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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.
- 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
13–19 Apr 2015
- 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
16–26 Nov 2015
- 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
- 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
26 Feb–11 Mar 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.
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.
21–29 Mar 2015
24 Oct–1 Nov 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.
22 Mar–2 Apr 2015
13–24 Sep 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.
24 Mar–2 Apr 2015
13–22 Oct 2015
- 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
- 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 Apr 2015
28 Sep–3 Oct 2015
12–17 Oct 2015