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From Sofia: Skopje and Matka Canyon Day Trip

1. From Sofia: Skopje and Matka Canyon Day Trip

Cross the border from Bulgaria and enjoy a day trip in Macedonia. Dive into the past as you explore Skopje's historic neighborhoods and see its attractions. Learn about the history of the Macedonians as you walk through the new part of the city, rebuilt during the Skopje 2013 project. After your visit to Skopje, head to Matka Canyon to take a break in nature. Your day trip begins with an 8:00 AM pickup from your accommodation in Sofia. Drive for approximately 3.5 hours and reach Skopje. During your drive learn about the history of the region from the Bulgarian point of view. Arrive in Skopje and have a 2-hour guided tour of the city from a local Macedonian guide. Learn about Yugoslavia and have the chance to compare the two historic perspectives of the region provided to you on this trip. During your guided tour of Skopje visit Skopje Fortress, Sultan Murat Mosque, and the Old Bazaar. Have the chance to see the caravanserais from the Ottoman period when Skopje was one of the main trade centers in the Balkans. Visit the new neo-classical Macedonia Square and be impressed by the statue of Alexander the Great and his father Phillip II. Continue on to the Mother Teresa Memorial House. In the house museum, learn about Mother Teresa's life story. Afterward, conclude your walking tour of Skopje at Macedonia Gate. Head to Matka Canyon where you will have approximately 1.5-hours to admire the beauty of nature. Have the chance to enjoy a boat trip inside the canyon and pass by one of the deepest underwater caves in the world. At about 4:00 PM, meet with the rest of the group and depart back to Sofia. On the drive back, discuss your day's impressions and ask your guide any remaining questions you may have. Unfortunately, the day trip's itinerary will not allow you to have free time for lunch in Skopje. It is recommended to take some fast food during the walking tour or bring some sandwiches with you. You can buy food from a petrol station before arriving in the city.

From Sofia: Kosovo and North Macedonia 2-Day Tour

2. From Sofia: Kosovo and North Macedonia 2-Day Tour

Start with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia at 8:00 AM. Travel for approximately 3.5 hours to the first destination of the two-day excursion, the city of Skopje, which is the capital of North Macedonia. During the drive, learn the political history of the region.  Upon arrival in Skopje, enjoy a 2-hour city tour with a Macedonian guide. Explore both the old and the new parts of the city, seeing its major landmarks. After the walking tour, enjoy some free time (discuss this with your guide) during which you will have the chance to rest and taste the local cuisine. Afterward, continue the journey to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, which will take approximately 2 hours. When you reach Pristina enjoy some free time to explore the highlights of the city after which you will travel to the cultural capital of the country, Prizen. Stay overnight in a wonderful hotel in the heart of the city.  On the second day, have breakfast in the hotel followed by a walking tour of Prizen at 8:30 AM. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets and authentic Ottoman buildings. Visit Mehmet Pasha Hamam, the 15th-century stone bridge and the fortress situated high above the city. From here, get a fantastic view of the whole city. This is the last site that we will visit in Prizren. Then we will go back to Skopje (which will take approx. 2.5 hours drive) where we will have some time to relax and have lunch. At 15:00 we will head back to Sofia, where you will be dropped off at the location you want.

Skopje 4-Hour Walking Tour

3. Skopje 4-Hour Walking Tour

This 4-hour walking tour of Skopje usually starts on the plateau where the Museum of Contemporary Art is located. This offers a wonderful view of the central part of Skopje and here the story about the city begins. Afterwards, you will visit the Fortress Kale before visiting the Mustapha Pasha Mosque, the Church of the Holy Savior, and the small museum of Goce Delchev. Another optional visit is to the Museum of Macedonia which consists of 3 parts: an icon gallery, an ethnological department, and a historical department. Then you will continue your stroll through the Old Bazaar, where 2 more caravanserais can be seen as well as 2 Turkish baths: Chifte Hammam and Daut Pasha Hammam. The tour continues towards the modern part of the city. Before you cross the Stone Bridge, one of the oldest landmarks of Skopje, you can see the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia and the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence, IMRO and the Victims of Communism. On the other bank of the river is the main square, Macedonia Square, with a lot of new statues and monuments. You will walk along the main street, Macedonia Street, which connects the square to the old railway station. You will stay for a short visit to the Memorial House of Mother Teresa and end the tour in front of the Museum of the City of Skopje, situated in the building of the old railway station.

Neoclassical Heritage of Skopje – Walking Tour

4. Neoclassical Heritage of Skopje – Walking Tour

Skopje is the capital and biggest city in North Macedonia, it is a beautiful Balkan city located on the Vardar River‘s north bank. Did you know that Skopje was once a Roman city? This great time is represented with the monument of Alexander Macedonian in Macedonian square. Have you heard about project ‘Skopje 2014’? Can you believe that there are 29 statues of local artists and musicians between Vardar River via the Art Bridge? You will be impressed by Skopje’s museums! With a charismatic tour guide, you will visit so many monuments and you will hear interesting stories about the culture and traditions of Macedonians.

Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

5. Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Do you know Skopje is a country of the colorful revolution? Do you want to see the city from another viewpoint? The Kale Fortress is a good option for that. Are you familiar with brutalism architecture? Skopje is the perfect place to discover that. The Old bazaar area or Debar Maalo, a bohemian-like part of Skopje will offer you real balkanian coffee. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Skopje. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about the monument of Alexander the Great, the old fortress Kale, and the monastery St.Pentelejmon. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Skopje Fortress - Mustafa Pasha - Old Bazaar Skopje - Macedonia Square - Stone Bridge

Macedonia Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Sofia: Skopje and Matka Canyon Day Trip

From Sofia: Skopje and Matka Canyon Day Trip

Cross the border from Bulgaria and enjoy a day trip in Macedonia. Dive into the past as you explore Skopje's historic neighborhoods and see its attractions. Learn about the history of the Macedonians as you walk through the new part of the city, rebuilt during the Skopje 2013 project. After your visit to Skopje, head to Matka Canyon to take a break in nature. Your day trip begins with an 8:00 AM pickup from your accommodation in Sofia. Drive for approximately 3.5 hours and reach Skopje. During your drive learn about the history of the region from the Bulgarian point of view. Arrive in Skopje and have a 2-hour guided tour of the city from a local Macedonian guide. Learn about Yugoslavia and have the chance to compare the two historic perspectives of the region provided to you on this trip. During your guided tour of Skopje visit Skopje Fortress, Sultan Murat Mosque, and the Old Bazaar. Have the chance to see the caravanserais from the Ottoman period when Skopje was one of the main trade centers in the Balkans. Visit the new neo-classical Macedonia Square and be impressed by the statue of Alexander the Great and his father Phillip II. Continue on to the Mother Teresa Memorial House. In the house museum, learn about Mother Teresa's life story. Afterward, conclude your walking tour of Skopje at Macedonia Gate. Head to Matka Canyon where you will have approximately 1.5-hours to admire the beauty of nature. Have the chance to enjoy a boat trip inside the canyon and pass by one of the deepest underwater caves in the world. At about 4:00 PM, meet with the rest of the group and depart back to Sofia. On the drive back, discuss your day's impressions and ask your guide any remaining questions you may have. Unfortunately, the day trip's itinerary will not allow you to have free time for lunch in Skopje. It is recommended to take some fast food during the walking tour or bring some sandwiches with you. You can buy food from a petrol station before arriving in the city.

From Sofia: Kosovo and North Macedonia 2-Day Tour

From Sofia: Kosovo and North Macedonia 2-Day Tour

Start with a pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Sofia at 8:00 AM. Travel for approximately 3.5 hours to the first destination of the two-day excursion, the city of Skopje, which is the capital of North Macedonia. During the drive, learn the political history of the region.  Upon arrival in Skopje, enjoy a 2-hour city tour with a Macedonian guide. Explore both the old and the new parts of the city, seeing its major landmarks. After the walking tour, enjoy some free time (discuss this with your guide) during which you will have the chance to rest and taste the local cuisine. Afterward, continue the journey to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, which will take approximately 2 hours. When you reach Pristina enjoy some free time to explore the highlights of the city after which you will travel to the cultural capital of the country, Prizen. Stay overnight in a wonderful hotel in the heart of the city.  On the second day, have breakfast in the hotel followed by a walking tour of Prizen at 8:30 AM. Explore the narrow cobblestone streets and authentic Ottoman buildings. Visit Mehmet Pasha Hamam, the 15th-century stone bridge and the fortress situated high above the city. From here, get a fantastic view of the whole city. This is the last site that we will visit in Prizren. Then we will go back to Skopje (which will take approx. 2.5 hours drive) where we will have some time to relax and have lunch. At 15:00 we will head back to Sofia, where you will be dropped off at the location you want.

Skopje 4-Hour Walking Tour

Skopje 4-Hour Walking Tour

This 4-hour walking tour of Skopje usually starts on the plateau where the Museum of Contemporary Art is located. This offers a wonderful view of the central part of Skopje and here the story about the city begins. Afterwards, you will visit the Fortress Kale before visiting the Mustapha Pasha Mosque, the Church of the Holy Savior, and the small museum of Goce Delchev. Another optional visit is to the Museum of Macedonia which consists of 3 parts: an icon gallery, an ethnological department, and a historical department. Then you will continue your stroll through the Old Bazaar, where 2 more caravanserais can be seen as well as 2 Turkish baths: Chifte Hammam and Daut Pasha Hammam. The tour continues towards the modern part of the city. Before you cross the Stone Bridge, one of the oldest landmarks of Skopje, you can see the Holocaust Memorial Center for the Jews of Macedonia and the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Independence, IMRO and the Victims of Communism. On the other bank of the river is the main square, Macedonia Square, with a lot of new statues and monuments. You will walk along the main street, Macedonia Street, which connects the square to the old railway station. You will stay for a short visit to the Memorial House of Mother Teresa and end the tour in front of the Museum of the City of Skopje, situated in the building of the old railway station.

Neoclassical Heritage of Skopje – Walking Tour

Neoclassical Heritage of Skopje – Walking Tour

Skopje is the capital and biggest city in North Macedonia, it is a beautiful Balkan city located on the Vardar River‘s north bank. Did you know that Skopje was once a Roman city? This great time is represented with the monument of Alexander Macedonian in Macedonian square. Have you heard about project ‘Skopje 2014’? Can you believe that there are 29 statues of local artists and musicians between Vardar River via the Art Bridge? You will be impressed by Skopje’s museums! With a charismatic tour guide, you will visit so many monuments and you will hear interesting stories about the culture and traditions of Macedonians.

Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

Skopje: Private Walking Tour of Historic Sights

Together with a professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Do you know Skopje is a country of the colorful revolution? Do you want to see the city from another viewpoint? The Kale Fortress is a good option for that. Are you familiar with brutalism architecture? Skopje is the perfect place to discover that. The Old bazaar area or Debar Maalo, a bohemian-like part of Skopje will offer you real balkanian coffee. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Skopje. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about the monument of Alexander the Great, the old fortress Kale, and the monastery St.Pentelejmon. You will also get to experience the following attractions: - Skopje Fortress - Mustafa Pasha - Old Bazaar Skopje - Macedonia Square - Stone Bridge

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What people are saying about Macedonia Square

Overall rating

4.3
(3 reviews)

I have travelled the world and this experience (tour) was one of my favourites to date! Veljanoski was incredibly insightful answering any questions thrown his way but what impressed me the most was how kind, warm and friendly he was. This truly made me fall in love with the city. If you have the time I would highly recommend going to the Matka Canyon also.

The best is our guide and driver Ángel Balevski, who was cordial at all times and collaborative with all our questions and a great driver, although the tour is too long to do in one day, it is a great job for the driver, congratulations for him

Intensive tour of 2 days super well spent. Excellent guides in Macedonia and Kosovo. Prizren surprised us with a great atmosphere. We recommend it 100%.

The time was too short, perhaps the tour should start earlier or last 2 days.

all around amazing trip tons to see with great drivers and guides