Our tours usually go for three weeks, and tend to be quite busy with walking around museums, exploring cobblestoned city streets and clambering over archaeological sites. Additionally, the territory is unfamiliar, so while you are concentrating on what you are being shown by your guide, your also need to watch where you are walking. After a few hours it can be quite tiring.

Our suggestion is that you do at least some long walks before you start the tour. This will give you an indication of what your physical standard is and how many more walks it will take to get more confident. Some people naturally walk fast, while others stroll at a more leisurely pace, however it it is good to be able to cope and be comfortable no matter what the group circumstances.

Several previous travellers have decided that a walking stick/shooting stick is an ideal third leg to prop on in a museum/gallery, where standing for an extended period of time can be just as exhausting as walking 2 kms. It is also handy in walking over rough terrain, or where there are no handrails on steps. With a hip or knee replacement it can be quite supportive.

For our tours which tend to be a little off the well trodden and tended paths, you need to be fit enough to comfortably experience all that our tours have to offer.