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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.
- Five walks of between 2 and 6 miles through immensely varied scenery, from the lava fields of Etna to salt lake flats along the coast.
- Much of archaeological interest, as well as visits to Syracuse, the greatest of western Greek cities, and to the Baroque city of Noto.
- Led by Dr Ffiona Gilmore Eaves, an archaeology specialist.
28 Apr–5 May 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.
3–12 May 2014
27 Sep–6 Oct 2014
- 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.
10–25 May 2014
4–19 Oct 2014
- Italy ancient and modern, following the Roman Via Flaminia or Flaminian Way.
- A conspectus of history and culture covering more than two thousand years.
- A new tour for 2014.
10–17 May 2014
- 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.
13–23 May 2014
9–19 Sep 2014
16–26 Sep 2014
- 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.
18–24 May 2014
7–13 Sep 2014
11–17 May 2015
6–12 Sep 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.
13–24 Sep 2014
- A comprehensive introduction to Pharaonic Egypt visiting the principal sites from Giza to Abu Simbel.
- Led by Dr Angus Graham, an expert in Egyptian archaeology.
- A full and busy tour but it avoids rush and allows time to contemplate and absorb.
15–26 Sep 2014
- 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