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Full Day Ohrid Highlights Tour
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Discover the highlights of Ohrid, a city in North Macedonia, famous as Jerusalem of the Balkans and home to 365 churches. Explore its atmospheric old quarter, Varos, the cultural and historical churches, museums, monasteries, the classical theatre, and even fortresses, connected by cobblestone streets.

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    • Visit the church of St. Sophia, which dates back to the 11th century.

    • Discover the Roman amphitheatre, which dates back to the 3rd century BC.

    • Continue to the Icon Gallery, which shows a range of some of the world's most famous and valuable icons. 

    • Explore St. Clement’s Church of the Holy Mother, which dates back to the 13th century and possesses some of the most beautiful and valuable frescoes from the 13th century. 

    • Walk to Tsar Samoil’s Fortress, named after the first tsar of the Macedonian Slavs, who had conquered Byzantium. 

    • Proceed to Plaoshnik to visit the newly built St. Clement’s Monastery Church, dedicated to St. Clement, the patron of Ohrid.

    • Head to the original site of St. Clement’s University, the first university of the Macedonian Slavs started in the 9th century AD.

    • See the tomb of St. Clement and the foundations of the 5th-century basilica with beautifully preserved mosaic floors and some swastika discovered on the floors. 

    • Move to the Church of St. Jovan at Kaneo, built at the end of the 13th century, and one of the most frequently visited churches in Ohrid because of its beautiful location on the cliffs directly above the lake.

    End of the tour. 

What's Included
  • Ohrid tour-guide

  • Transportation

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

What's Excluded
  • Entrance fees

Meeting Point

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana, Albania

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Chris

    I was organising a trip on my own to Albania and wanted a reliable, friendly and value for money guide. Best Guides were recommended on TourHQ and i can only say good things. From beginning to end Adam was extremely helpful in answering all questions. He was excellent in knowledge and very helpful and friendly. If you want a reliable, excellent tour guide and company this is the one to use.

  • Margareth

    We went to visit Albania with our tour guide "Adam Picaku". He made the experience extra special. He loves photography and helped us take awesome photos at the right spots. He was funny and could tell us Albanian history in a fun, entertaining story-telling way. It's obvious he has a true passion on what he does, and not simply just as a job. He took care of us very well throughout the day. In such a short time, we felt like we could have been old friends. He's definitely the BEST tour guide we've ever had on any tours.

  • Michael

    Adam is welcoming, funny and "in the know" of how tourism works in many of the popular historical sites in Albania and the Balkans. He made us feel comfortable and advised us when we were getting gypped on certain goods or offers. He negotiated the price of our tour, offered his wealth of knowledge and made the Albania tour very eventful.

  • Brittany

    Adam is very knowledgeable and helpful during this tour and it's very well organized. Phenomenal restaurants and shops await you! Can't wait to do this again on our next trip to check out a different neighbourhood. Absolutely delicious food and something for everyone to savour.

    Absolutely recommended :)

  • Ulrike

    The service we received was outstanding. Easy to arrange,  and the guide we had for 5 days, Adam Picaku, was fantastic - very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Absolutely recommended.

  • Hidero

    Adam is an amazing, incredibly gifted tour guide. He led our group of 26 experienced visitors to Albania on an extraordinary 10-day adventure. Our group wanted to see Albania in a different way, and Adam made it the best trip ever. He is unbelievably knowledgeable, of the history, geography, economy, and current situation in Albania and he shared his knowledge generously. He is such a delightful person -- so warm and personable and engaging...all of us looked forward to getting on the bus every day to see what adventures Adam would have for us. He was flexible, allowing more time when it was clear that the group needed it, and adjusting along the way as needed. I can't praise Adam too highly...if you have a trip to Albania in mind, be sure to book Adam now. He's the best.

  • Elisabeth

    My husband and I selected this tour and were very happy with everything about it. Our guide Adam spoke excellent English and our driver was polite and helpful. Adam always managed to steer us away from the crowds and was extremely knowledgable about the history of Albania and Balkans in general. We would highly recommend this tour company and Adam.

  • Gregor

    We were lucky enough to have Adam as our guide for 8 days in Albania. He was an absolute joy. He made history come alive and his presentation was so lively and exciting. His passion for his work comes through with everything he does. Couldn't recommend anyone more highly! We all missed him and look forward to returning to Albania! He is just enchanting!!!!

Starting From

From

EUR 210.00 / person

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