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

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Pompeii vs. Herculaneum

If you're thinking about a holiday to Pompeii in Italy, you might also be wondering if it's worth taking a trip to the neighbouring town of Herculaneum, which was also destroyed and preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. 

Pompeii is a sprawling site that covers around 170…

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The Pompeii Experience

Italy’s appeal with its blue seas, stunning landscapes and Mediterranean lifestyle goes back a lot further than the first all-inclusive package holiday. Even in AD 79, the Romans recognised its allure, travelling to their holiday destinations of choice, Pompeii and Herculaneum. Like the modern tourist, the Romans created a resort…

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Sipping in Sicily: Our Guide To Sicilian Drinks

If you're looking for a refreshing treat, there's no better place to look to for inspiration than Sicily. From delicious aperitifs to full-bodied red wines produced on this glorious Italian island, there is something to quench every kind of thirst here. Without further ado, bottoms up! Or, as the Sicilians…

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Rome with Mary Beard

Ancient Rome in four days might sound like a visit too far, but when you have Professor Mary Beard to guide you for one of those days – as well as a host of specially arranged privileged visits – it turns into a unique opportunity to experience the Eternal City.…

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What Are Our Expert Guide Lecturers Reading?

To celebrate World Book Day, we wanted to mark the occasion by asking our Guide Lecturers to recommend you a book or two! Many of the experts who lead our tours have published books themselves, but they are also supportive of other writers' projects and we've put together a little…

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Introducing Dr. Andy Souter - Join Him On Tour This Year

We recently sat down for a chat with Dr. Andy Souter, who will be leading a number of our departures throughout the year, and he filled us in on his academic journey, passions and interests. 

Hi Andy, tell us a bit about yourself!

Hello there! My name is Dr. Andrew…

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Introducing Our 2020 Preview Brochure

Announcing the launch of Andante Travels' 2020 preview brochure is a very special event because it officially marks the beginning of our 35th anniversary year celebrations.

We began back in 1985, with one tour and just one guest. The tour in question was Journey Through Wessex, which included visits to…

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Deal or No Deal: Brexit-Proof Your Holiday With Andante Travels

If you are concerned about the potential effect of Brexit on your European holiday, you are not alone – but consider the ‘Brexit-proof’ aspects of an Andante Travels tour and book with complete confidence. We have on our doorstep the most extraordinary continent of historical and cultural wonders, offering myriad…

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