Dates: 07 – 12 October 2018
(5 Nights/6 Days)

CLOSED

Macedonian Front

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The First World War in the Balkans has been overshadowed by the other theaters of the Great War and does not attract the attention of historians and other experts that it deserves. However, the battlefields Macedonian Front played an important role in the development of European history and should not be neglected. The Macedonian front is interesting because it was the perhaps the most diverse front in terms of participants on both sides.

After an initial overview of the campaign in Thessaloniki we follow the battles in Struma Valley. We visit Skra di Legen where the Greek forces in spring 1918 launched a successful offensive against the fortified area. Finally we follow the battles of the British and Greek forces around the lake Doiran.

Day 1 – Sunday 07 Oct – Arrival
  • Arrival at Thessaloniki Airport
  • Transport to Hotel
  • Ice breaking drink
Day 2 – Monday 08 Oct – Salonica
  • Thessaloniki Port / Landing
  • Early phases of the campaign
  • Entente Cemeteries
  • Travel to Kilkis
Day 3 – Tuesday 09 Oct – Skra-di-Legen
  • Skra-di-Legen battlefield
  • 2 stands, battle development
  • Polykastro Monument
  • Return to Doiran
Day 4 – Wednesday 10 Oct – Doiran
  • Doiran breakthrough battlefield
  • 2 stands, battle development
  • Battle decisions
  • Travel to Edessa
Day 5 – Thursday 11 Oct – Dobro Polje
  • Dobro Polje breakthrough battlefield
  • 2 stands, battle development
  • Battle decisions
  • Travel to Thessaloniki
  • Group dinner
Day 6 – 12 Oct – Departure
  • Transport to Thessaloniki Airport
  • Departure
What is Included
  • 3*/4* hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Information pack
  • Evening presentations (where appropriate)
  • All travel costs
  • All entrance fees
  • All presentations in battlefields
  • Tour manager available day and night
  • Pack meals
  • Tea and coffee?
  • Light snack and bottled water each day
  • One group dinner
  • Memorabilia gift
What is NOT Included
  • Flights costs
  • Pick up transport from/to airport
  • Evening dinners (except last night)

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