Day Tour

The Town of 365 Churches (12 Hours)

Calvados Club Luxury Travel - Croatia

Skopje, Macedonia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

The Town of 365 Churches (12 Hours )

Skopje, Macedonia

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Meet your guide and driver for a full day tour of the Ohrid Lake, the deepest lake of the Balkans. Your first destination will be the St. Naum Monastery, built on a rock above the Lake that offers spectacular views of the Lake Ohrid and the Black Drim River. You will also visit the springs of the Black Drim River. The water feeds forty-five springs from Lake Prespa making a huge lake-like spring, which flows into Ohrid Lake. The water is cold and clear like nowhere else and the area is inhabited by wild ducks and other birds. Enjoy a private traditional rowboat “kajc” tour of the springs and get closer to this miniature paradise.

Then you will continue to the town of Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a highlight of every trip in Macedonia. It is believed that a city known as Lychnidos existed on this location during the reign of Philip II – the father of Alexander the Great. In the second half of the 9th Century, the Bulgarians conquered Macedonia and under Tsar Samuil Ohrid became the capital of the First Bulgarian Kingdom. As a religious capital, Ohrid was also an important cultural and educational center. Its bishop St. Kliment (Clement) of Ohrid, who was a disciple of the inventors of the Glagolic alphabet – the brothers Cyril and Methodius, is credited with creating the Slavic alphabet and founding in Ohrid the first Slavic university. In the 13th and 14th centuries, Ohrid changed hands between Bulgaria, Byzantium, and Serbia until it fell to the Ottomans and remained under their control until the early 20th century. Your guide will take you for stroll through this jewel box of medieval architecture and historical monuments. You will walk through the Old Bazaar with its small square, a 1000-year old tree and the clock tower. You will visit the most famous church of Ohrid – the Church of St. Sophia with the biggest composition of 11th century frescoes preserved in the world. It is the cathedral of Ohrid’s Archbishops that have always flirted with Roman Catholicism, so it would keep its important position with the Orthodox Church. You will continue to the Kaneo Settlement, the most scenic sport of Ohrid with the St. John Kaneo church from the 13th century that stands on a cliff over Lake Ohrid. Among other exciting sites, you will visit the Tsar Samuel's Fortress from 11th century. The three kilometers of towers and high walls were originally built to protect the town on the three sides not facing the lake. The fortress now dominates the town and provides splendid views of the lake and the mountains.

Later this afternoon, your guide and driver will take you back to Skopje.

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Calvados Club is the leading Destination Management Company for luxury and experiential travel in Croatia & beyond. Our private and deluxe programs are custom-made to each client, offering best bespoke itineraries and unique experiences. Whether you are interested in exciting city breaks, private yacht charters for exploring the magical Adriatic, relaxation in high-end hotels, private transfers or a tailor-made itinerary offering highlights of the region, join us for an unforgettable journey!

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By: Willie

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2014

All guides were great.
Travel Advisor:  Meredith Broder
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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2016

This is the only way to see Croatia! The guides and drivers were positively the best that we have ever encountered and all of the hotels were absolutely wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Top Notch Tours and Hotels (Mostly)

By: MB

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Overall, we had a wonderful experience with this company, enjoying our hotels and tours immensely. The highlights were the Hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik, Croatia; the private boat tour of the islands near Dubrovnik; the Hotel Monte Mulini in Rovinj, Croatia; and the Chef's Table dinner at Hotel Monte Mulini. Some lowlights were the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera in Punta Skala. It is very isolated and too far from the town of Zadar. In order to go to Zadar, it is a quite expensive taxi ride away, so we were not motivated to eat dinner anywhere but at the resort, and both meals were mediocre. The Falkensteiner itself felt like a Disney World resort (not in a good way) with lots of families with small children and a massive hotel that felt like a giant cruise ship. Maid service was spotty, seemingly difficult to get good service with the large quantity of rooms they had to manage.
Travel Advisor:  Nathan Cripps
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GREAT fun!

By: Moo608

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Our guide, Zrinka (sp?) was fantastic, a local professor with a great sense of humor - essential with our group of 9! We enjoyed the history of Croatia and Dubrovnik on our drive to a vineyard and wine tasting in a very nice, comfortable luxury Mercedes van. One at the vineyards we piled into trucks and drove up into the terraces with the winemaker, followed by a tasting...and purchasing..of some delicious Croatian wines. Following this we then headed to the oyster beds where we boarded a boat to a private island to enjoy fresh Croatian oysters followed by mussles, local wine and grapa. Z was very accommodating to changes to the schedule! We drove to the top of the cable car and then took the ride down, to be met by our driver. Z then accompanied us into the Old Town giving us the history and answering questions. We were so happy with our guide, she was accommodating of any changes from the original tour, she was insightful, very knowledgeable and charming. We would highly recommend.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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By: Italy 2017

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2017

Our Tour Operator made sure we had everything we needed. I would highly reccomend them
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson
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Dubrovnik tours

By: Chantin

Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2017

Excellent. Knowledgeable and personable tour guides. Well-though-out tours with special consideration given to our limited mobility.
Travel Advisor:  Peg Aikman
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Wentworth Travel

By: Chester1

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Absolutely fantastic, Lionel organised everything beautifully. The Hotels were great, small rooms but big enough. The Tours were excellent and you could enjoy all the tour or have shorter time if you wanted and change a tour if you were tired. I would certainly use Lionel again and will be passing on his name to our friends
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