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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.

Antiquities of Upper Egypt

Antiquities of Upper Egypt

  • 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. 
29 Dec 2014–4 Jan 2015
7 days
£3,170
13–19 Apr 2015
7 days
£3,170
Oman

Oman

  • Remarkable landscape, hill forts, traditional souqs, archaeological sites.
  • The toehold of Arabia, with a diverse population reflecting its mercantile past.
  • Accompanied by a social anthropologist long involved in the Middle East.
10–20 Jan 2015
11 days
£4,580
16–26 Nov 2015
11 days
£4,670
Lands of the Maya

Lands of the Maya

  • Magnificent Maya cities including Chichén Itzá, Palenque and Tikal, with time also for the little visited.
  • An insight into modern Maya life: customs, religion and colourful handicrafts.
  • Splendid colonial architecture.
26 Jan–11 Feb 2015
17 days
£5,440
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

  • 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.
11–26 Feb 2015
16 days
£5,180
7–22 Oct 2015
16 days
£5,180
Essential India

Essential India

  • Includes some of India’s most celebrated sites and also lesser-known but quintessential places. Arrangements for special access a feature.
  • Spends more time at the centres visited than most mainstream tours, and free time is allowed for rest or independent exploration.
  • Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and the most sacred in India; the Hindu temples of Khajuraho; Rajput and Mughal forts, palaces and funerary monuments.
20 Feb–6 Mar 2015
15 days
£5,670
26 Feb–11 Mar 2016
15 days
£5,760
Sicily

Sicily

  • 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 days
£4,130
13–25 Apr 2015
13 days
£4,130
21 Sep–3 Oct 2015
13 days
£4,320
5–17 Oct 2015
13 days
£4,320
2–14 Nov 2015
13 days
£4,130
Essential Jordan

Essential Jordan

  • 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
9 days
£3,360
24 Oct–1 Nov 2015
9 days
£3,360
Morocco

Morocco

  • 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.
22 Mar–2 Apr 2015
12 days
£4,170
13–24 Sep 2015
12 days
£4,170
Israel & Palestine

Israel & Palestine

  • 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
10 days
£4,280
13–22 Oct 2015
10 days
£4,430
Jordan Revisited

Jordan Revisited

  • 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
10 days
£3,640
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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