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

The ideal gift for curious minds

14 December 2020

If you're looking for the perfect present and haven't quite found it, how about a Study Day? Ideal for the curious minds in your life, a Study Day offers a chance to journey back to the past in the company of an esteemed expert, enjoying hands-on experiences, lectures and a…

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Sicily 2020

14 December 2020

In October, we were able to wish happy travels to a group heading off to Italy on our beloved Classical Sicily tour, led by the one and only Oliver Gilkes. The trip's accompanying tour manager, Debbie Paton, has shared a series of snapshots from the tour, which you can view…

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Terry Richardson on the enigma that is Göbekli Tepe

7 December 2020

“I don’t believe in this temple hypothesis”. With this bold statement, made at the beginning of his presentation to the Anglo-Turkish Society in London in 2019, Lee Clare challenged the popular view that the series of circular enclosures found at Göbekli Tepe, constituted, as National Geographic trumpeted back in 2011,…

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A Festive Feast with an Archaeological Twist

2 December 2020

If, like us, you've spent more time at home cooking from scratch this year than ever before, you might be considering making something a bit more ambitious this Christmas! Archaeologist, culinary historian and author Dr Ursula Janssen has just released an exciting new book that might inspire your impending festive…

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Chile - The Atacama

25 November 2020

When considering a holiday for 2021, we understand that many of you will be looking for that 'once in a lifetime' kind of experience – something immersive, far-flung and truly memorable. With this in mind, we are excited to share a brand new tour with you that will take you…

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Black Friday 2020

2 November 2020

If, like us, you’re dreaming about getting back to the ancient world on an archaeological tour in 2021, you might consider booking your next tour during the month of November. Why? Well, book between 2nd – 30th November 2020 and you’ll take full advantage of our Black Friday offers. These…

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7 Spooky Sites For Halloween

26 October 2020

To mark the arrival of Halloween 2020, we've rounded up some of the most spooky, unsettling and curious sites visited on Andante Travels tours. From witch marks found etched inside of caves to ancient ball courts where the game's losers made the ultimate sacrifice, take a look at the list…

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Oberammergau 2022

16 October 2020

The legendary play created from the desperation of a deadly plague saw its almost 400-year history disrupted by a modern-day pandemic, but it will return in 2022 and we have just launched a series of exciting tour itineraries.

Germany’s Oberammergau Passion Play was first staged in 1634, a year after…

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The Phoenicians by Dr Eireann Marshall

12 October 2020

There are few people who have been more influential to Western Europe culture than the Phoenicians, though this is so little recognised. Famous for their seafaring and for their manufacturing of goods, Phoenicians were fundamentally important to the development to Greek culture, something which Herodotus readily admits to. Yet they…

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Death on the Nile

8 October 2020

On December 18th, the exciting new Death on the Nile film will be released. The movie has an impressive cast, including Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Sophie Okonedo, Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Annette Bening. As you’ll know, the movie is based on the 1937 novel of the same name by…

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