From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour
- Duration: 4 hours
Start with pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia at 8:00 AM. Travel for approximately 3.5 hours to the first destination of the two-day excursion, the city of Skopje, which is the capital of North Macedonia. During the drive, learn of the political history of the region. Upon arrival in Skopje, enjoy a 2-hour city tour with a Macedonian guide. Explore both the old and the new parts of the city, seeing its major landmarks. After the walking tour, enjoy 1.5 hours of free time during which you will have the chance to rest and taste the local cuisine. Afterwards, continue the journey to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, which will take approximately 2 hours. When you reach Pristina enjoy some free time to explore the highlights of the city after which you will travel to the cultural capital of the country, Prizen. Stay overnight in a 4-star hotel in the heart of the city. On t...
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...
The Food by Foot Skopje Tour introduces you to the local food culture and authentic local dishes of Skopje on this three to four-hour tour. Take a stroll and discover the story of Old and New Skopje while stopping to taste some great local highlights of Skopje’s food scene. During this tour, your guide will guide you through the history of Skopje, beginning with the new “Skopje 2014” project, across the Stone Bridge through the Old Town. Walk through the cobblestone streets, lined with little crafts shops and cafés. Taste your morning burek with yogurt, then make your way through the colorful open market, and stop to try some of the best cheese in the city. Then, continue to an eatery for tasty local bites, rakia, and an incredibly sweet delicacy. Finally, end your tour by trying the best beer and “kebapi” in town. This is more than just a food tour. It is a chance to get to know the peo...
Go to this trip hungry :) Very nice and good guide Kate. We went by most of the important features of the city, learning about their history. Food was excellent. Recommend.
The tour starts from your hotel in Sofia. After approximately four hours' transfer you will reach one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Macedonia. The Matka Canyon covers an area of around 5,000 ha, located 15km southwest of Skopje. Matka, a gorge in which a complex of mediaeval buildings survives, including churches, monasteries and remnants of a fortress (the mediaeval town of Matka). There are dozens of caves and a large number of endemic plants and animals. You can rent a boat to take you around and to see the caves. After the boat ride, have lunch in to the nearby restaurant. After experiencing nature in Matka Canyon, continue to Skopje. This is the capital and the largest city in Macedonia. It is the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic center. The day ends at the hotel in Skopje, where you will have time to relax. The next day starts in the morning wit...
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.
the stobi winery was nice and my tour guide & waiter, darko, was phenomenal. he made me feel so comfortable, he spoke great english, was very knowledgable about the wine, and recommended great dishes to pair with it! i was a solo traveler and i assumed i would be joining a larger group, instead i had the tour, the tasting, and lunch alone. it was kind of weird to have such a large group of other tourists at a table next to me but not join them. the transport was very luxurious and the driver was very nice. overall i would definitely recommend this excursion but not for a solo traveler, for a group.
After pick up from your accommodation in Skopje, you will begin your tour with a drive to Kratovo, where your local guide will be waiting for you. Your guide will begin to show you the city in his own style, which is bound to be very different from others. You will also have the opportunity to taste plenty of local home-style foods, some of which you will even help prepare. Following this, you will begin a city sightseeing tour where you will visit historical sites such as the church of St. Jovan Pretecha (18th century), the church of St. Nikola Chudotvorec (16th-18th century), the Clock Tower (14th century) the Simkjeva Tower (14th century), the Bazaar Bridge and the Argulichki Bridge. After your city tour visit, you will visit Kuklica, also known as the "Valley of Stone Dolls". According to local lore, a man was once struggling to choose between two women. Not able to make up his min...
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.
The driver/ guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje, and take you with air-conditioned car or van on a private full-day wine tour to Demir Kapija. You will, first, be taken for a drive of about an hour to one of the best known and preserved archeological sites, Stobi. After your visit to Stobi, continue by car/ van for about a half hour drive to a winery at Demir Kapija. During your few hours at the winery, an experienced oenologist will take you on a tour through the process of winemaking, walk you through the wine cellars and if it is the “right” time of the year, you will even take part in the grape harvesting. Then, take time to simply relax and enjoy the authentic wines and tasty, fresh, organic food from the region. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back by car/ van to your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje.
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...
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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.