Early Period Historical Tours
Explore the foundations of history from our range of archaeological, battlefield and experience tours. We offer luxury tours that start at the beginning of recorded human history and take you on an ancient journey through to 1000AD. Travel to lost worlds in comfort in the company of our expert guides, from the Silk Roads to Pompeii and Colchis to Thrace.
All of our forthcoming Scheduled Early Periods Tours are listed below.
Recognising that the Roman Empire could not expand indefinitely, Emperor Hadrian determined to consolidate his frontiers and the resultant wall reflects that change of policy. find out more and book
Scotland’s relationship with England has been turbulent since Roman times but never more so than at the turn of the 12th C and during the mid-18th C when English and British hegemony were seriously challenged. find out more and book
This 14-day tour of China follows the ancient Silk Roads trade route from the metropolis of Beijing, beyond the Great Wall and across the Gobi Desert to the ancient streets of Kashgar in the North West. find out more and book
Uzbekistan, intriguing and historically rich, is a cradle of culture from where a mesmerising collection of sapphire and gold buildings, monuments and magnificent cities have arisen reflecting the influence of the diverse cultures that have passed along the ‘Silk Road’. find out more and book
Our programme covers the best archaelogical sites surrounding The Bay of Naples in Southern Italy - Not only the impressive remains of the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum but also those that are less well-known, including Oplontis, Stabiae, Cumae, Baiae and Pozzuoli. find out more and book
In the company of historian and author Harry Sidebottom we explore the eternal city’s major archaeological sites to realise the full grandeur of Ancient Rome. find out more and book
The Battle of Teutoburg Forest was nothing short of a massacre of three Roman legions, resulting in the retreat of the Roman Empire across the Rhine, a border they would never successful conquer again. find out more and book
During a relaxed paced holiday based in the lovely city of Nimes, “the Rome of France”, each day we will drive to a different Roman site to explore its archaeological remains on foot with frequent stops to interpret the history and enjoy our historian’s vignettes. find out more and book
Nowhere is the classical past more alive than on the beautiful island of Sicily. This wide ranging archaeological tour is taken in the company of historian and author Harry Sidebottom. find out more and book
This is a wonderfully varied and scenic tour of Malta – a tiny island with a warm welcome and proud military heritage including probably the greatest concentration of military fortifications in Europe. find out more and book
Georgia is one of the great undiscovered tourist destinations of this century. See the fabulous monasteries and cathedrals that characterise the landscape, history and society of this mountainous country, from the recently finished Sameba Cathedral to the ancient David Gareji Monastery carved into the cliffs. find out more and book
The wealth and peace brought to the former province of Lusitania by the Romans are reflected in the magnificent monuments left for us to admire across the province and their variety allows us to see not just the richness of city life, but also the source of the riches and infrastructure which allowed that life to flourish. find out more and book
Our tour begins on the spectacular Greek Island of Santorini, formed by the caldera that resulted from a cataclysmic volcanic eruption of 3500 years ago, where we visit the impressive remains of ancient Akrotiri and Thira. find out more and book
Early Periods Tours - Future Planning
We intend to run all of the following tours in the near future. Final dates and prices are yet to be confirmed. Register your interest and we will contact you as soon as these tours become available.
All of our tours are led by our expert, published guides who have a lifelong passion in their chosen subject. Stay in 3, 4, and 5 star hotels and sample the local cuisine and culture while our accompanying tour manager takes care of all the hassles of travel, leaving you free to immerse yourself in antiquity and your guide free to open your eyes to the wonders of your chosen subject.