Spain and Morocco Tour: In the Path of Medieval Islam

Spain and Morocco Tour: In the Path of Medieval Islam

May 2 – 16, 2020 | Robin Vose
In 711, an army of Arabs and Berbers landed on the Iberian Peninsula, and over the next seven years, through diplomacy and warfare, they brought most of present-day Spain and Portugal under Islamic control. For more than 700 years, until the Christians retook the land in 1492 (reconquista), Muslim dynasties ruled al-Andalus, and during this time there was a blossoming of philosophy, arts and sciences.

The Wonders of Tunisia

The Wonders of Tunisia

October 4 – 18, 2020 | Jennifer Tobin
Join Far Horizons on this very special 15-day trip to Tunisia and experience the country’s riches from Roman amphitheaters, Byzantine fortresses, and Jewish synagogues, to Berber oases villages, thousand-year old mosques, and Andalusian architecture. And see all seven of Tunisia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites – – Dougga, Kairouan, the medinas of Sousse and Tunis, the Punic remains of Kerkouane, magnificent Carthage, and El Jem, the largest Roman amphitheater in North Africa.

Sudan: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

Sudan: An Exploration of Ancient Kush

January 19 – February 2, 2020 | E. C. Krupp
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.

Tour Ethiopia: The Wonders of the Horn of Africa

Tour Ethiopia: The Wonders of the Horn of Africa

September 23 – October 7, 2019 | Luisa Sernicola
Ethiopia is one of the oldest Christian countries in the world. Perched atop Africa’s highest plateau, Ethiopians developed a written language and a sophisticated culture based on a deep love of religion. . The trip itinerary is planned around the Meskel celebrations which take place throughout the country. No trip to Ethiopia would be complete without visiting Gondar and Bahir Dar or the famed rock-cut churches at Lalibela.

Undiscovered Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise

Undiscovered Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise

March 17 – 30, 2020| Bob Brier and Patricia Remler
Explore some of the most historically important, yet often unvisited, sites in Egypt: Alexandria; Amarna (with a private tour led by the archaeologist working there), and recently opened tombs near Saqqara (closed to the public). The trip culminates with a three day cruise down the Nile aboard a traditional Egyptian sailing yacht.

The Majesty of Egypt Tour

The Majesty of Egypt Tour

November 2 – 15, 2019 | Bob Brier and Patricia Remler
Travel from Cairo to Luxor to Aswan to Abu Simbel, and along the way experience awe-inspiring events as Far Horizons opens sites closed to the public – the pyramid of Unas, the richly-painted tomb of Nefertari, and the tomb chamber of the Great Pyramid. Join Far Horizons as we travel in the footsteps of the pharaohs!