Skopje - The Old Bazaar Tour

The Old Bazaar Tour

(53 reviews)
City Centre, Skopje, Macedonia
45 mins

About the tour

Come with me on a walk around the historical part of Skopje. The Old Bazaar or "Charshia" as the locals call it, is the most popular place for locals and tourists alike. Learn about the history of the place and its importance as a trading centre in southern Europe during the Ottoman period. Place where different religions, cultures and people meet on a daily basis. A place where you are appreciated because of what you did, not who you are.

Meet your local guide


Born in Skopje in the last century, Zoran is a licensed local tour guide and a former high school teacher from Skopje, with years of experience in guiding. Five years ago he founded Free Skopje Walking Tours in order to give the local perspective of the city to its visitors. He loves his hometown with all his heart, which can be seen through the passion with which he guides the tours. Due to his contribution in 2018 and 2019, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia awarded him with the award "Best Tourist Guide in Macedonia". His tours are also highly recommended by his guests. Their reviews in a very short period of time, made his Free Skopje Walking Tours the best ranked tour in Skopje on TripAdvisor. Join him to learn more about this hidden gem of Europe in a fun and interesting way.

Zoran has been guiding since Sep 2013

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Skopje with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Skopje. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Maressa M.

07 March 2021

Loved the tour, so much to see! Sadly, the connection crashed when Zoran was teasing us with delicious cakes, haha. Looking forward to the next time, it looks an incredible place!

Cathy M.

05 March 2021

Zoran was an excellent guide. I knew nothing about Macedonia before this trip and now I know many interesting facts about it. Losing the connection at the end did not detract Thank you Zoran.

Mladen L.

05 March 2021

Excellent tour. Great guide!

Yvonne H.

05 March 2021

Despite Zoran having tech trouble and having to finish early I really enjoyed his tour. Knowing nothing of his country I gained important information and beautiful photos. I will try again with this tour.

Eileen P.

05 March 2021

Sadly the screen froze and the sound was disjointed or none at all just before the end. This was a great pity as it was an excellent tour up until then. Zoran was very patient, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The area of Skopje which we were shown was fascinating - will read more about it.

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