Ireland Tour: The Archaeology of Éire

Ireland Tour: The Archaeology of Éire

August 14 – 29, 2020 & June 12 – 27, 2021 | Enda O’Flaherty
The Emerald Isle has a rich history dating back over 9,000 years, when Mesolithic hunter-gatherers migrated to the island. The various populations that have inhabited this territory have all left their imprint on the history of this fascinating country! Today Ireland is home to the greatest surviving concentration of field monuments in Europe. Enjoy Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Christian, Medieval, Early Modern and Modern sites!

Tour Central Mexico’s Toltec Heritage

Tour Central Mexico’s Toltec Heritage

November 7 – 17, 2020 & April 10 – 20, 2021 | Stanley Guenter
The Toltecs are the most mysterious and controversial group from ancient Mesoamerica and the interpretation of their importance to the greater cultural traditions of this region have ranged from seeing them as the “mother culture”, from which all others sprang, to a group that didn’t even exist historically, and were nothing but a figment of the Aztec imagination.

Greek Isles: Cyclades, Santorini, and Aegina

Greek Isles: Cyclades, Santorini, and Aegina

June 5 – 18, 2021 | Jennifer Tobin
The isles of the Aegean offer travelers a unique perspective of Greece, ancient and modern. A wealth of archaeological sites set in stunning locations reveal the myth and history specific to each island: Tinos, Mykonos, Delos, Despotiko, Paros, and Naxos in the Cyclades archipelago, and then Santorini and Aegina.

Tour Easter Island and see the Tapati Festival

Tour Easter Island and see the Tapati Festival

February 7 – 18, 2021 | Sidsel Millerström
Travel to one of Polynesia’s most fascinating islands – enigmatic Easter Island where we will explore immense stone statues, perplexing petroglyphs, and vibrant cave paintings. The trip is timed to include the island’s wonderful Tapati Festival, a time of revelry and feasts and of honoring the culture – both past and present!

Sudan: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

Sudan: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

February 1 – 14, 2021 | Tim Kendall
Travel by 4-wheel drive along the Nile and through the deserts of northern Sudan where towering pyramids, painted rock-cut tombs, and ornately carved temples await discovery. . Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Meroe and Jebel Barkal, and enjoy specially-arranged, private tours by archaeologists at Tombos, El Kurru, Kawa, the Temple of Mut at Jebel Barkal, and Old Dongola’s Monastery of the Holy Trinity.