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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.
- 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
14–28 Apr 2016
1–15 Sep 2016
- 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
11–27 Sep 2016
- An extraordinarily diverse city: Roman remains; outstanding Byzantine buildings; glorious mosaics and frescoes; Ottoman mosques and palaces.
- Includes two visits to the Haghia Sophia, one of which is a private evening opening for our group (subject to confirmation).
- Stay in the heart of the Sultanahmet area.
13–19 Sep 2015
27 Sep–3 Oct 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
4–16 Apr 2016
19 Sep–1 Oct 2016
17–29 Oct 2016
7–19 Nov 2016
- 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
- One of the most exciting tours possible dealing with Roman archaeology. A unique insight into everyday life in the Roman Empire.
- 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.
28 Sep–3 Oct 2015
12–17 Oct 2015
25–30 Apr 2016
12–17 Sep 2016
24–30 Oct 2016
- A comprehensive look at the two of the most influential civilizations of the Western World.
- A new tour for 2015.
- Two full days exploring Athens – the Acropolis, Agora and the city’s finest museums; and an excursion to the temple at Sounion.
3–10 Oct 2015