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2017 Northern Greece, Albania & Macedonia: Ancient Lands of Alexander the Great

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18 Days from only $4595 including international airfare

Thessaloniki • Meteora • Zagoria • Gjirokaster • Tirana • Ohrid • Skopje

Courtesy Small World Productions
Classical Europe: Ancient Greece and Rome

Travel expert Rudy Maxa takes you back to where western civilization all began in ancient Greece and Rome.

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Greek Islands

Join travel expert Rudy Maxa to discover sundrenched villages and natural wonders along Greece's Cyclades islands.

Courtesy of David Conover & Paul Villanova
Travelogue: Santorini & Delos, Greece 1954

See Greece in 1954 in this vintage 16mm film footage—from donkeys to hillside towns and ruins.

Courtesy Paul Kurti
Out of Sight

Meet four Albanian children and discover how, despite living in poverty, they have big dreams for the future.

Courtesy Ervin Habazaj
Gjirokaster and Libohove, Albania

Soar above Gjirokaster for a unique perspective on the Albanian hillside town's Ottoman-era historic structures.

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Physical Requirements


  • 7 locations in 17 days
  • Early morning departures with 1 pre-dawn flight

Physical Requirements

  • Not appropriate for travelers using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids
  • You must be able to walk approximately 3 miles unassisted and be comfortable participating in 6-8 hours of physical activities each day
  • Trip Leaders reserve the right to modify participation, or in some circumstances send travelers home, if their limitations impact the group’s experience


  • Temperatures are mild and seasonable throughout most of the year, with the hottest temperatures in July and August averaging 80°F; temperatures begin dropping in November with the possibility of rain or even snow

Terrain & Transportation

  • Walk on rugged paths and cobblestoned streets, and travel by bus over rural roads that may be bumpy and narrow
  • Hikes along steep trails in Meteora and up and down hills in mountain villages in the Zagoria region; good hiking shoes are recommended for these activities
  • Agility and balance are required for boarding or disembarking rafts on optional Vikos Gorge Rafting tour
  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus, donkey, and small boat

Accommodations & Facilities

  • Hotel rooms are smaller than those in the U.S. and offer basic amenities
  • All accommodations feature private baths with showers

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