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Ancient Macedonia AM

Tour Duration 15 Days

Cultural Discovery Tour of Greece, Bulgaria and Macedonia

Journey through eastern Bulgaria, northern Greece and Macedonia to uncover the lost empire of Alexander the Great. We explore a range of cultural landmarks including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Lake Ohrid and the Rila Monastery. We also take a boat trip along the Mediterranean coast to the fabled Mount Athos, visit the mosaics of Pella and walk in the pretty Pelister National Park.

Tour Highlights

  • Lake Ohrid - Enjoy a truly stunning lake and mountain setting; tour the historical buildings situated around the lake
  • Rila Monastery - Spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site with its brightly coloured frescoes
  • Matka Gorge - Experience the natural wonder of Matka Gorge; chance for a boat trip
  • Sofia - Old town sightseeing
  • Vergina - Visit the ancient capital of Macedonian Kings
  • Mt. Athos - Boat excursion along the coast of Athos to reach 'the holy mountain'
  • Thassos Island - Day trip by ferry to visit its Roman remains and Medieval fortress

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour in Sofia (Bulgaria)

  • 2
    City tour of Sofia before travelling to Macedonia for our overnight stay in a monastery

  • 3
    Sightseeing in Kratovo and Skopje including Kale Fortress

  • 4
    Excursion to Matka Gorge with the chance for a boat trip

  • 5
    Drive to Lake Ohrid via Mavrovo National Park

  • 6
    Guided walking tour of Ohrid and an afternoon to relax beside the lake

  • 7
    Chance to enjoy a walking tour around the lake or maybe a boat trip

  • 8
    Visit to Saint Naum Monastery en route to Pelister National Park

  • 9
    See the ancient sights of Heraclea and Pella; arrive in Thessaloniki (Greece)

  • 10
    Guided tour of Thessaloniki and visit to the UNESCO site of Vergina

  • 11
    Drive to Kavala via the Halkidiki Peninsula; boat trip to see Mount Athos

  • 12
    Excursion to Thassos Island to explore or relax on the beach

  • 13
    Explore historical Philippi before driving on to Bansko in Bulgaria

  • 14
    Visit to the beautiful Rila Monastery; afternoon free in Sofia

  • 15
    Tour ends in Sofia

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Included meals 14 0 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Ferry
Accommodation
13 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Standard Monastery
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18