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Tastes and Trails of Macedonia

Starts: Skopje, Macedonia
Finishes: Skopje, Macedonia

Visit: Skopje, Vodno, Medenica , Golem, Ohrid, Skopje

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Walking Tour

Overview

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Nestled in the heart of the Balkans, welcoming Macedonia with its rich history, melting pot of cultures, beautiful scenery and tasty food is one of Europe's most unique destinations for a walking holiday. The dramatic mountains, vibrant forest, deep gorges and thundering waterfalls are home to a wonderful kaleidoscope of flora and fauna alongside excellent walking, timeless villages, beautiful monasteries, ornate mosques and charming churches, brimming with mosaics and frescoes. During the week well explore the welcoming capital of Skopje home to eclectic architecture and rather grand Alexander the Great Square. Well hike through lush scenery in Mavrovo, Macedonias largest national park and stay in the lakeside town of Ohrid. As one of Macedonias highlights and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lake Orhid is one of the worlds oldest lakes and captivating. We round off the week with a hike up Magaro, the highest point in Galicica National Park before returning to Skopje for a celebratory final night. Tastes and Trails of Macedonia introduces you to the fascinating flavours of the Balkans alongside excellent walking and culture.

Highlights

    • Excellent walking in the national parks of Mavrovo and Galicica
    • Sample herb rakija, traditional dishes and enjoy a home-cooked dinner
    • Explore UNESCO Orhid and hike through the homeland of Alexander the Great
    • Visit Skopje, fairy-tale Tetovo and the monastery masterpiece of Bigorski

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145633
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Skopje, Macedonia
Finishes: Skopje, Macedonia
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • English-speaking local guide
  • A single group return airport transfer
  • All accommodation as described in the trip notes
  • Meals as described in the trip notes
  • All land transport required by the itinerary
  • National park entrance fees
  • All excursions mentioned in the itinerary.

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,180 ($148/day)

Deposit:

$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Itinerary

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Macedonia Skopje, Mt Vodno, Popova Shapka, Mavrovo, Mt Medenica, Golem Krchin, Ohrid, Galicia National Park, Mt Magaro
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Lesley G  

Lovely trekking in flower strewn hillsides and devoid of hordes of tourists. Bliss!

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Ros G  

Holiday was just as I had hoped. We trekked to the summit of all the mountains. The flowers were sensational. One of the main reasons for choosing this holiday was to see Lake Ohrid and its magical town. I was not disappointed. A fascinating place to visit particularly its history and all its ancient sights.

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Philip 

I have just returned from a 7 day guided tour walking in Macedonia with 5 other friends. We were guided by Metodi Chilimanov who was excellent and added a huge amount to a very rewarding experience. His knowledge of the Balkans - their history, culture and politics - made the trip particularly interesting. He was professional in every sense - in leading the walks in the mountains and in organising each day, responding to changing weather conditions, and flexible with the itinerary. The combination of walks + sightseeing (museums, mosques, churches, castles etc made the trip very enjoyable. The hotels were either excellent, good or passable. The food is plentiful and delicious and the local Macedonian wine is a must. We ate in a variety of restaurants, all were good or excellent and the best (sitting by the lake in Ohrid) truly memorable experiences. Would highly recommend this country as a walking destination.

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Kate E 

Very pleased. Did what it said on the tin. Would recommend. It lived up to and exceeded all my expectations. Definitely off the beaten track which is what I wanted. I most enjoyed the trekking. The welcome day off is well timed. Meals excellent and good variety of location. Liked not having to choose (i.e. all inclusive). All local staff friendly and well briefed.

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