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 which occurred on these roads and because we follow the same tracks trodden millennia earlier by our ancient antecedents. With the viae acting as a thread through these odysseys, we follow the course of these antique roads, walking on ancient tracts and crossing ancient bridges, all while admiring the Romans’ fantastic engineering skills. Along the way, we see spectacular cities and sites once united by imperial thoroughfares and sharing goods, as well as ideas and a common sense of belonging to the same empire. Join us on a journey to explore the glorious heart of Italy, or explore the way in which Rome subdued the Italian peninsula through its most famous road. Alternatively, follow routes leading out of Rome and Italy to major provincial centres such as Arles and Byzantium. En route, you will explore antiquity as it would have been experienced at the time and will re-live history as it happened.
Browse our full selection of ancient road trip tours below: