AIA Tours
Featured Destination: India
"The most memorable trip I have ever taken." -  AIA India traveler Sheila, Pennsylvania 
Meet Your AIA Lecturer: 
Annapurna Garimella 
Indian art historian


"I enjoyed absolutely everything on all levels...I would go on any trip if Annapurna is the lecturer!"
- Barry, New York

 "I expected Annapurna to be a well informed educator in the iconography and art history of southern India. What she gave us exceeded the academic. Her enthusiasm for every aspect of Indian culture, and the energy with which she shared it, was outstanding." - Judith, Ontario 

 "Annapurna was engaging and pulled India tighter both historically & culturally." - Susan, Arizona.   

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Temples & Palaces of Northern India
December 2013


Discover masterpieces of northern Indian architecture and art, visiting eleven UNESCO World Heritage sites including many of the world's most magnificent royal tombs, extraordinary rock-cut cave temples and art, and spectacular fortress palaces. Explore India's diverse and splendid cultural heritage through visits to important Jain, Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic monuments in and around Agra, Bharatpur, 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; Mughal monuments such as Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, and the Taj Mahal. 

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Southern India:
Temples & Palaces
January 2014


Explore southern India's diverse cultural histories in and around the old and modern cities of Mumbai, Madurai, Thanjavur, Bangalore, Mysore, and Goa, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your excellent accommodations include four nights aboard the elegant Golden Chariot train and two nights at a luxurious beach resort in Goa. Explore famous rock-cut cave temples (Badami, Elephanta); magnificent temple complexes (Hampi, Darasuram, Brihadeshwara, Mahabalipuram, Belur, Halebid, Pattadakal); and impressive museum collections. An optional four-day extension to the ancient trading port of Kochi includes a tranquil overnight aboard a houseboat in the tropical waterways of Kerala. 
Last Chance for these Land Tours:
Empires of the Andes and Coastal Peru
September 2013


Custom-designed with AIA lecturer/host James Kus, our tour is carefully paced to thoroughly explore many of Peru's greatest archaeological sites and provide free 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. 

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Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques 
October 2013


Join a small group, currently just six participants, on this tour that includes all seven of Tunisia's cultural UNESCO World Heritage sites, including fabled Carthage and the impressive sites of Dougga and El Jem. Other highlights include Bulla Regia's underground Roman villas; Thuburbo Majus's sunken winter baths. Extend your holiday in Malta on our 4-day post-tour program, featuring the island's major prehistoric and medieval highlights.   

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A Taste of Ancient Rome: Exploring the intersection of archaeology and Roman food
October 2013


Our unique, nine-day tour with AIA Pres. Elizabeth Bartman and gastronomy expert Maureen Fant combines visiting Rome's lesser-visited ancient monuments with enjoying special meals and culinary events. Unpack once, at one of Rome's most historic and luxurious hotels, located near the Pantheon. We are pleased to announce that our small group of travelers on this program will be joined by special guest Peter Rockwell (an artist, and none other than Norman's son) for a walk through Rome's Non-Catholic Cemetery and dinner! 
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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.