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Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia

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    Skopje is the capital of Macedonia. It is situated at a distance approximately 250 km from Sofia. During this day tour you will have the chance to visit one of the most bizarre cities on the Balkan Peninsula. Skopje is a mixture of authentic monuments from the Ottoman period, and new neo-classical buildings, complete with ornate columns and rooftop figures of nymphs.

    After the reconstruction of the new center has been done, as per the “Skopje 2014” project, the city became one of the popular destinations in Eastern Europe. Despite the highly divisive opinions on the new appearance, Skopje definitely is a must-see place.

    Itinerary: Our day tour will start with pick up from your hotel/accommodation. After approximately 3-hour transfer we will reach Skopje. The walking tour of the city will start from Skopje Fortress from where we will have the chance to admire a wonderful view of the city. Our next visit will be the Church of Holy Savior, which despite its simple construction hides fantastic iconostasis. We will continue towards Sultan Murat Mosques and the Old Bazaar, where we will have the chance to see Caravanserais (inns) from the Ottoman period, when Skopje was one of the main trade centers on the Balkans. We will stop to have a lunch a typical Macedonian restaurant. Afterwards we will continue our walk. We will cross Vardar River and start our exploration of the new part of the city. We will visit the new neo-classical square Macedonia and continue to Mother Teresa memorial house. The walking part of the tour will finish at the Gate Macedonia (newly built triumphal arch). The tour ends with drop off at your hotel/accommodation.
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    Departure Point
    Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    11h
    Return Details
    Drop off at your accommodation in Sofia
    Inclusions
    • Local taxes
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by modern vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please bring your passport with you and check you visa due to border crossing
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Excellently organised tour company. Easy hotel pick ups that arrived on time. The tour guide (Adrian) was exceptionally quiet which did make the three hour journey to Skopje seem longer. English was excellent however as advertised. Be prepared to wait at the border, checks are...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Clare Marie D
    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    The trip from Sofia to Skopje is a bit tiring but totally worth it. Our driver from Sofia, Ivo, is a very nice and polite guide and Lena, who was our guide in Skpje is friendly and kind.The tour is very informative. I strongly recommend...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank CristinaEurope2012
    Bultrips, Manager at BulTrips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

    Hi Cristina, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. and for the kind words for our guides Ivo and Lena. I will be sure to pass on your nice words to them :) Hope to welcome you one day back in...More

    Reviewed 29 July 2019

    The trip to Skopje was very nice. It is an interesting city and our guide was both friendly and knowledgable.More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Wouter v
    Bultrips, Manager at BulTrips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

    Hi Wouter, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad that you had a good time in Skopje :) Hope to welcome you one day back in Bulgaria, as there is much more to be discovered :) Best regards,...More

    Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

    Very interesting. Knowledgeable, friendly guide. I recommend this trip. Skopje is quite unusual, not at all as I expected. That is why a personal visit is so special and educational.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank lee b
    Bultrips, Manager at BulTrips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

    Dear Lee, Thank you for your review and for recommending our tour to Skopje. We are glad that you had a nice time :) Wish you many more wonderful trips :) Best regards, Bultrips team

    Reviewed 19 July 2019 via mobile

    This day trip was a long one from Sofia but worth it. I liked the architecture and statuary (both a little OTT) and particularly the way the city has been able to recover from being completely flattened by an earthquake in the sixties. I was...More

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    Bultrips, Manager at BulTrips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

    Hi, Thank you for your detailed review :) I'm sure that it will be helpful for our future guests. We are happy that you've enjoyed the trip to Skopje. Wish you many more wonderful trips :) Best regards, Bultrips team

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    2 September 2019|
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    Response from Bultrips | Property representative |
    Hello, The price is based on the number of people that you are booking for. The lowest it can go is 97,79 BGN (49 Euro) per person when you make reservation for 8 people. That is why it says "price from" and when you choose... More
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    That is what I paid and I was solo.
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