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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.
- Hellenistic and Roman architecture, art and archaeological sites in the home territory of Alexander the Great.
- Byzantine churches and artefacts of the highest importance in Thessaloniki, second only to Constantinople.
- Led by an eminent ancient Greece historian.
4–11 Oct 2014
17–24 May 2015
- 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.
4–19 Oct 2014
9–24 May 2015
3–18 Oct 2015
- Journey through the most striking landscapes Africa has to offer.
- Three days exploring the remote and little-visited rock-hewn churches of East Tigray, the country’s best kept secret.
- Lalibela: Jerusalem in Ethiopia, one of the wonders of Africa. We spend three nights here.
8–23 Oct 2014
11–26 Feb 2015
7–22 Oct 2015
- A comprehensive exploration of Rome’s ancient remains, in situ and in museums.
- Also includes visits outside Rome: Ostia, the well-preserved ancient port of Rome, and Tivoli, for Hadrian’s enormous villa complex.
13–18 Oct 2014
- Tipasa, Djemela & Timgad: three of North Africa’s most exceptional Roman sites, often void of tourists, let alone groups.
- Charming city of Algiers, Alger La Blanche, with its nineteenth and early twentieth-century European architecture and authentic Casbah.
- Outstanding selection of mosaics in museums throughout.
13–21 Oct 2014
29 Oct–6 Nov 2014
5–13 Oct 2015
2–10 Nov 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.
13–25 Oct 2014
16–28 Mar 2015
13–25 Apr 2015
21 Sep–3 Oct 2015
5–17 Oct 2015
2–14 Nov 2015
- 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.
15–23 Oct 2014
21–29 Mar 2015
25 Oct–2 Nov 2015
- A pioneering tour which includes the major archaeological sites and the most significant historic buildings on the West Bank.
- Led by Felicity Cobbing, curator of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
- There are two nights in East Jerusalem.
20–28 Oct 2014
12–20 Oct 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 Oct 2014
20–25 Apr 2015
28 Sep–3 Oct 2015
12–17 Oct 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.
21–30 Oct 2014
24 Mar–2 Apr 2015
13–22 Oct 2015