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

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Oberammergau 2022

October 16 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

October 12 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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How to Make Bread

October 5 2020

...the ancient way! If you're looking to add another string to your bow while outdoor activities are still somewhat limited, why not try your hand at bread-making? Perhaps, like some of us here in the Andante office, you've mastered a sourdough starter and have baked a few delicious loaves, and…

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Rediscovering Pompeii

September 24 2020

From a hotly-debated eruption date to the grisly fates of citizens, Pompeii is telling new tales
By Dr Eireann Marshall, expert guide lecturer for Andante Travels


It’s hard to forget how depressing Pompeii and Herculaneum were just a short while ago. I remember taking a group around Pompeii in 2010, shortly…

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A Different Italy

August 10 2020

The sprawling site of Pompeii, the Valley of the Temples... Italy has everything for the archaeological enthusiast. However, we're always on the lookout for alternative places to explore in this magnificent country to help you keep going back year after year. So, what's new? What can take you to visit…

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Explore the stories that shaped us on a history tour

August 10 2020

If you like to discover history, stories and facts while on vacation visiting different sites and museums, why not consider booking a place on one of our historical trips? We have eight dedicated historical tours on offer for 2021, which range from short breaks in the UK that delve into…

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Delve into Art History on a new tour

August 10 2020

Whether or not you know your Monet from your Manet or your Surrealism from your Cubism, there’s nothing quite like delving into art history on holiday. Explore composition, inspiration and legacy on one of our tours designed to showcase a range of creative styles and the legends behind them. From…

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Winter is the perfect time for an archaeological adventure

July 30 2020

If you're yet to travel but you're feeling ready to get back out there, why not treat yourself to a place on one of our November and December archaeological tours? We have a selection of fascinating vacations on offer this winter, which can take you from familiar destinations such as…

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