2-Day Tour to Skopje & Matka Canyon from Sofia

2-Day Tour to Skopje & Matka Canyon from Sofia

From $220.93 per person

Explore the Macedonian capital, Skopje, during your stay in Sofia and see the breathtaking oldest artificial lake in the country, the Matka canyon.

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Duration 2 days
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  • Take a walking tour of Skopje
  • Marvel at the incredible Matka canyon
  • Explore the caves of Matka
Full description
The tour starts from your hotel in Sofia. After approximately four hours' transfer you will reach one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Macedonia. The Matka Canyon covers an area of around 5,000 ha, located 15km southwest of Skopje. Matka, a gorge in which a complex of mediaeval buildings survives, including churches, monasteries and remnants of a fortress (the mediaeval town of Matka). There are dozens of caves and a large number of endemic plants and animals. You can rent a boat to take you around and to see the caves. After the boat ride, have lunch in to the nearby restaurant. After experiencing nature in Matka Canyon, continue to Skopje. This is the capital and the largest city in Macedonia. It is the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic center. The day ends at the hotel in Skopje, where you will have time to relax. The next day starts in the morning with walking tour of Skopje, where you will visit the statue of Tsar Samuil, ruler of the First Bulgarian Empire, the statues of Dame Gruev and Gotse Delchev, the main pedestrian street in Skopje and the Memorial House of Mother Teresa. Explore the old part of the city and go to the Old Bazaar to explore its stalls and Ottoman architecture. After the walking tour you will transfer to Sofia and the tour ends back at your hotel.
  • Transportation
  • Licensed English-speaking guide
  • Overnight in a 3* hotel in the center of Skopje with breakfast
  • Lunch in the Canyon Matka
  • Dinner
  • Beverages
  • Boat rental in Matka Canyon
  • Gratuities for guide and driver (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • You will need your passport to enter Macedonia
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Highly recommended

My partner and I really enjoyed the private tour thanks to Angela!! Regardeless of the long drive of round trip, she was always informative, helpful and cooperative. Skopje was interesting and worthy to visit, especially the fortress and new and old districts. They are all close. As the city is compact, 1-full day or 2 days may be enough for city center. Price is cheap but quality is not. I mean the food. The hotel included in this trip was at the center and almost next to Russian embassy. It was very close from the mother Theresa memorial house. We didn’t need to use public transport, complicated to strangers staying just for 1 night. We also visited Marla canyon! Not only the view but also a boat tour for 25 or 30 min on the lake (dam) were so nice. Highly recommended to visit there. Again, it was thanks to our guide Angela that we could really enjoy this trip. I appreciate her guide. If you see her in guided tour, you are so lucky.

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July 30, 2018

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