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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
27 Sep–6 Oct 2014
10 days
£3,210
2–11 May 2015
10 days
£3,240
19–28 Sep 2015
10 days
£3,240
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.
29 Sep–5 Oct 2014
7 days
£2,540
13–19 Sep 2015
7 days
£2,570
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.
4–11 Oct 2014
8 days
£2,420
17–24 May 2015
8 days
£2,610
Eastern Turkey

Eastern Turkey

  • 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
16 days
£4,270
9–24 May 2015
16 days
£4,460
3–18 Oct 2015
16 days
£4,460
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.
8–23 Oct 2014
16 days
£5,140
11–26 Feb 2015
16 days
£5,180
7–22 Oct 2015
16 days
£5,180
Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome

  • 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
6 days
£2,570
Roman Algeria

Roman Algeria

  • 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
9 days
£3,270
29 Oct–6 Nov 2014
9 days
£3,270
5–13 Oct 2015
9 days
£3,320
2–10 Nov 2015
9 days
£3,320
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.
13–25 Oct 2014
13 days
£4,100
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.
15–23 Oct 2014
9 days
£3,180
21–29 Mar 2015
9 days
£3,360
25 Oct–2 Nov 2015
9 days
£3,360
Palestine

Palestine

  • 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
9 days
£3,250
12–20 Oct 2015
9 days
£3,460
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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