Day 1 & 7
The hotel in Skopje is settled in a quiet residential area at the foothills of Mt Vodno, on only 1km from the city center. All of its rooms are furnished with manually controlled air condition, central heating, LCD cable TV, mini bar, direct phone line, and free Wi Fi.
The Popova Kula Hotel offers unique experience to its guests with its distinct 4 suites and 7 rooms, each carefully named after, and decorated in the colors of the wine type they represent. Each is equipped with telephone and internet connection, air conditioning and balcony giving view to the breathtaking surroundings – true enjoyment for nature lovers.
Day 3 & 4
The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Each room features a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a minibar. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a shower and free toiletries. An on-site café-bar is available.
The hotel is a four-star modern, luxurious and comfortable city hotel with outdoor swimming pool, centrally located in Downtown Ohrid Macedonia. It offers: 24 hour front desk service with English-speaking staff, safety deposit boxes, central air-conditioning and heating, business club with computers, internet, printer, scanner and fax available 24 hours, room service, laundry services, 24 hour aperitif bar at your service. Ideal for your relaxation, its outdoor summer pool and covered terrace are for hotel guests only.
The hotel is located at the altitude of 1300 meters on the slopes of Bistra Mountain in Mavrovo National Park. It offers rooms equipped with satellite TV, free Wi Fi, telephone, mini bar, a private bathroom and balcony with a wonderful view on the ski runs.
Price: Call for Pricing
Included in price:
Accommodation: 5 x 3*, 1 x 4*, 1 x boutique hotel
Meals: as per program / see pricing
Full escort by professional tourist/ trekking guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Winetasting with dinner in winery hotel (for HB and FB meal plan)
Boat excursion at St Naum and in Canyon Matka
Reforestation certificate for one tree planted in your name in Macedonia
Full organization and logistic by Macedonia Travel
Not included in price:
Drinks during meals
All entrance fees for monuments visited (24 euro)
Cable car excursion to Milllenium cross (5 euro)
Horse riding in National Park Mavrovo (40 euro)
All personal expenses not included under "Included in price"
What to pack
Footwear: comfortable walking shoes
Water/windproof jacket with hood
Money: cash, or, you can also use your credit card in most cities in Macedonia. Feel free to ask your guide for help
TOUR EXTENSION: SOUTH ALBANIA
DAY 5: Leave Bitola in the morning and drive to Lake Prespa, where we’ll cross the border to South Albania, and to the fishing villages of “Little Prespa” region. These villages are home to most of the Macedonian minority in Albana who leave mainly from fishing and building: they are among the best masters in building stone houses. The nature around the lake is totally unpolluted and clean, thus the big flocks of pelicans and cormorants in the bay, and on the small island that we’ll visit by simple wooden boats. Lunch will be their traditional meal made of fish and caviar in mushroom sauce. Drive to Voskopoje in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Voskopoje.
DAY 6: Voskopoja was once one of the biggest cities in the Balkans and an important cultural, religious and university center. After the devastating attacks by Ali Pasha in 18th century, when it was burned and pillaged by his bands, it remained to this day as a quiet, peaceful village with farmhouses set between a handful of old Byzantine churches with beautiful frescoes and icons, and original cobblestoned streets remaining as testament to the glory days of the long-lost cultural and commercial center on the route between Constantinople and Venice. Today we’ll take a walking tour of Voskopoja and its Byzantine heritage, and continue our hike along a small stream through pine forests to the remote village Shipska located on 1.200m, where we’ll have our picnic lunch with a beautiful view over the surrounding mountains. Afternoon transfer to Korca, a small town placed on a high plateau in Southeast Albania. We’ll taste some of Korca excellent dishes in a restaurant set on the top of Morava Mountain with beautiful view over the city. Overnight in hotel in Korca.
DAY 7: Leave Korca in the morning to continue to DAY 5 of WALKING MACEDONIA tour.