Callanish standing stones at sunset
Callanish standing stones at sunset

If you’re looking for an all-encompassing journey into the ancient world in the company of an esteemed expert, you’ve come to the right place. We are delighted to share our range of full archaeological expeditions, all of which are accompanied by renowned scholars. Ranging from 13 to 20 days in total, these adventures are intensive, fascinating and truly memorable. We can take you from the deserts of Sudan, where pyramids rise dramatically from the sands, to the precariously-perched monasteries at Meteora in Greece. Authentic experiences await as you discover myths, legends and history, and uncover captivating stories in incredible destinations around the globe. 

What is included:

  • Expert Scholar & Tour Manager
  • Accommodation
  • Local Transport
  • Entries & Tips
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Regional Flights
  • Any ferry crossings required

Upcoming Departures

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August 23 2019 (Guaranteed Departure)
with Professor John Rick
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17 days
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January 11 2020
with Dr William Saturno
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14 days
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with Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi
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20 days
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with Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi
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18 days
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July 6 2020
with Professor John Hines
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16 days
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May 28 2020
with Dr Roy Larick
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14 days
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October 7 2019
with Dr Christina Hatzimichael Whitley
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15 days
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June 7 2020
with Dr Christina Hatzimichael Whitley
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September 15 2019 (Guaranteed Departure)
with Dr Roy Larick
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October 13 2019
with Dr Dirk Booms
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May 14 2020
with Peter Yeoman
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17 days
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May 28 2020
with Professor Caroline Malone
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16 days
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September 30 2019
with Ian Colvin
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$4,995
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January 26 2021
with Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi
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$5,550 $5,320
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16 days
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November 9 2019 (Guaranteed Departure)
with Miranda Bruce-Mitford
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$6,695
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16 days
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April 9 2020
with Dr Allen Fromherz
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15 days
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March 28 2020
with Dr Allen Fromherz
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$6,750 $6,650
Duration
13 days
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Frequently Asked Questions

You can book either by telephone, email or online. We are happy to hold bookings on our tours without commitment for 2 days. After this, we require a deposit to confirm your place. Payments can be made by card, bank transfer or check (payable to Archaeological Tours). We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. There is no credit card fee for guests. We do not accept post-dated checks, nor do we keep your card details on record. For overseas bank transfers, all fees must be paid by the guest(s).

These days, there is no reason to sacrifice comfort or convenience while you travel the world. We seek out the very best hotels for you and our international standard hotels are well-located for our touring, great restaurants and cultural experiences. You can find details of all our hotels on our website or by contacting our customer care team. If you would like any more information or if you have any questions, please just get in touch.

We welcome single travelers, but your place on tour may be subject to an additional supplement. For those traveling alone but who prefer to share with another, we will endeavor to work out congenial rooming arrangements.

Our Expert Scholars are chosen for their academic and storytelling credentials. Often distinguished faculty members of respected universities and museums, our lecturers are chosen not only for the breadth and depth of their knowledge, but also for their ability to fascinate their listeners and share the passion they have for their chosen subject. A great number of our lecturers have toured with us for many years and are very much attuned to the subtleties of what makes an outstanding tour.

We would be happy to discuss any additional sites that you would like to see that aren’t on our itineraries, but we cannot edit our tour program. There may be logistical reasons why this isn’t possible as part of a group, but we would be happy to arrange some bespoke pre- or post-tour sightseeing for you if you so wish.

Our tours vary in the degree of activity required and in how strenuous they are. Check out our activity rating on each tour page. Our travelers are usually between 50-75 years old, so, if you fall within the average range, we will have a tour for you! However, you must be able to walk unassisted and will most likely have to stand for extended periods of time. If you are over 80, please don’t be offended if we ask you to fill in a doctor’s note – your safety and well-being is our top priority. Easy Going: Limited walking and time to relax Moderate: Moderate walking and long days Challenging: Extensive walking, challenging environments and long days

Once you book a tour, and leading up to departure, we will send you a number of useful documents. Look out for our travel guide, which contains a handy packing list.

We would be sorry to hear this, but we understand that sometimes plans change. Our deposits are non-refundable and we ask that you let us know as soon as possible, so we can cancel your reservations. If you have already paid your balance, the refund due to you changes depending on time until departure. Check out our terms and conditions for more information.

If we cancel your tour prior to the date of departure, due to either low passenger numbers or to major logistical barriers to operation, you will have the option to transfer to an alternative tour (and pay/receive a refund/credit in respect of any price difference) or accept a full refund.

Please hold off until we can confirm your tour is good to go. We will not be liable for any costs incurred in the event that we cancel a tour if you do not follow this advice. Please also be sure to pay close attention to the arrival and departure destinations of your tour.

This usually will not be a problem, but it does depend on the severity of the medical and dietary condition. We understand that this may be a sensitive subject but, if you are worried that it will inhibit or hider your travel, please inform us and we will go the extra mile to address any requirements. When we provide meals, we will always endeavor to make sure that our suppliers meet your dietary needs. However, it may be difficult in more remote destinations to cater for all needs. If you need to carry medication with you, please check that there are no customs restrictions – you may need to carry proof such as your prescriptions or a doctor’s note.

We strongly recommend that all travelers have comprehensive travel insurance and do not travel against medical advice. You should organize insurance immediately when you book to ensure you have coverage against possible cancellation charges, medical treatment, and repatriation.