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In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: Albania, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria

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15 Days | 14 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 31 total, 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Sheraton Hotel Tirana: Tirana, 3 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: The Sheraton Hotel Tirana is located in the tranquil heart of the city, near the National Park and also within the embassy and banking district of the city of Tirana. The Palace of Congresses and the Presidential Palace are a few minutes walk from the hotel, while all other places of interest are easily accessible. The hotel features the stylish "Infinity Bar" lounge offering a variety of cocktails as well as coffee and tea. The "Metropolitan" restaurant features international cuisine while honoring traditional Mediterranean and Albanian recipes.

Contact info:
Sheshi Italia
Tirana, Albania
phone: +35542274707
web: www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1439

Room amenities: Television, high speed internet access (for a fee), international direct dialing, telephone, coffee maker, electronic safe, hairdryer, satellite channels, shower and/or bath, mini bar, voice mail, radio, daily free newspaper, climate control, outlet adaptors, bathrobe and slippers, bidet in bathroom, down comforters, fruit basket.

Facility amenities: Fitness facility, 24-hour room service, car rental, doorman, business services, laundry service, lauggage stoarage, copy/faxing service, disability accessible facilities, currency exchange, 24-hour concierge service, multilingual staff, massage treatments, dry cleaning service, 24-hour security, shopping adjacent to hotel, live entertainment, free wi-fi internet access in public areas, safe deposit boxes, ATM, wheelchair access, air conditioned facilities, jewelry shop, 24-hour front desk, business center, gift shop, shopping mall, indoor and outdoor pools and sauna.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Additional nights are available on request. Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services after you enroll.

Royal View Hotel: Ohrid, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Beautiful views right from the balcony of your room. Features exquisite Italian marble flooring, and fine modern interior with wooden veneer.

Contact info:
2 Jane Sandanski
Ohrid, 6000 Macedonia
phone: +389 (0) 46 26 30 72
web: www.royalview.com.mk

Facility amenities: Turkish spa and Finnsh sauna, restaurant, high-speed internet

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Aigai Hotel: Edessa, 1 nights
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: The newly built Aigai Hotel is located a short distance from the center of the city of Edessa on the motorway of the eastern entry from Thessaloniki Naoussa, Veria, facing the Rock of Edessa, the acropolis of ancient Edessa, the Mills, the Kanavourgheio and majestic waterfalls. The Aigai Hotel is surrounded by cherry trees and plane trees, offering visitors a tranquil setting for relaxation.

Contact info:
Near City Centre
Edessa, Greece
phone: +30 2381029888
web: aigai-hotel.gr/

Room amenities: TV, air-conditioning, direct telephone, room service, internet, hairdryer, minibar

Facility amenities: Fireplace in lobby, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, pool bar, spa, sauna, restaurant

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Mediterranean Palace Hotel: Thessaloniki, 2 nights
Type: Five-Star Hotel

Description: Situated in the heart of the city opposite the imposing entrance to the old harbour and the recently restored 'Ladadika' area with its bars, restaurants, tavernas and lively night-life, this five star neo-classical hotel offers spectacular view of the Thermaikos Bay.

Contact info:
3 Salaminos & Karatassou Street
Thessaloniki, 54626 Greece
phone: +30-2310-552554
web: www.mediterranean-palace.gr/index.jsp?extLang=LG

Room amenities: High Speed Internet Access, Air Conditioning, Telephone, Mini Bar, Hair Dryer, In-Room Safe, Clock Radio & Satellite Television.

Facility amenities: 24-hour Front Desk, Bar/Lounge, Concierge Services, Conference Rooms, Currency Exchange, Fitness Equipment, Hair Salon, Limo or Town Car Service, Spa/Massage Services, Meeting rooms (small groups), Multilingual Staff, Restaurants, 24-hour Room Service, Safe-deposit Box at Front Desk, Sauna, Laundry Service, Fax Machine & Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Martin Bansko: Bansko, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In the immediate vicinity of the town centre and the old quarter, in a quiet and noiseless street, is the Martin Hotel - a new and modern hotel offering its guests perfect conditions for recreation and tourism. The hotel is a successor of the long-famous Mir Hotel, but the building has been entirely redesigned and modernized. It is frequented by old clients since the very beginning of organized tourism in Bulgaria, and also by Bulgarian and foreign tourists and businessmen. English and Russian can be heard down the corridors at all times, and there are always guests from neighbouring Greece and other countries too. The hotel staff uses Bulgarian, Russian, English and French to serve its guests.

Contact info:
28 Neofit Rilski Str.
Bansko, Bulgaria
phone: +359 749/ 88301
web: hotelmartin.domino.bg

Room amenities: telephone, TV, Internet, a mini-bar and a safe

Facility amenities: With its four-star category forthcoming, the hotel offers its guests an amazing choice of services - a restaurant, a lobby bar, a SPA centre (a sauna, a large 10-person jacuzzi, a small swimming pool, massage, a fitness gym)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Radisson Blu Sofia: Sofia, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Enviably located in the heart of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel offers both business and leisure travellers the ideal base for exploring the area's fascinating cultural and historical attractions. Surrounded by architectural gems set amid the famed yellow cobblestones of Naroldno Sabranie Square, this hotel in Sofia offers guests superb comfort and amenities.

Contact info:
4, Narodno Sabranie sq. - 1000
Sofiq, Bulgaria
phone: +359 2 9334 334
web: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-sofia

Room amenities: Free high-speed, wireless Internet and flat-screen LCD television with satellite channels. Additional amenities include coffee and tea provisions, a mini bar and an in-room safe.

Facility amenities: Unwind at this spa hotel in Sofia which includes the following amentities: Cardiovascular equipment, Sauna Steam bath, Treatment room, Variety of aromatherapy and massage treatments, and weight-training equipment. Guest Services include 24-hour access to the in-house Casino Capitol (not operated by the hotel), 24-hour room service, Business Lounge with secretarial services, full technical support, drinks and light snacks, Car parking, Chauffeur-driven limousine service available, Concierge service, Currency exchange, Laundry and dry cleaning service, Shoe shine service, Transportation between the hotel and Sofia Airport.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Subject to change
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The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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13 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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