With over 26 centuries of history, Macedonia has a fascinating past. Glittering Lake Ohrid and its historic town have etched out a place for Macedonia on the tourist map, but there is a wealth of natural beauty in this small country. Diving into the historic Čaršija (Old Ottoman Bazaar) of Macedonia's friendly capital, seeking out its modernist architecture and marvelling at the supersized riverside monuments.
Closed to outsiders for much of the 20th century, Albania has long been Mediterranean Europe's enigma. Until fairly recently its rumpled mountains, fortress towns and sparkling beaches were merely a rumour on most travel maps. But, with the end of a particularly brutal strain of communism in 1991, Albania tentatively swung open its gates.
Europe's newest country, Kosovo is a fascinating land at the heart of the Balkans rewarding visitors with welcoming smiles, charming mountain towns, incredible hiking opportunities and 13th-century domed Serbian monasteries brushed in medieval art.
Day 1: Skopje - St. Pantelemon - Matka Canyon >Pick up >Skopje city tour >Mountain Vodno >St. Pantelemon Monastery >Tour and Boat trip at Matka Canyon >Overnight: Skopje Day 2: Skopje - Mavrovo - Ohrid >Colored Mosque in Tetovo >National Park Mavrovo >Monastery St. Jovan Bigorski >Struga city tour >Overnight: Ohrid Day 3: Ohrid >Ohrid city tour >Church of st. John at Kaneo >King Samuel's Fortress >Church St. Periblebtos >St. Naum Resort >Overnight: Ohrid Day 4: Ohrid - Bitola - Stobi - Skopje >Bitoal city tour >Ancient city Heraclea >Ancient city Stobi >Overnight: Skopje Day 5: Shkoder - Prizren - Skopje >Shkoder city tour >Prizren city tour >End of tour in Skopje Please feel free to contact me for the detailed itinerary, driving distance and time.
Lives in: Skopje, Macedonia
Credentials: Diploma Faculty of Tourism.
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 Lence, and I am an independent personal tour guide based in Skopje, Macedonia. I work with small groups, maximum eight people, in order to give exclusive service to each of my customers. I am fluent in English, Serbocroatian, Bulgarian and Russian. With over 20 years of local guiding experience, I have a complete knowledge of Macedonia - its history and legends, its traditions and culture. I organize private tours with free vehicle for transport, door to door, back 100% customized and tailored to your tastes and needs, all around Balkan, providing exceptional service, assisting rent of vehicles and apartments, at prices to meet every budget!
My services were used during my 20 years work for UN, NATO and US Embassy. I am graduated in International Tourism, and Licenses from Faculty of Tourism. Member of the Association of Macedonian Tour Guides. I have gained the experience of creating tailor made itineraries and/or routes, professionally organize and do individual tours around Macedonia and Balkan countries, with accommodation (hotels, private apartments, bed and breakfast, or all inclusive}or with out accommodation, acting both as a driver using for free own AC vehicles, and 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 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