Epirus & Macedonia - Ancient Kingdoms of Northern Greece

10 days

From $4,435

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Summary

We follow in the footsteps of conquerors and cross mountainous landscapes while exploring the two northern kingdoms of ancient Greece and their successors. Three conquering kings rose from this area, Pyrrhus of Epirus from the Ionian coast, and Philip II and his son Alexander the Great in Macedonia. Epirus boasts famous sanctuaries and monuments to victory, while palaces, houses, painted tombs and exquisite pebble mosaics survive at the Macedonian cities of Verghina and Pella. We travel to towering Meteora, deep in the Pindus Mountains, where sky-scraping Byzantine monasteries perch on pinnacles of rock - built as a means to withdraw from the world, and we see the Roman imperial grandeur of Thessaloniki.

This tour of Northern Greece is full of fantastic archaeological sites, marked over the centuries by a cornucopia of peoples and cultures.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the richest ancient burial ever found in Europe – the tomb of Philip II – and its extraordinary museum
  • See the vertiginous 14th century Meteora monasteries, each perched boldly on a separate crag
  • Spend time exploring the wonderful ancient sites of Thessaloniki and its important museums
  • Explore ancient Pella, the capital of Macedonia and famous birthplace of Alexander the Great

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Today's Price
$4,435

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of $149, was $750.

Single supplement: $730

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff

 

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Expert guides, whenever you travel

We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

Oliver Gilkes

Guide Lecturer

Oliver currently works for Andante Travels in the archaeology department, designing new tours all over the world.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
April 5 2021 AMAC210405 April 5 2021 (Monday) April 14 2021 (Wednesday) Oliver Gilkes $4,435
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$730 Book Now
May 24 2021 AMAC210524 May 24 2021 (Monday) June 2 2021 (Wednesday) Dr Christina Hatzimichael-Whitley $4,205
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$640 Book Now
September 27 2021 AMAC210927 September 27 2021 (Monday) October 6 2021 (Wednesday) Milena Melfi $4,230
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$640 $4,018.50
save $211.50
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