Day trip to Skopje and Matka Canyon 

Our day tour to Skopje will start with pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia at 08:00 am. After approximately 3 and a half hours guided trip we will reach Skopje. During the long drive, you will learn the Bulgarian point of view regarding the history of the region. Then you will have two hours guided tour of the city made by a local Macedonian guide. You will have the chance to hear the stories about Yugoslavia and the modern way of life in the country from a native, which will make your experience much more fulfilled. In addition, you will compare the two historical interpretations and make your own conclusions. The highlights you will visit are the Old fortress, Sultan Murat Mosques and the Old Bazaar, where we will have the chance to see Caravanserais (inns) from the Ottoman period when Skopje was one of the main trade centers on the Balkans.

Unfortunately, the itinerary will not allow you to have free time for lunch in Skopje. It is good to take some fast food during the walking tour or bring some sandwiches with you. You can buy it from a petrol station before arriving in the city. After the walking tour, your local guide will drive you to Matka Canyon where you will have approximately an hour and a half to admire the beauty of nature. You will have a boat trip inside the canyon you will pass by probably the deepest underwater cave in the world. After that at 16:00, you will meet with the rest of the group and depart back to Sofia. During the driving, you will be able to discuss your impressions and ask your questions.



for 1 person - 166 €
for 2 persons - 119 € per person
for 3 persons - 106 € per person
for 4 persons - 90 € per person
5 + persons - 79 € per person


Pick up & drop off at your hotel

Boat ride

Parking fees

Entrance fees

Air conditioned vehicle

English speaking tour guide

Tour details

Start: 8:00 End: 20:00 

Recommended period: All year round

Driving time: 8h approx.

Waking time: 4 hours

Requirements: passports are required to enter North Macedonia

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