The Balkans

Design Your Own Trip to North Macedonia

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Plot Your Own Path


Traveling privately on a custom itinerary means flexibility – flexibility to immerse yourself in your own exclusive experience, to craft an itinerary around your interests, and to travel when it’s right for you.

Want to hike around a national park, exploring waterfalls, glacial lakes, alpine meadows, and plunging canyons? How about venturing into cobbled backstreets to visit a paper maker and see how paper is made and then printed on a Gutenberg press? Need suggestions?

To get started planning a North Macedonia itinerary, take a look at our suggested Private Journeys to the region – Essential Balkans and Essential Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo – or read more about how to design your own trip.

Also keep in mind that you can customize any of our small group tours to match your preferred dates of travel. Get in touch, we’re here to help.

Signature Experiences

Below are just a few examples of the signature experiences that MIR can arrange for you in North Macedonia. Let them be a source of inspiration, then get in touch with one of our Private Journey Specialists to craft an itinerary uniquely suited to your travel goals, budget, and style.

  • Board a small private boat for a short ride on glistening, UNESCO-listed Lake Ohrid, one of Europe’s oldest and largest lakes dotted with hamlets, harbors, monasteries, and beaches.
  • Celebrate with locals in a traditional North Macedonian restaurant: feasting, singing, and even dancing for hours as the wine flows and scrumptious national dishes are piled on.
  • Dive into a discussion with a local expert on current political issues in North Macedonia, such as the decades-old dispute with Greece over its name, or the unprecedented influx of Syrian refugees into the country.
  • Set off into the countryside to Tikves, the “Napa Valley” of wine growing and production for 2,400 years, sampling some of the area’s delightful wines over lunch at a local winery.

Private Itineraries

Whether you’re looking for a compact trip that hits the highlights or something more in depth, MIR offers private itineraries that can be adapted to your choice of dates. Our itinerary, your dates – it’s a great option whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or in a small group.

Explore trips: Essential Balkans; Essential Albania, North Macedonia & Kosovo


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Traveler Reviews

  • "All three cities worth the visit. Ohrid was outstanding! Lively but not overbearing, great ambience- particularly for a romantic trip."

    V. Watkins

    Minnetonka, MN

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