Magna Carta (Photo by Ash Mills)
Magna Carta (Photo by Ash Mills)

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Ilia Grillo: What it's like to be a local guide in Albania

11 May 2020

From Oliver Gilkes

Many Andante guests have met the local guides who work as our colleagues on tours far and wide. These are the people who generally work in the background, arranging and organising, trying to ensure that the site will be open, and the hotel is expecting us and…

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Experience the ghosts of East Anglia

6 May 2020

The Highways and Byways of East Anglia are home to a host of myths, legends and stories. Take the tale of Black Shuk for instance, the enormous night-black hound who is said to haunt crossroads and graveyards. The beast, whose footfalls are near silent, sometimes seen as cyclops like with…

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Great British Dig: History in Your Back Garden

9 April 2020

by Dr Simon Elliott

My name is Dr Simon Elliott and I’ve been a Guide Lecturer for the fabulous Andante Travels for the past two years. I take tours, in normal times, to Rome, the Roman Bay of Naples, and a tour in the UK following the route taken by…

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Septimius Severus in Scotland: The Northern Campaigns of the First Hammer of the Scots

1 April 2020

                                                                                by Dr Simon Elliott

 

In 2018, Greenhills Books published my third – and my best-selling – book to date. This covered the amazing story of the AD 209 and AD 210 campaigns in Scotland of Septimius Severus, when the great warrior emperor led a force of 50,000 legionaries and…

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Ultimate Ancient Road Trips

27 March 2020

Following on from the success of its cruises, Andante is introducing a series of new itineraries where the conduits are important ancient roads instead of rivers or the Mediterranean. Journeying across these ancient arteries brings antiquity to life both in the sense that we are able to relive famous events…

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"Roman Britain and Where to Find it" by Denise Allen

25 March 2020

"Denise and Mike met on an Andante Travels tour to Pompeii and the Bay of Naples. Mike had been looking for this book in vain, so we decided to write it." 

So begins the acknowledgements page of our brand-new book, ‘Roman Britain and Where to Find It’, a guide to…

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Make lasting memories on a unique winter escape

25 March 2020

Better weather? Quieter sites? Wanting to avoid the Christmas chores? A winter escape might just be on the cards – and we have a fantastic selection of archaeological and cultural adventures to choose from. 

Embark upon an ancient world adventure to a renowned archaeological site at a time of year…

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