje, and get dropped off at the triumphal arch of the Porta Macedonia on arrival.

    Had an awesome time at Matka Canyon and Vodno Mountain. My tour guide, Vangel, was amazing! He has a lot of knowledge about the history of all the places we visited, and gave me a very culturally rich experience. If you happen to book this tour, I would highly suggest requesting Vangel as your tour guide if he is available.

  • Skopje: Matka Canyon Sightseeing Tour

    2. Skopje: Matka Canyon Sightseeing Tour

    Discover the most beautiful landscape in the Skopje region on this scenic sightseeing hike and cruise of the Matka Canyon. Sail between vertical rocks, see ancient temples, medieval churches, and hilltop monasteries. Start at the 14th-century Monastery of Matka, dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, a religious festival celebrated on August 28 every year. Walk along the banks of the River Treska, famous for its kayak competitions, following the path past the Dam and manmade Lake Matka. Next, climb aboard a small boat to cruise along the 5-mile (8-kilometer) canyon, soaking up the surroundings and scent of flowers. Listen and look out for abundant birdlife, and keep your eyes open for wild boar and hare. On your return, stop opposite the Monastery of St. Andrew and climb up forested hills to the Monastery of St. Nikola. From the plateau, your efforts will be reward...

    Great tour! Suzanne was very knowledgeable, super friendly. She was more than happy to let the tour go on longer so I could hang longer by thr lake. Bring your swimming costume so you can apend sometime just swimming in the lake after the tour.

  • From Skopje: Full-Day Kosovo Tour to Pristina and Prizren

    3. From Skopje: Full-Day Kosovo Tour to Pristina and Prizren

    This tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Skopje, traveling to Prishtina where your local guide will be waiting for you. First, visit Monastery Gracanica, and then arrive in Pristina where you will start a tour of Pristina. Your first stop in will be the Kosova National Library, an example of modern architectural design. Then make your way to the open air archaeological park with artifacts from the Neolithic period and Kosova Museum built by Austrians for the Turkish army in 1898, which has an extensive collection of archaeological and ethnological artifacts including the Neolithic Goddess on a Throne terracotta. Head to Çarshi Mosque, the oldest building in Pristina constructed in the 15th-century by the Turkish Sultan Bajazit. Afterwards, head to the Academy Building, a 19th-century Ottoman konak style private houses. Visit the Fatih Mosque or Imperial Mosque built in 1461 un...

    Great day try to pristina and Prioren. Tour covers all the main stuff yes and the guide and the driver were amazing and really knowledgeable

  • Best of Skopje City Tour

    4. Best of Skopje City Tour

    Your driver will pick you up from your hotel or any location in Skopje, with a comfortable A/C car/minivan and take you to the plateau where the Museum of Contemporary Art located. This offers a wonderful view of the central part of Skopje and here the story about the city begins. Afterwards, the Fortress Kale is visited. What follows is a visit to the Mustapha Pasha Mosque, and then the Church of the Holy Saviour. Another visit is the one to the Museum of Macedonia which consists of three parts: an icon gallery, an ethnological and historical departments. Then you continue you stroll through the Old Bazaar where two more caravansaries can be seen Turkish Baths – Chifte Hammam and Daut Pasha Hammam, dating back to the 15th century. The tour continues towards the modern part of the city on the right bank of the River Vardar. Before you cross the Stone Bridge, which is one of the oldest ...

    Great tour!! Suzana is amazing and knows so much about all the history and facts of the place and it was just a pleasure being with her the whole day! The tour is very well structured and we got to see all we wanted to see! Thank you once more!

  • Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

    5. Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

    Skopje is the capital of Macedonia situated approximately a 3.5-hour drive from Sofia. During this day tour to Skopje, you will have the chance to explore the city and its rich history and culture.  Your day tour will begin once you are picked up from your hotel or accommodations in Sofia then begin your 3-hour transfer to Skopje. Once in Skopje, you will begin your walking tour of the city beginning at Skopje Fortress where you can admire the wonderful view of the city. The next site you will visit is the Church of the Holy Savior, home to fantastic iconostasis. From there you will continue towards Sultan Murat Mosque and the Old Bazaar, where you can witness the remnants of the Ottoman Period and Skopje's history as one of the main trade centers in the Balkans.  After stopping for lunch at a typical Macedonian restaurant you will continue your walking tour crossing the Vadar River to...

    Georgi was an excellent tour guide. Fun and full of information. And the tour was great. Mikail was great too. I really enjoyed it.

  • Skopje: Transfer to Tirana w/ Half-Day Tour of Ohrid

    6. Skopje: Transfer to Tirana w/ Half-Day Tour of Ohrid

    Starting from your hotel in Skopje, travel to Ohrid for about 2 hours. Afterwards, break in Ohrid for a half-day tour with a licensed tour guide. The walking tour will start from the town’s harbor. Then, you will head towards the old part of the town and stop at the Lower Gate and the Museum of Robevi (the Robevi family). Have a tour of the Church of St. Sophia which dates from the 11th century and then go up to the Roman amphitheater, dating back to the 3rd century B.C. Afterwards, continue walking to Icon Gallery, which shows a range of some of the most famous and valuable icons in the world right after the ones in Athos and in Russia. In the vicinity of the gallery, you will find the Church of Sveta Bogorodica Perivleptos (St Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious) which dates from the 13th century and possesses some of the most beautiful and valuable frescoes from t...

    The driver, Robert, arrived on time and we had a very casual and interesting drive thru the mountains. Stopped for a coffee on the way which was a good way of breaking up the trip. Spent a few hours with guide, Haymka, who was excellent in showing me around the beautiful Ohrid. Most enjoyable tour

  • From Skopje: Full-Day Private Tour of Mavrovo and Ohrid

    7. From Skopje: Full-Day Private Tour of Mavrovo and Ohrid

    You will be picked up from your hotel and continue to the National Park of Mavrovo, passing the cities Tetovo and Gostivar. After arriving at Mavrovo, you will have a short visit of the place, visiting the center of Mavrovo, looking at the Winter facilities and seeing the new and old Church of St. Nicolas. After that, drive on to River Radika then continue on to one of the most beautiful monasteries in Macedonia – St. Jovan Bigorski and Ohrid. Placed on the Bigor rocks on canyon valley of the River Radika, next to the exuberant forests in the North–West slopes of Bistra Mountain. After that, you continue to Ohrid, where you have a city tour. Your tour starts before the monument of St. Cyril and Methodius, and it then heads to the Lower gate, City museum, Church of St. Sofia, Antic Theater, Upper gate, Church of St. Virgin Mary, Perivleptos, the Gallery of effigies, Samoils fortress, Pl...

    Many thanks to our tour guide and driver for taking us on an informative and enjoyable trip from Skopje to Mavrovo and Ohrid that also included a visit to a beautiful monastery and stops by three man-made lakes. We learned a great deal about Macedonian history both ancient and recent. This provided us with an excellent overview of the region.

  • Transfer Between Skopje and Tirana and Prizren Half-Day Tour

    8. Transfer Between Skopje and Tirana and Prizren Half-Day Tour

    Starting from your hotel in Skopje or Tirana, travel to Prizren in a private vehicle for a half-day tour with a licensed guide. Prizren is one of the oldest and most beautiful towns in Kosovo. It is known for its ancient history, a rich cultural and religious heritage, traditional handicraft shops, and a variety of festivals, including film, music, and art. It is the most multiethnic, multireligious, and multicultural city in Kosovo.   Visit the old part of the town and the Stone Bridge, dating from the 16th century. See the Sinan Pasha Mosque, the Catholic Cathedral, and the Serbian Orthodox church of Our Lady of Ljevis. Visit a hammam, a Turkish public bath, and the Albanian League of Prizren, the city's most visited historical museum.   You'll also travel to the Archaeological Museum, the castle of Prizren, and the Workshop of Silversmith Filigree. At the end of the tour, enjoy some f...

  • From Skopje: 6-Hour Private Mavrovo Tour

    9. From Skopje: 6-Hour Private Mavrovo Tour

    Start with a morning departure for Mavrovo. After arriving have a short informational session about Mavrovo and Mavrovo National Park. Visit the Cave Sharko and have a little walk and see ski passes and hotels around the area. After that, visit the village of Galicnik where Galicka Svadba (wedding) takes place. Galichnik is a mountain village in the Republic of Macedonia and along with Lazaropole, it is one of the two largest and oldest Mijak villages in the region. Galichnik has well-preserved traditional architecture, including an amphitheater in the village square, and is famous for its surrounding countryside and nature reserve. People from Galichnik and northwestern Macedonia appreciate the local yellow cheese (Kashkaval) that is produced in the region as well as the local salt brine white cheese "belo sirenje." After visiting Galicnik, drive along Mavrovo Lake and canyon of river...

  • Sofia: Private Day Trip to Skopje

    10. Sofia: Private Day Trip to Skopje

    Your tour begins at 8:00AM with pickup from your hotel. From there your traveling time to Skopje (including the border check) is about 4 hours. Once having arrived, you will receive a 3-hour guided tour throughout which you will see parts of both the old and new town areas. The old town starts from the hill fortress from where you can take in beautiful panoramic views over the town. Traveling further you will visit some of the old churches and a famous old trade street from the Ottoman period. Later on you will cross the Varder River, continuing to the new part of town where you will see the newly built triumphal arch of Macedonia. You will also have one hour of free time for a lunch break in a traditional restaurant, and at the conclusion of your tour your expected return time to Sofia is between 7:00PM and 8:00PM.

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What people are saying about Skopje

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 161 reviews

Perfectly organized tour, I liked everything very much - professional work of the guide, driver, selection of objects to visit. I recommend this excursion to lovers of nature, culture, architecture and history. Perfectly organized tour, I liked everything - professional work of the guide, the driver, selection of objects to visit. I recommend this excursion to lovers of nature, culture, architecture and history.

Great tour! Suzanne was very knowledgeable, super friendly. She was more than happy to let the tour go on longer so I could hang longer by thr lake. Bring your swimming costume so you can apend sometime just swimming in the lake after the tour.

Really really good experience and such an amazing trip. Skopje was really beautiful and the two guides we had were amazing. We only went with two others, so we were a group of four, which was the perfect size.

Great day try to pristina and Prioren. Tour covers all the main stuff yes and the guide and the driver were amazing and really knowledgeable

Georgi was an excellent tour guide. Fun and full of information. And the tour was great. Mikail was great too. I really enjoyed it.