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ALBANIA / MACEDONIA / GREECE / BULGARIA

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

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Program #18351RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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. There’s 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.
Start of Program
Sep 25, 2014
At orientation in the late afternoon at the program hotel in Tirana.
You will be staying at the Sheraton Hotel Tirana that night.
Location: Tirana
Nearest airport: TIR
Transportation to site: A group transfer will be arranged for participants who booked their flights through Road Scholar and are arriving on the scheduled program arrival day. Independent travelers are welcome to join the group transfer at no additional cost if their flights coincide with the group flights. Independent travelers planning to take the group transfer should inform Road Scholar via your online or paper Personal Information Form. There will be three group arrival transfers: 1. Flight DL 6594, arriving TIA 10:50AM will be transferred with flight LH 1736, arriving Tirana 11:05AM on September 25, 2014. 2. Flight OS 0847 and UA 9837, arriving TIA 2:20PM on September 25, 2014 will be transferred together. 3. Flight AZ 0584, arriving TIA 5:15PM on September 25, 2014 will be transferred independently. For independent travelers whose flights do not coincide with the group flights, Road Scholar can arrange a private transfer for an additional cost. There are also many forms of public transportation in this area, including taxi stands and the public and reliable Rinas Bus.

End of Program
Oct 8, 2014
After breakfast in Sofia at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Radisson Blu Sofia the night before.
Location: Sofia
Nearest airport: SOF
Transportation to site: A group transfer will be arranged for participants who booked their flights through Road Scholar and are departing on the scheduled program departure day. Independent travelers are welcome to join the group transfer at no additional cost if their flights coincide with the group flights. Independent travelers planning to take the group transfer should inform Road Scholar via your online or paper Personal Information Form. There will be two group departure transfers: 1. Flight LH 1429, departing Sofia 6:35AM and Flight UA 9269, departing Sofia 6:35AM on October 8, 2014 will be transferred together. 2. Flight KL 3076, departing Sofia 7:15AM, Flight AF 1071, departing Sofia 7:20AM, Flight AZ 7177, departing Sofia 7:35AM, and Flight UA 9836, departing Sofia 8:20AM will be transferred together. For independent travelers whose flights do not coincide with the group flights, Road Scholar can arrange a private transfer for an additional cost.Taxis from the hotel to the airport are also available. Please contact Road Scholar for approximate transfer cost.
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.

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
Contact Road Scholar for details.


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Included
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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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