Ohrid & Ohrid Lake private tour from Skopje

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  • duration 9 hours
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 3-79 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-35586
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Skopje, Macedonia
  • Ends Skopje, Macedonia
  • Private full day tour from Skopje to Ohrid and Ohrid lake
  • Explore St. Naum monastery complex
  • Experience a picturesque boat ride
  • Visit all the sights in Ohrid including famous churches and cathedrals
Enjoy traveling with no other tourists and with the focused attention of an experienced local guide on this private day trip tour to Ohrid and Ohrid Lake from Skopje. Since 1979, the city and the lake of Ohrid are under the protection of UNESCO. Explore all the main attractions in Ohrid while avoiding crowds and keeping a social distance. Another perk of a private tour? Enjoy flexibility with timings and places visited, you can ask your driver or guide to make an extra stop or to extend a visit!

The trip will start in the morning with a private transfer from Skopje to Ohrid. Passing through the western part of Macedonia in less than 3 hours drive and with one coffee stop, you will arrive in Ohrid. Start with a walking tour of Ohrid with our experienced local guide. Expect 2-3 hours of light walking. Because of the religious importance and its numerous churches and monasteries, Ohrid is famous as the “Macedonian Jerusalem”. According the history facts, there used to be 365 churches - a church for each day! In 12th century, the city was also the seat of Archbishop of Ohrid. Do not miss taking a scenic picture from Ohrid fortress. Other stops and highlights on the tour include a visit to the remains of the first Slavic university in the Balkans, a visit inside the recently rebuild Church of St Clement (entrance fee included), passing by the unique church of St. John - Kaneo, a boat ride from Kaneo with a panoramic view of Old town (included in the price) and finally, a visit to the cathedral church from 10th century, St. Sofia (inside, entrance fee included). Afterward, have lunch at any of the many traditional restaurants by Ohrid lake (optional).

In the afternoon, we'll have a light drive along the lake coast to visit another pearl located on the south part of the lake, the St. Naum monastery complex (inside, entrance fee included), with its unique church, originally built by St. Naum in the 9th century. As a final surprise - have an unforgettable 40-minute boat ride above the springs of Black Drim river (optional, can be ordered and paid on the spot). Later on, you can have a private transfer back to Skopje and arrival in Skopje early in the evening.
  • Pick up / Drop off at any hotel or address in Skopje
  • Private transportation as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking tour guide (for parties 1-3 pax, guide will be a driver as well)
  • Visits inside Ohrid fortress, Holly area of Plaosnik, Church of St. Sofia and St. Naum monastery, including entrance fees
  • 1 bottle of water per person and WiFi on board - complementary
  • Optional boat ride above the springs at St Naum - 5 EUR (to be ordered and paid on the spot)
  • Optional inside visits, lunch and refreshments - to be required and paid on the spot;
  • Guide in a language other than English (supplement may apply)
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