AIA Tours
Featured Land Tours

 

 

June 2014

 

Amidst the splendid, natural beauty of Ireland's landscapes (especially in June) are monuments and archaeological sites attesting to an extraordinary cultural legacy. Join archaeologist Stephen Mandal and explore spectacular prehistoric passage tombs, imposing fortresses, and standing stones; early Christian and medieval castles, monasteries, and cathedrals; and admire lovely vistas of rolling hills, gorgeous coastal beaches, and soaring cliffs.

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September 2014

 

Discover Machu Picchu and much more on this custom-designed, well-paced itinerary that highlights the grandeur of Peru's ancient sites and spectacular landscapes. Travel with archaeologist James Kus, spend 3 nights each in both the famous Sacred Valley and Cuzco, enjoy TWO days at Machu Picchu, and see the lesser-visited northern coastal region (the Ruta Moche) with fabulous ancient tombs and pyramids (not to mention seafood!).

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October 2014

 

Visit all seven of Tunisia's cultural World Heritage sites, including fabled Carthage, Dougga, Kairouan, and El Jem. Other highlights include Bulla Regia's underground Roman villas, Thuburbo Majus's sunken winter baths, and the Bardo Museum's renowned mosaics. An optional, 4-day extension to Malta is also available.

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November 2014

 

Discover masterpieces of Indian architecture and art, visiting eleven spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites on this one, well-paced itinerary. See many of the world's most magnificent royal tombs, extraordinary rock-cut cave temples and art, and spectacular fortress palaces.

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Featured Small-Ship Cruises

 

 

September 2014

 

The Aegean Sea boasts glorious archaeological sites and dramatic landscapes. Travel with archaeologist Michael Hoff, enjoying two nights in Istanbul, a 12-night cruise aboard the 350-guest Aegean Odyssey, and two nights in Athens. Highlights include Bronze Age Mycenae and Knossos, legendary Troy, and the vast Greco-Roman sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias.

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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 yacht 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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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 luxury and 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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Last Chance

 

 

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 the beautiful Aegean and Mediterranean coasts to admire spectacular Greco-Roman archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, Ottoman palaces, and outstanding museums. An optional extension to Çatalhöyük, Hattusa, and Cappadocia is available.

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June 2014

 

Only TWO spaces remain on this hiking adventure with archaeologist Mary MacLeod Rivett in the Inner and Outer Hebrides! Explore standing stones, Iron Age forts, medieval castles, and remote villages, including such highlights as prehistoric Callanish; Iron Age Dun Carloway; and Iona's monastery of St. Columba.

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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.

 

 

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