England’s Cathedrals, Abbeys, and Medieval Painted Churches

England’s Cathedrals, Abbeys, and Medieval Painted Churches

June 6 – 20, 2022 | William R. Cook
Tour England’s Cathedrals, abbeys, and medieval painted churches From Durham Cathedral, to Fountains Abbey, to churches in tiny villages that harbor exquisite medieval paintings. Far Horizons 2 week itinerary travels from the far north, west to Bath, and to the far southeast to Canterbury and includes 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Scandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Germany, Norway & Sweden

Scandinavian Tour: The Vikings of Denmark, Germany, Norway & Sweden

June 19 – July 3, 2021 / Julian Richards & Dawn Hadley
More than 1,000 years ago, the Vikings dominated northern Europe from their base in Scandinavia. Travel through Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Sweden to view the remains of this culture including wooden stave churches, petroglyph sites, pre-Christian stone ship graves, Viking fortresses, and six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Ireland Tour: The Archaeology of Éire

Ireland Tour: The Archaeology of Éire

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!

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.

Italy’s Tuscany & Umbria: Art & Architecture Tour

Italy’s Tuscany & Umbria: Art & Architecture Tour

May 16 – 27, 2022 | William R Cook
The birthplace of the one of the most significant movements in Western Civilization lies in the heart of Italy. It is here that the Renaissance developed and reached its apex. This fascinating period in history represents a movement in which art, architecture, religion and politics come together to create an everlasting cultural legacy. Join only 13 others on this in-depth 12-day exploration of the evolution of art and architecture in Tuscany and Umbria.

Cyprus, Rhodes & Malta Tour

Cyprus, Rhodes & Malta Tour

April 27 – May 12, 2022 | John France
Follow the Path of the Crusader Knights across three Mediterranean islands: Cyprus, Rhodes, and Malta. Led by a renowned medieval specialist, begin in Cyprus where the Crusaders fled after the fall of Jerusalem. Continue to Rhodes where the knights created a stronghold against the Ottomans, and then to Malta, where they remained until the island fell to Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798.