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Macedonia Religious Heritage

Day 1

Skopje


After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to Skopje and our guide will take you on a tour of Skopje, visiting the Skopje’s landmarks: Fortress Kale, Old Bazaar, along with the Mustafa Pasha Mosque and the church of St. Savoir (Sveti Spas). This is historically the most important church in Skopje, because here is located the sarcophagus containing the remains of the most significant Macedonian revolutionary Goce Delchev and also for the wooden crafted masterpiece of the iconostasis Then we will head to the natural landmark of Skopje – Canyon Matka, where is located the 14 th century St. Andrew monastery. After the lunch in the nearby restaurant we will drive to the mount Vodno, to visit the 12 th century church of St. Painteleimon, where is located the Lamentation of Christ fresco, known to have significant role in the development of renaissance art . Then we will take a cable car ride to the top of the mountain for stunning view of the city. We will finish the day in a restaurant with authentic dinner. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2

Skopje-Tetovo-Mavrovo-Debar-Ohrid (220 km)

After breakfast in the hotel, we will head to Tetovo to visit the Colourful Mosque and Arabati Baba Tekḱe, both built during the Ottoman rule of Macedonia. Our next stop will be St. John Bigorski monastery, originally dating from the 1020 AD. Here you will find one of the most valuable Orthodox treasures– iconostasis, considered to be one of the finest examples of wood carving. After our lunch in the restaurant, we will head to Debar to visit the female monastery St. George Victorious, where are  still kept parts of the remains of the hand of St George. Driving by the Debar lake and river Radika we will continue south to the town of Ohrid, known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans and check in the hotel. Free time after dinner. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 3

Ohrid


After breakfast in the hotel we will explore the Old Town and visit Plaosnik, the first Slavic University, founded by St. Clement, where in the 9th century was established the centre of the Slavic literacy. We will also visit the nearby Tsar Samuil’s fortress, the Ancient Theatre and the church St. John of Kaneo, the symbol of Ohrid. In the afternoon we will have lunch in the city with a breath taking view of the Ohrid Lake. Later you will have the opportunity to visit the church St. Sofia, where you can participate in the daily holy mass. Free time until dinner in hotel. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 4

Ohrid –Bitola-Pelister (200 km)


After breakfast we will drive (Optional: boat ride depending on the weather) to the 10th century St. Naum monastery, where is buried the founder St. Naum of Ohrid himself. Then we’ll drive through Galica mountain to Kurbinovo & church of St. George and have lunch in the village of Brajcino. Our next stop will be Bitola, widely known as the city of the consuls. Here we will visit St.Dimitrij church, Bitola’s landmark the Wide Alley and the catholic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, while the church’s choir is singing. We will drive to our hotel on the mount of Pelister. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5

Pelister-Prilep-Skopje (240 km)


After breakfast in the hotel, we will visit to the 12th century monastery of Treskacvec, which possesses a large collection of Byzantine frescoes. Then we head back north to Skopje to Marko's Monastery, which was built in the 14th century by the King Marko. After the lunch in the restaurant, we will visit the Stone Bridge, ‘’Macedonia Square’’ and ‘’Mother Teresa Memorial’’. We will finish the evening in the hotel, where we will have dinner. Free time. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner 

Day 6

Skopje


After breakfast, drive back to Skopje.
Meals: Breakfast

The tour includes:


2 nights in 4* hotel in Skopje, 2 nights in 4* hotel in Ohrid and 1 night in 3* hotel in
Pelister on BB basis.
Lunch and dinner meals each day
Licensed English speaking guide during the whole trip
Transfer with high quality bus according to the itinerary
Entrance fees according to the program

The tour does not include:


Tips
Personal expenses
Beverages during lunches

 

Optional:

 

Boat trip from Ohrid to St. Naum

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Location:

Mile Popjordanov, 1b
1000 Skopje,
Republic of Macedonia

 

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Tel: +389 2 30 60 041
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+389 70 383 749

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