AIA Tours
Featured Trips
  • A Taste of Ancient Rome (Land Tour
  • Voyage to the Colonial South: Richmond to Savannah (Small-Ship Cruise)  

  • Just Added for FALL 2013
  • Peru's Andes and Northern Coast (Land Tour)
  • The Silk Road: Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (Land Tour)
  • Meeting Place of Empires: An Exploration of the Balkans (Small-Ship Cruise)
  • Liz Bartman
    Liz Bartman, AIA President and Lecturer/Host for A Taste of Ancient Rome
    Featured LAND Journey

    A Taste of Ancient Rome:
    Exploring the intersection of archaeology and Roman food  

    October 2013
    Culinary Rome

    There are only a few rooms left on this custom-designed, 7-night, luxury land tour of Rome amid the glory of early autumn. Even, or especially, if you have visited The Eternal City before, you will find much to entice you on this itinerary combining diverse, lesser-visited ancient monuments with culinary landmarks and special meals to learn about the city's ancient and modern cultures and foods with AIA President Elizabeth Bartman and culinary expert Maureen Fant, plus a local guide/trip manager. Reserve your space today! 
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    Culinary Rome

    Featured Small-Ship Cruise

    Voyage to the Colonial South: Richmond to Savannah  

    May 2013
    Fort Monroe, VA
    Fort Monroe, Virginia. Image US Army PD-USGOV

    Reserve your cabin by March 22nd and save $1,500 per person! The history of the South will come to life on this idyllic voyage from Richmond, VA, to Savannah, GA. Cruising aboard the 65-cabin Yorktown, enjoy the convenience of unpacking once and the insights of AIA lecturer/host James Delgado, an archaeologist and NOAA's Director of Maritime Heritage. Witness the profound Civil War naval history of these waters and ports, from seacoast forts to sunken warships, in addition to beautiful plantations, elegant gardens, and historic districts.  Learn more...

    Just Added for FALL 2013


    Peru's Andes and Northern Coast

    September 2013 


    Custom-designed with AIA lecturer/host James Kus, this tour is carefully paced to thoroughly explore many of Peru's greatest archaeological sites and provide independent time to relax or join optional hikes and excursions. Highlights include TWO full days at Machu Picchu; the impressive Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman and ruins of the Inca town of Ollantaytambo; Chan Chan, one of South America's largest pre-Columbian sites; and the remarkable site of Sipan.
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      Silk Road

    The Silk Road:
    Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan

    September 2013 


    Traverse a portion of Central Asia's fabled Silk Road that boasts six UNESCO World Heritage sites: Merv, Nisa, Kunya Urgench, Bukhara, Shakrisabze, and Samarkand. Off the beaten path, you will travel and learn with AIA lecturer/host Claudia Chang and local guides; admire a variety of museum collections; stroll through old town shops and one of the largest bazaars in Central Asia; and more. An optional extension to Iran is also available.
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    Meeting Place of Empires: An Exploration of the Balkans

    September 2013  


    Early autumn is an ideal time for a scenic cruise from Venice to Istanbul aboard the 50-cabin, all-suite Corinthian, accompanied by archaeologist Andrew Moore, First Vice President of the AIA, and acclaimed soprano Harolyn Blackwell, who will offer private recitals. Marvel at the rich legacies of multiple civilizations whose paths crossed in this region, during visits to Split and Dubrovnik, Croatia; Delphi and Thessaloniki, Greece; Sardis, Turkey; Butrint, Albania; and elsewhere.
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    The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is the oldest and largest archaeological organization in North America. The AIA seeks to educate people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery. For more than a century the AIA has been dedicated to the encouragement and support of archaeological research and publication, and to the protection of the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage. By traveling on an AIA Tour you directly support the AIA while personally gaining the benefit of the AIA's network of scholars and worldwide contacts.