An ancient fortress, historic churches and majestic mosques: spend a day exploring the most important places of interest in Skopje, the political, cultural and economic capital of North Macedonia.
Skopje Day Trip Itinerary
Having been picked up from your hotel in Sofia at 8 am, you'll leave Bulgaria behind, heading southeast towards North Macedonia. After around a three and a half hour drive, you'll arrive in Skopje, the country's capital and largest city.
Enjoy a journey through time as you explore this historic city, discovering its hidden beauty and ancient heritage as well as its contemporary role as the political, cultural and economic centre of North Macedonia. You'll begin by visiting Kale Fortress, which dates back to the 6th century and which offers spectacular views over Skopje from its hilltop vantage point.
From the fortress, you'll make your way to the Church of the Holy Salvation, also known as the Church of the Ascension of Jesus, a Macedonian Orthodox temple that provides a striking contrast to the nearby Sultan Murat Mosque. Not far from the mosque, you'll find yourself entering the Old Bazaar, another reminder of Skopje's Ottoman heritage which has been a centre of trade and commerce since the 12th century.
You'll take a well-earned break next to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (not included), before continuing your route across the Vardar River to the newest part of the North Macedonian capital. Discover the Neo-Classical style square and the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, who was born and raised in Skopje.
Before heading back to the bus, you'll have the chance to admire the triumphal arch known as Porta Macedonia, which commemorates the country's 20 year anniversary of independence.
You'll return to Sofia at around 7 pm.
Please remember to bring your valid passport on this tour, with at least six months of validity, as you will be crossing the border between Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
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English guided tour
Children between 4 and 14 years oldUS$ 55.4
Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking guide.
Transport by air conditioned vehicle.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (8:00 AM local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).