Archaeological tours & holidays



usa flagCrow Canyon Archaeological Center

based: Colorado, USA
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Archaeology adventures and travel; Crow Canyon is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preserving the rich history of the Pueblo people of SW America. Offering a range of US tours and digs and international trips.

| archaeological tours | archaeological digs | USA | Worldwide |


uk flagDave's Hebridean Archaeological Tours
Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland, UK

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Archaeological tours in the Hebrides, covering the islands of Lewis and Harris (tours on North and South Uist can also be arranged) with freelance archaeologist Dave Godwin (Institute of Field Archaeologists member). Offering tours for singles couples, families or small groups (six max).

| archaeological tours | Scotland |


uk flagExplore five star Featured Site

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Explorer logoCultural Discovery tours focused on local culture, past and present; opportunities to meet local people or tribal groups. They also explore ancient and modern cultural sites. Visit off-the-beaten-track historic sites as you discover Turkey's Greco-Roman history, spend days exploring the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, or learn about a rich ancient Greek, Roman and Ottoman history in Albania ...

| archaeological tours | historical tours | native peoples | Europe | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |


uk flagOrkney Archaeology Tours
Birsay, Orkney, Scotland, UK

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Specialist tour company run by working archaeologists and offering small-group holidays and tours on Orkney. The tour leaders on these trips are qualified, registered STGA Orkney Tourist Guides who've also worked on many of the Island's main excavation sites.

| archaeological tours | Scotland |


uk flagSaga five star Featured Site

based: Kent, UK

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Saga logoGuided archaeology and history holidays for older travellers. Learn about the legacy of the Romans in England, step back in time in the preserved ruins of Herculaneum in Italy, discover archaeology in Rhodes or learn about the archaeological treasures of Cyprus.

| seniors/silver surfers | archaeological tours | historical tours | sightseeing | city breaks | singles | UK | Europe | Worldwide |


Turkey Explorer

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Private and small group archaeological and cultural trips in Turkey, led by Aykut Altinisik, a local tour guide and qualified archaeologist. Including archaeological cruises combining Istanbul and Ephesus with a four-night luxury gulet boat cruise on the Mediterranean.

| archaeological tours | Turkey |



based: Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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Archaeological and historical tours in stunning West Wales, guided by qualified archaeologists and knowledgeable academic guides; weekend or longer trips available.

| archaeological tours | historical tours | Wales |


Caves & Castles

based: Valojoulx, Dordogne, France

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Archaeology tours in the Vezere Valley, Lascaux in the Dordogne, guided by an English-speaking professional archaeologist and medieval historian.

| archaeological tours | France |


Celtic Spirit

based: Inishmore, Ireland

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Cultural holidays in Inishmore, Ireland, including celtic heritage, single holidays, Irish singing and dancing, basket making and archaeological tours.

| folk/regional dance | archaeological tours | singing courses | basket making | singles holidays | Ireland |


Desert Discoveries

based: Cornwall, UK

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Small group archaeology tours in Jordan's deserts and mountains, visiting famous sites like the lost city of Petra as well as less-explored areas and offering unique opportunities to visit areas where few western tourists have been.

| archaeological tours | Jordan |


Eurynome Journeys

based: Maine, USA

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Bespoke group travel and many women-only itineraries (Wander Woman Tours) offering travel to international destinations.

| women | archaeological tours | walk/trek/hike | Greece | Ireland | Italy | Egypt |






Terracotta Army, ChinaThis section deals with archaeological holidays, travel and tours to sites Worldwide. Both guided and self-guided tours that focus on the archaeology of a location and looking at the buildings and artifacts uncovered by archaeologists. Tours will generally be to notable archaeological sites such as the Valley of the Kings in Egypt; Machu Picchu in Peru; innumerable sites in Italy and Greece; or Stonehenge and Avebury in Southern England. Or they may cover particular styles or periods, such as Egyptology; the nuraghi of Sardinia; or Maya, Aztec and Inca archaeology in South and Central America.


This section covers tours to excavated sites, see our separate dedicated section for holidays and volunteer opportunities to actual archaeological digs and for more general historical trips.