Arrival and departure airport transfers
Transportation with air-conditioned comfortable coach
6 nights accommodation on BB basis at hotels of corresponding category in Skopje, Ohrid, Prilep
All excursions mentioned in the itinerary except for optional tours
Entrance fees for all objects and museums visited on the itinerary
Boat trip on Matka Lake
Wine tasting at Tikvesh Winery in Kavadartsi
Professional English-speaking guide
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Meals (lunch or dinner) and drinks
Boat trip on Ohrid Lake
Entrance fees for museums visited individually
Personal expenses, porterage, tips to the guide and the driver
Visa support (if required) and any other documentation and services required by the authorities for entering North Macedonia
SKOPJE - LAKE MATKA - MAVROVO NATIONAL PARK - STRUGA - OHRID - ST. NAUM MONASTERY - BITOLA - KRUSHEVO - PRILEP - KAVADARTSI - STOBI - VELES
7-day excursion from €720
Arrival in Skopje. Transfer from the airport and accommodation. Sightseeing tour in Skopje - Macedonia Square, the statue of Mother Teresa, the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, the Stone Bridge - symbol of Skopje, the Church of St. Spas (Holy Salvation); Skopje Fortress, Old Varosha quarter, etc. Free time for individual visit to the Archaeological museum or Skopje museum located in the old railway station. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Skopje.
Breakfast. Drive to Lake Matka, which is the most popular summer retreat of most citizens of Skopje. A boat trip along the lake with a visit of the beautiful Vrelo Cave. Visit of the Monastery Church of St. Andrew in Matka, built in the 14th century. Departure for the village of Gorno Nerezi, located in the slopes of Vodno Mountain for a visit of the Monastery Church of St. Panteleimon. This is a remarkable mediaeval church built in the 12th century, representing an important heritage from the Byzantine period - the fresco composition "Lamentation of Christ". Return to Skopje. Optional dinner at traditional restaurant in Skopje with live music. Overnight in Skopje.
Breakfast. Departure for Mavrovo National Park. Stop at Mavrovo Lake - the biggest artificial lake in North Macedonia, part of the National Park. Photo break by the flooded church of St. Nicholas, build in mid-19th century. Visit to the mystical and tranquil Monastery of St. John Bigorski (St. John the Baptist). Walking tour in Struga - the town of poetry - St. George Church, Brothers Miladinovi Memorial House, Old Bazar. Arrival in Ohrid in the evening. Accommodation at hotel at Ohrid Riviera. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Ohrid.
Breakfast. Guided sightseeing tour of Ohrid. The tour starts in front of the statue of St. Cyril and Methodius, and continues to the Lower gate, the Church of St. Sophia, the Roman Theatre, the Upper gate, St. Clements’s Church, the Church of St. John Kaneo, Tsar Samuil’s Fortress, Ohrid’s marketplace, etc. Free time. In the afternoon a tour to the beautiful monastery of St. Naum – a famous monastery complex on the shore of Ohrid lake. The original church of the Holy Archangels was built in the early 10th century by St. Naum and later it housed the tomb and relics of the saint himself but today its remains are buried beneath the present 16th-century church. Optional boat tour on the Ohrid Lake (approx. 1 hour, if meteorological conditions are suitable). Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Ohrid.
Breakfast. Departure for Bitola. Sightseeing tour of the town - the famous Clock Tower, first built in 1664 but got its present appearance in the 19th century, the church St. Demetrius, the main street Shirok Sokak. Visit to the ancient town Heraclea Lyncestis founded by Philip II, father of Alexander the Great. Departure for Krushevo. Walking tour - Toshe Proeski's memorial house, the churches of St. Nicholas and St. John, the museum-gallery of Nikola Martinovski, Monument Makedonium. Return to the Pelagonian Plain. Accommodation in Prilep. Short sightseeing tour of the town centre. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast. Visit to the monastery of Archangel Michael above the Old town of Prilep. Departure for the town of Kavadartsi. Visit of the famous Tikvesh Winery – largest on the Balkan peninsula, for wine tasting. Drive to Stobi and tour of the archaeological reserve – one of the most developed ancient cities in the Roman province of Macedonia, important early Christian center. Drive to Veles. Sightseeing tour of the town, located on the shores of Vardar River. Drive to Skopje. Accommodation. Optional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Skopje.
Breakfast. Transfer to Skopje Airport and departure.