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Experience Balkan

Ohrid, Republic of North Macedonia
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About Experience Balkan
We are Experience Balkan and we offer guided daily tours giving you the opportunity to see the most popular sites in Macedonia and the neighboring countries. Our guides will get you in the most significant museums, sites, and attractions. Our team of dedicated workers create every part of the journey with special care and completely stands by the motto: The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
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Skopje to Thessaloniki One Day Tour

If you want to travel a little further from Skopje, we will go across the border and visit Thessaloniki. You will be able to visit this magnificent city, the second largest in Greece, after the capital Athens. In Thessaloniki, we can visit the Roman Rotunda, the White Tower (the city’s landmark), The Church of St. Demetrius – the city’s patron, The Archaeological Museum and the Byzantine Museum.
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12 hours
from $197.41

Skopje and Matka Canyon tour from Ohrid

With a local, English-speaking guide, explore Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. Learn about the city’s storied history of Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman rule, and see both the old and new parts of the city. The tour hits several highlights including the Stone Bridge, Matka Canyon, Skopje Fortress, the Archaeological Museum of Macedonia, and much more.
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11 hours
from $166.48

Kosovo Day trip from Skopje

The driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel or any location of your preference in Skopje. This full day tour will start with a visit to a beautiful medieval monastery in Grachanica (90 km, approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes from Skopje), rebuilt in 1321 on the foundations of an Orthodox church from the 6th century. Then, we drive to Kosovo’s capital Prishtina (20 minutes from Grachanica). We will be able to visit the 26m high clock tower and the National Library. In the Independent House of Kosovo we will find out the story of the former president Ibrahim Rugova in the campaign for independence from Serbia, and see the Newborn Monument from 2008, when Kosovo declared its independence. Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque and Jashar Pasha Mosque are two beautiful Ottoman mosques and famous local attractions. Somewhere on the way, we will have lunch. In the end, we drive back to Skopje and will drop you off in any location of your preference in Skopje.
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8 hours
from $131.11

Full-Day Matka Canyon and Tetovo Tour from Skopje

Experience Macedonia’s rich culture and spectacular nature on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, visit beautiful Matka Canyon and travel in a small boat to Vrelo, one of the deepest underwater caves in the world. Check out the historic St. Andrej monastery, enjoy a delicious optional lunch, marvel at the Painted Mosque, and stop by an Ottoman-era Teke.
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7 hours
from $157.30

Tirana and Durres tour from Bitola

On this tour, you can admire the large differences between Macedonia and Albania, in the landscape, culture, art... Until recently, Albania was a closed country, and now it is a popular travel destination. Today, you will see the capital of Albania, Tirana, and the main tourist city in Albania, Durres, settled on the shores of the Adriatic Sea.
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14 hours
from $275.28
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The World is My Oyster wrote a review Aug 2020
Orlando, Florida17,616 contributions5,158 helpful votes
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This was my first trip to Macedonia and Kosovo, and I couldn't have hoped for a better company to handle all of my travel needs while over there! Since these are unusual Covid19 times, and things change on a daily basis with visas and such, Daniel kept me informed every day with updates directly from the Balkan countries. He was extremely professional, and super fast at responding via Whatsapp. Once we reached Skopje, Daniel, Alexander, and Kristina met us at our hotel. We chatted for a bit, and then they took us around Skopje for an amazing little city tour and a nice dinner. That team truly cares for each customer they have, and will customize any trips you might have in mind. They have been in the business a long time, and made us feel so comfortable the entire time. We then took a one day trip from Skopje to Prishtina, and this was definitely the highlight of our time there. Our guide Pete (Petrit) was an absolute legend! This guy was so personable, professional, and passionate about his beautiful country that is Kosovo! We were entertained and educated on the lifestyle of these amazing people, their culture, and the outstanding food they have. Do not let people steer you away from visiting this unique and gorgeous country. But all of this wouldn't have been possible wouldn't have been for this amazing team! Two thumbs way up to Daniel, Alexander, Kristina, and Petrit, for welcoming us with open arms, and treating us like family. I wouldn't travel with any other company on my visit to the Balkan countries!
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Response from ExperienceBalkan, Manager at Experience Balkan
Responded Aug 31, 2020
Hi Steve, Thank you for the kindest words, it was an honor being your host. Until next time, take care!
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Georgi wrote a review Jul 2020
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We were very happy to visit some towns and villages in Albania because Ohrid is so close to the Albanian border. Maria, from the agency office, booked our excellent guide and driver Daniel, with her information, helped us very much in our decision about what to visit in Albania in one day and not too far from our hotel. We picked up two towns and a few villages in the very rural region of Pustec. Our guide Daniel knew some people in this area and it was great to have him and to understand better the culture and tradition of this region. It was interesting to see that about 80 percent of the vehicles in the area were Mercedes, some very old ones, but some brand new ones. The region of Pustec was a real revelation. It is one of the most rural areas in Europe. There were donkeys and cows everywhere around the fields. I so much liked this trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from ExperienceBalkan, Manager at Experience Balkan
Responded Jul 20, 2020
Thank you for your lovely words!
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Tomas K wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had not much time in Skopje, but anyway we decided to visit the Matka Canyon. Our guide Spasija was friendly and she spoke excellent English, so we had easy communication. The view from the top of mountain Vodno to Skopje was spectacular. Matka Canyon was simply beautiful. The local boatman Agron who took us to the cave Vrelo was making jokes all the way to the cave and back. We were glad we booked this trip.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from ExperienceBalkan, Manager at Experience Balkan
Responded Jul 13, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
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MBadran wrote a review Jul 2020
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I am interested in the ancient Macedonian civilization and while I was in Skopje, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to book a trip to Greece. And it was really something. The tomb of Phillip the Second of Macedon is definitely one of the world wonders. It was spectacular. The next we visited was Pella, the birthplace of Alexander the Great. The museum and the archaeological site were equally amazing. Toni the driver, and Peter the guide were an excellent team. We recommend
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from ExperienceBalkan, Manager at Experience Balkan
Responded Jul 13, 2020
Thank you for your kind words
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Rafael E wrote a review Jul 2020
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We booked this when we were in Ohrid. We wanted to visit Pella, the ancient Macedonian capital. It is approximately a 4 hours drive. And it was amazing. The museum in Pella had a great number of artifacts from the Ancient Macedonian kingdom and empire. Just an hour away is the Vergina tomb, where Phillip, Alexander’s father, was buried. His underground tomb is indescribable, full of golden, silver, copper objects, potteries, personal belongings. You must visit these places once in your life. Thanks to Naum, our driver, and guide.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from ExperienceBalkan, Manager at Experience Balkan
Responded Jul 13, 2020
Thank you very much for your kind words
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