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Pristina to Skopje - Day trip

Pristina to Skopje - Day trip

Location: Skopje, North Macedonia

Duration: 1 Days

Experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of North Macedonia on a day trip from Pristina to Matka Canyon and Skopje. Start your journey by exploring the stunning Matka Canyon, a picturesque gorge with crystal-clear waters, towering cliffs, and numerous caves to explore. Take a boat ride on the lake, walk along the trails, and visit the historic monasteries and churches in the area. Afterwards, head to Skopje, the capital city of North Macedonia, known for its mix of Ottoman, Byzantine, and modern architecture. Explore the Old Bazaar, visit the iconic Stone Bridge, and see the impressive statues and monuments that line the city Center. Don't miss the chance to try traditional Macedonian cuisine at a local restaurant before heading back to Pristina, with memories of a day filled with natural beauty and cultural discovery.

Private Tour - Start the tour, from any hotel or private accommodation that you are staying in Pristina or Pristina Airport

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Day 1: Pristina – Matka Canyon - Skopje ( 2h driving)

After breakfast we drive to Matka Canyon, which is situated close to the capital Skopje, in one of the oldest artificial lakes in Macedonia and spreads over 5000 hectares making it one of the most popular natural destinations for nature lovers. In the canyon, there are 10 caves. It is also referred to as the Butterfly Canyon. There are 119 species of diurnal and 140 species of nocturnal butterflies, 77 species of Balkan endemic small butterflies and 23 other species which are new to the science. You will visit also the Monastery of St. Andrea. It is located near the canyon of the river Treska. Vrelo Cave Located on the right bank of the Treska River, Vrelo Cave was listed as one of the top 77 natural sites in the world in the New7Wonders of Nature project and made it to the semi-finals. Vrelo Cave has many stalactites and two lakes within it making this a very interesting site. Though the exact depth of the cave is unknown, some speculate that it could be one of the deepest underwater caves in the world. Drive to Skopje which is a modern, political, economic and cultural center. Skopje, and especially the downtown, hides interesting sites that need careful attention: the old station, (a reminder of the earthquake of 1963) the archaeological museum, the memorial house of Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, winner of the Nobel peace in 1979, born in Skopje in 1910), Macedonia Square with numerous monuments like the monumental statue of Alexander The Great, the Stone Bridge, the Museum of Holocaust, the old bazaar, the church of St. Spas with the beautiful wood-carved iconostasis (19th century), the Daut Pasha Hammam, now an art gallery, one of the largest and finest examples of Ottoman architecture in the Balkans urban, Kapan an, (15th century), the Mustafa Pasha Mosque (15th century), After all this visits return back to Pristina, End of our Service.


 49 Euro p/person for minimum 9-10 participants

 55 Euro p/person for minimum 7-8 participants

 60 Euro p/person for minimum 5-6 participants

 80 Euro p/person for minimum 3-4 participants

120 Euro p/person for minimum 2 participants

199 Euro for 1 participants


- Transportation with good condition a/c vehicle

- Toll road payments

- Boat trip ticket for the clients at Matka

- English speaking tour guide for the whole tour

- All Entrance fees of the visits in Macedonia

- Bottle of water per person 

- All taxes

Not Included:

- Flight Tickets

- Lunches  and dinners

- Gratuities/Tip to Driver, Guide.

Best months for tours

We recommend you booking this tour for one of the months: March, April, May, June, Julay, August, September or October. However this tour can be booked also in other months as per your request, we arrange the tour during the 12 months of the year.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled at least 48 hours, prior to the arrival date, will be fully refunded, minus bank fees. Cancellations less than 48 hours, prior to the arrival date, will be charged for all reservation made.

Payments must be made at the time of booking online. Payments can be made directly after you provide your personal data. You can pay with Visa or Master Card credit or debit.

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Krist?ne M.
May 9, 2024, 10:53 am

Š? bija patieš?m lieliska un bag?ta ekskursijas programma! Diena pavad?ta ar? aizraut?ga gida pavad?b?. Noteikti iesaku šo t?ri! Paldies!

Balkan Destination Team
May 9, 2024, 1:02 pm

Dear Kristine, Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again. All the best, Balkan Destination Team!

January 16, 2023, 9:14 pm

A day very well spent. Don't hesitate and go for it! My guide was a very nice guy who turned everything easy(ier. Thank you for that!

Balkan Destination Management
January 17, 2023, 12:30 pm

Dear Elsa, Balkan Destination staff thanks you for taking our services, and we hope to serve you again with our services, all the best.

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