Day 1: Skopje – Tetovo – Ohrid (180 km)
Pick up from the airport. Transfer to Ohrid with a stop for a visit of the colourful mosque in Tetovo. Accommodation in a hotel in Ohrid. Overnight.
Day 2: The City of Ohrid (5 km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. We are starting our city tour through the Old part of Ohrid. We will visit: the Covered market, the Antique theatre, the Monastery Holy Mother of Peribleptos, the Fortress of Tsar Samuil, the Monastery St Clement in Plaoshnik, the Church of St John in Kaneo, the National museum Robevci Family House, the Cathedral St Sofia, the Paper museum and a Pearl shop. Overnight.
Day 3: Lake Ohrid and the Monastery St. Naum (60 km) (B)
Breakast at the hotel. Trip by car to the monastery St Naum and isit of the monastery. Trip by a rowing boat to the sources of the lake. Return by car. Free time in the Old Bazaar. Overnight.
Day 4: Ohrid – Galichica – Bitola (80 km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Trip to Bitola via the National Park Galichica. Visit of the Museum Bay of Bones and pile dwelling in Gradishte. Visit of the ancient Macedonian city Heraclea, near Bitola. Visit of the Institute and Museum of Bitola – a Memorial Room dedicated to Atatürk. Visit the center of Bitola: old houses along the Main Street, the Orthodox Cathedral St Demetrius. Check in to a hotel – central street “Shirok Sokak” – Bitola. Dinner in the center of Bitola in a restaurant for a cheese fondue. Overnight.
Day 5: Bitola – Wine region – Stobi – Skopje (140 km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit of the French Military Cemetery from the First World War. Driving to Prilep (42 km) and visit the monastery Archangel Michael in Prilep, stroll to the city centre. After that, we are driving for the biggest wine region in Macedonia – Tikvesh. There we will visit a winery and have lunch and wine tasting. Then, we will visit Stobi, an ancient city and archaeological site. The last stop for this day will be the capital city of Macedonia – Skopje. We will take a short orientation tour through the city. Check in to a hotel. Overnight.
Day 6: Visit Skopje (5 km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. We will start a city stroll through the Old part: the Old Bazaar, Daut Pasha haman, Chifte haman, Bezisten covered market, Suli Han, Kapan Han, caravan serails, Fortress Kale, Mustafa Pasha mosque and the Church St Saviour. Afterwards, we will continue our tour with walks through the famous Stone bridge, the Central square, the New Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Mother Theresa, the Old train station, have a walk beside the river Vardar, or visit some shopping centres. Overnight.
Day 7: Skopje – Nerezi – Matka – Skopje (40 km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer with our vehicle to the Hill Vodno and take a Cable car for visiting the Millennium cross. After that, we are driving for Nerezi and we will visit the Panteleimon monastery in Nerezi. Transfer to the Matka region and take a ride in the Lake Matka by small boat to the cave Vrelo. Returning from Matka, we will probably have some free time to visit the Museum of National Struggle or the Museum of the Holocaust. Overnight.
Day 8: Skopje – airport (20 km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning. Transfer to the Skopje International Airport for your return flight.
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