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Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

Sofia, Bulgaria

From $91.25

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Appreciating the diversity of Balkan culture can be difficult, especially with limited time in the region. Explore Macedonian culture on a day tour to Skopje from Sofia, and tick off another Balkan capital in just one day. Travel the distance with ease via private vehicle, and discover landmarks including the Skopje Fortress, Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and Old Bazaar, with insights provided by your guide.
  • Avoid hidden costs with entrance fees included in the price
  • Save time finding a meeting point with hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Benefit from the more personalized experience of a small-group tour
  • Learn about the city’s history and culture from your professional guide
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English-speaking Bulgarian guide
English-speaking local Macedonian guide
Pick-up and drop off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from any point in Sofia

Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring your passport with you and check if you need a visa due to border crossing
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We understand your concerns in relation to COVID 19, therefore we've taken the needed measures for you to feel safe. All our guides and drivers go through regular medical checks, wear masks during the tours and in each vehicle, we have a disinfectant spray. Furthermore due to the situation nowadays we organize tours only for small groups (up to 7 persons) and we have the option for private tours.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY BulTrips

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group?
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group.
What is the policy on sanitization during Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group.

Traveler Tips

  • "It makes for a long day so be prepared for the car ride." See review
  • "Those who needed cash were directed to an exchange in the old town during the tour, so this is also an option if you have another currency with you." See review


89 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Tour, Shopping, and good Food
, Mar 2020
It was a great trip. It was a little bit of a drive at 3+ hours, but worth the time to go see that beautiful country/city. We really enjoyed the walking tour and the shopping/food available. It makes for a long day so be prepared for the car ride.
A Tale of Two Countries
, Mar 2020
I was unexpectedly travelling alone in Bulgaria and looked for interesting tours to join. This one to Skopje popped up and I figured it would be a great way to see a new country as well. The 3.5 hour drive each way seemed a bit long, but I was joined by two other guests and our driver, Adrian, was expert at talking about Bulgaria and North Macedonian history. He answered so many questions and filled in a lot of my gaps in Balkan history. The tour of Skopje was excellent as well. Michel was fantastic at explaining the old and new parts of the City, and was also a little flexible with our small group. When he left us for our free time, he had excellent lunch recommendations and very clear instructions on where to meet Adrian to return to Bulgaria. What I appreciated most about this tour was the opportunity to speak with people from both countries and gain their perspectives on the history of the region since the countries have been controlled by various empires and their modern history has been quite different given their close geography. If you're up for a full day of learning while taking in some lovely mountains and hills between the two cities, I can't recommend this tour enough!
Great day trip
, Feb 2020
We had a brilliant time on this tour, the guide came and picked us up on time as they said they would. On the way the guide introduced some of the history and pointed out interesting sights. The drive was pleasant and comfortable. On arriving to the city. We were then met with a local guide and he was very nice and knowledgeable, he was patient and it was just a lovely experience. We then had a further 2 hours free time. Which I didn’t think it was enough, if I had known there was so much to see, I would probably opt for a 2 day visit at least. Overall, it was a good taster to Macedonia and I will probably go back for a slightly longer visit next time, maybe there will be even more to see as the city is still developing. I would recommend friends to go.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hi Maria, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. Your words mean a lot to our team. Regarding the time you had in Skopje for a day tour, it can't be more due to the long distance. We offer also a two-day tour from Sofia to Skopje - "The Best of Skopje and the Region in 2 Days from Sofia". This two-day tour is a perfect option for the tourists who want to spend more time in Skopje. We would be very happy if you joint it next time when you are in Sofia :) Wish you many great trips! Best regards, BulTrips team
, Jan 2020
Great trip, great guides. Can highly recommend to see Skopje, it’s worth the 3hour drive. Thanks a lot to the guides who did an excellent job
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Hello, Thank you for the nice words. We are happy that you liked Skopje and enjoyed the company of our guides. Wish you many more great trips :) Best regards, Bultrips team
Better than we could have hoped for
, Dec 2019
We ended up with a private tour. Our driver was more than our transportation, he was also extremely knowledgeable in the history of the region, Bulgaria, and North Macedonia. We had a great conversation and learned so much on our way to Skopje. Our local guide in Skopje was also super knowledgeable. He spoke nonstop during our guided tour. He answered any questions we had and filled us in on so much of the history and current events of his country. I highly recommend this day trip.
Day Trip to Sokpje North Macedonia
, Dec 2019
This tour organised by Bultrips Sofia is excellent. I felt however that I would have got a better pricing if I booked it through Bultrips directly rather than thru Viator. In any event you will have to liaise directly with Bultrips for pick up and other information. Coming to the tour itself I would say it is excellent and if you have a free day in Sofia this tour is not to be missed. It is well organised. Timely pick up from your city hotel, a very good and careful driver in Daniel who was also a great guide explaining things on the way. At Sopkje too we had a very good guide in Mike for the walking tour. We also had enough free time to look around on our own after the guided tour. All in a very good and worthwhile experience.
Great Little Trip
, Dec 2019
This was a really good day trip - we were picked up by Adrian promptly (very nice guy, gave us lots of information about both Sofia and North Macedonia). We were on the tour with 1 other couple who were very friendly - made the journey go a bit quicker! The journey took around 3 hours each way - no problems with the borders. When we arrived, our local guide Mike took us on a 2 hour guided tour of the city. That was really great, really informative and he took the time to let us ask any questions about the area etc. Didn't feel rushed at all - the guide did check his phone for the time but only to make sure we got our 2 hours free time - his lunch recommendations were great! Lovely city to visit - a must do! Made all the better by having 2 really nice guides on the trip!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you very much for your detailed review and the kind words for Adrian and Mike. I will be sure to pass on your nice words to them :) I hope to welcome you back to Bulgaria in the future as there is much more to be explored. Wish you many great trips :) Best regards, Bultrips team
Well organised
, Nov 2019
Very well organised. The tour guide rang and confirm on the pick up time with us the day before and came to the hotel spot on time. Everything went smoothly for the day, we arrived at Skopje and had a short tour with a local guide and was given a couple of hours to go round on our own which is more than enough. We even book another trip with the same company the next day ;)
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, Thank you very much for your great review! Our team is happy that you had a nice time in Skopje! It was a pleasure to have travelers like you :) We hope to welcome you back to Bulgaria one day. Best regards, Bultrips team
A very nice day trip from Sofia
, Nov 2019
Our guide from Sofia gave us a lot of interesting background along the way and answered all of our questions. He then turned us over to a local one who showed us all of the sites of this beautiful and important city.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy that you had a nice time on our tour to Skopje :) Wish you many wonderful trips! Best regards, Bultrips team
Great experience overall
Angelo J
, Nov 2019
Our driver Adrian was amazing and knew lots to tell us! In Skopje the tour felt a bit rushed, maybe some things should be omitted or the tour time should be longer. Our guide also seemed to be in his phone a lot, which he said was for finalizing a later tour. Maybe this should have been done before hand.

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