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Featured Land Tours
Springtime is ideal for exploring Anatolia and the Caucasus on these in-depth itineraries that showcase the region's fascinating archaeology and history, vibrant cultures, and striking landscapes.



May 2014


Join archaeologist Gocha Tsetskhladze to explore the site of Europe's earliest unearthed hominid bones; ancient settlements and fortresses; early churches, cathedrals, and monasteries; and intriguing cave towns; including five UNESCO World Heritage sites. An optional extension to Azerbaijan is available.

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May 2014


Travel with archaeologist Nicolle Hirschfeld along Turkey's beautiful Aegean and Mediterranean coasts to admire spectacular ancient Greco-Roman archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, Crusader castles, Ottoman palaces, and outstanding museums. An optional extension to Çatalhöyük, Hattusa, and Cappadocia is available.

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Featured Small-Ship Cruises



May and October 2014


Book by March 25th to save $500 per person! This is an opportunity to savor TWO superlative experiences: discovering magnificent Sarajevo and exploring the sublime coast of Croatia and Montenegro aboard the elegant, 50-cabin, all-suite Corinthian. Encounter well-preserved medieval towns and exquisite landscapes in the company of archaeologist Jodi Magness (May) or Andrew Moore (Oct.).

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June 2014


Take a fascinating, seven-day cruise aboard the beautiful, 36-cabin Variety Voyager with archaeologist Roderick McIntosh. Explore ancient Greco-Roman, Punic, and Carthaginian sites including fabled Carthage; Malta's complex site of Tas-Silg (by special permission); Sicily's Selinunte, Erice, and Segesta; and the Phoenician/Punic ruins of Sulci, Sardinia.

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September 2014


Even if you have been to Italy before, this is a "can't miss" experience: enjoy two nights at a luxurious Rome hotel and seven nights aboard the beautiful, 36-cabin Variety Voyager. In the company of archaeologist Albert Leonard, Jr., cruise to volcanoes, islands of unparalleled beauty, and ancient Greco-Roman and medieval ruins amid spectacular landscapes.

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April 2014


Book by March 7th to save $1500 per person! This spring, cruise from Washington, D.C. to Boston aboard the 65-cabin Yorktown with AIA lecturer/host Barbara Barletta. Highlights include special curator-led tours of some of the renowned collections at the U. Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries.

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2014 - 2015


We are pleased to announce our new schedule of tours for the upcoming year. AIA Tours offers distinctive land-based trips, including a few easy to moderate hiking adventures, as well as cruises aboard small, elegant ships.

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September 2014


Join archaeologist Joan Breton Connelly for a seven-night cruise aboard the original, four-masted, 32-cabin Sea Cloud. Embark this peerless yacht, the epitome of sea-going sophistication, in Istanbul and cruise to Troy, Assos, Philippi, Vergina, and Athens (for Marathon and Sounion). Stay on for an optional extension in Athens, specially designed with Prof. Connelly.

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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.