8 days – 7 overnights tour
Day 1 Skopje – Tetotvo – Ohrid
Pick up from Skopje Airport. Transfer to Ohrid with a stop for a visit to the Colourful Mosque in Tetovo. Accommodation in a hotel in Ohrid. Overnight.
Day 2 Ohrid
Breakfast. After the breakfast, We are starting our city tour through the Old part of Ohrid. You will visit: the Covered Market, the Antique Theatre, the Monastery Holy Mother of God, Peribleptos, the Fortress of Tsar Samuil, the Monastery of St. Clement in Plaoshnik, the Church of St.John the Theologian in Kaneo, then, the Ohrid National museum Robevci Family House, the Cathedral Church St. Sofia, the Paper museum and a Pearl shop. After the thorough exploration of the old part of Ohrid, some free time in the downtown. Overnight.
Day 3 Ohrid - Saint Naum - Ohrid
Breakfast. After the breakfast full day excursion by boat to the Monastery of St. Naum. You will visit the monastery itself and admire the beautiful surroundings of this beautiful settlement. You can use a rowing boat to get in the lake springs. Return to the town by boat and have some free time for a relaxing evening walk in the Old Bazaar. Overnight.
Day 4 Ohrid - Galichica National Park – Bitola
Breakfast. After the breakfast, You are continuing the tour with a trip to Bitola via the National Park Galichica. On our way, visit the Museum Bay of Bones and pile dwelling in Gradishte. In Bitola, visit of the ancient Macedonian city Heraclea Lyncestis. You can also visit the Institute and Museum of Bitola, along with the Memorial Room dedicated to Kemal Atatürk. A short walk through the center of this city (second largest in the country), also known as the City of Councils and see some old houses representing the architecture of the town along the Main Street and the orthodox cathedral of St. Demetrius. Check into a hotel in Bitola. Overnight.
Day 5 Bitola - Stobi - Skopje
Breakfast. After the breakfast, driving to Prilep (42 km) and visit the monastery of Archangel Michael in Prilep, stroll to the city center. After that, we will drive to the biggest wine region in Macedonia – Tikvesh. There we will visit a winery for lunch and wine tasting. Then, visit of Stobi, an ancient city and archeological site. The last stop for this day will be the capital city of Macedonia – Skopje. We will make a short orientational tour through the city. Check in to a hotel. Overnight.
Day 6 Skopje City tour
Breakfast. After the breakfast, start a city stroll through the Old City: the Old Bazaar, Daut Pasha Hamam, Chifte Haman, Bezisten covered market, Suli Han, Kapan Han: caravanserais, Fortress Kale, Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Church of St. Saviour. Afterwards, continue Your tour with visits of the famous Stone Bridge, the Central square, The Archeological Museum, the Museum and a Memorial House of Mother Theresa, the Old train station, have a walkthrough Makedonija street, on the quay of the river Vardar, see the statues and the shopping centres. Overnight.
Day 7 Gorno Nerezi - Matka
Breakfast. After the breakfast, transfer to the mountain Vodno and drive with a Cable car and visit the Millennium cross. After that, drive to the village of Gorno Nerezi to visit the Monastery of St Panteleimon. Continue Your tour to the Matka region. We will visit the Lake Matka by boat and get to the cave Vrelo. Return to the capital and have some free time to visit the Museum of National Struggle or the Museum of the Holocaust. Overnight in a hotel in Skopje.
Day 8 Skopje - Skopje International Airport
Breakfast. Free time in the morning. Transfer to the Skopje Airport for your return flight.
The 8 days Macedonian Rapsody Tour includes:
- Bus transport according to the program
- 7 overnights in 3* and 4* star hotels according to the program ( bed and breakfast or half board )
- Local guide accompanying the group for the full time of the program