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From Skopje: Full-Day Kosovo Tour to Pristina and Prizren

1. From Skopje: Full-Day Kosovo Tour to Pristina and Prizren

This tour starts with a pick-up from your hotel in Skopje, traveling to Prishtina where your local guide will be waiting for you. First, visit Monastery Gracanica, and then arrive in Pristina where you will start a tour of Pristina. Your first stop in will be the Kosova National Library, an example of modern architectural design. Then make your way to the open air archaeological park with artifacts from the Neolithic period and Kosova Museum built by Austrians for the Turkish army in 1898, which has an extensive collection of archaeological and ethnological artifacts including the Neolithic Goddess on a Throne terracotta. Head to Çarshi Mosque, the oldest building in Pristina constructed in the 15th-century by the Turkish Sultan Bajazit. Afterwards, head to the Academy Building, a 19th-century Ottoman konak style private houses. Visit the Fatih Mosque or Imperial Mosque built in 1461 under the Turkish Sultan Mehmed II Fatih and the  Great Hammam – bath complex built in 1470 graced with 15 domes with small holes to let light stream in. Make your way to the Ethnographic Museum. The Emin Gjiku Complex is a extremely well-preserved building from 18th-century and it’s the only original building left in old bazaar area. The tour will finish with a visit of Gazimestan Tower. Contnue to Prizren for your walking tour of the city includes the attractive Ottoman old town, known for its gold and silver filigree craftsmen, the hammam, the Museum of Prizren League, the Helveti Tekke, Sinia Pasha Mosque and the Church of Our Lady of Ljevis. Prizren has the largest number of preserved Ottoman buildings in Kosovo, so simply wandering around the old cobbled streets admiring the town houses, mosques and tekkes is a delight. After a small break, return back to .

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From Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour of Ohrid and Saint Naum

2. From Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour of Ohrid and Saint Naum

Starting from Skopje, the tour begins with a 2-hour drive to Ohrid. Visit the church of Saint Sophia and the Roman amphitheater. Explore the Icon Gallery, to discover some of the most famous and valuable icons in the world. Then see the beautiful frescoes at the 13th century Saint Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother of God Most Glorious. After this, continue to Tsar Samuel’s Fortress, named after the first tsar of the Macedonian Slavs. Then head to the Church of Saint Jovan at Kaneo, in a stunning location on the cliffs directly above the lake. From here, return to the town on foot or by boat. After a little break, visit the Bay of Bones Neolithic settlement to see how life was lived in 1,200 B.C. Continue along the picturesque lakeshore to the Monastery of Saint Naum, situated where the river Black Drin flows into Lake Ohrid. The springs at Saint Naum are part of the National Park Galicica. In the chapel of the church is the tomb of Saint Naum, with frescoes of his life and his miracles. Return to Skopje at the end of the tour.

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From Skopje: Private Full-Day Trip to Bitola

3. From Skopje: Private Full-Day Trip to Bitola

Your driver/ guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje, and then take you by comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan to Bitola. In about less than 3-hours driving, as a first stop in Bitola and an introduction to the city’s history, you will be able to visit and learn about the ancient settlement Heraclea Lyncestis and the well-preserved floor mosaics, fine examples of early Christian art. After visiting Heraclea, driving by the City Park, your driver/ guide will transfer you to the City Museum from where you will enjoy a walking tour through Shirok Sokak, among the nice colorful romantic and neoclassical buildings, housing cafes and restaurants, with time to taste some local bites or just relax with a coffee and people watching. The tour will further continue through the sites to the Old Bazaar, finishing at the Green Market, where you won’t miss the chance to buy a “pepper necklace” or some of the fresh, organic and seasonal products. Transfer back to your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje.

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Skopje: Private Romantic Tour

4. Skopje: Private Romantic Tour

Discover the romantic side of the charismatic city of Skopje with a local professional guide. Admire the beauty of the city with your partner on this romantic tour. Stroll through the narrow streets in the Old Bazaar, the biggest bazaar preserved in the Balkans today, and see the beautiful quay of the Macedonian river “Vardar” The town is internationally famous for being the birthplace of Mother Teresa.   Find the best place in the city for a date and where you can take the most beautiful photos. Hear about many historical love stories, hidden in the pretty old lanes, buildings, and parks in the city. Know about the heartbreaking and tragic to the hilarious or spicy stories of the romantic legends. Uncover the interesting love story of Theodora, a 6th-century Byzantine empress, and Emperor Justinian I. Admire the warm and welcoming vibe of the spectacular beauty of the city of Skopje on a romantic tour. This tour is especially recommended to take during the Saint Valentine period.

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Transfer from Skopje to Ohrid With Stop at Bitola

5. Transfer from Skopje to Ohrid With Stop at Bitola

Starting with pickup from your hotel or any location in Skopje, travel towards Ohrid in an airconditioned minivan. Pass through the beautiful mountain valleys, getting excellent views of the Macedonian countryside. Along the way, stop at the charming town of Bitola for a few hours for some exploration. Take the opportunity to visit Heraclea Lyncestis, an important settlement founded by Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century. Discover the beautiful, well-preserved floor mosaics which are fine examples of the early Christian Art period. See also a mixture of Ottoman, neo-classical, and 19th century romantic architecture within the town. Wander the pedestrian street of Shirok Sokak, lined with colorful and neoclassical buildings, almost of all of them housing charming cafés. After some time in Bitola, continue with your transfer to Ohrid.

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Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

6. Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

Experience the beauty and history of Skopje in this private walking tour. Climb Skopje fortress, and go inside the Mosque of Mustafa Pasha, the Church of St. Spas, and wander through the Old Bazaar, as your guide reveals the history of the capital to you.  Start by meeting your friendly guide at the fortress Kale, and climb the fortress for a breathtaking view of the city. Let your charismatic guide tell you interesting facts and stories about Phillip II Square, Macedonia Square, and the monument of Alexander the Great.  Learn more about the past as you visit a city ruled by the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. Discover when the Stone Bridge, the symbol of Skopje, was built. See how the old blends with the new in the city center. 

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Skopje : Mountains and Countryside Walking Tour

7. Skopje : Mountains and Countryside Walking Tour

Depart Skopje and travel to Mount Vodno, where you'll ride the cable car up to the Millennium Cross. Enjoy panoramic views back across Skopje from one of the biggest Christian crosses in the world. Take the cable car back down Mount Vodno and continue to the mountain village of Gorno Nerezi. Visit the small 12th-century Church of St. Panteleimon and marvel at the historical Byzantine frescoes inside. Enjoy history, nature, and Macedonian culture on this countryside escape from Skopje.

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From Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour to Popova Kula Winery

8. From Skopje: Private Full-Day Tour to Popova Kula Winery

The driver/ guide will pick you up from your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje, and take you with air-conditioned car or van on a private full-day wine tour to Demir Kapija. You will, first, be taken for a drive of about an hour to one of the best known and preserved archeological sites, Stobi. After your visit to Stobi, continue by car/ van for about a half hour drive to a winery at Demir Kapija. During your few hours at the winery, an experienced oenologist will take you on a tour through the process of winemaking, walk you through the wine cellars and if it is the “right” time of the year, you will even take part in the grape harvesting. Then, take time to simply relax and enjoy the authentic wines and tasty, fresh, organic food from the region. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back by car/ van to your hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje.  

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What people are saying about Skopje

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Fantastic from beginning to end. Felt like I really saw everything I would have wanted to see in a day trip. Guide was amazing and provided extensive insight into Kosovo’s recent history, as well as the much more extensive history of the region. I highly recommend this trip from Macedonia - fascinating country and excellent guide / driver.

The whole set u (pgments in Kosovoick up at Skopje hotel, tour itself, and return to the Skopje hotel) worked "like clock work". The tour segments in Kosovo were OUTSTANDING. I learned a lot about Balkan history, Pristina, and Prizen, This a fun, informative, and all around great tour.

A very enjoyable trip. You can learn a lot about Kosovo and its history. The guide spoke fluent English and told very interesting stories. The ride was very smooth and the driver was very polite and helpful. We recommend!

Great day try to pristina and Prioren. Tour covers all the main stuff yes and the guide and the driver were amazing and really knowledgeable

It was a great day, good driver and a very interesting guide. Thank you again!