2 Days Moderate
During this intensitive 2 days tour from Sofia, we will explore the heritage and culture of two countries in the Western Balkans – North Macedonia and Kosovo. You will learn about the rich and fascinating ancient history of these lands and understand a bit better the complexity of the politics and the search for identity in the modern age.
In North Macedonia, we will visit the capital of the country – Skopje. This city is one of the most bizarre cities on the Balkan Peninsula – a mixture of authentic monuments from the Ottoman period, and new neo-classical buildings. In Kosovo – Europe’s newest country, we will explore two of the most popular cities- Pristina (the capital of Kosovo) and Prizren. Please prepare for long distances and a lot of new impressions.
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Day 1: The Capitals of North Macedonia and Kosovo
Our tour will start with pick up from your hotel/accommodation in Sofia at 08:00 am. The first destination will be Skopje – the capital of North Macedonia. After approximately 3 and a half hours guided trip we will reach the city. 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 Macedonian guide. You will have the chance to hear the stories about Yugoslavia and the modern way of life in the country from a local, which will make your experience truly worthy. 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.
We will continue to Mother Teresa memorial house. She is the most famous person born in Skopje. Her work and contribution to the world deserve huge respect. In the house museum, you will learn about her story and will track her life by the big photography collection. The walking part of the tour will finish at the Gate Macedonia (newly built triumphal arch). With this, our exploration of Skopje will finish and you will have 1,5 hours for lunch and rest before we continue our journey to the capital of Kosovo- Pristina.
During our walk, we will pay attention to the statue of Mother Tereza. Due to her Albanian origin, she is a highly prized person in Kosovo.
We will pass by the oldest building in Pristina – Carshia Mosque, built during the 15th century.
Overnight at a nice 4-star hotel in the historical part of Prizren
Day 2: The historical heart of Kosovo