AIA Tours
  • Empires of the Andes and Coastal Peru
  • Featured Cruises: Athens to Venice, Venice to Rome
  • Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques
  • Temples & Palaces of Northern India 
  • A Taste of Ancient Rome: Exploring the intersection of archaeology and Roman food
  • James Kus

    James Kus, AIA lecturer/host on Empires of the Andes and Coastal Peru
    Featured LAND Journey

    Empires of the Andes and Coastal Peru

    September 2013
    Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu

    This carefully paced itinerary thoroughly explores Peru's greatest archaeological sites with two days at Machu Picchu, three days in Cuzco, and four days in northern Peru. Discover fabulous sites with our AIA expert, James Kus, who has spent decades exploring Peru. Also enjoy free time to relax or join optional guided hikes and excursions. Sites include Machu Picchu; the impressive Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo; Chan Chan, one of South America's largest pre-Columbian sites; the renowned Moche tombs of Sipan; and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lima and Cuzco.  Learn more...

    Featured Small-Ship Cruises
    Athens to Venice: Exploring Greece and the Dalmatian Coast
    September 2013


    There is NO single supplement on this cruise! Myriad islands with mountains plunging into the sea make the Dalmatian Coast one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Cruise aboard the 350-guest Aegean Odyssey with AIA lecturer/host Ili Nagy along the coast of Greece's verdant Peloponnese, exploring the ancient sites of Mycenae and Olympia plus the Old Towns of Monemvasia and Corfu. Marvel at the layers of civilization evident at Butrint, Albania; and admire Croatia's 'Pearl of the Adriatic,' Dubrovnik, and the vast Palace of Diocletian at Split; with a fitting finale of two glorious days in Venice. 
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    Exploring Italy, Sicily & the Dalmatian Coast: From Venice to Rome
    October 2013


    Of all the countries lining the Mediterranean, Italy is among the most alluring and Croatia is among the least-visited. Italy's art, architecture, history, and food have seduced travelers for centuries, while Croatia's treasures are just becoming appreciated by informed travelers. Immerse yourself in their diverse cultural legacies on this cruise aboard the 350-guest Aegean Odyssey with AIA lecturer/host Nancy Wilkie. Highlights include Croatia's Split and Dubrovnik, Sicily's Monreale Cathedral, evocative Pompeii, the natural beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, and two post-cruise hotel nights in the Eternal City.
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    Dougga, Tunisia
    Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques (land)
    October 2013


    Tunisia boasts seven cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites and this tour visits them all, including fabled Carthage and the impressive sites of Dougga and El Jem. Other highlights include the leadership of AIA lecturer/host Nejib ben Lazreg; Bulla Regia's underground Roman villas; Thuburbo Majus's sunken winter baths; and the Bardo Museum's mosaics. Choose to extend your holiday with our 4-day Malta post-tour program, featuring the megalithic temples at Tarxien, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, and Ggantija; Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and the medieval cities of Valletta and Mdina. 
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    Ellora - Kailash Temple
    Temples & Palaces of
    Northern India (land)
    December 2013


    Discover masterpieces of Indian architecture and art with AIA lecturer/host Annapurna Garimella, visiting eleven World Heritage sites, including many of the world's most magnificent royal tombs, rock-cut cave temples and art, and fortress palaces in and around Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Aurangabad, and the metropolises of Delhi and Mumbai. Marvel at rock-cut temples in Elephanta, Ajanta, and Ellora; the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri; the astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar; and Mughal monuments such as Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, and the Taj Mahal.
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    A Taste of Ancient Rome: Exploring the intersection of
    archaeology and Roman food

    October 2013

    There are only three spaces left on this unique, nine-day, luxury LAND tour exploring lesser-visited ancient monuments in and around Rome with AIA Pres. Elizabeth Bartman, as well as enjoying special meals and culinary events with gastronomy expert Maureen Fant. Three special day trips are included, to the ancient coastal resort area of Terracina and Sperlonga, ancient villas along the Via Appia, and the medieval hill towns of Sabina, where you will enjoy a cooking demonstration at Oretta Zanini De Vita's countryside villa. Whet your appetite with Oretta's new book, Popes, Peasants, and Shepherds: Recipes and Lore from Rome and Lazio (translated by your tour's co-leader, M. Fant). Unpack once and enjoy one of Rome's most historic and luxurious hotels, located near the Pantheon in the heart of ancient Rome. Learn more...

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