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Transfer Skopje to Sofia with Rila Monastery Tour

Transfer Skopje to Sofia with Rila Monastery Tour

By Explore Macedonia Daily Tours
per group (up to 3)
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • One-way private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • from all hotels and private accomdoation
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29882P19

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Dress code is smart casual
        • A maximum of 15 people per booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29882P19

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        About the operator
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        • Explore Macedonia Daily Tours
          Republic of North Macedonia
          Joined in February 2016
        • sarahrG408TI
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend!
          My friend and I booked a one-day Kosovo tour from Skopje and had a wonderful time. Our guide, Sayad, was friendly, very knowledgeable, and had so much pride in his culture. Our driver, Robert, was also lovely and very accommodating. Sayad and Robert had us laughing the entire trip and it was such a pleasure getting to talk with them. Kosovo is beautiful and I have a great appreciation for the culture and history after this tour. I can’t recommend this company, and Sayad and Robert, enough.
          Written June 2, 2024
        • 820akbarr
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Marvo and Ohrid tour with Macedonia tours and Ms Suzanasich
          An excellent private day tour with breathtaking views of Marvo and Lake Ohrid with an excellent , knowledgeable and patient guide Ms Suzanasich who made our day memorable .Thank you Macedonia daily tours and Ms Suzanasich.
          Written May 27, 2024
        • tprock
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tours of Macedonia
          Both the driver and guide that Explore Macedonia Daily Tours arranged for our tour of Ohrid and St. Naum (from Skopje) were fantastic, and the communication was great. Would recommend!
          Written May 21, 2024
        • tamworth6
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Expensive but very enjoyable
          At over €200, this is an exceptionally expensive activity by Macedonian standards. The quality of the offering is however high and the combination of great guide and amenable driver made for a very memorable day. Considering how Pristina is usually anomalously expensive to reach by air, this day trip is still one of the more pragmatic ways to get an impression of Kosovo. It is considerably cheaper if you book directly via Explore Madeconia Daily Tours own website. Ajhan was the perfect guide: easygoing but well informed and enthusiastic. He repeatedly tweaked the plan for the day to make the most of the weather and my interests. His warm nature and conversational style blurred the line between professional guide and trusted host in the best possible way. The driver was also a gem. Not only a safe driver with a very comfortable car, he was good chat on the longer journeys which bookended the day.
          Written March 22, 2024
        • Larah1810
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth the time and money!
          We were a bit hesitant to book this trip but it was definitely worth the time and money! There was plenty of time at each of the stops and our tour guide was very friendly, chatty and informative. The drive was very comfortable and our driver was very welcoming and accommodating. I would recommend this trip to anybody considering it !
          Written February 20, 2024
        • Cimpaa
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Reliable and fair price tours and transport company
          I am really satisfied with everything. Correct company and good rates, nice and clean vehicles, good driver. Thank to Miki
          Written February 2, 2024
        • reading55reading
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly recommend. Nice scenary.
          Our guide (Blaze) was an outstanding guide with lots of knowledge and it was highly evident that he loves his job. The views were very beautiful and it was a nice paced tour. We visited lofs of interesting archeological sites, monastries, waterfalls, wildlife and plants, mountains and a winery. This tour takes you around a lot of different parts of Macedonia in a short amount of time. We would never see this much doing it ourselves and without going on a tour. It is well worth the money. Blaze was very knowledgeable and deserves a pay rise. I highly recommend this tour and you won't regret it!
          Written January 3, 2024
        • LinAOma
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Tour with Mickey and Ivana!
          This was an incredible experience. I had Mickey as my driver and I have to say he was the ABSOLUTE BEST! While the drive was pretty lengthy and it was after a snowy day, Mickey made the journey smooth and time flew by talking to him. My tour guide was Ivana! Such a delightful lady! She was very knowledgeable about the cities, including the history of the cities. It felt like exploring the cities with a friend. If you are thinking about this tour, I would say do it! And make sure you ask for MICKEY to be your driver and if possible Ivana to be your guide! 10/10!
          Written November 28, 2023
        • 214terryg
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First class service
          A first class professional company;excellent and prompt service.Would highly recommend. Our transfer from Tirana to Skopje was really enjoyable,very friendly driver.
          Written November 26, 2023
        • Global23902536247
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          North Macedonia in 2 days among friends. A trip full of history and culture.
          Everything was perfectly organized. The explanations were clear and the staff (guide + driver) always on time. They have been also flexible when we asked to postpone the city-tour due to our delay flight. The shuttle bus was quite new and clean. The guide spoke a clear Italian and was well prepared.
          Written November 16, 2023
        • 606xanh
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exquisite views of nature and city
          We didn't actually take the full tour, but instead arranged with the agency for our driver, Miki, to take us to Matka canyon. He waited for us there while we explored the area. The boat trip to the cave is pricey and can only be done with a minimum number of passengers which means you need to wait for a tour group to show up. We didn't want to wait, so we opted to hike along the canyon path instead. We hiked for about an hour and it was absolutely stunning! Be prepared though, go in proper hiking shoes and definitely take water and snacks with you. The entire trail is 8km but we didn't do the full trail as that would've taken hours as the path is rocky and steep in places making for slow trekking. Satisfied with our exploration of the canyon, we returned for a coffee at the parking lot (there are numerous cafes and restaurants) before Miki offered to take us to Vodno via an old monastery. Unfortunately, the cable car up Vodno wasn't working and we opted not to do the hike, so Miki took us instead to a view-point lower down where there's a tower you can climb for an even more impressive view. I highly recommend visiting Matka canyon, but go prepared for a lot of tourists (even in the off season) and having to wait for the boat tour unless you opt for a kayak.
          Written October 19, 2023
        • 606xanh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent way to spend a sunny day
          Despite a long drive from Skopje to Ohrid, this trip is definitely worth the hours spent driving. The road through the mountain provides some spectacular views and our driver, Miki, was extremely knowledgeable about the region, filling us in about the history and culture which made the almost 3-hour car ride feel much shorter. He was also incredibly kind, providing us with water and Herba mints as part of the experience. We also stopped for coffee at the half-way point at the top of the mountains. In Ohrid, we met our tour guide Martina. Since it was a private tour, she was able to tailor the trip to better meet our specific interests and did a great job of keeping up with our speedy meander around an incredibly picturesque city. While you don't have to go into all the churches/sites on the tour, just be prepared for additional entrance fees at some of the churches and at the fortress where you will need to pay in cash (cheaper in denar). Also be sure to go in good shoes as the trek up to the fortress might otherwise be a little difficult. We opted not to take the boat ride (quite expensive for the time on the water) and weren't disappointed in our choice to walk back to the city center along the lake shore. We opted for 90 minutes of free time but this was barely long enough for lunch. On sunny days, the lake-side restaurants are packed and service was slow so make sure you have enough time for lunch and self-exploration of the city. I wish we'd taken a bit more time for ourselves here as lunch felt a little rushed and we didn't have any time to stroll down the main market street before heading back to Skopje.
          Written October 19, 2023
        • 606xanh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful cultural and historical experience
          Despite some trepidation given the recent events in the north of Kosovo, we were so grateful to take this tour. Our driver, Miki, was punctual as usual and kept up friendly conversation to us as we navigated Skopje traffic before getting to the open mountain roads in Kosovo. He provided rich anecdotes and insights into Balkan history and contemporary issues before we even met our tour guide in Pristina. Our guide in Kosovo, Bekim, was lovely. As an anthropologist, he provided even more insights into the complex history of the region from ancient through modern times. Because it was a private tour, our guides were able to customize the day to our particular interests and were always willing to answer our questions or accommodate additional wishes (like snack or toilet breaks). Despite the rain, Prizren was absolutely gorgeous and is well worth visiting in any weather. Just make sure you have good shoes in wet/icy weather because the city is mostly cobble-stoned making for treacherous and slippery walking if you're in the wrong shoes. This tour was definitely a highlight of our visit to Macedonia and I highly recommend anyone in the region spend at least a day in Kosovo. I wish we'd had a bit more time to explore the cities and truly immerse ourselves in the culture and history, but we will just have to visit again.
          Written October 19, 2023
        • pameladY3003NA
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We booked this tour the night before and they were able to fully accommodate us. Communication was excellent. They sent a driver to our airbnb and our guide was amazing. She was extremely knowledgeable about the areas she took us to and answered all our questions (even the dumb ones). We had a great time!
          Written September 26, 2023
        • Cynthia O
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour guide for a glimpse of this newest country
          Excellent guide Naile gave the two of us a informative and personal tour of both Prístina and Prizren. We learned so much seeing all the sites and hearing her personal experiences there. Excellent driver for the long day. Highly recommend.
          Written September 24, 2023
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