Macedonia - Unknown pearl of the Balkans

7 days / Highlights: Skopje - Mavrovo - Ohrid - Brajcino - Bitola - Strumica

Services

Round trip in the comfort coach
6x B&B in 3 * + - 4*Hotels
5x dinner at the hotel
1x dinner "macedonian evening" with music in Skopje
1x continuous english-speaking travel guide
1x navigation in the Ohrid lake
1x oar boat journey Sveti Naum
1x Winetasting
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Tour itinerary

1. Day: Flight to Skopje

Flight to Skopje / Sofia, Transfer to our Hotel in Skopje. Dinner and overnight in Skopje

2. Day: Skopje

After the breakfast we undertake a detailed town inspection of the Macedonian capital. Skopje fascinates with a variety of architecture. Especially worth seeing the Muslim quarter with his gigantic bazaar. The fortress Kale, the huge bazaar, the Mother-Teresa-House are highlights. In the afternoon panoramic journey to the mountain Vodno where expect us unique looks at the town. For the end of the day we visit the monastery of Pantelemon. In the evening typically Macedonian food with traditional music expects us. Overnight in Skopje

3. Day: Skopje – Mavrovo – Debar - Ohrid

In the morning we leave the capital and go first to the area of Mavrovo. Unique natural landscapes with the numerous 2000th summits accompany us. After we the famous cloister of Sv. Jovan Bigorski have visited, we reach the city of Debar where we have the possibility for a lunch. Further the way about Struga leads us up to the UNESCO town of Ohrid. Here we cover our hotel for the next two nights. A/N in Ohrid.

4. Day: Ohrid

We spend the day in this unique town. We begin the inspection with a small boat trip in the Ohrid lake, one of the deepest lakes of the world. The church of holy John (Kaneo) is probably the best eye-catcher, here we leave the ship and it goes on foot by the Old Town, we see the fortress of Samuel and numerous churches and monasteries. All around Ohrid are more than 365 of it. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon Dinner and overnight in Ohrid.

5. Day: Ohrid – Sveti Naum – Brajcino - Bitola

First we go to Sveti Naum. We undertake a romantic journey by the oar boat on a small lake which feeds the Ohrid lake by subterranean springs. Afterwards inspection of the unique monastery of Sveti Naum, near the Albanian border. Then we leave the Ohrid lake and go to Brajcino, a showing project of the gentle natural tourism. A small hiking along the wild rivers shows us the uniqueness of this region near the Greek border. After an optional lunch journey in the city of Bitola, the formerly most important town of the country at the time of the Osmans. Numerous bombastic buildings as well as the charming main-street enchant us. Dinner and overnight in Bitola.

6. Day: Bitola – Prilep - Strumica

In the morning we leave Bitola and visit first the „hanging monastery" in Prilep, how a bird's nest in the rocks built. By midday a Winetasting expects us. Macedonia is indeed a famous wine country. Afterwards journey to Strumica where we can see the unique waterfalls. Dinner and overnight in the region of Strumica.

7. Day: Strumica – Skopje / Sofia

Transfer to the airport Skopje or Sofia.

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