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

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pompeii

19 August 2022

The Italian archaeological site of Pompeii has been one of our best-selling tour destinations for years now, decades, in fact, and we have rounded up everything you need to know about Pompeii. On this page, we will discuss topics that range from how the Vesuvian victims died to what life…

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We are nominated for two major travel awards

17 June 2022

We are delighted to share that we have been nominated for two prizes at this year’s British Travel Awards - the Oscars of the travel world, if you will! We are up for:

  • Best Special Interest Holiday Travel Company
  • Best Southern Europe/Mediterranean Holidays Travel Company

Voting will close on October…

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In Memory of Dr Neil Faulkner

21 March 2022

The death of Neil Faulkner on the 4th of February was a considerable blow to the world of progressive archaeology and, in particular, to those who worked with him in the field, as an educator and as a tour leader.  

Neil had been a valued colleague of Andante Travels for…

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Peter Yeoman ponders an equinoctial enigma

15 March 2022

I really enjoy guiding guests at Stanydale on my Andante tours of Shetland, revealing an extraordinary prehistoric designed landscape purposefully created around 4,500 years ago. At this time, the landscape may have been designed for processions and so we process through this, experiencing a gradual revelation – peppered with near-contemporary…

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Mark Corney on Hadrian's Wall: "I'll never forget that day"

21 February 2022

This year marks 1900 years since the building of Hadrian’s Wall, a legendary fortification that was built to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. To commemorate this mighty anniversary, we sat down with expert Guide Lecturer and Andante favourite Mark Corney to talk about this incredible site…

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Wrapping Up 2021 With Our Expert Guides - Part Two

21 December 2021

As we prepare to enter 2022 and see what the new year holds, we have part two of our expert Guide Lecturers discussing their highlights of the past 12 months – along with a few inclusions from our valued Tour Managers, too. …

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Wrapping Up 2021 With Our Expert Guides - Part One

16 December 2021

2021 has been another challenging year, but one we were able to navigate safely and with confidence, while resuming our ancient world adventures alongside our fabulous expert Guide Lecturers. 

We recently caught up with a number of our guides who have led tours throughout the year and they shared memorable…

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The Secret of Petra by Nick Jackson

25 May 2021

There is no more fitting a finale to an Andante Jordan tour than arriving at sunset ready to explore Petra. Despite the fact all guests are familiar with images of some of what they will experience the next day (and the one after that), the sheer majesty and mystery of…

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