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

An interview with John Shepherd

30 March 2023

When you take an ancient world tour with Andante, our Guide Lecturers are the ones that truly make the experience - and we know this from your valued feedback, which shows us time and time again that it is their knowledge, insight and charisma that makes our trips so very…

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Vote for us to win a Wanderlust award

28 September 2022

We are delighted to have been nominated in the 21st annual Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Best Tour Operator. To cast your vote for us, click the button below and complete the form, and when you get to question No.14 just select 'Andante' from the list. 

Everyone who votes in…

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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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