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From Sofia: Skopje, Northern Macedonia Day Tour

1. From Sofia: Skopje, Northern Macedonia Day Tour

The history of Skopje began with the settlements of the Thracians and establishing the fortress of Scupi. Since then, the town has changed its sovereign numerous times, being part of the Roman, Byzanatine, Bulgarian and the Serbian countries for short time.  The Ottomans conquered the city in 1392 and changed the name to Uskub, which became home for numerous Ottomans, Bulgarians and Albanians.  In 1912, the city was liberated from the Ottomans during the First Balkan war, and eventually became a part of the Serbian country. During the two world wars, it was eventually given to Bulgaria, before becoming capital of the Macedonian Federation in the Yugoslavian socialistic republic. The city then started growing rapidly industrially and economically.  Unfortunately a huge earthquake in 1963 destroyed a huge part of the town, leaving more than 100,000 people without homes. Skopje managed to recover quickly from it, just in time to become a capital of the independent country of Macedonia. Your Day in Skopje (North Macedonia) The departure is early, somewhere around 8.00 AM depending on your hotel pick-up time, because the driving time is 4 hours each way, and the border cross may take a while. On the way to Macedonia, you will use the picturesque road via the Osogovo mountains, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges both in Bulgaria and Macedonia. Somewhere around 11.30 AM (10:30 AM local time), you will arrive in Skopje. The walking tour will start with the Museum of History of Skopje, dedicated to the city, housed in the old railway station. From there, you will continue towards the Memorial House of Mother Teresa and learn about the life of the amazing Macedonian women with Albanian origin.  At this moment, your hunger for knowledge will be replaced with some good food, as youl head towards the main square, to see the huge statue of Alexander the Great and find a lovely restaurant on the south bank of Vardar river.  After lunch, you will continue your walking tour on the other side of Vardar, crossing it via the Stone bridge - the oldest and the most famous bridge in Skopje, today marked as the symbol of the city. You will then head towards the Old Fortress, for some remarkable pictures of the city from the top. Then you will end with a visit to the old quarter and its famous church - St Saviour. After a little free time to buy some souvenirs, you'll head towards the car, without forgetting to pass by the huge buildings of Skopje 2014's project.  Around 3:30- 4:00 PM, you will depart from Skopje and arrive back in Sofia at around 7:30-8:00 PM.

From Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour of Ohrid and Saint Naum

2. From Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour of Ohrid and Saint Naum

Starting from Skopje, the tour begins with a 2-hour drive to Ohrid. Visit the church of Saint Sophia and the Roman amphitheater. Explore the Icon Gallery, to discover some of the most famous and valuable icons in the world. Then see the beautiful frescoes at the 13th century Saint Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious. After this, continue to Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, named after the first tsar of the Macedonian Slavs. Then head to the Church of Saint Jovan at Kaneo, in a stunning location on the cliffs directly above the lake. From here, return to the town on foot or by boat. After a little break, visit the Bay of Bones Neolithic settlement to see how life was lived in 1,200 B.C. Continue along the picturesque lakeshore to the Monastery of Saint Naum, situated where the river Black Drin flows into Lake Ohrid. The springs at Saint Naum are part of the National Park Galicica. In the chapel of the church is the tomb of Saint Naum, with frescoes of his life and his miracles. Return to Skopje at the end of the tour.

Skopje: Kartal Winery Tour

3. Skopje: Kartal Winery Tour

Upon arrival at the winery, learn about the winemaking process on a guided tour with one of the owners. Learn more about North Macedonian grape varieties, cuisine, and viticulture throughout the tour.  After the tour, taste a selection of wines produced on-site. Sample some varieties of Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Vranec paired with platters of local cheese, meat, olive oil, and bread.

Skopje: Half-Day Stobi Wine Tour

4. Skopje: Half-Day Stobi Wine Tour

Depart for Stobi Winery where a professional guide will be waiting for you. There is no better way to get to know the wine and history of this region than by being apart of this Stobi Wine Tour.  Let expert guides introduce you to the basics of wine technology, as well as the wine growing and wine drinking tradition from this area. Find out more about the local wine culture while enjoying the culinary masterpieces of the chefs, always ready to surprise you with traditional Macedonian delicacies or international cuisine specials. Leave Stobi richer from this epicurean experience. Enjoy a winery tour with a professional guide, tasting four of the best wines along with cold snacks such as cheese, yellow cheese and meat specialties like Galichnik. Afterwards, return back to Skopje.

Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

5. Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Do you know Skopje is a country of the colorful revolution? Do you want to see the city from another viewpoint? The Kale Fortress is a good option for that. Are you familiar with brutalism architecture? Skopje is the perfect place to discover that. The Old bazaar area or Debar Maalo, a bohemian-like part of Skopje will offer you real balkanian coffee. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Skopje. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about the monument of Alexander the Great, the old fortress Kale, and the monastery St.Pentelejmon. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Skopje Fortress - Mustafa Pasha - Old Bazaar Skopje - Macedonia Square - Stone Bridge

From Skopje: Private Full-Day Trip to Bitola

6. From Skopje: Private Full-Day Trip to Bitola

Your driver/ guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje, and then take you by comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan to Bitola. In about less than 3-hours driving, as a first stop in Bitola and an introduction to the city’s history, you will be able to visit and learn about the ancient settlement Heraclea Lyncestis and the well-preserved floor mosaics, fine examples of early Christian art. After visiting Heraclea, driving by the City Park, your driver/ guide will transfer you to the City Museum from where you will enjoy a walking tour through Shirok Sokak, among the nice colorful romantic and neoclassical buildings, housing cafes and restaurants, with time to taste some local bites or just relax with a coffee and people watching. The tour will further continue through the sites to the Old Bazaar, finishing at the Green Market, where you won’t miss the chance to buy a “pepper necklace” or some of the fresh, organic and seasonal products. Transfer back to your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje.

Best of Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour

7. Best of Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour

The driver/guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje, with a comfortable air conditioned car/minivan and take you to the middle of Mount Vodno from where you continue by cable-car system to the Millennium Cross and back to middle Vodno. Once back at middle Vodno you continue by the car/minivan to the village Gorno Nerezi, to see the church St. Pantelejmon. The tour continues with a visit to the canyon Matka, about 17km from Skopje. You will then have lunch at a nice restaurant by the lake. After the visit of canyon Matka, you will head back to Skopje for a walking tour through the old and new parts of the town.

From Skopje: Kratovo and Lesnovo Day Trip with Monastery

8. From Skopje: Kratovo and Lesnovo Day Trip with Monastery

Tour around the beautiful towns of Kratovo and Lesnovo with a knowledgeable guide, visit a local pottery shop and taste local specialty food at the Ethno restaurant on a trip from Skopje. Visit the stone town of Kuklica, featuring 120 naturally formed volcanic stone pillars. Admire the unique rock formations and learn about their history from your expert guide. See the 14th-century Lesnovo Monastery and gaze at the intricately painted murals and beautifully tiled exterior. Hear about the significance of the monastery in Eastern Macedonia and its Serbian noble past.

From Skopje: Private Full-Day Guided Trip to Ohrid

9. From Skopje: Private Full-Day Guided Trip to Ohrid

Discover what many consider to be the most beautiful town in Macedonia, Ohrid, on a full-day tour from Skopje. After pickup at your hotel in Skopje, enjoy the scenic mountain views as your guide drives you for 2.5 hours to Ohrid. Once in Ohrid, take a walk by the lake and savor lunch in a local restaurant. Then, explore Ohrid Old Town on a sightseeing tour with your expert guide. As you walk, find out about the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Macedonia. During your tour, see local landmarks such as Samoil’s Fortress, St. Sofija Church, the Robevi House Museum, St. Bogorodica Perivleptos Church, the Gallery of Icons, the antique theater, and more. As well as sightseeing, visit the “charsija” bazaar and enjoy the chance to do some traditional pearl jewelry shopping. Get the opportunity to see the 1100 years old “Chinar” tree, too. At the end of your day in Ohrid, your guide will drive you back to your accommodation in Skopje.

Discover Skopje - Walking Tour

10. Discover Skopje - Walking Tour

Vodno Mountain is located in the northern part of the country. This is a great spot near Skopje and it offers a chance for some great time and adventure. Take the cable car and enjoy breathtaking views of Skopje from the top. Both, the Millennium Cross and Krstovar Mountain Peaks will stay for long in your memory. With a charismatic tour guide, you will visit these amazing places and learn more about them. Bond with nature and discover some of the most significant views and natural sites in and around Skopje. Enjoy as you learn about the wealthy history of the city while having relaxing and rewarding time.

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4.7 / 5

based on 16 reviews

On our trip to Macedonia we went to Kartal winery. The wine tour started with a lesson how different types of wines are made and afterwards we had the wine tasting of a great selection of white, rose and red wines. Each wine was accompanied by a story about the origin, history and the occasional anecdote of the wine. Besides the wine we were offered tasteful appetizers that went well with the wines. The guide and his brother were very friendly people and the guide made us feel at home in the cozy room where we were sitting. He really gave us a taste of Macedonian hospitality (and of the great wines of course ;)). The tour was delightful and not expensive. At the end we bought two bottles of wine to take with us and the guide gifted us a third bottle, which we are very grateful for. Thank you for the lovely and personal wine tasting experience and we hope to see you next time when we are in Skopje!

Jordan is a very friendly and passionate winemaker, always ready to share a lot of meaningful information about the family wine production and the history of North Macedonia. And the wines... Omg, all the six wines we tasted were absolutely great, but the Chardonnay and the Merlot barrique in particular were just incredible. The food pairing with local delicacies was spot on. Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone visiting Skopje.

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon! We were treated to a very nice lunch with wine pairings overlooking Chateau Sopot's mountain winery. It gets very busy there on the weekends, so it was nice to have a reserved table and a pre-set, traditional Macedonian menu. Our driver, Robert, was absolutely excellent! Very friendly and shared his knowledge about the region and Macedonia in general. Would definitely recommend!

I really impressed by this Tour: beautiful places, friendly local people and rich history + warm, professional guide and driver

knowledgeable guide and professional driver, great experience