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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.
- This tour encompasses some of the most important Prehistoric caves in Europe including Lascaux II, Peche Merle and Niaux.
- Great art, whatever its function or the ‘artist’s’ intention, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with charming villages.
- Led by Britain’s leading specialist in Prehistoric art, Dr Paul Bahn.
8–15 Jun 2015
- The best of Uzbekistan, and some of the most glorious sights in the Islamic world.
- Led by experts in Central Asian archaeology and history.
- Magnificent mosques and madrassas, acres of wonderful wall tiles, intact streetscape, memorable landscapes.
1–11 Sep 2015
22 Sep–2 Oct 2015
17–27 May 2016
6–16 Sep 2016
20–30 Sep 2016
- 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.
4–18 Sep 2015
- The archaeology and history of the largest Roman construction in northern Europe.
- The most spectacular stretches accessible only on foot, this is also a walking tour through some of the most magnificent scenery in England.
- Excursions from coast to coast include all the major Roman sites and relevant museums.
6–12 Sep 2015
9–15 May 2016
5–11 Sep 2016
- A thorough exploration of pre-Columbian civilisations in Peru: Moche, Chimú, Inca.
- The lecturer, Dr David Beresford-Jones, is a fellow of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge.
- Stay on site at Machu Picchu, visit without the crowds.
7–23 Sep 2015
- An extraordinarily diverse city: Roman remains; outstanding Byzantine buildings; glorious mosaics and frescoes; Ottoman mosques and palaces.
- Stay in the heart of the Sultanahmet area.
13–19 Sep 2015
- 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.
13–24 Sep 2015
11–22 Sep 2016
- 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
19–28 Sep 2015
7–16 May 2016
17–26 Sep 2016
- 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.
21 Sep–3 Oct 2015
5–17 Oct 2015
2–14 Nov 2015
- Includes the best of the island’s material culture, from Neolithic and Bronze Age, through Punic and Roman to mediaeval and Renaissance.
- The unique Bronze Age nuraghi are a striking feature, as are Tuscan-style Romanesque churches and 16th-century Catalan altarpieces.
- Led by Dr R. T. Cobianchi, expert art historian.
26 Sep–4 Oct 2015