Stay at the magnificent Hythe Imperial Hotel on the seafront of south-east England and explore 2000 years of history at the nation's front line of defence, from the Roman invasion to the Battle of Britain and two world wars.
07 September 2020
A professor from Oxford University guides you through the latest research and excavation in one of England’s most significant ancient landscapes, where history and prehistory are etched into the soft, green, downland hills of a designated area of outstanding natural beauty.
Departs 26 July 2020, 02 September 2020, and 12 May 2021.
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 22 June 2020 and 04 September 2020.
Celts and Visigoths, a rugged coast and spectacular mountains combine as two academics from Oxford University guide you through Celtic castros and pre-Romanesque architecture in this hidden gem of northern Spain.
11 September 2020 and 21 May 2021.
Discover Bulgaria, one of Europe’s richest areas for archaeology and one of its oldest mainsprings of culture. Our tour travels from capital to coast through the country’s impressive ancient sites, historic towns and unspoilt Balkan landscapes.
Departs 12 September 2020 and 08 May 2021.
Enjoy a wealth of eminent archaeology and fabulous scenery exploring the ancient Greek world and the foundations of western civilisation. A profoundly satisfying experience enlightened with Delphic wisdom, Olympian mythology and iconic art and architecture.
Departs 29 September 2020.
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.
Departs 10 September 2020 and 06 May 2021.
Uniquely, this two-centred tour stays in both the Greek south and Turkish north of Cyprus, allowing fuller appreciation of this charming island and its fascinating World Heritage; 10,000 years of human history with connections to the ancient Near East, to Greece and to the Crusades.
Departs 14 October 2020, and 07 April 2021.
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.
Departs 20 September 2020 and 22 April 2021.
A wealth of ancient and historic treasures awaits you in an enchanting land of sun-drenched vineyards, sparkling clear seas, vibrant cities, sleepy villages and unrivalled cuisine. A succession of civilisations has left a dazzling, cosmopolitan heritage with some of the finest art and architecture in the entire Mediterranean.
Departs 28 September 2020 and 19 April 2021.
This is archaeology at its most vivid and compelling. Enjoy extraordinary insights into Roman life on this well-informed, well-paced exploration of the archaeology of the Bay of Naples region, Superb Roman sites and magnificent scenery in a landscape where nature and culture are still spectacularly interwoven.
Departs 19 September 2020 and 09 April 2021.
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 2020 08 June, 15 June, 29 June, 13 July, 03 August and 10 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. Join Dr Martin Locker as he uncovers the story of the Anglo-Saxons, Norman lordships, Christian saints and pilgrims, and the creation of medieval England.
Departs 19 July 2020 and 26 July 2020.