Magical North Macedonia

  • Date

    26 – 29 October 2023

  • Price

    €530 per person

  • Visiting

    • Skopje
    • Stobi archaeological site
    • Matka Lake & Canyon
    • Mavrovo National Park
    • St. Jovan Bigorski
    • Lake Ohrid

Programe

Thursday 26 October  |  Meet your tour-leader at the airport at 2 am for our Airmalta flight to Thessaloniki departing at 4 am. After arrival, transfer to a hotel in Thessaloniki for breakfast (incl). Afterwards we shall head across the Greek/North Macedonia border and shall stop for a short visit at the Stobi archaeological site (entr. extra aprox €3), a surprisingly underrated ancient city that was once an economic and strategically valuable hub. It was the capital of a Roman province named Macedonia Salutaris and nowadays partially preserved buildings fill this massive excavation site, packed densely enough to spark your imagination! We then continue onto the capital city where we shall enjoy a panoramic city tour of Skopje, the city where Mother Theresa was born, followed by a walking tour of the main sights. Room check-in followed by dinner (incl.) and overnight.

Friday 27 October  |  After breakfast we offer you an optional excursion as we visit the beautiful Matka Lake & Canyon. Free time to walk along the lakeside or we suggest you take a boat ride (extra & subject to weather conditions) and visit the wonderful Vrelo Cave, accessible only by boat, and which has many stalactites and which is considered to be one of the deepest underwater caves in Europe! Return to our hotel in the afternoon and you may wish to explore the city centre followed by dinner in the evening  (included).

Saturday 28 October  |  This morning after breakfast and room check-out we offer you another interesting excursion, this time visiting Western Macedonia. We shall drive to Mavrovo National Park which encompasses the most beautiful parts of western Macedonia. We shall visit the St. Jovan Bigorski Monastery (entr extra and possible by a 15 min uphill walk), famous for its wooden Iconostasis considered to be the most beautiful one in Macedonia. We then drive on to Lake Ohrid for room check-in and dinner followed by overnight in our hotel in Ohrid.

Sunday 29 October  |  After breakfast and room check-out we shall visit explore the town of Ohrid, located on the northeast side of famous Lake Ohrid. Join our local guide for a walking tour of the Old City, visiting the most important sights. We rejoin our coach for our drive back to Thessaloniki. In the evening enjoy dinner (not incl) in one of the numerous restaurants in the city centre followed by a late evening transfer to the airport. Flight to Malta departs at 1.20 am (30 Oct) and arrival in Malta is expected at 01.50 am.

PRICE PER PERSON

Twin/Double€530
Triple€530
Single€695
Child (7 – 11 yrs)€515
Child (2 – 6 yrs)€455

Prices include

  • Airmalta flights – Malta / Thessaloniki / Malta
  • Air taxes, fuel surcharge and service charge
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a 4-star Panoramika Hotel (or similar) in Skopje
  • 1 night accommodation at the 4-star Hotel Su (or similar) in Ohrid
  • Daily Breakfast (incl on arrival on 26 Oct in Thessaloniki)
  • 3 Dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • Service of a tour leader

Extras

  • Excursion Matka Lake & Canyon – Adult €25/Child €15
  • Travel insurance

Travel insurance is not included and needs to be taken out. Covered by the Insolvency Fund. Booking terms and conditions listed at the end of our brochure apply and are taken as being read and consented to. Please read them carefully before booking