Andante Travels

Run by archaeologists so you can get the best out of your cultural holiday

Morocco ©Andante Travels

Andante Travels, is now in its 27th year and is an established and well respected archaeological tour operator founded and run by archaeologists.  It is an unusual company, offering tailor-made tours on which thousands of passengers enjoy hand-picked hotels, great food and even better company.  The ethos is simple:  expert guides in an accessible and friendly atmosphere.

The company offers a wide range of itineraries exploring the ancient world. Another appealing option is to attend one of their Study Days. These are run throughout the UK, they are led by expert guides and focus on historic sites like Roman villas in Sussex and rock art in Northumbria. For more information go to

You can take a look at the Andante Travels brochure by going to but here is a sample of the tours that they have got on offer

Japan: Fiery Ceramics and the Citadels of the Shogun
18 days/Friday 16th November – Monday 3rd December 2012/£5395 (sgl sup £270) with Dr Simon Kaner
New for 2012 and recently named as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Tours of a Lifetime.  The tour has an ambitious itinerary, covering almost the entire scope of Japanese history from the Palaeolithic to the post-Imperial era. The aim is to give people a real hands-on introduction to the archaeology of this extraordinary country, whose history and culture has so profoundly shaped the modern world.  Entire holiday led by expert archaeologist and Japanese specialist Simon Kaner, a passionate advocate of Japanese culture and heritage who has been heavily involved in efforts to rescue and reconstruct archaeological sites and collections damaged during the 2011 tsunami (Simon was in Japan when the earthquake struck).
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Prehistoric Morocco: Early Rock Art
10 days/£2395 (sgl supp £250)/Sun 4th to Tues 13th November 2012 + Sun 27th October – Tuesday 5th November 2013 (2013 prices tbc) with Dr Tertia Barnett and Farès Moussa
Deep in the foothills of the Atlas and anti-atlas mountains of southern Morocco lie boulders and fractured rock strata incised with a menagerie of magnificent animals now long gone from desert.  On this tour, travellers will join the experts in an off-road adventure across the desert terrain to explore the 5,000 year old artistic legacy of remote Morocco.  This trip is truly off-the-beaten track, with stunning scenery and resplendent rock art.  Highlights include a visit to vibrant Marrakesh, travelling to UNESCO World Heritage riverside village of Ait Ben Haddou and the fabulous views from the long, low ridge of Djebel Fergousat. 
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To book call 01722 713800, email: or visit