AIA Tour Programs

Archaeological-themed tours for the curious to the connoisseur

AIA Tours offers in-depth land trips that range from comfortable to ultra-luxurious and cruises aboard outstanding small ships that can dock and anchor at historic ports and towns that larger ships simply cannot visit.

Persian Gulf Cruise: Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Oman

January 2-12, 2020 (10 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Trevor Marchand

Maya Pyramids & Temples of Yucatan

January 11-19, 2020 (9 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Jeff Karl Kowalski

Madagascar to Mauritius: Islands of the Indian Ocean

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to Friday, January 31, 2020 (17 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Ian Tattersall

Absolute Egypt 2020

January 18-February 3, 2020 OR February 15-March 2, 2020 (17 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Stephen Harvey

Southern India: Temples & Palaces

January 26 - February 12, 2020 (18 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Annapurna Garimella

Morocco: From the Desert to the Sea

March 14-28, 2020 (15 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Trevor Marchand

Turkish Coast: Following the Footsteps of St. Paul

March 15-25, 2020 (11 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Michael Hoff

Japan by Sea: Land of the Rising Sun

April 14-28, 2020 (15 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Mikael Adolphson

Israel: Treasures of the Holy Land

May 2-14, 2020 (13 Days)

with AIA lecturer/host Jodi Magness

Decorated Caves of the Pyrenees & the Rhone Valley

May 21-31, 2020 (11 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Ian Tattersall

Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords

May 23-31, 2020 (9 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Elizabeth Pierce

Ancient Empires: Amalfi Coast, Sicily & Malta

May 24 - June 1, 2020 (9 days)

with AIA lecturer/host James Higginbotham

Ireland's Ancient East

May 26-June 8, 2020 (14 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Stephen Mandal

Hiking Scotland's Orkney & Shetland Islands

June 27 to July 7, 2020 (11 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Val Turner

Changing Tides of History: Cruising the Baltic Sea

June 29, 2020 to July 8, 2020 (10 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Elizabeth Pierce

Hiking Scotland's North Highlands & Isle of Lewis

July 13 to July 23, 2020 (11 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Mary MacLeod Rivett

Alaska's Glaciers & the Inside Passage

July 29 to August 5, 2020 (8 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Quentin Mackie

Human Origins in South Africa

August 30 - September 13, 2020 (15 Days)

with AIA lecturer/host William Harcourt-Smith

Cruising the Adriatic: The Best of Slovenia & Croatia

September 4-15, 2020 (in the planning stages) (12 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Ivančica Schrunk

Sicily: Archaeology, Art & Cuisine

September 21 to October 1, 2020 (11 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Gerald Schaus

Oman & Zanzibar 2020

September 26-October 14, 2020 (19 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Trevor Marchand

Prehistoric Cave Art of Spain & France 2020

September 30-October 12, 2020 (13 Days)

with AIA lecturer/host Paul G. Bahn

The Legacy of Ancient Rome

October 2-13, 2020 (12 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Albert Leonard, Jr.

Ancient Greece, An Aegean Odyssey

October 8-16, 2020, advance information (9 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Alan Shapiro

Tunisia: Phoenicians to Romans, Mosaics to Mosques 2020

October 15-25, 2020 (11 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Nejib ben Lazreg

Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River

November 2-15, 2020 (14 days)

Expedition to Antarctica

January 13-26, 2021, in the planning stages (14 days)

with AIA lecturer/host Elizabeth Pierce

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