Skopje Region
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  • From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

    1. From Skopje: Vodno Mountain and Matka Canyon Tour

    Depart Skopje and travel in air-conditioned comfort to Vodno Mountain. Ride the cable car up to Millennium Cross on arrival, and enjoy panoramic views back across Skopje from one of the biggest Christian crosses in the world. Take the cable car back down Vodno Mountain to continue to the mountain village of Gorno Nerezi by air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the small 12th-century Church of St. Panteleimon on arrival and marvel at the historical frescoes of Byzantine art inside. Next, make your way to the Matka Canyon to enjoy a tasty lunch in a nice restaurant by the lake. Take an optional boat trip to the Vrelo cave or go for a nature walk along the many marked trails. Fill your lungs with fresh country air before the return trip to Skopje, and get dropped off at the triumphal arch of the Porta Macedonia on arrival.

    Had an awesome time at Matka Canyon and Vodno Mountain. My tour guide, Vangel, was amazing! He has a lot of knowledge about the history of all the places we visited, and gave me a very culturally rich experience. If you happen to book this tour, I would highly suggest requesting Vangel as your tour guide if he is available.

  • Skopje: Matka Canyon Sightseeing Tour

    2. Skopje: Matka Canyon Sightseeing Tour

    Discover the most beautiful landscape in the Skopje region on this scenic sightseeing hike and cruise of the Matka Canyon. Sail between vertical rocks, see ancient temples, medieval churches, and hilltop monasteries. Start at the 14th-century Monastery of Matka, dedicated to the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, a religious festival celebrated on August 28 every year. Walk along the banks of the River Treska, famous for its kayak competitions, following the path past the Dam and manmade Lake Matka. Next, climb aboard a small boat to cruise along the 5-mile (8-kilometer) canyon, soaking up the surroundings and scent of flowers. Listen and look out for abundant birdlife, and keep your eyes open for wild boar and hare. On your return, stop opposite the Monastery of St. Andrew and climb up forested hills to the Monastery of St. Nikola. From the plateau, your efforts will be reward...

    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.

  • Best of Skopje City Tour

    3. 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!

  • Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

    4. Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

    Skopje is the capital of Macedonia situated approximately a 3.5-hour drive from Sofia. During this day tour to Skopje, you will have the chance to explore the city and its rich history and culture.  Your day tour will begin once you are picked up from your hotel or accommodations in Sofia then begin your 3-hour transfer to Skopje. Once in Skopje, you will begin your walking tour of the city beginning at Skopje Fortress where you can admire the wonderful view of the city. The next site you will visit is the Church of the Holy Savior, home to fantastic iconostasis. From there you will continue towards Sultan Murat Mosque and the Old Bazaar, where you can witness the remnants of the Ottoman Period and Skopje's history as one of the main trade centers in the Balkans.  After stopping for lunch at a typical Macedonian restaurant you will continue your walking tour crossing the Vadar River to...

    Georgi was an excellent tour guide. Fun and full of information. And the tour was great. Mikail was great too. I really enjoyed it.

  • Skopje: Transfer to Sofia with Stop at Rila Monastery

    5. Skopje: Transfer to Sofia with Stop at Rila Monastery

    Get picked up from your accommodation in Skopje and ride in a comfortable air-conditioned car/minivan through the beautiful Albanian-Bulgarian countryside towards Sofia. Make a stop to visit the Rila Monastery, the most important spiritual and literary center of the Bulgarian national revival, with an uninterrupted history from the Middle Ages until present times. Learn about its founding in the 10th century by St John of Rila and marvel at the remarkably colorful architecture and religious art that make it a characteristic example of the Bulgarian Renaissance. You'll also have the chance to pass through Kumanovo, Kriva Palanka, Kjustendil, Dupnica on your way to Sofia.

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

    6. 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 Sofia: Kosovo and North Macedonia 2-Day Tour

    7. From Sofia: Kosovo and North Macedonia 2-Day Tour

    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...

  • From Skopje: 6-Hour Private Mavrovo Tour

    8. From Skopje: 6-Hour Private Mavrovo Tour

    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...

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

    9. 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...

  • Skopje: Private Half-Day Surrounding Beauties Tour

    10. Skopje: Private Half-Day Surrounding Beauties Tour

    This tour will start from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje. Your guide will take you by comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan to the middle of Mount Vodno and then by cable car system to the Millennium Cross and back to middle Vodno. Once back at middle Vodno, the tour will continue by car or minivan to the village of Gorno Nerezi to see the Church St. Pantelejmon. Witness the frescoes that are among the highest achievements of Byzantine art at St. Pantelejmon.  Then, you will continue to the Matka Canyon, one of the most popular outdoors destinations about 17 kilometers from Skopje. After the visit of Matka Canyon, transfer back to Skopje, to your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje.

    Our guide Vladimir was very knowledgeable and showed us a great time. Highly recommend!

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What people are saying about Skopje Region

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 154 reviews

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.

Georgi was an excellent tour guide. Fun and full of information. And the tour was great. Mikail was great too. I really enjoyed it.

Awesome tour of an absolutely beautiful area. Highly recommended for a half day tour. Guide and driver were great!