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Our archaeology holidays feature a wide selection of small-group tours exploring the ancient and classical world, from Ancient Rome to Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece to Classical Turkey and the Caravan Cities of Syria to the Deserts and Oases west of the Nile.
Expert lecturers, chosen for their companionability and communication skills as well as their scholarship, lead our award-winning, meticulously-planned archaeological tours throughout Europe and the Middle East, visiting sites as famed as the Acropolis in Athens, Isfahan in Iran, the temple complex in Karnak and the Pantheon in Rome, as well as countless lesser known destinations.
- Outstanding monuments of several civilizations – Nabatean, Roman, Early Christian, Umayyad, Crusader.
- The lecturers have travelled widely in the Middle East and are authorities on Jordan.
- Petra is the most spectacular archaeological site in the Middle East; we spend three nights here.
21–29 Mar 2015
24 Oct–1 Nov 2015
- Some of the most significant and evocative archaeological sites in the western hemisphere.
- Ancient and mediaeval and modern architecture, from Herod to Bauhaus – Judean, Roman, Christian and Islamic.
- Dr Garth Gilmour is a Biblical archaeologist who has lived and worked in Israel.
24 Mar–2 Apr 2015
13–22 Oct 2015
- An alternative approach, largely away from the crowds. Devised for people who have visited Jordan before, but equally valid for first-timers.
- Spectacular landscapes include Wadi Rum, one of the most dramatic in the Middle East.
- Hellenistic, Roman, Ottoman architecture and artefacts, with visits by special arrangement.
12–21 Apr 2015
- Six days spent in two of Egypt’s most beautiful cities at a relaxed and comfortable pace.
- Some of the most extraordinary sites in antiquity, many free from the usual crowds.
- Led by experts in Egyptian archaeology.
13–19 Apr 2015
- Covers the whole island, including the main sights and many lesser-known ones.
- The whole gamut – Ancient Greek, Roman, mediaeval (particularly Norman), Renaissance, Baroque and later.
- A full tour but carefully paced. Hotel changes kept to a minimum – only three hotels during the entire tour.
16–28 Mar 2015
13–25 Apr 2015
21 Sep–3 Oct 2015
5–17 Oct 2015
2–14 Nov 2015
- One of the most exciting tours possible dealing with Roman archaeology.
- Two principal sites, both buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in ad 79 and preserved with unparalleled completeness.
- Led by experts on the ancient world.
20–25 Apr 2015
28 Sep–3 Oct 2015
12–17 Oct 2015
- A selection of the most interesting cities, major buildings and archaeological sites in this vast and varied country.
- Three full days to explore Isfahan; three full days in Tehran; ample time in Shiraz and Yazd.
- Suitable either for first-time visitors or for those with some familiarity already.
23 Apr–7 May 2015
4–18 Sep 2015
- A comprehensive survey of the principal Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic sites in mainland Greece.
- Highlights include Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi.
- The lecturers both have expert knowledge of ancient Greece
2–11 May 2015
19–28 Sep 2015
- Concentrates on the extraordinary civilization of the Minoans, but also pays due attention to Classical and later cultures.
- Dr Alan Peatfield is an archaeologist specialising in the Minoan Bronze Age civilisation of Crete.
- Plenty of time for Knossos and the main sites and includes many remote and little-visited ones.
4–13 May 2015
- The most prosperous region of the ancient Mediterranean world.
- The finest collection of Hellenistic and Roman city ruins to be found anywhere.
- All the major sites and many which are off the beaten track or difficult to get to.
11–20 May 2015