Discover the captivating history of Alexander the Great on this 11-night tour of Macedonia, from his birthplace in the city of Pella to the ancient city of Amphipolis, where troops were assembled en route to his epic campaign in Asia.

Further exploration will uncover the history of the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires during visits to world-famous destinations such as the royal tombs at Vergina, the embattled imperial splendour of Thessaloniki, the great sanctuary of Zeus at Dion and the towering ruins of Philippi, with its enormous

Late Roman basilicas. Visits to lesser-known sites and a day spent on the island of Thasos will provide a deep understanding of ancient Greek life.

Led by expert guides Heinrich Hall and Dr. Maria Girtzi.

Priced from £3,995 pp (two sharing), including 11 nights’ B&B in four and five-star hotels with character, ten lunches, eight dinners, airport transfers, minibus travel, entrance fees and tips, and excursions with expert guides. Flights extra.

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