Travel with an expert guide to ancient and pre-historic sites around the Mediterranean and in Central Asia. Click on a tour description below for full itinerary and online bookings.
Follow the Silk Road from the might of Imperial Beijing the east, to Buddhist monasteries, and Islamic culture in the west at Turpan, Ürümqi and Kashgar.
Ben graduated from Queensland University in 1983 with Honours in Ancient History and he also holds a Diploma of Education from the
Experience South America’s culture, history and scenery. Visit Santiago, Buenos Aires and Lima. See Igauzu Falls, Macchu Picchu and Inca sites near Cusco.
He has worked as a professional archaeologist and taught extensively in the field. He is currently involved with prehistoric sites
Uncover China’s rich historical achievements and artistry defined by over 2000 years of dynastic rule Our 18-day tour travels the mainland and into Hong Kong.
Since returning to UK David has lectured extensively on the Qing Dynasty Chinese Court Costume to groups as diverse as Na
Enjoy the best of land and sea travel on this 17-day tour to Malta and Sicily, featuring a seven-day cruise on the luxury sailing yacht Sea Cloud II.
He led his first tour to Italy in 1990 and since then has designed and led 16 tours to Italy, Turkey and the United States, as wel
Study the fascinating history and admire the natural beauty of the Italian coastline from Lazio, along the Tyrrhenian coast, through to Turin.
Kathleen has a doctorate in Italian literature from the University of Sydney. She has a strong interest in medieval history and co
Travel through the fascinating regions of Northern Spain via Porto to Lisbon. Explore outstanding art collections, spectacular monuments and vibrant cities.
A former Senior Lecturer in Italian at the University of Western Sydney, she is a fluent Italian speaker with a wide ranging knowl
Experience the fine arts and culture of Persia. See Tehran's fine museums, visit Isfahan’s exquisite mosques and the great sites of Pasargadae and Persepolis.
One of his particular interests is the Queen of Sheba. He first visited Ethiopia in 1977 and has led specialist tours there since
From Gettysburg to gumbo Academy Travel’s new 15-day itinerary explores the essence of America’s South, with great food, superb art and fine scenery to be enjoyed.
In 2007 he spent six months in Washington as a congressional intern and has travelled extensively in the North East USA. He has le
Explore the connections between Europe and North Africa on this new itinerary. Visit Fes, Rabat and Tangier in Morocco and discover Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
She lectures for the UK-based National Association of Decorative and fine Arts Societies (NADFAS) and is well known to ADFAS membe
See Greek temples, Roman villas, Byzantine mosaics, Norman cathedrals and exuberant baroque architecture, in a setting of sea and mountains.
She lectures at both the University of Sydney and the University of NSW. Estelle has led numerous trips to southern Italy for Acad
Uncover Japan’s history, art and culture in new world Tokyo, Kanazawa’s gardens, Hiroshima’s peace memorial and 7 nights immersed in Kyoto’s cultural delights.
Visit Burma’s splendid pagodas in Yangon and Bagan, cruise down the Ayayarwady, float amongst gardens on Lake Inle and see the English hill town of Maymyo.
With over 30 years experience as an administrator and tour leader on the great sub-continent she has a great deal to share with he
Our new 12-day study tour explores Rome’s history, art and culture from antiquity to the present, with an extended series of lectures and guided site visits.
Dr Nick Gordon holds a University Medal and a PhD in history from the University of Sydney. He has taught Europea
Explore Italy’s southern capitals, Palermo and Naples, experiencing their blend of ancient and modern cultures that is both sophisticated and exhilarating.
Over 3000 years of Egyptian history awaits travelling the Nile Valley from Cairo to Aswan. From the great monuments and museums in Cairo and Luxor to Abu Simbel.
Lucia is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, and teaches Egyptology for the
This 17-day tour will appeal to those looking to take ‘the road less travelled’ through the regions of Puglia and Basilicata, and on to the Bay of Naples.
From Naples tour leading archaeological sites, pause on Capri to marvel at its natural beauty, before continuing on to Rome to visit difficult-to-access sites.
Since 2005 he has been Senior Curator of the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. Michael has homes in Sydney and Sussex.
A comprehensive tour covering Morocco’s diverse delights from Volubilis’ Roman ruins, ancient medinas in Fes and Marrakesh to the Sahara and the Atlantic Coast.
Explore the history and culture of Italy’s premier art cities Florence and Venice. See world-class galleries and museums, and visit difficult-to-access sites.
Take a comprehensive tour of Spain, designed to give the first-time visitor an overview of the country’s diverse and fascinating history, art and traditions.
Other areas of expertise include art, culture, and the environment. He completed his PhD at the University of California at Berk
Delve into Iran’s archaeology and experience some of the most remarkable monuments in the ancient and Islamic worlds including Isfahan, Shiraz and Persepolis.
He is also Co-Director of the University's excavations at Pella in Jordan, and the ANU/University of Melbourne excavations at Jebe
Explore Ancient Greece’s rich history. visit Minoan sites in Crete, Mycenaean Pylos, Bronze Age and Classical Olympia, Delphi and Macedonian Thessaloniki.
Explore Corsica and Sardinia, two Mediterranean islands which, despite centuries of invasion and settlement, retain a proud independent spirit.
Travel from Burgundy, south through Lyon to the Côte d’Azur, exploring medieval villages, admire fine Roman ruins and visit exceptional regional art galleries.
This new 15-day tour takes you from Copenhagen, to Oslo, Bergen and Iceland, to explore the region’s distinctive landscapes and cultural traditions.
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