AIA Tours

  • Prehistoric Cave Art of Spain & France: Second Departure!
  • Meeting Place of Empires: A Voyage from Venice to Istanbul
  • New Savings on Aegean Odyssey 
  • Voyage to the Classical World of the Aegean
  • Empires of the Andes and Coastal Peru
  • Just Added: The Ancient Maya and Egypt 
  • Paul Bahn
    Paul Bahn, AIA lecturer/host on Prehistoric Cave Art of Spain & France 
    Featured LAND Journey

    Prehistoric Cave Art of Spain and France (second departure)

    September 2013
    Lascaux II
    Due to popular demand, we have added another 2013 departure of this remarkable trip to see the greatest prehistoric cave art in the world with prehistoric art and early human expert Paul G. Bahn. Traveling through northern Spain and southern France you will explore ten major prehistoric caves plus two exact replicas; visit superb archaeological, ethnographic, and art museums; and admire charming medieval architecture. Along the way, savor wonderful food and fine wines, and relax in excellent accommodations. Limited to no more than 20 travelers! Learn more...
    Featured Small-Ship Cruises
    Meeting Place of Empires: A Voyage from Venice to Istanbul
    September 2013


    Book by July 19th to receive a free hotel night in Venice and special arrangements!
    Early autumn is an ideal time to cruise the Adriatic and Aegean Seas aboard the 50-cabin, all-suite
    Corinthian. Join archaeologist Andrew Moore, First V.P. of the AIA, and marvel at the rich legacies of 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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    Aegean Odyssey
    New Savings on 
    Aegean Odyssey
    September/October 2013


    Save on staterooms and airfare when you immerse yourself in the natural beauty and diverse historical and cultural legacies of Italy and Croatia cruising from  Venice to Rome with AIA lecturer/host Nancy Wilkie; and/or save on staterooms (including no single supplement!) and airfare when you cruise from Athens to Venice  with AIA lecturer/host Ili Nagy along Greece's Peloponnese, Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia. Prices include round-trip air from 60+ N. American cities. 
    Voyage to the Classical World of the Aegean
    October 2013


    Save up to $8,590 per person - NO single supplement! This fall you are invited to follow ancient maritime routes across the Aegean and around the Peloponnese aboard the 50-cabin, all-suite 
    Corinthian. AIA lecturer/host Cynthia Shelmerdine will be aboard for the second half of this spectacular cruise featuring Bronze Age sites on Crete, Santorini, and Mycenae; monasteries and medieval sites on Chios and Amorgos and at Mystra; Messene, an evocative, seldom visited ancient site; and elsewhere. 
    Still Available
    Machu Picchu
    Empires of the Andes and 
    Coastal Peru
    September 2013


    Custom-designed with AIA lecturer/host James Kus, this land-based 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; the remarkable site of Sipan; and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Lima and Cuzco.  
    Just Added
    Pyramids Temples of the YucatanWe are pleased to announce
    January 2014 departures of our Maya-themed and Egypt LAND tours:
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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.