Letter from our CEO

Dear Traveler,

At Andante, we are driven by a passion for archaeology - an enduring fascination for people and the past. Founded 30 years ago and run by archaeologists, Andante remains unique among travel companies - putting archaeology at the heart of everything we do.

Dougga Theatre

Over the last three decades, Andante has grown to become one of the world’s leading providers of archaeological vacations. In recent years, increasing numbers of people from the USA have sought out our vacations. And no wonder, when we run almost three times as many archaeological journeys as any US-based tour operator.

From the Classical civilizations of old Europe, to the pre-Columbian temples of South America, we leave no corner of the ancient world unexplored. Every tour we offer is planned and led by renowned scholars at the forefront of their academic fields.

We pride ourselves not only on our expertise, but on our meticulous attention to detail. Nothing is off the shelf: from securing special access to ancient sites, to carefully-chosen hotels, professional Tour Managers, and seamless travel arrangements. Our customer service is second to none; with Andante, you are looked after from start to finish, allowing you to completely immerse yourself in the wonders of the ancient world.

The only thing you have to decide is where to travel next. The marble grandeur of ancient Rome? The columns and cathedrals of lovely Sicily? The vertiginous heights of Machu Picchu? With multiple departures throughout the year, many of our trips can be linked to create extended vacations. We can also arrange flights from your airport of choice, just call us to discuss your needs.

However far-flung or close to home the destination, our mission remains the same: a real vacation, led by an expert scholar, where every day is spent in good company, amid beautiful landscapes, uncovering the stuff of past lives.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2017.

Ian Finlay

Ian Finlay

President, Andante Travels