1st DAY SKOPJE-OHRID
The tour begins in Skopje with a city tour that starts in the pedestrian zone to arrive at the main city square called Macedonia. We cross the oldest bridge in Skopje called The Stone Bridge and we continue walking across the Old Town. You will have the chance to sense the rhythm of the Old Town with its Old Bazaar, the ancient shops and traditional restaurants. At the end you will visit the Church St. Spas (Holly Salvation), the most famous church in Skopje. Built in the later 17th and early 18th centuries known by its wood carved iconostasis with rich ornamentation made between 1819 and 1824. In the court yard is the tomb of the founder of the Macedonian liberation movement of 1903 Goce Delcev. We continue to the Upper Town at the Kale Fortress for a panoramic view to the city. Just nearby are the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Macedonia, as well as the Mustafa-Pasha Mosque. We return to the new part of Skopje by crossing the Quay of the river Vardar and the shopping center following by a visit of the Mother Therese monument in the walking area of the center. Lunch in national restaurant. Departure to the town of Ohrid (170 km). Arrival in Ohrid, accommodation in hotel. Diner and overnight in hotel.
2nd DAY OHRID
After the breakfast, Ohrid sightseeing and visit of: The church St. Sofia, The Fortress, The Antic Theatre, St. Kliment, St. Jovan Kaneo, The National Museum, The House of the Robevi family, The Galery of Icons, Plaosnik. After the visit we will make a boat excursion to St. Naum (25km). Visit of the monastery and lunch in the national restaurant. Back to Ohrid and diner and overnight in hotel.
3rd DAY OHRID-BITOLA-OHRID
Breakfast in hotel. We will take You on a drive tour to Bitola with visit of the National Park of Galicica The mountain that separates the two Lakes in Ohrid region - The Ohrid Lake and the Prespa Lake offering astonishing panoramic view just 20 minutes drive from Ohrid. The tour continues in Macedonia's second city, Bitola is a grand old town that still bears the marks of its turn-of-the-century importance as a center for diplomacy - while also exemplifying the country's time-honored cafe culture. The many cafes lining the city's pedestrian main street (the Sirok Sokak) provide endless see-and-be-seen opportunities for Bitola's fashionable youth. We will also visit the oldest archeological locality from the roman times in Macedonia "Heraclea Lyncestis" is just 5 km away from Bitola. Lunch in hotel-restaurant in Bitola. After the lunch drive back to Ohrid. Diner and overnight in hotel.
4th DAY OHRID-SKOPJE
After the breakfast, drive to Skopje through Debar and visit of the monastery St.Jovan Bigorski. We continue to Mavrovo - the ski resort on Bistra Mountain (Mavrovo) is a real paradise for skiers where the snow and the woods are the part of wild nature. Rich in natural resources, traced mountain recreational paths, traced mountain-bike paths. Short visit of the Lake of Mavrovo and lunch break pause in the hotel-restaurant. We continue to Skopje where is the end of the tour.