It is my pleasure that you are viewing my profile and that you have decided to tour my beautiful country of Macedonia. I offer a wide range of cultural trips including my exclusive “Macedonia round-trip tour". Among the visitor favorites that I offer are: day tours along the Ohrid lake coast, and a visit to the Eco village, Krapa; Archaeological and historical tours; monastery trips; research tours; nature tours, foodie and wine tours. For the adventure oriented, I offer outdoor activities including hiking, biking, hunting, skiing, fishing, horseback riding and a special eco, rural village trip with Macedonian organic food and a must have, home-made brandy.
In addition, I can prepare a special tour for painting exhibition for your members, in some of the country’s most beautiful places such as lake Ohrid, national parks, wineries or a combination of the tours below. You are also able to customize your tour in regards to how many places, days and door to door transport you require. I am very flexible and customer satisfaction is my number one priority!
By choosing a personal tour guide you are actually choosing to have personal service, a caring attitude and to receive a true local’s perspective about the daily life here in Macedonia.
Skopje is marked by its turbulent history and rich culture. As you walk through its cobblestone streets you will experience all the sensations of this ancient Macedonian city.
This tour will provide you with a rich experience of the history, religion and tradition that has shaped Macedonia throughout the centuries. With a combination of traditional Macedonian cuisine, superb wines and hospitality, you will discover the beauties of Macedonia that will leave you etching for more.
On this tour, you will cast your eyes on magnificent traditional Macedonian architecture, monuments, museums, churches and monasteries where life seems to move in a different rhythm.
* Note: Prices are per tour, not per person
Macedonia has two main airports for flying in which are Skopje Airport Alexander the Great and Ohrid Airport Apostol Pavle. With the recent modernization of Macedonian Airports the access to European destinations is as easy as ever. There are around 150 flights in a week from different European cities to Skopje. There are direct flights from three Swedish cities, Malmo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Out of 275 European airports, Skopje's Alexander the Great Airport won the prize for the 2012 best in Europe, in the category of two million passenger services per year.
Skopje is a very interesting place to visit and many people do not know about the country and the capital—the city is booming with new construction works and many interesting monuments which are hard to understand or learn without an experience guide, so the guide service is the must.
Vlado is very professional, speaks fluent English, and tells great jokes. As a local national, Vlado is very informative and answered any questions we had. He took his job as guide seriously and was very concerned about our comfort and safety throughout the trip.
I hired him way before arriving in Skopie mostly to drive me to Voden but after I meet him in Skopje I know was the right person so I hired him for two more days. He has tones of experience in tourism, very familiar with Macedonia and its neighbours countries and willing to compromise and accommodate his clients no matter.
Lives in: Skopje, Macedonia
Credentials: Diploma Faculty of Law.
Certificates for tourist guide and companion with English and Russian languages, issued by Faculty for tourism.
Certificate for safe driver from US Embassy.
References from United Nations and NATO.
USA driver license and UN driver license for B and C category.
My name is Vlado, and I’m an independent personal tour guide based in Skopje, Macedonia. I work with small groups (max. eight people) in order to give exclusive service to each of my customers. I am fluent in English, Serbo-croatian, Bulgarian and Russian. With over 20 years of local guiding experience, I have a complete knowledge of Macedonia - its history, legends, traditions and culture. I organize private tours which include a vehicle for door to door transport (pickup from your room and drop off upon tour completion), fully customizable tours (cover the entire Balkan region) tailored to your tastes and needs. My team and I provide exceptional service, assisting rent of vehicles and apartments, at prices to meet every budget!
My services were used during my 20 years working for the UN, NATO and US Embassy. I am a graduate in International Law, and hold licenses from the Faculty of Tourism, and am member of the Association of Macedonian Tour Guides. I have countless experience in creating tailor made itineraries and/or routes, and can professionally organize individual tours around Macedonia and the surrounding Balkan countries with accommodation (hotels, private apartments, bed and breakfast, or all inclusive) or without accommodation. I act both as a driver (using our fully Air-conditioned vehicles), a tour guide and companion. My services include guiding, - giving the travelers rich historical and cultural information about the whole of Balkan Area, driving, - providing airport transfers, as well as transfers to Macedonia’s neighboring countries - Sophia (Bulgaria), Istanbul (Turkey), Thessaloniki (Greece), Skopje, Ohrid, Belgrade (Serbia).
Organizing all trips for small groups (8 people), for bigger groups arranging visit in cooperation with licensed travel agency. The journey is the pleasure . . . Macedonia (the land of the bible) is the unforgettable positive experience. Travel is with cooperation with rental-car