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MARTIN RANDALL TRAVEL LTD
Barley Mow Passage
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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 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.
7–13 Sep 2014
11–17 May 2015
6–12 Sep 2015
- 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.
8–20 Sep 2014
13–25 Oct 2014
16–28 Mar 2015
13–25 Apr 2015
21 Sep–3 Oct 2015
5–17 Oct 2015
2–14 Nov 2015
- Some of the most glorious sights in the Islamic world.
- Led by experts in Middle Eastern archaeology and history.
- Magnificent mosques and madrassas, acres of wonderful wall tiles, intact streetscape, memorable landscapes.
9–19 Sep 2014
16–26 Sep 2014
- 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.
13–24 Sep 2014
21 Mar–1 Apr 2015
12–23 Sep 2015
- Visits some of the most important and best-preserved Etruscan sites in Lazio and Tuscany.
- Led by Dr Nigel Spivey, Senior Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Cambridge.
- Explores a remote part of Italy’s history, and areas of Italy’s heartland which few tourists reach.
15–21 Sep 2014
- Some of the most important prehistoric caves in Europe including Altamira II, El Castillo and Tito Bustillo.
- An area of outstanding natural beauty with charming villages.
- Led by Britain’s leading specialist in prehistoric art Dr Paul Bahn.
23–29 Sep 2014
- 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
2–11 May 2015
19–28 Sep 2015
- 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
13–19 Sep 2015
- 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
17–24 May 2015
- 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
9–24 May 2015
3–18 Oct 2015