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

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Competition: Win A Trip To Pompeii!

20 December 2019

To kick off a brand new decade (and to make dreary January a bit more exciting), we decided to launch an exciting competition that will see one lucky guest win a place on a Pompeii tour! 

So, how can you be in with a chance of winning? Well, it's very…

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One less thing to worry about...

We understand that travelling in these unprecedented times is bound to be a cause of stress (however excited you are to get back out there and explore the world), which is why we have partnered with a provider to offer you fully comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 cover that starts…

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Where To Travel This Leap Year

There are many ways in the ancient world of measuring the passage of time, Olympids, or years of the city (Rome anno Urbis conditae), consular years, regnal years (where there are kings) and so forth. All are tied up with the different perceptions of time, such as cyclical, linear or…

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Explore The Ancient World For Less With Our January Sale

Now that we're into a new decade, what better way to celebrate than with a January sale on ancient world adventures! That's right, we have two spectacular offers to choose from, meaning you can explore a new destination for less if you book between 2nd January and 2nd February!…

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The Romans in the North

Dr. Simon Elliott is one of our fantastic expert Guide Lecturers and will lead our upcoming Romans in the North tour, which departs in both June and September this year. Ahead of this tour, he has written a guest blog post for us about Septimius Severus, who was Roman emperor…

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Eat Like A Local: Greek Fried Courgettes And Tzatziki

If you've been lucky enough to book a place on our popular Crete & Santorini tour, you'll probably have enjoyed several plates of delicious fried courgettes - or kolokythakia tiganita. Served with a refreshing tzatziki or sometimes a creamy tomato sauce, these traditional snacks can be found in most tavernas…

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"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" by Oliver Gilkes

A Roman dinner party conjures up images of sophisticated conversation, poetry recitations, and gentle flute music, but this is only a partial view. Some gatherings were just as likely to involve raucous drinking, naked tightrope walkers and vulgar ostentation.

Traditionally thrown in the early evening, after a visit to the…

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Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know, by Oliver Gilkes

In the fourth century AD, the emperor Julian put pen to paper and composed a satirical sketch called ‘The Caesars’. In it, he imagined a banquet thrown by the Gods, to which they invited the Roman emperors. As each entered the hall the assembled deities discussed their achievements and character,…

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