Departure from Skopje to Bulgaria’s capital Sofia (250 km, about 3 hours and 30 minutes drive in one direction) with our vehicle and our tour guide/driver. We leave Skopje early in the morning, driving to cross the Macedonian-Bulgarian border. After some short breaks on the way, we are in the Bulgaria capital. We start the tour from the Archaeological Museum, where there are Thracian, Roman and Medieval artefacts on display in a former mosque dating from 1496. Then we will see the ancient ruins of Serdica, that were discovered during the building of a new metro station. Now partially excavated you can see a small section of eight streets, an early Christian church and a bathhouse from this old Roman city. We walk on to the Alexander Nevski Cathedral church. We will finish in the central square and take a break for lunch. On the way back to Skopje, just after the border, on the Macedonian side, depending on the time, we may visit the extraordinary medieval monastery complex of St. Joakim Osogovski, and take a short break with a glass of monastery wine. At the end we will drop you off in any location of your preference in Skopje.
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