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Archaeology Tours

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.

Classical Greece

Classical Greece

  • 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
10 days
£3,240
19–28 Sep 2015
10 days
£3,240
Minoan Crete

Minoan Crete

  • 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
10 days
£2,640
Classical Turkey

Classical Turkey

  • 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
10 days
£3,430
Walking Hadrianís Wall

Walking Hadrianís Wall

  • 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.
11–17 May 2015
7 days
£1,910
6–12 Sep 2015
7 days
£1,910
9–15 May 2016
7 days
£1,840
5–11 Sep 2016
7 days
£1,840
Central Macedonia

Central Macedonia

  • 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.
17–24 May 2015
8 days
£2,610
Samarkand & Silk Road Cities

Samarkand & Silk Road Cities

  • 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.
19–29 May 2015
11 days
£3,290
1–11 Sep 2015
11 days
£3,290
22 Sep–2 Oct 2015
11 days
£3,290
Cave Art of France

Cave Art of France

  • 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
8 days
£2,680
Persia

Persia

  • 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
15 days
£4,370
Peru

Peru

  • 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
17 days
£6,180
Istanbul

Istanbul

  • 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
7 days
£2,570
TESTIMONIALS
So impressed with the smooth movement of 16 individuals around 3 hotels in 3 cities and innumerable ancient sites. Breathtaking.
Our lecturer was a naturally gifted presenter, both knowledgeable and able to engage in a 2 way conversation. His talks were fascinating.
My first experience of a Martin Randall trip was very enjoyable; no detail was overlooked. We were unobtrusively looked after, never herded.

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