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

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Finishing the Circle

May 26 2020

Mud Brick archaeological sites are by their nature dusty places. However, they are rarely rocky and nearly always built in places with low rainfall so rarely wet, meaning fills are often loose, dry and easy to remove.

All good things for the archaeologist.…

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Roger Harrison on Saudi Arabia

May 26 2020

Jeddah, a bustling modern city and commercial hub, often called “The Bride of the Red Sea” has been an important city to civilisation in the Arabian Peninsula for 1500 years or so.

The second largest city in Saudi Arabia, with a population, and estimates vary widely, of nearly three million…

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Ilia Grillo: What it's like to be a local guide in Albania

May 11 2020

From Oliver Gilkes

Many Andante guests have met the local guides who work as our colleagues on tours far and wide. These are the people who generally work in the background, arranging and organising, trying to ensure that the site will be open, and the hotel is expecting us and…

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Experience the ghosts of East Anglia

May 6 2020

The Highways and Byways of East Anglia are home to a host of myths, legends and stories. Take the tale of Black Shuk for instance, the enormous night-black hound who is said to haunt crossroads and graveyards. The beast, whose footfalls are near silent, sometimes seen as cyclops like with…

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Ultimate Ancient Road Trips

March 27 2020

Who doesn’t love a road trip? Driving from place to place at a pace that suits you, stopping for snacks and to stretch your legs at sites that pique your interest along the way, and the all-important soundtrack – yes, road trips are pretty fantastic. However, there’s a new way…

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"Roman Britain and Where to Find it" by Denise Allen

March 25 2020

"Denise and Mike met on an Andante Travels tour to Pompeii and the Bay of Naples. Mike had been looking for this book in vain, so we decided to write it." 

So begins the acknowledgements page of our brand-new book, ‘Roman Britain and Where to Find It’, a guide to…

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Make lasting memories with a unique winter escape

March 25 2020

Better weather? Quieter sites? Wanting to avoid the Christmas chores? A winter escape might just be on the cards – and we have a fantastic selection of archaeological and cultural adventures to choose from. 

Embark upon an ancient world adventure to a renowned archaeological site at a time of year…

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