From  £935
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore Skopje's historic landmarks
  • See St. Pantelejmon Monastery's original Byzantine frescoes
  • Visit the beautiful lakeside town of Ohrid
  • Discover traditional Macedonian cuisine in the restaurants of Debar Maalo, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Skopje
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Skopje Short Break

5 Day Tour, from £935 per person

Discover the charm of North Macedonia's capital city, Skopje, with our 5-day break staying at the Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel (other hotel options are available). Begin your holiday with a guided walking tour through Skopje's historic landmarks, including the iconic Macedonia Square and the Old Railway Station frozen in time since the 1963 earthquake.
Explore the city's rich Ottoman and Byzantine heritage as you wander around the Čaršija area, home to the Stone Bridge and the Tvrdina Kale Fortress.
In the days that follow, venture beyond the city limits to enjoy panoramic views from Mount Vodno's Millennium Cross, visit the revered St. Pantelejmon Monastery, and see the natural wonders of Matka Canyon. Conclude your trip with a full-day excursion to the picturesque lakeside town of Ohrid. 

Tour Itinerary

Skopje's main square at night

Arrive in Skopje and transfer to your hotel. Check in for 4 nights. 

Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel
Murat Pasha Mosque located in the Old Bazaar of Skopje

This morning meet your guide for a 4-hour walking tour of Macedonia's charming capital city. Admire the fountain of Alexander the Great set in the grand Macedonia Square. See the clock on the facade of the Old Railway Station in Skopje, which still bears witness to the devastating earthquake that struck on July 26th, 1963, freezing at the exact moment of 05:17. Explore its historic Čaršija area. Here, discover sights dating back to the Ottoman and Byzantine eras, such as the 15th-century Kameni Most (Stone Bridge) and the Tvrdina Kale Fortress, which has been guarding Skopje since the 5th century. In your free time be sure to explore the lively dining and drinking spots in Debar Maalo, a picturesque neighbourhood lined with trees. (B)

Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel
Matka Canyon

Today with your local guide drive to Mount Vodno and take the cable car* up to the Millennium Cross for panoramic views over Skopje (clear weather depending). Built to celebrate 2,000 years of Christianity and situated on the highest point on Mount Vodno overlooking the city, the 66m Millennium Cross shines brightly at night. Next continue to St. Pantelejmon Monastery, which boasts a modest exterior concealing a profound artistic treasure. Constructed in 1164, its unassuming Byzantine church hosts a collection of original frescoes that revolutionised Western art. The final stop of the day is at the enchanting Matka Canyon showcasing the natural beauty of Macedonia's mountains. Here perhaps enjoy a meal at the restaurant or enjoy a boat tour to Cave Vrelo.  (B)


*Cable-car to Millennium Cross closed on Mondays and every last Tuesday in month

Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel

Embark on a full-day excursion with your local guide to Ohrid, one of Macedonia's most picturesque towns. Enjoy a scenic drive through stunning mountains and nature. Upon arrival, stroll by the lake and explore Ohrid's Old Town, including Samoil’s fortress, the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire. Perched atop Ohrid's hill, discover Plaošnik, featuring the medieval Church of Sveti Kliment i Pantelejmon, remnants of a 5th-century basilica, and a garden adorned with intricate early Christian mosaics. (B)

Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel
Old Stone Bridge, Skopje

Transfer to Skopje airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £935 per person
(Single person supplement + £168)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to North Macedonia
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in four-star hotel with breakfast 
  • Meals as specified (B = breakfast, L= lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Excursion: Walking Tour of Skopje (3-4 hours)
  • Excursion: Tour of Skopje environs (4 hours)
  • Excursion: Day trip to Ohrid (10-11 hours)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Any meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions

Price Notes

This is an example itinerary staying at our preferred four star hotels, accompanied by a guide price. If you would like alternative options staying at three or five star hotels, or if you have a higher or lower budget than the guide price, please ring one of our travel specialists on 0207 666 1244 and we can tailor this trip to suit your precise requirements.

Tour Route Map

  1. North Macedonia, Skopje
  2. North Macedonia, Ohrid

Tour Accommodation

Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel
Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel
Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel Alexandar Square Boutique Hotel is located right in the centre of Skopje, a stones throw from Macedonia Square and Alexander the Great statue.There are just......

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