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Ohrid, the Jerusalem of the Balkans

UNESCO, Northern Macedonia

Ohrid City Tour  or  “Jerusalem of the Balkans” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the number of Byzantine Churches located in the town. 

Ohrid City Tour

Ohrid is certainly the most suggestive location in the whole state of Northern Macedonia and one of the most beautiful in the Balkans. The city stands on the eastern shore of the lake that has the same name. Furthermore, one third  of it is Albanian and two thirds Macedonian. It is one of the oldest lakes in Europe and certainly one of the clearest. Despite the many villages villages around the shore, the water is as transparent and as fine glass. In summer it is very crowded and in addition, you probably won’t enjoy the atmosphere . It is totally another story in low season. Surely a visit in this season helps to understand why UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site. By the way it is one of the few cases where it is both natural and cultural heritage. In addition to the clear waters, Ohrid is famous for the number of Byzantine churches: originally there were 365, one for each day of the year. For this reason it was known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans.



• Meet with the driver – guide

• Short introduction of the tour before departure

• Transfer to the UNESCO town of Ohrid (approx 3 hours)

• Visit of the lower part of the town

• Transfer to the upper part and visit

• Visit of the Upper Part

• Entrance to 2 Churches

• Boat Trip ( 30 min)

Optional: Lunch in local restaurant

What's included

Transfer in modern air conditioned 4+1 car as per itinerary

All taxes and road expenses,

Private  guide

Entrances mentioned

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Services & Rates

Private English, Italian, Spanish Speaking Guide (Start & End in Tirane)

1 to 3 Person – 80, 00 Euro

Private transfer (Start & End in Tirane)

1 to 3 Person – 160, 00 Euro

Only private English speaking guide in Ohrid

1 to 3 Person – 80, 00 Euro

Optional 3 courses and a drink

1 Person – 12, 00 Euro

Note: Requests for bigger groups after each specific request.

What's excluded

Tips and gratuities


Everything not been mentioned.

Prepare for your Ohrid City Tour

Ohrid city tour

Thank you for choosing Ohrid City Tour. Additionally, we advice you to book this tour at least 48 hours before. Also, this allows us to have enough time to organize it.  Furthermore, this trip is suitable for children, adults and disabled people.  As a rule sport outfit and good walking shoes. Last but not least, in summer we recommend to wear a hat and sun cream because of the heat.

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