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Experience Hiking in Scotland with the AIA
The remote and beautiful Scottish Isles are wonderful destinations to explore by foot and small vehicles with archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett
and no more than fifteen travelers.



June 14 - 24, 2014


Hike amid the dramatic, windswept landscapes of Scotland's northern isles to an amazing wealth of archaeological sites dating back 5,000 years. Encounter prehistoric stone circles, burial chambers, and settlements; early monasteries and medieval castles; quaint villages; and huge seabird colonies.

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June 26 - July 10, 2014


Explore the Inner and Outer Hebrides on this hiking adventure featuring standing stones, Iron Age forts, medieval castles, and remote villages on the Isles of Arran, Staffa, Iona, Mull, Skye, Harris and Lewis. Highlights include prehistoric Callanish; Iron Age Dun Carloway; and Iona's monastery of St. Columba.

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Featured Small-Ship Cruises



February 2014


Seize unbeatable rates: over 50% less than usual cabin prices, and no single supplement! Escape the winter on this close-to-home, week-long cruise to see ancient Maya ruins, coral reefs, palm-fringed beaches, and tropical rainforests. Highlights include several lesser-visited Maya sites as well as swimming and snorkeling in crystal clear waters.

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April 2014


Book by March 7th to save $1,500! Join AIA lecturer/host Barbara Barletta and cruise among cultural highlights of the northeast, including special curator-led tours at the U. Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries.

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Additional Land Tours


Additional Small-Ship Cruises
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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.