Africa, Middle East & Central Asia

Academy Travel’s tours to Africa, Middle East & Central Asia have a strong focus on ancient history and archaeology. Many tours are led by experienced archaeologists, several of whom have worked on sites in the region.

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Europe

Our range of cultural tours to Europe are designed to explore the history, art and architecture of the continent in a way that is more relaxed than most Europe trips, but at the same time offering depth and focus.

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Australia & New Zealand

You don’t have to leave our region to experience extraordinary art and cultures. Explore behind the scenes of private collections, meet with experts at galleries and museums, and get to know the custodians of our own history and culture.

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The Americas

Explore the complex mosaic of people and cultures in central America, the USA, New England and French Canada or enjoy the best of the best in New York – outstanding performances, private visits to breathtaking museums and collections.

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Asia

Asia offers a stimulating range of experiences and a wealth of culture, from little-visited ancient temples and archaeological sites along the Silk Road to striking contemporary art, architecture and design in the region’s vibrant capitals.

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Italy

Academy Travel began by offering small-group cultural tours to Italy, and these remain a cornerstone of our operations.

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The academy travel difference

CAREFULLY CRAFTED ITINERARIES

A well-thought-through itinerary can make all the difference to your travels. We create itineraries which explore destinations in a meaningful way and not just the obvious, well-known sites.

LIKE-MINDED TRAVELLERS

A key component of the Academy Travel experience is you. Over the years we’ve been fortunate to have built a loyal clientele of interested and interesting travellers.

EXPERT TOUR LEADERS

Passionate, prepared and professional, our tour leaders have solid postgraduate qualifications and bring a world of experience and a wealth of knowledge to your travels.

SPECIAL EXPERIENCES

Private viewings, exclusive events, behind-the-scenes visits, sold-out performances… many of our tours feature events which are not regularly available on group tours.

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