Exploring Macedonia

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Price
€479 per person
Duration
8days
Travellers
50
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Departure Location
Malta International Air[prot
Return Location
Skopje Airport

Exploring Macedonia

25th August-1st September

Visiting:

Ohrid, Pestani, Trpejca, Ljubanista, Bitola, Vevcani, Struga, Debar, Skopje, Nerezi, Mount Vodno & Matka Canyon

THURSDAY

We meet at 12.30pm for our Wizz Air flight to Skopje departing at 3.05pm.

On arrival at 4.45pm, we are transferred to our hotel in Lake Ohrid and check-in.

FRIDAY

We will start off our stay in Ohrid with an optional half-day sightseeing tour of Ohrid, one of the most beautiful Macedonian cities, famous for its Lake. Similarly, there are only a few lakes in the world today whose antiquity can be compared with Lake Ohrid; only Tanganyika in Africa and Titicaca in South America are from the same geological period.

We will have the possibility to see Samoil Fortress, the Antique Theatre, Perivlepta Church and the Gallery of Icons.

We later have some free time for walking and shopping in the old town of Ohrid.

SATURDAY

We have another optional full-day excursion today, taking us to visit the picturesque villages of Pestani, Trpejca and Ljubanista.

We will also make a stop to visit the Museum on Water which represents the reconstruction on a Neolithic pile[1]dwelling settlement.

We will then continue our drive towards the monastery of St. Naum of Ohrid which is situated close to the springs of the Black Drim River, which then flows out of the Lake at Struga.

SUNDAY

We start off with an optional full-day excursion taking us to Bitola.

Here, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the archaeological site Heraklea – the most beautiful roman and early Christian centre in Macedonia, with its mosaic floors and marble statues.

We will then make our way towards Bitola’s main pedestrian street and enjoy some free time.

MONDAY

Our full-day optional excursion today will take us to the nature of the village Vevcani and the western side of Lake Ohrid, the town of Struga.

The Vevcani Springs glacial lakes, mountain slopes and scenery quickly add to one of the most colourful outdoor experiences.

We will walk through the forest till we reach the waterfalls.

Time for lunch (included).

Later, we will procced to Struga, described as vivid and vibrant by merchants and travellers throughout the centuries.

Home to old architecture and number of churches that date far back, there is quite a lot to see around.

The bridges on the river Drim make the city romantic especially during night.

We will have a guided tour around Struga and visit the Monastery of Kalishta, located a few kilometres away from the centre, lying at the shore of Lake Ohrid.

TUESDAY

After checking-out of our rooms, we will start our drive towards Skopje.

We will stop at Debar to visit the Monastery complex of Jovan Bigorski.

On arrival in Skopje, early in the afternoon, we will go for an optional half-day excursion to get acquainted with Skopje.

We will visit the medieval fortress of Skopje – Kale Fortress, the Mustafa-Pasha Mosque, the telegraphic building and the Museum of Macedonia.

We will then visit Skopje’s Old Bazaar and its monuments.

We proceed towards the Stone bridge, followed by a must visit to the modern city square with its monuments, historic figures, sculptures and new buildings of the project Skopje 2014.

WEDNESDAY

Our full-day optional excursion today will take us to visit the medieval churches and monasteries found around Skopje.

These include the monastery of St. Pantelejmon (12th century) in the village of Nerezi with its very famous frescoes dating back to the 14th century.

We will then go for a trip to the Millenium Cross situated on the top of the Mount Vodno, using the millennium ropeway.

We will then visit the Monastery of St. Andrew (14th century) situated in the vicinity of Skopje and in the beautiful area of Matka Canyon with its artificial lake.

THURSDAY

Free time this morning for last minute shopping before checking-out of our hotel and make our way towards Skopje airport for our Wizz Air flight departing at 12.45pm and arriving in Malta at 2.30pm.

PRICE PER PERSON

€479 / €579 Adult in Twin

€649 / €749 Adult in Single

€399 / €499 Child sharing w 2 adult

Half Board (6 dinners) €99

PRICE INCLUDES

Wizz Air return direct flights to Skopje including 10kg luggage and 20kg checked-in luggage

5 nights in 4-star hotel SU in Ohrid or similar

2 nights in 4-star hotel Next Door Park in Skopje or similar

Rooms with private facilities & TV

Daily buffet breakfast

Return airport transfers

Services of tour leader

All taxes

Insolvency fund

EXCURSIONS

ADULT/CHILD

€39  /  €25  Ohrid (Including boat ride)

€43  /  €22  Pestani/Trpejca/Ljubanista

€42  /  €21  Bitola

€59  /  €39  Vevcani Springs (including Lunch) / Struga

€35  /  €18  Skopje

€59  /  €39  Medieval Churches, Monasteries, Mount Vodno & Matka Canyon (incl. boat ride)

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

City tax of €2.10 per person per night (from 6 years upwards) is to be paid directly at hotel

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Exploring Macedonia

Price
€479 per person
Duration
8days
Travellers
50

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