Day trip

Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

Activity provider: Bultrips

Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

Activity provider: Bultrips

From US$ 96.55 per person

During this full-day tour from Sofia, visit the capital of Macedonia, the city of Skopje. Explore both in the old and the new parts of the city, enjoying the beauty and learning the city's history.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the vibrant Skopje, both old and new
  • Learn more about the history and culture of the place from your guide
  • Enjoy a comfortable transfer with a modern vehicle
Full description

Discover Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, on this full-day trip from Sofia. During this day tour to Skopje, you will have the chance to explore the city's highlights and hear its rich history and culture from your guide. 

Be picked up from your accommodation in Sofia and board an airconditioned vehicle. Relax, and take in the countryside on the transfer to Skopje. Once in Skopje, begin your walking tour of the at Skopje Fortress.

Admire sweeping views of the city from the fortress before heading to the Church of the Holy Savior, home to fantastic iconostasis. Continue towards the Sultan Murat Mosque and the Old Bazaar, where you can witness the remnants from Ottoman Period. 

Listen as your guide tells you about Skopje's history as one of the main trade centers in the Balkans. Stop a typical Macedonian restaurant where you can purchase a delicious lunch before crossing the Vadar River explore the other side of the city. 

Visit the new neo-classical square and continue to the Mother Teresa memorial house. End your walking tour at the newly built triumphal arch Porta Macedonia. Journey back to Sofia and be dropped off at your hotel or accommodation. 

Includes
  • 2 English-speaking tour guides - one from Bulgaria and one local from Macedonia
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Sofia
  • The vehicle, petrol, and insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Meals and beverages

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please check if you need a visa to enter Macedonia
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 129 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Great tour and well worth it. Philip picked us up from our hotel promptly and along with other hotel pick ups (all smooth and organised) we made our way to Skopje. The journey was very comfortable and Philip told us many interesting stories of Bulgarian/Macedonian history. Philip is a real star. Friendly, polite and very knowledgeable. The Bulgarian countryside is beautiful as is the journey to and from Skopje. Once arrived in Skopje Philip took us to Lence (Lena) our North Macedonian guide. She was wonderful and took us on a walking tour which included Mother Teresa’s house and the Old Bazaar again with many historical/ cultural facts along the way. Such a great way to get to see/ experience Skopje in such comfort. To get a taste that leaves you wanting more. 2 great guides which really made a great day greater. Highly recommend this trip to anyone hesitating. You will be comfortable, looked after and you will have a great experience. Thank you Philip and Lena :)

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January 23, 2023

This tour to Skopje in North Macedonia is a great opportunity to get to know one more country for the list when in Sofia, Bulgaria. Our group was small and Vasco was our driver and guide for the Bulgarian part of the trip, and he is one of the best guides I ever had in my life, being an extremely nice and intelligent person, telling us really interesting facts, being excellent company for the route and turning the experience into VIP. Vasco also managed to solve some unforeseen events along the way very efficiently, really an exceptional guy. Once in Skopje, our group was guided through the main sights of the city by a local guide who was very knowledgeable about the history and customs of North Macedonia from the point of view of a citizen of the country itself. Finally, we visit the beautiful Matka Canyon in a boat ride inside it, with its unmissable breathtaking scenery, in a experience to by remembered for all my life. I strongly recommend this tour, BulTrips and the guide Vasco.

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January 22, 2023

The trip was perfect, exactly how we expected it to be, the driver was very friendly and took time to show us other places on the way to Macedonia that we should visit. Lena was an amazing local host, she knew so much about the history and took time to answer any questions we had. I would definitely recommend it for anyone else wanting to do a trip to Skopje

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January 13, 2023

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