Ohrid
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Our most recommended Ohrid Day Trips

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

    1. 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

    2. 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.

  • Tirana: Lake and Town Ohrid Day Trip

    3. Tirana: Lake and Town Ohrid Day Trip

    Following a pickup from your accommodation in Durrës or Tirana, embark on a guided tour of the charming city of Ohrid. Begin the tour at the magnificent Church of Saint Sophia. Then visit the National Workshop for a handmade paper-making demonstration. Next, pass by Samuil’s Fortress and walk along its historic 4th-century walls. See the Ancient Theatre of Ohrid built in Hellenistic style and walk up to the cliff-top church of Saint John at Kaneo for panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Enjoy your free time with a lunch in the city. After your lunch, continue the tour to the Medieval Monastery of Saint Naum. See the resident peacocks that roam the grounds and enter the monastery to marvel at its intricate frescoes. On the way to Ohrid, visit the one of a kind Bay of Bones Museum, a prehistoric settlement located on Lake Ohrid. It is an authentic reconstruction from th...

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

    4. 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 Gal...

  • Berat: Day Trip From Ohrid

    5. Berat: Day Trip From Ohrid

    From the Jerusalem of Balkans to the beauty of 1,001 windows, this Berat day trip from Ohrid is perfect if you’re hoping to discover the best of this historic city in a single day. Hop from one historical place to another. Berat is the town of legends and characteristic Ottoman architecture. As one of the oldest towns in Albania, it dates back to the 5th century. Also known as the city of 1,001 windows, seen from afar, Berat looks like a place that belongs in a fairytale movie. Follow your guide as you see significant spots throughout the city and learn their history. Marvel at the 1,001 windows of the city and visit a castle. See the National Ethnographic Museum that portrays different aspects of Berat life and the National Iconographic Museum Onufri that holds many precious items. The city, a UNESCO-listed heritage site, lies alongside river Osumi and at the foot of the Tomorri Mou...

  • From Skopje: Private Full-Day Guided Trip to Ohrid

    6. 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 driv...

  • From Tirana: Guided Day Trip to Ohrid with Transfer

    7. From Tirana: Guided Day Trip to Ohrid with Transfer

    Head to the border of North Macedonia to reach Ohrid. Discover the best of this ancient city with your guide. Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with its art, history, architecture, and nature. Begin your day trip with a hotel pickup in a comfortable air-conditioned ride. Explore your first stop in North Macedonia, the Samoil's Fortress. Learn about the rich history of the medieval fortress and the city. Take a turn to visit the Church of St. John, located on the cliff over Kaneo Beach. Enjoy amazing views of the city and Lake Ohrid from here. Make your way to the city center to enjoy the sights and sounds of the old bazaar. Take a leisurely stroll through the Mezokastro district. Step inside to the Monastery of St. Naum, an enchanting Byzantine-style building along Lake Ohrid. Make your journey back to Tirana memorable with a stop at the Albanian side of Lake Ohrid.

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What people are saying about Ohrid

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Fantastic day discovering Mavrovo and Ohrid

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.

Great ride with driver and ohrid guide was great

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

Great day trip

My guide Alexander was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was also a safe driver (there was a rather long distance to cover in the dark). I sprained my ankle during the day out but with his help and encouragement I managed to complete an awesome walk in the Old town of Ohrid!

absolutely wonderful

Very nice guide with a lot of knowledge. It's worth the money. We have learned a lot about the country and the visited places. Very comfortable car with a separate friendly driver who brouhgt us safely throuhg the journey.