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Travels with John McNeill

posted on 01/05/20

John McNeill is one of Martin Randall Travel's longest-serving lecturers. In the thirty years he has worked for us he has guided hundreds of our clients through the medieval fabric of the UK, France, Italy and Spain. In a further display of loyalty during this Covid-19 pandemic, he has produced two videos for us; one a virtual tour of Oxford and one on the parish church of St Mary at Iffley. We share them with you now.

In his other life, John lectures for Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education and is Honorary Secretary of the British Archaeological Association.

In 2021, he leads tours to the West Midlands, Rome, Burgundy, Basilicata & Calabria, Portugal and Puglia.

A virtual tour of Oxford

What follows is a video of a walk into Oxford along the river during the sunniest week thus far of the coronavirus lockdown. It is intended to be a virtual equivalent to a Martin Randall Travel guided walk, albeit one with a more archaeological or even geological focus than is usual. Think of it as partly hidden history.

The parish church of St Mary in the historic village of Iffley


Tours with John McNeill in 2021

Medieval West Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Oxfordshire (21–25 June 2021)

Early Christian & Medieval Rome – rare splendours from tempestuous times (21–28 September 2021)

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Essential Puglia (23–30 March 2021)

Basilicata & Calabria (1–9 May 2021)

The Medieval Heart of Portugal (10–16 May 2021)

Medieval Burgundy (5–12 June 2021)

'I have travelled with John McNeill before, and am always appreciative of his scholarship, enthusiasm and humour, and the way in which he works to share his evident pleasure and knowledge with his party.' 

A testimonial from a participant on The Welsh Marches in 2019.

You may also be interested in reading, 'Repeat performances welcome!', written by John McNeill for our 2020 Spring newsletter.


View all tours led by John McNeill

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