Exploring North Macedonia

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€597 per person
8 Days
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Departure Location
Malta International Airport
Return Location
Skopje Airport


FROM € 597


21 – 28 August


Skopje, Matka Canyon, Ohrid, Struga, Vevchani Springs,  Bitola ,St Naum & Mount Vodno


We meet at 9pm for Our Wizz Air flight to Skopje departing at 11.35pm. On arrival at 01.15am on Thursday 22nd August we are transferred to our hotel in Skopje and check-in.


After breakfast we will start our day with a half day Skopje optional city tour visiting the famous Macedonian square with its historical 136 monuments from Project Skopje 2014, the Mother Theresa Memorial House, The Old Bazaar, The Stone Bridge, and the Museum of the Holocaust. We will end our day free for shopping and personal sightseeing.


This morning after checking out, we will go on a full-day optional excursion. First, we will visit Matka Canyon . The canyon is famous for its green peaceful lake in the middle of the mountain with a Stone path that takes us into the forest. The Matka Lake within the Matka Canyon is the oldest artificial lake in the country. We will see the Monastery of St. Andrew (14th century) situated in its vicinity. After we will take a boat trip to visit the Cave Vrelo with its stalactites and stalagmites, one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe. We will continue our trip with a stop at the Monastery complex of Jovan Bigorski which worshippers believe that the icons with his image are blessed with miraculous healing power. This is situated in the National Park Mavrovo and has wonderful views of the National Park.  Later, we will proceed to Lake Ohrid and check in at our hotel in Ohrid.


We will start off our stay in Ohrid with a full-day optional sightseeing tour of Ohrid which is one of the most beautiful Macedonian cities and famous for its Lake. Ohrid is one of the few UNESCO World heritage sites that is both a natural world heritage (the lake) and a cultural world heritage (the Old Town). Lake Ohrid is one of the deepest and oldest lakes in the world. We will have the possibility to see the Antique Theatre, Perivlepta Church and the Gallery of Icons. Among the famous churches of Ohrid we will see the Church of Saints Clement and Panteleimon, The church of St Sophia and the famous church of St John at Kaneo with its stunning views. We make a stop at Ohrid pearls Filevi, one of the oldest and original pearl makers of Ohrid. After it will be free for personal sightseeing.


Our full-day optional excursion takes us to Struga, a vivid and vibrant village visited by merchants and travellers throughout the centuries. We will then proceed to the Monastery of Kalishta, lying at the shore of Lake Ohrid. This monastery consists of four churches, one of which is famous for being in a cave and has one of the 450 icons in Europe that has a ‘Black Madonna’. We will then proceed to the Western side of Lake Ohrid. Afterwards, we will take a lovely stroll through the nearby forest till we reach the waterfalls, enjoying the greenery around us and listening to the relaxing sound of the springs. At the end we will enjoy a traditional Macedonian lunch in a lovely restaurant surrounded by nature. We will get back to our hotel and have some free time.


We start off with an optional full-day excursion taking us to Bitola, the second largest city in Northern Macedonia. Here, we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the archaeological site Heraclea – 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 famous square and main pedestrian street. After our guided tour of the centre, we can enjoy some free time walking through the old stone streets of the Old Bazaar with its many shops. We continue to the most famous winery near Bitola. Lovely Ciflik Winery facilitates a wine restaurant with beautiful terraces & gardens, where guests can enjoy in exquisite culinary recipes combined with their wines.


This morning we will visit (optional) the Eastern side of the lake namely the famous Museum on Water otherwise known as the bay of bones situated next to a peninsula in Ohrid. These dwellings represent the reconstruction of a Neolitic pile-dwelling settlement. We will continue driving towards The Monastery of St. Naum which is situated close to the springs of the Black Drim River, which then flows out of the Lake at Struga. With a wonderful surrounding area, the St. Naum Monastery is a popular day trip where you can enjoy both nature and religious heritage. Here we enjoy a relaxing afternoon where we can enjoy a lovely lunch at one of the lovely river restaurants (extra).


After breakfast we will proceed to Skopje and on arrival. We will first visit Mountain of Vodno. There we will catch the millennium ropeway cable car to the top where we will find the Millenium Cross and admire the spectacular views of the capital of Republic of Macedonia, Skopje We will then have some free time for lunch or shopping at the Skopje city Mall before we proceed to the airport for our flight leaving at 9.15pm and arriving at 11.00pm.



€ 697/*€ 597 Adult in Triple

€ 747/*€ 647 Adult in Twin

€ 883/*€ 783 Adult in Single

€ 599/*€ 499 Child sharing/2 adults (7-10 yrs)

€ 499/*€ 399 Child sharing/2 adults (3-6 yrs)

Half Board (6 meals)        € 99

*Special Price applies when half board and all excursions are taken.



€ 40/€ 25 Skopje

€ 63/€ 45  Matka Canyon (incl. boat ride)

€ 45/€ 30  Ohrid (incl. boat ride)

€ 65/€ 45  Struga/Vevcani Springs (incl. Lunch)

€ 50/€ 27  Bitola

€ 50/€ 27  St Naum


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

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

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

Rooms with private facilities & TV

Daily buffet breakfast

Return airport transfers

Services of tour leader

All taxes

Insolvency fund

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Exploring North Macedonia

€597 per person
8 Days

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