Join the 2018 Fulbright Alumni Service Corps Trip to Albania, Macedonia and Greece!

Witness firsthand the rich heritage of Albania, Macedonia and Greece. Try your hand at traditional artisanal crafts in the bazaar of Kruja, Albania. Support the conservation training of Balkan students at the award-winning Regional Restoration Camps. Delve into history at Ottoman-era castles of Kruja, medieval churches of Ohrid, home of Saints Cyril and Methodius, stunning clifftop monasteries of Meteora, and the ancient tomb of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great.

About the trip

Total cost: $2,600 (shared room); single rooms available for an additional $150

Dates: May 18 – 30, 2018

Travel partner: Cultural Heritage Without Borders



Send the following to the Fulbright Association by March 15, 2018:

  1. Registration Packet: (mail or e-mail to
  2. Deposit payment: Click here to pay online or contact the Fulbright Association office)

Final payments are due on Friday, April 13



Friday, May 18

Kruja, Albania Arrival at Tirana airport. Transportation from the airport to the hotel in Kruja is arranged by the organizers, according to flight times. Group welcome dinner


Saturday, May 19

Tirana + Kruja Morning Travel to Tirana (45 minutes) City tour – Visits to National Museum and House of Leaves Museum of Secret Surveillance Afternoon Additional visits Reception with local Fulbright alumni Travel back to Kruja


Sunday, May 20

Kruja All day (Service component) Registration and introduction to the Regional Restoration Camp in Kruja Following the program of the camp, including site visits of Kruja and introductory lectures on Kruja’s history


Monday, May 21

Kruja All day (Service component) Following the program of the camp, engaging in artisans’ workshops, trying out different crafts, weaving, crochet, felt works


Tuesday, May 22

Shkodra + Kruja Morning Travel to Shkodra (1.5 hours) Study tour in Shkodra, visit to Rozafa Castle Afternoon Free time in the city Travel back in Kruja


Wednesday, May 23

Kruja All day (Service component) Following the program of the camp Volunteer action – giving back to the community in Kruja Group dinner – farewell to Kruja and the Regional Restoration Camp Packing to leave Albania


Thursday, May 24

Kruja All day service project. Group dinner and farewell to Kruja and the Regional Restoration Camp, and then packing to leave Albania.


Friday, May 25

Ohrid, Macedonia Morning Travel to Ohrid (4 hours) Checking in to the hotel Group lunch in Ohrid Afternoon Visit Ohrid, Old City, Plaoshnik and mosaics Packing to leave Macedonia


Saturday, May 26

Ohrid, Macedonia + Kalabaka, Greece Morning Travel to Kalabaka / Meteora (5 hours) Checking in to the hotel Afternoon Free time in Kalabaka


Sunday, May 27

Kalabaka / Meteora All day Touring the Monasteries of Meteora – UNESCO World Heritage Site


Monday, May 28

Vergina + Thessaloniki Morning Travel to Vergina (2.5 hours) Visit ancient Agai and tomb of Philip of Macedon – UNESCO World Heritage Site Group lunch in Vergina Afternoon Travel to Thessaloniki (1 hour) Checking in to the hotel Free time in Thessaloniki


Tuesday, May 29

Thessaloniki Morning City tour and museum visits Afternoon Meeting Fulbright alumni in Thessaloniki Group farewell dinner


Wednesday, May 30

Thessaloniki Departure from Thessaloniki Organizers will arrange transportation to Thessaloniki airport. For any other departure arrangements, trip participants bear full individual responsibility.

What's Included

  • Double room accommodations in comfortable hotels (2 occupants per room). Single rooms are available for an additional $300
  • Breakfast daily
  • Seven group meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transportation by private, air-conditioned motor coach/minibus/van, as well as group transfers as appropriate
  • English speaking guide(s)/interpreter(s) to accompany participants through the whole tour period
  • Preparatory reading materials
  • Admission and fees to museums and program activities as listed in itinerary
  • Honoraria for speakers booked by CHwB
  • All tools, materials and craftspeople required for the service project/Regional Restoration Camp portion of the itinerary
  • In-country health insurance, not including airlift or emergency evacuation to the U.S.

What's Not Included

  • Flights to/from Albania or Kosovo
  • Expenses of a purely personal nature
  • Room service charges
  • Transportation of luggage in excess of weight allowance
  • Gratuities to the bellmen and waiters
  • Travel Cancellation Insurance
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Daily meals that are not organized for the group
  • Extra beverages at group meals
  • Visas or other entry documents

Please read all the information in our registration packet for terms on cancellations, refunds, and other policies.

Membership requirements: Please also note that you must be a current member of the Fulbright Association in order to join the tour. If you are not a member, you can click here to join, or if you are a lapsed member, please click here to renew your annual membership. Not a Fulbright alumn? No problem! The Fulbright Association welcomes all supporters of the mission of the Fulbright Program to join as Friends of Fulbright. Tour registrants may also bring one non-member guest. Please indicate who your guest is in your registration materials.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at (202) 775-0725 or e-mail us at