Ancient Macedonia

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Ends Sofia , Bulgaria
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  • Lake Ohrid Enjoy a truly stunning lake and mountain setting; tour the historical buildings situated around the lake
  • Rila Monastery Spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site with its brightly coloured frescoes
  • Matka Gorge Experience the natural wonder of Matka Gorge; chance for a boat trip
  • Sofia Old town sightseeing
Starting and ending in Sofia, the Ancient Macedonia trip is a guided active and outdoor trip that takes 15 days. You will visit Thessaloniki, Saint Joakim Osogovski Monastery, Kavala and 5 other destinations in 4 different countries. Ancient Macedonia is a small group trip which will include accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Travel through Bulgaria, Greece and North Macedonia to uncover the stunning and varying scenery in the lost empire of Alexander the Great. This trip is ideal for those interested in ancient history and contrasting cultures. Lake Ohrid - Explore the monasteries around the lake, town of Ohrid and admire the dramatic mountain backdrop Rila Monastery - See the distinctive architecture and brightly coloured frescoes at this UNESCO World Heritage Site Pella - Discover the birthplace of Alexander the Great with its mosaics depicting mythological scenes.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • John
  • On Aug 13 2019
“For me personally the trip pace was too sedentary, we managed to find a couple of opportunities for walking but more would have been nice.”
Very Good
4 - Very Good
  • Catherine
  • On Aug 13 2019
5 - Excellent
  • Derrick
  • On Aug 12 2019
“Great tour. Only drawback (for us) was the amount of walking which a few of us struggled with.”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria
  • Day 2 : Sofia city tour; stay overnight in a Macedonian monastery
  • Day 3 : Explore Kratovo and Skopje including Kale Fortress
  • Day 4 : Excursion to the dramatic Matka Gorge with the chance for a boat trip
  • Day 5 : Scenic drive to Lake Ohrid via Mavrovo National Park
  • Day 6 : Guided walking tour of Ohrid; afternoon relaxing by the lake
  • Day 7 : Free day in Ohrid with the chance to visit Albania
  • Day 8 : Visit to Saint Naum Monastery en route to Pelister National Park
  • Day 9 : Visit the birthplace of Alexander the Great and UNESCO Listed Vergina (Greece)
  • Day 10 : Explore Thessaloniki on foot with a local guide; free afternoon in the city
  • Day 11 : Drive to Kavala via Halkidiki Peninsula; boat trip to Mount Athos
  • Day 12 : Excursion to Thassos Island to explore or relax on the beach
  • Day 13 : Explore historical Philippi; drive to Bansko (Bulgaria)
  • Day 14 : Discover the beautiful Rila Monastery; free afternoon in Sofia
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Sofia, Bulgaria
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  • 14 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
  • 13 nights comfortable hotel
  • 1 night comfortable monastery
  • Bus, Boat, Ferry
  • Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew, Driver(s), Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Sofia are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Ancient Macedonia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Ancient Macedonia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


A deposit of 186 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 26 April 2020 full payment is required.

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Ancient Macedonia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Ancient Macedonia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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