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MARTIN RANDALL TRAVEL LTD
Barley Mow Passage
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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.
- 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.
17–29 Mar 2014
8–20 Sep 2014
13–25 Oct 2014
- 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.
29 Mar–6 Apr 2014
15–23 Oct 2014
- From Tangier to Marrakech, including the imperial cities of Fez and Meknes.
- Led by James Brown, a historian specialising in Morocco.
- Spectacular landscapes: the Atlas Mountains, valleys, palm groves, woodland, desert.
29 Mar–9 Apr 2014
13–24 Sep 2014
- One of the most fascinating cities in Italy, much improved recently.
- Includes access to private palaces and to places outside public opening hours.
- Excursions to several other towns and sites in western Sicily: Cefalù, Bagheria, Monreale.
31 Mar–5 Apr 2014
- 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.
4–13 Apr 2014
- 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.
7–16 Apr 2014
- 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 various experts on the ancient world.
7–12 Apr 2014
20–25 Oct 2014
- Five walks of between 2 and 6 miles through immensely varied scenery, from the lava fields of Etna to salt lake flats along the coast.
- Much of archaeological interest, as well as visits to Syracuse, the greatest of western Greek cities, and to the Baroque city of Noto.
- Led by Dr Ffiona Gilmore Eaves, an archaeology specialist.
28 Apr–5 May 2014
- 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.
3–12 May 2014
27 Sep–6 Oct 2014
- A journey through lesser-known Turkey from Gaziantep to Lake Van, to Mount Ararat and the Black Sea.
- Wide ranging themes, spectacular landscapes and varied architecture: mountains, valleys, plains and coast; Byzantine and Georgian churches, Seljuk mosques and Armenian monasteries.
- The tour tells a story as much about the neighbouring countries it doesn’t visit as the country it does.
10–25 May 2014
4–19 Oct 2014