History, rural traditions and natural wonders abound in this pastoral, romantic and remote part of Europe. Dr Martin Locker, a Pyrenean specialist, reveals the picturesque Cathar castles, Carolingian heritage and prehistoric cave art of the hidden valleys and glistening peaks of the Pyrenees and the Languedoc.
Departs 14 June 2019 and 20 September 2019.
Celts and Visigoths, a rugged coast and spectacular mountains all combine in this hidden gem of northern Spain. Two professors of archaeology from Oxford University guide you through Celtic castros and pre-Romanesque architecture as you enjoy some of the most inspiring sights in Atlantic Europe.
Exclusive to 21 June 2019 only.
Discover Bulgaria, one of Europe’s richest areas for archaeology and one of its oldest mainsprings of culture. Led by Professor Andrew Poulter, a specialist in Bulgarian archaeology, our tour travels from capital to coast through the country’s impressive ancient sites, historic towns and unspoilt Balkan landscapes.
Departs 11 May 2019 and 28 September 2019.
Stunning landscapes and superb archaeology create an unforgettable experience. Discover the Minoans, named after legendary King Minos, and marvel at the views from Santorini, one of the world's most amazing places. Our itinerary is perfectly designed to explore Minoan archaeology’s fascinating array of Bronze Age sites, artistic wealth and deep-rooted mythology. Itinerary: Use the tab…
Departs 20 September 2018, 16 May 2019 and 19 September 2019
Uniquely, our two-centred tour stays in both north and south Cyprus, allowing fuller appreciation of the island's cultural history and significant World Heritage. Explore 10,000 years of human history amid the charms of Aphrodite's island, with its connections to the ancient Near East, Asia Minor, Greece and the Crusades. Itinerary: Use the tab menu above…
Departs 17 October 2018, 10 April 2019 and 16 October 2019.
Get to know Malta, a small, sunny Mediterranean island with a surprisingly eventful past. Our well-balanced itinerary reveals its important World Heritage sites from history and prehistory alike; mysterious Stone Age temples, the magnificent Knights of St. John and a celebrated wartime role. Malta has a unique multi-cultural heritage. Itinerary: Use the tab menu above…
Departs 09 October 2018, 24 March 2019, 28 April 2019 and 29 September 2019
A wealth of ancient and historic treasures awaits you in an enchanting land of sun-drenched vineyards and sparkling clear seas. A succession of civilisations has left a dazzling, cosmopolitan heritage with some of the finest art and architecture in the entire Mediterranean. Itinerary: Use the tab menu above for full itinerary and other information.
Departs 01 October 2018, 08 April 2019 and 07 October 2019.
This is archaeology at its most vivid and compelling. Get extraordinary insights into Roman life and enjoy the fabulous scenery and vibrant local culture of the magnificent Bay of Naples. We provide a scholarly pick of the region's superb Roman sites in a landscape where nature and culture are spectacularly interwoven. Itinerary: Use the tab…
Departs 07 September 2018, 07 May 2019 and 29 September 2019.
Discover the hidden churches and lost villages of one of Britain’s most intriguing regions. Based in the historic Mermaid Inn in Rye, and guided by local resident and archaeologist Dr Christopher Cole, this is an especially revealing tour of a unique corner of England, full of famous names, fascinating stories and strange mysteries since the…
Departs 2018 04 June, 02 July, 16 July, 06 August and 20 August. And 2019 03 June, 17 June, 01 July, 15 July, 05 August and 19 August.
Explore the rich lands of Norfolk and Suffolk, an area steeped in the tribal origins of England and brimming with an unmatched medieval heritage. See the latest discoveries being unearthed on a live excavation.
Departs 22 July 2018 and 21 July 2019.