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Day 1: Skopje
Arrival in Skopje. Meet and greet the guide at the airport. Upon arrival in capital of Macedonia walking tour of Skopje and visit Mother Theresa house, Old Railway station, Warrior on horse, and many of the monuments from the project Skopje 2014, famous Stone Bridge and part of the old bazaar, Kale Fortress, Mustafa Pasha mosque, Old Bazar, Lead Inn, Sulu Inn, Double Bath, Kapan Inn, Macedonia Street. Lunch. Free time. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel in Skopje.
Day 2: Skopje-Bitola-Ohrid
Breakfast and chechk out from hotel. We proceed our tour to Ohrid with a stop in Bitola. Pass through the beautiful mountain valleys, getting excellent views of the Macedonian countryside. Along the way, stop at the charming town of Bitola for a few hours for some exploration. Take the opportunity to visit Heraclea Lyncestis, an important settlement founded by Philip II of Macedon in the 4th century. Discover the beautiful, well-preserved floor mosaics which are fine examples of the early Christian Art period. See also a mixture of Ottoman, neo-classical, and 19th century romantic architecture within the town. Wander the pedestrian street of Shirok Sokak, lined with colorful and neoclassical buildings, almost of all of them housing charming cafés. After some time in Bitola, continue with your transfer to Ohrid. Accommodation and diner at hotel in Ohrid.
Day 3: Ohrid-St.Naum-Ohrid
After breakfast at hotel we start our tour with exploring of Ohrid. The heart and pulse of the city of Ohrid is the Ohrid squere. This is the most popular, visited, favorite and noisy place in the city. We’ll visit the old town – the cultural capital of Macedonia protected by UNESCO and the birthplace of the Cyrillic script. During the city tour St. Sofia Church, Old Plane Three, the statue of Kiril and Methodi, Ali Pasha Mosque, Helveti tekke, Old bazaar will be seen. Lunch. Free time. Than we continue to the Monasteryof St.Naum. First stop of this trip will be Bay of bones, museum of water. The Bay Of The Bones (museum on water and archeological site) unique chance to learn about life in prehistoric times and experience the time traveling.
Monastery of St.Naum - with serene surroundings, picturesque scenery and religious history, the Monastery of St. Naum, built in the beginning of X century, sets the prevailing archetype that runs through the entire country of Macedonia – this is truly a place where wonders of nature blend perfectly with the most captivating monument of religion.
Free time for individual activities like relaxing at the beach, souvenir shopping, small boats cruising at the spring’s lake. Accommodation and dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Ohrid
Free day in Ohrid for individual activities, shopping, visiting churches, mosques, museums, galleries or simple walking and relaxing by the lake.
Day 5: Ohrid-Skopje Airport
Breakfast and check out from hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to home, bringing back wonderful memories and momentous souvenirs from trip in Macedonia.