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Walking Macedonia Tour

Country: Macedonia
City: Skopje
Duration: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)
Tour Category: Walking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

DAY 1: Take a walking tour of the capital Skopje, from the Ottoman mosques and artcraft shops in the Old Town, over the Old Stone Bridge and the grand fountain Alexander the Great to Mother Teresa memorial house. If there is time, we’ll take the cable car to the top of Vodno mountain rising from the city center, to experience the best view over the capital. O/N in Skopje.

DAY 2: Explore Kokino on foot, an Early Bronze Age Observatory declared by NASA as 4th oldest in the world. Visit the mysterious Valley of the Stone Dolls and taste the local pie pastrmajlija in Kratovo, the town of medieval bridges and tunnels. Afternoon drive in the wine area for a guided tour of the vineyards and wine cellars of Popova Kula winery, and dinner with winetasting. O/N in winery chateau.

DAY 3: Hike from the medieval towers of King Marko to a remote 13th century Orthodox monastery hidden between the boulders of Treskavec. Afternoon drive to Bitola, a beautiful city with over 1600 years of urban tradition. After a guided walk of the city join the evening promenade on the main pedestrian street Shirok Sokak. O/N in Bitola.

DAY 4: Visit Heraclea Lyncestis, the ancient city founded by Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great, and continue for a hike in the pine woods of National Park Pelister. Spend the afternoon in a local country house, and learn how to cook original Macedonian dishes with your hosts. O/N in Bitola.

DAY 5: Morning drive to Ohrid by the bird reserve at Prespa Lake. The city of Ohrid and Ohrid lake are both under UNESCO World Heritage protection. We’ll take a guided tour of Ohrid Old Town and a picturesque boat ride by St Naum monastery. Lunch in a fishermen village by the lake. O/N in Ohrid.

DAY 6: Drive to Mavrovo National Park, for a moderate hike up to Galicnik – a remote mountain village at 1500m with typical architecture, famous for their sharp sheep cheese which you can taste over lunch with the shepherds. Optional: horse-back riding in the meadows around Galicnik. O/N in Mavrovo

DAY 7: Transfer to Matka Canyon, nature reserve with over 130 different species of butterflies, few couples of Egyptian vultures and Bald Eagles. Back in the XII and XIII century the canyon was inhabited by Orthodox monks. We will visit some of the remaining Byzantine churches on our walk in the canyon, and take a boat to one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe: Vrelo Cave. Farewell dinner will be in traditional restaurant in the Bohemian district of Skopje. O/N in Skopje.

DAY 8: Transfer to Skopje airport for your flight home.

Included in price:
Accommodation: 5 x 3*, 1 x 4*, 1 x boutique hotel
Meals: as per program / see pricing
Full escort by professional tourist/ trekking guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Winetasting with dinner in winery hotel (for HB and FB meal plan)
Boat excursion at St Naum and in Canyon Matka
Full organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel

Not included in price:
Drinks during meals
All entrance fees for monuments visited (24 euro)
Cable car excursion to Millennium cross (5 euro)
Horse riding in National Park Mavrovo (40 euro)
All personal expenses not included under "Included in price"

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