Full-Day Walking Tour of Skopje, with Millennium Cross and Cable Car Option

Full-Day Walking Tour of Skopje, with Millennium Cross and Cable Car Option

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      Skopje, Macedonia
      6 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 123
      • Significant sights: Visit Macedonian Square dominated by the statue of Alexander the Great, Holy Savior Church, Skopje Fortress, and Old Bazaar; see the Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Stone Bridge, Jewish Quarter, Holocaust Memorial Centre, and the Museum of the City of Skopje.
      • Relax with a Turkish tea refreshment.
      • Revealing commentary: Led by your expert GoBe guide, gain an insider's understanding of this incredible destination and its people, places, and past.
      • Millennium Cross (optional 2½-hour Add-On): Continue to Vodno Mountain, where you'll take a cable car to the top and marvel at the striking memorial and city views.

      Meeting point

      Please proceed to the main entrance of the Memorial House of Mother Theresa to meet our tour representative with the displayed logo sign.

      Helpful hints

      In need of retail therapy after your tour? Your guide can advise you where to go in search of that "must have" souvenir to take home. Be sure to have some local currency and a backpack for all your great buys.

      Getting around

      Plan to walk 1 mile which includes walking uphill and take up to 75 steps over varying surfaces including cobblestones and flat terrain.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Walking Tour, Scenic

      Languages

      English

      Tour ID

      TR-EUR-MKD-SKOP-EN-1002

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Count Skopje is not just Macedonia's biggest city, and its cultural, economic, political, and academic hub; it's among Europe's most compelling, diverse capitals. Recently, a pricy, infamous project, Skopje 2014 peppered the map with remodels and new monuments, bridges, museums, and flourishes in a Baroque, neoclassical, and contemporary mix. Always evolving, expect a fresh, eye-opening experience with every step.

      Begin outside the modern Memorial House of Mother Teresa, built where the hometown heroine and sainted Catholic was baptized. At Alexander the Great's fountain, confront the 48-foot, 48-ton, ancient conqueror king. He fiercely dominates downtown, astride his horse Bucephalus and encircled by eight bronze statues, including his dad, Philip II of Macedon.

      Inhabited since at least 4,000 B.C., Skopje still boasts plenty of authentic heritage sites, many from the Ottoman and Byzantine era. Glimpse the Stone Bridge, erected in the 6th century by emperor Justinian and on which every ruler since has tried to leave his mark. After a great earthquake in 518, when "Scupi" (the city's ancient name) was destroyed, he built Justinijana Prima, the precursor of present-day Skopje (or Kale) Fortress.

      From here, on the city's highest point, you’ll have the option to board a waiting motor coach. After a panoramic drive through town, head to Vodno Mountain and admire awe-inspiring vistas as you take a cable car to the summit. From below, there's no missing the 217-foot-tall cross atop it, memorializing 2,000 years of Christianity. But you must see it up close, not to mention the Skopje horizon that seems to stretch on for an eternity.


      Praying at the altered altar

      Holy Savior Church shows how even key landmarks can change. A fresco fragment, unearthed after another devastating earthquake in 1963, suggests this 17th-century structure was built on the foundation of a 16th-century church. But it's the 19th-century iconostasis that makes it especially famous. About 20 feet high and 33 feet long, the ornate walnut piece is one of the country's finest examples of traditional woodcarving.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Skopje, Macedonia
      Skopje, Macedonia
      Great photo opportunities
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      Bring snack
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing
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