From  £870
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Skopje
  • Admire the Canyon Matka
  • Visit the Roman ruins of Heraclea
  • Discover Lake Ohrid
  • Drive through the Galicica National Park
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Macedonia Fly-Drive Holiday

10 Day Tour, from £870 per person

Explore the national parks and Ottoman treasures of Macedonia at your own pace on a 10-day flydrive starting in the historic capital. Drive through the Vardar River Canyon to the ancient city of Stobi, an archaeological site from the second century offering sweeping views of the central Macedonian plain. Park up the hire car and enjoy an overnight stay at the Popova Kula Winery and perhaps try one of over twenty different varieties on offer. Drive to Ohrid and spend time exploring the lakeside churches before finishing the holiday in stunning Galicica National Park where mountain peaks frame picturesque rural villages.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO SKOPJE
FLY TO SKOPJE
Fly to Skopje and collect the car from the airport. Drive to the hotel (25km and check in for a two night stay).
DAY 2
SKOPJE & ENVIRONS
SKOPJE & ENVIRONS
Free day to explore Skopje. Perhaps visit the Church of Holy Salvation, Old Bazaar, Kale Fortress, The Museum of Macedonia (National Museum), Mustapha Pasha Mosque and Daut Pasha Baths, followed by the medieval churches in Skopje and surroundings. (B)
DAY 3
SKOPJE TO DEMIR KAPIJA
SKOPJE TO DEMIR KAPIJA
Visit the Canyon Matka and the 14th century church of St Andrew near Skopje. Here, it is possible to take a boat ride through the canyon and visit Nad Vrelo Cave. Drive through the Canyon of the Vardar River and town of Veles to reach the ancient city of Stobi. This archaeological site offers sweeping views of the central Macedonian plain and contains buildings such as the 2nd-century amphitheatre. Continue to Demir Kapija (110 kilometres) and check into the Popova Kula Winery for one night. (B)
DAY 4
DEMIR KAPIJA TO BITOLA
DEMIR KAPIJA TO BITOLA
Drive on to Prilep and enjoy a short walk through the bazaar before continuing to Bitola, Macedonia's second largest town. Bitola is an extraordinary mixture of old and new and a meeting point of different cultures and civilisations. In the afternoon, visit the Roman ruins of Heraclea, famous for its mosaics, ancient theatre and Roman baths. Check in to the hotel in Bitola for an overnight stay. (B)
DAY 5
BITOLA TO OHRID
BITOLA TO OHRID
Drive to Ohrid (70 kilometres) via the village of Kurbinovo. Arrive in Ohrid and check into hotel for three nights. (B)
DAY 6
OHRID
OHRID
Free day to explore Ohrid. Highlights include the churches of St. Sophia and St. Clement, a classic Byzantine church that dominates the Old Town. The church of St. John at Kaneo stands alone on a small promontory jutting out into the lake at the western end of the Old Town and provides spectacular panoramic views of the lake. (B)
DAY 7
OHRID
OHRID
Free day to explore Ohrid. (B)
DAY 8
GALICICA NATIONAL PARK AND ST. NAUM
GALICICA NATIONAL PARK AND ST. NAUM
Drive to the villages of Velestovo, Konjsk and Elsani, all situated in the stunning Galicica National Park (136 kilometres). Visit the monastery of St. Naum, situated close to the springs of the Black Drim River and famous for its miraculous healing powers before returning to Ohrid. (B)
DAY 9
OHRID TO SKOPJE VIA STRUGA AND MAVROVO
OHRID TO SKOPJE VIA STRUGA AND MAVROVO
Drive back to Skopje (256 kilometres) with stops in Struga and the Mavrovo National Park. Struga is famous for its wall of water, where the Black Drim River flows out of Lake Ohrid on its way to the Adriatic. Continue to the canyon of the River Radika and visit the monastery of St John Bigorski. Drive through the Mavrovo National Park, where the highest peaks in Macedonia can be found. Arrive Skopje and check in for one night. (B)
DAY 10
FLY TO THE UK
FLY TO THE UK
Return the car to the airport and flly back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

10 day tour, from £870 per person
(Single person supplement + £176)

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Wizz Air from Luton 
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in three & four-star hotels with breakfast
  • Economy category carhire; with CDW, theft protection, additional driver cover, unlimited mileage and all taxes.

 


Price Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Deposit for the hire car

Tour Route Map


  1. Macedonia, Skopje
  2. Macedonia, Bitola
  3. Macedonia, Ohrid
  4. Macedonia, Skopje

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