Private Day Tour of Skopje and North Macedonia from Tirana

Private Day Tour of Skopje and North Macedonia from Tirana

Tour of Skopje from Tirana is based on the unique values and authenticity of the Capital of the Republic of North Macedonia. Skopje is now the largest Economical, Political, and Cultural Centre of the country. With a fascinating history dating back since early Antiquity, the city has been the center of many Ancients and Medieval Kingdoms. Known as “The Memorial City of Statues”, it resembles a huge memorial of the history and centuries. The Iconic Vardar River with its bridges, divide and the same connect the 2 faces of the city. On one side, you will discover the Contemporary Skopje, mainly build after the devastating earthquake of 1963.

The other side is the mysterious, oriental, and charming part of the city. It is where under the walls of the Castle you may find the old roots of locals, blended with the mix of Slavic orthodoxy and Orient, noticeable in every Mosque, Minaret, or Hamman of the city.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County

Return to Tirana in the evening. Drop off at the hotel or anywhere in the city.

Stop At: Skopje Art Bridge, Skopje Center, Skopje 1000 Republic of North Macedonia

The tour will start close to the city center, next to the bridges of Vardar River. According to a mega Infrastructure Plan, Skopje 2014, the City was heavily redecorated and restored. Almost most of the history is also represented through the Statues, Memorials, and 2 extra significant bridges, “The Eye Bridge” and “The Art Bridge”. A lot of high importance buildings are also built next to the bridges making it one of the most attractive and picturesque parts of the city.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Skopje Eye Bridge, Skopje Center, Skopje 1000 Republic of North Macedonia

A unique Bridge builds and decorated in 2014. Along the bridge are proudly standing as statues the most important historical figures in the history of Macedonia and not only.

Stop At: Skopje, Skopje, Skopje Region

We will leave Tirana and Drive toward the City of Skopje. In its one-way distance of 300 kilometres, we will be able to see and experience the difference between cities, regions, and countries. The memory of the communist days is still vivid in both countries and all the region, where you can still pass by old industrial complex, bunkers, and slogans where the communist period and its leaders were glorified to the sky.

Once we enter the city, we will notice that city is now hugely spread, and build in the base of Yugoslavian and Modern blocks. A lot of change when the city was highly damaged at the earthquake of 1963, as 80 % of the city was destroyed.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Old Bazaar, Skopje, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia

During the Ottoman period, Skopje was a city of High Importance. It was developed and a lot of its infrastructure was given the oriental shape and characteristic. The earliest settlers and documents mentioning the bazaar are from the late 12th century when it is described as on of the biggest marketplace in the Balkans, but it quickly expands and turns to the most lively part of the city during the Ottoman Period.
According to the Ottoman Traditions and Customs, the cities and the Bazaars with Bedesten in their compounds were of high importance and testify for a high value of goods and exchange.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Shot Bar Bezisten, Pokriena Crasija 37, Skopje 1000 Republic of North Macedonia

Known also as a very important part of the Bazaar, Bezisten was a closed area incorporated in the marked, covered with dooms, like mosques. It is where most valuable items where trade like Gold, Silver, and Jewelry. Being covered was easier to protect it from being robbed and also increase the prestige and elegance. According to the Ottoman Documents, the Bazaars with Bezistens had a higher rank in the society levels.

Stop At: Kuršumli An, 2C3P+6RC, Atanas Babata, Skopje 1000, North Macedonia

Located into a very strategic position, between the east and west, Skopje was also a stopping place for al the travelers and caravans. In these circumstances, during the Ottoman Period, a lot of Hans bloomed in the city when Kurshumli Han is probably the biggest one remained. Located in the Old Bazaar it was a resting place for the travelers and their horses. With a capacity of around 100 horses, it has also been used as war horses stable and prison.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Stone Bridge, Skopje 1000 Republic of North Macedonia

The only Old bridge remaining in the city centre of Skopje, connecting both sides of Vardar River.

Stop At: Church of the Ascension of Jesus, Samoilova,, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia

Located in between the eastern wall of Skopje Castle and the Old Bazaar this is one of the most remarkable Orthodox Churches in the city who has survived the time. Build in the mid 16th century, in a foundation of an older church, this church is famous for its fantastic wooden iconostasis and all hand-carved wooden part. It also has remarkable frescos in the main doom meeting the Orthodox Style, under the Byzantian school of Religious Art.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kapan Han, Bitpazarska, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia

Known also as one of the most frequented guesthouses from merchants and traders while traveling, it is now a valuable relic of the hotelier life, back in the 17th century.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Skopje Fortress Kale, Old Town, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia

Situated upon a dominant hill, over the city the fortress has been the earliest settlement of life in the early Skupi. Although restored, the outer walls are representing the importance of the castle and how it has been a key position in the city through all history. Definitely one of the best locations for great photos of the city.



Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Tirana, Tirana, Tirana County

Hotel Pick Up included

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Macedonia Str. No.9, Skopje 1000 Republic of North Macedonia

Mother Theresa or Gonxhe Bojaxhiu is born is Skopje into a local Albanian family, native in the city. Educated from an early age at an Albanian Catholic School she decided to dedicate her life to God and to the poor. She lived most of her life in India and today her birthplace house is transformed into a museum.



Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Old Bazaar, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia

Build at 1492, as Mustafa Pasha Testament, this is one of the most remarkable Mosques of Skopje today. It is believed that has been build on the foundations of an early medieval church, and it has not been damaged by the earthquake of 1963. Renovated for the last time in 2011 it is a symbol of multi-religious prisms of the city and society.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Macedonia Square, Centar, Skopje Republic of North Macedonia

Definitely, it is the hart of the city where one of the most important families of Antiquity and the History of Macedonia and Balkans is represented through pompous statues. The Great Alexander is proudly stating in the center of the square and his parents Philip II and Olimpia are staying on the other side of the river, in the smaller square under his father’s name. The new face of the city and all the Baroque architecture build around has also given the city a new, different character.



Duration: 10 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"



Hora de Inicio: 07:00 AM
Duración: 12 To 13 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Pick Up in the Area of Tirana.
Pick Up from other Cities available on request.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Incluye

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Tour Guide
  • All Road Taxes and Fuel Expenses
  • Entrance Fees in the mentioned Attractions
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Skopje Art Bridge
  • Entry/Admission - Kuršumli An
  • Entry/Admission - Church of the Ascension of Jesus
  • Entry/Admission - Kapan Han
  • Entry/Admission - Skopje Fortress Kale
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial House of Mother Teresa
  • Entry/Admission - Mustafa Pasha Mosque

No Incluye

  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks
  • Private Expenses & Souvenirs

Instalaciones


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