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Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

4.6 / 5

65 reviews

Day Tour from Sofia to Skopje, North Macedonia

Activity provider: Bultrips
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From US$ 93.66 per person

During this full-day tour from Sofia, visit the capital of Macedonia, the city of Skopje. Explore both in the old and the new parts of the city, enjoying the beauty and learning the history that makes up the city.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the vibrant Skopje, both old and new
  • Learn more about the history and culture of the place from your professional guide
  • Enjoy a comfortable transfer with a modern vehicle
Full description
Skopje is the capital of Macedonia situated approximately a 4-hour's drive from Sofia. During this day tour to Skopje, you will have the chance to explore the city and its rich history and culture.  Your day tour will begin once you are picked up from your hotel or accommodations in Sofia then begin your 3-hour transfer to Skopje. Once in Skopje, you will begin your walking tour of the city beginning at Skopje Fortress where you can admire the wonderful view of the city. The next site you will visit is the Church of the Holy Savior, home to fantastic iconostasis. From there you will continue towards Sultan Murat Mosque and the Old Bazaar, where you can witness the remnants of the Ottoman Period and Skopje's history as one of the main trade centers in the Balkans.  After stopping for lunch at a typical Macedonian restaurant you will continue your walking tour crossing the Vadar River to start your exploration of a new part of the city. Here you will visit the new neo-classical square and continue to Mother Teresa memorial house. The walking part of your tour will end at the newly built triumphal arch Porta Macedonia. You will then journey back to Sofia and your tour will end once you are dropped off at your hotel or accommodations. 
Includes
  • 2 English-speaking tour guides - one from Bulgaria and one local from Macedonia
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Sofia
  • The vehicle, petrol, and insurance
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Meals and beverages
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please check if you need a visa to enter Macedonia
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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A perfect day. This is the perfect way to visit Skopje without worry about any of the planning. There was no problem or delay during the border crossing which surprised me. Skopje is very interesting place and it was a great balance of guided walking tour along with some free time to explore it on your own or to try the local cuisine.

May 14, 2022

Great trip with wonderful guides! I was picked on time by the Bulgarian tour guide. The drive was a bit long (4 hours in each direction) but the road was beautiful and we've learnt a lot from our guide. Skopje is awesome as well as the guide there Lanche. We've spent 4 hours but we could have stayed more, definitely.

May 11, 2022

Skojpe is an interesting capital city. I had a tour leader on Bulgarian side who is a history major and was just fascinating to learn from. Thank you Vasko!!!! and Lena, the guide in Skojpe was also an amazing educator and guide. The history of North Macedonia and Bulgaria is complex and the guides presented everything so well and answered my many questions. The drive from Sofia to Skojpe is beautiful, that was worth the trip alone. It was definitely and enjoyable day!

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April 30, 2022

Product ID: 180203