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.

Tour Egypt in Germany and Austria

Tour Egypt in Germany and Austria

Dates TBA | Bob Brier and Patricia Remler
Led by renowned Egyptologist, Bob Brier, and Art Historian, Patricia Remler, travel from Hannover in northern Germany to Vienna in Austria, to visit each country’s great museums with outstanding Egyptology assemblages. And along the way, stroll through historic centers with some of the most stunning architecture in northern Europe: Hildesheim, Leipzig, Regensburg, Munich, Salzburg

Glorious Greece Tour

Glorious Greece Tour

September 7 – 21, 2019 | Judith M. Barringer
Journey through Greece viewing both the celebrated and more remote remains of the many civilizations that have passed across this land. Spend two days in Athens, travel through the Peloponnese Peninsula, and sail to two islands – Crete and Santorini.

Tour Western China’s Silk Road

Tour Western China’s Silk Road

Dates TBA | Study Leader TBA Network
Begin in X’ian where a king enshrined hundreds of clay warriors in his grave. See the renowned Mogao Caves filled with ornate Buddhist paintings, explore one of the world’s oldest continuous markets in Kashgar, learn about the Uighur culture, and Bingling Grotto with 1,000 year old painted frescoes. Highlights will include Mogao Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Turpan, Kuqa, Urumqi and much more.

England Tour: Archaeological Pub Crawl

England Tour: Archaeological Pub Crawl

August 6 – 18, 2017| James Bruhn
Travel from northern York to the Salisbury plains to explore prehistoric stone circles, glorious abbeys, Hadrian’s Wall, and medieval castles with meals and overnights in charming traditional English pubs and inns

Myanmar Tour: Burma the Land of Golden Pagodas

Myanmar Tour: Burma the Land of Golden Pagodas

January 3 – 17, 2018 | Bryce Beemer
The spellbinding gilded pagodas of Myanmar are an omnipresent backdrop to daily life in both rural and urban areas. On this 14-day journey learn about this once forbidden country’s complex past, exploring Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and many small villages along the way! Also, see remote Mrauk-U on a fascinating post-trip extension!