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Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

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Activity provider: Bultrips

Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

Activity provider: Bultrips

From US$ 89.87 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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We had the chance to be with two wonderful and absolutely fantastic guides : Vasco (Bulgarian) and Dan (Macedonian). Vasco's driving was very, very, very careful and chill, and the ride was nice. He had anecdotes about BG / MK, and was very nice and kind with all of us (he did 3 breaks on the road to make sure he was well afloat for the driving, which is nice). In Macedonia, Dan was probably the best guide I've ever met. He was extremely nice, and he was doing his absolute best to welcome us and teach us about Macedonia. He made me taste Boza, gave us tips on what to eat in Skopje, and I kept his contact information because he's just awesome and kind. Beyond that, Skopje was an unexpected surprise. I loved the city and the mix between oriental and slavic culture. This day trip remains among the best I've ever done so far.

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August 29, 2022

Punctuality and friendliness of the guide who transports us to Macedonia. The journey takes about 4 hours there and another 4 hours here. We also have 4h in Macedonia, the first 2h with a local guide, very friendly, however I found the tour very fast without much time to see / take pictures. The 2 hours free in Macedonia, taking time out for lunch, there is very little left to see the attractions again. Even so, I highly recommend taking the tour, because it is better to have a short time but to have the experience of having gone there. Skopje is a magnificent city, worth a visit (ideally 1 full day). Book what you will like.

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August 14, 2022

Great daily tour from Sofia. The driver was super friendly and nice guy to chat with - experienced and tells you many info and details. My guide in Skopje was a local called Lena (Lence). She is super friendly and makes a lot of effort to spend quality time with you. I really enjoyed walking through Skopje with her. I definitely recommend this trip. And please don't forget to leave some tip for both. We live in a time of plastic cards and tips don't happen often. Even if you are a low budget traveler like me, I am sure that a coin or two for a coffee is better tip than nothing. They deserve it

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August 7, 2022

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