Skopje Region
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  • Best of Skopje City Tour

    1. 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!

  • From Sofia: Skopje, Northern Macedonia Day Tour

    2. 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 ...

    Our guide was very friendly and informative. He was very knowledgeable, and explained the history so that we understood it. We loved Skopje, and it’s well worth the travel time.

  • Sofia: Private Day Trip to Skopje

    3. 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.

  • Skopje: Neoclassical City Walking Tour

    4. Skopje: Neoclassical City Walking Tour

    The Macedonian capital of Skopje is a beautiful Balkan city located on the Vardar River‘s north bank. Skopje's Fortress Kale has defended the city for centuries, and throughout this experience you will learn how Skopje was once was a Roman city. This great Roman time in Skopje's history is represented by the monument of Alexander Macedonian, in Macedonian Square. Your guide will also fill you in on the "Skopje 2014" project, and will show you around 29 statues of local artists and musicians near the Vardar River and the Art Bridge. You are bound to be impressed by your encounters with Scopje’s museums. As you tour with your charismatic guide, you will visit the statue and memorial house of Mother Teresa, the old railway station, the new Skopje, hearing interesting stories about the culture and traditions of Macedonians along the way.

  • Best of Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour

    5. 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.

    Beautiful places to visit and very friendly tour leaders who are willing to help you and provide excellent history information regarding the places. Highly recommanded!

  • From Sofia: Skopje and Matka Canyon Day Trip

    6. From Sofia: Skopje and Matka Canyon Day Trip

    Cross the border from Bulgaria and enjoy a day trip in Macedonia. Dive into the past as you explore Skopje's historic neighborhoods and see its attractions. Learn about the history of the Macedonians as you walk through the new part of the city, rebuilt during the Skopje 2013 project. After your visit to Skopje, head to Matka Canyon to take a break in nature.

    Your day trip begins with an 8:00 AM pickup from your accommodation in Sofia. Drive for approximately 3.5 hours and reach Skopje. During your drive learn about the history of the region from the Bulgarian point of view. Arrive in Skopje and have a 2-hour guided tour of the city from a local Macedonian guide. Learn about Yugoslavia and have the chance to compare the two historic perspectives of the region provided to you on this trip.

    During your guided tour of Skopje visit Skopje Fortress...

  • From Skopje: Guided Pristina Day Trip

    7. From Skopje: Guided Pristina Day Trip

    Visit the newest state in the Balkans on this day trip to the beautiful Kosovan city of Pristina. While there, discover the scale of rebuilding and development in the short time since the Kosovo War ended in 1999. Depart from the meeting point in Skopje and head toward Pristina, enjoying the views out the window as you go. Upon arrival, visit the Newborn Monument, a typographical sculpture built to commemorate Kosovo’s freedom. It’s repainted each year to represent another year of freedom. Then, see the National Library of Kosovo, a truly striking and unique piece of architecture. You'll also be able to admire the Cathedral of Mother Teresa, another impressive building. Even though Kosovo is largely a Muslim country, this cathedral was built for the minority Orthodox community and is an important landmark in Pristina.  Next, visit Kosovo's Scanderbeg Square, named after a medieval Alb...

    We did a private tour with Branko today and it was one of the best. He is funny, knowledgeable, and a nice person to spend an afternoon with. Do not pass up an opportunity to visit Kosovo, such a cool experience.

  • Skopje: Private Romantic Tour

    8. Skopje: Private Romantic Tour

    Discover the romantic side of the charismatic city of Skopje with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour.

     

    Stroll through the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar, the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today, and see the beautiful quay of the Macedonian river “Vardar” The town is internationally famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa. 

     

     Find the best place in the city for a date and where you can take the most beautiful photos. Hear about many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends.

     

    Uncover the interesting love story of Theodora, a 6th-century Byzantine empress, and Emperor Justinian I. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the...

  • Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

    9. Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

    Experience the beauty and history of Skopje in this private walking tour. Climb Skopje fortress, and go inside the Mosque of Mustafa Pasha, the Church of St. Spas, and wander through the Old Bazaar, as your guide reveals the history of the capital to you. 

    Start by meeting your friendly guide at the fortress Kale, and climb the fortress for a breathtaking view of the city. Let your charismatic guide tell you interesting facts and stories about Phillip II Square, Macedonia Square, and the monument of Alexander the Great. 

    Learn more about the past as you visit a city ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Discover when the Stone Bridge, the symbol of Skopje, was built. See how the old blends with the new in the city center. 

  • Skopje: Magical Christmas Tour

    10. Skopje: Magical Christmas Tour

    Embark on a guided tour of Skopje at Christmas time. See how the city celebrates this magical time of year and visit its most iconic sights.

     

    Join your guide as you set out to explore the city. Experience the lively atmosphere and charming decorations at Christmas time. Admire the monument of Alexander the Great titled "Warrior on a Horse", visit the Skopje Fortress, and the St. Panteleimon.

     

    Listen to interesting stories and discover tales about the magical things that can happen at Christmas time. Find out who invented the Christmas tree and learn about Skopje's Christmas traditions.

     

    Finally, head to the Christmas market and sample some of the local products on offer. 

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What people are saying about Skopje Region

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3 reviews

The guide man was really nice! He thought us first and tried to meet our wishes as much as possible. This tour was like a private tour because there were no participants except us. While traveling by car, he also provided detailed information on the geography and history of Bulgaria and Macedonia, and the Balkans. He was very knowledgeable. English was very fluent and easy to hear. After a three-and-a-half to four-hour drive one-way, they guided me through the new town and the old town, and took many pictures. He told me about restaurants, souvenir shops and good places to exchange money. He also taught me to be careful when sightseeing with only two girls. The sightseeing of Skopje itself is only 4 hours, but it was a satisfying trip! The distance traveled by car was long, but the guide man talked happily and told me various things during sightseeing, so I was able to spend all my time happily. I was worried at first because the number of reviews was small, but I really recommend this

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!

We did a private tour with Branko today and it was one of the best. He is funny, knowledgeable, and a nice person to spend an afternoon with. Do not pass up an opportunity to visit Kosovo, such a cool experience.

Suzana was perfect! Such an amazing day I learn so many things, seen so many beautiful buildings and places. Matka is definitively a place to discover. Thank you again for this great day.

Our guide was very friendly and informative. He was very knowledgeable, and explained the history so that we understood it. We loved Skopje, and it’s well worth the travel time.