Skopje Roman Aqueduct

 (1)

Tour Number

Activity Level

146114


Categories

Museums / Culture, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children only need to be aware or be watched over not to go into the river or climb up the Aqueduct.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

Serbo-Croatian (fluent), Serbian (fluent), Slovene (conversational), Macedonian (fluent), Bosnian (fluent), English (fluent), Croatian (fluent)

Private tour to the 'hidden' historic aqueduct


Your tour for the day is to visit one of the hidden historic landmarks of Skopje - the Roman Aqueduct. The Roman Aqueduct is in a sense the ghost landmark of Skopje. It is used as a symbol of the water supply company, but it has never been readily accessible to the public due to its vicinity to the army barracks.

We will go to the Aqueduct with a taxi and stop not far from it. Then we will walk for about 500m/550yd on a dirt road along the river Serava. And there it will be, a 386m/422yd long, historic beauty.

We will walk around it while I tell you the history of the Aqueduct. Then, we can simply sit somewhere just to enjoy the view in a quiet environment, knowing that we are so close to the city, yet in such a different surrounding. Then after you've taken photos and inspected how the water used to run through it, we can leave.

For photography enthusiasts I recommend to plan to be there at sunset, since the walls of the Aqueduct face West. This is also a great winter tour.

Itinerary

-We meet at your accommodation (or at a specific meeting point).
-A driver picks us up there and take us to the access point of the Aqueduct. ~15 minutes
-We walk for 500m/550yd along a dirt road (it can get muddy after rain). ~15 minutes
-We explore the Aqueduct while I tell you its history. ~30 minutes
~We make a lot of photos and/or enjoy the place. ~30 minutes
~We walk back to the access point. ~15 minutes
~The driver takes us back to your accommodation or where you want to go. ~15 minutes

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We meet at your accommodation or any other place that you want.

End location: We return to your accommodation or any other place that you want.

Duration: 2 hours

The amount of time spent at the Aqueduct can be extended, depending on your wish to take photos, look around or simply stay there.

Transportation

We will travel by taxi. The Aqueduct is 5 km/3 ml distant from the centre of Skopje, making it reachable in 10 to 15 minutes with a vehicle.

What’s Included

In this tour you get:
- me, to be your guide and storyteller about the Aqueduct.
- taxi, to take us to the Aqueduct, and back.
- a light adventure with a lot of memories.
- digital photo gallery of the tour.

What’s Extra

-A pair of comfortable walking or even hiking shoes, since we have about 500 meter/550 yards of dirt road to cross.
-Something to drink.

A Recent Review of this tour

Very interesting place to visit. Not easy to reach/find without help. Ranta Bojan was an excellent guide who gave us not only information about the aqueduct but also about restaurants, other places to visit... We even made a small detour to pass by a small town where only roman people live. A real experience.
Paul Schram

Read More Reviews For This Tour

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Bojan R.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/SkopjeRomanAqueduct

Tours by Bojan R.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.

Matka Canyon by Bike

Visit the Matka Canyon on a bicycle.

170 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

4 hours

learn more

Tastes of The Old Bazaar

A whole day gourmet tour of the Old Bazaar of Skopje

309 USD per tour

(for up to 7 people)

10 hours

learn more

Skopje Roman Aqueduct

Private tour to the 'hidden' historic aqueduct

127 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

2 hours

learn more