Banteay Srei
Banteay Srei

Make Your Return To Travel A Memorable One

The team here at Andante Travels is getting restless and we imagine you probably are, too. It has been so long since we were able to pack a bag, board a plane and explore somewhere new, but now that things are unlocking, we are starting to feel more optimistic about taking a trip. 

If, like us, you want to make up for lost time when you're next able to travel, why not treat yourself to a multi-centre tour that will allow you to visit two or more countries on the same holiday?

Don't worry, our itineraries for these tours have been designed so that you can maximise your time in each destination – you'll never feel rushed or as if you're simply ticking sites off a check-list. There will be ample time to discover the archaeology, culture and history of each place you visit, all in the company of our esteemed Guide Lecturers. 

So, where can you visit as part of the same tour? We've rounded up our twin- and multi-centre tours for you here, so that you can see what's on offer for the year ahead. Don't forget, you can book your next ancient world adventure completely risk-free with our flexible booking offer, which you can find out more about here

Our Multi-Centre Tours

Armenia & Georgia

This tour offers a chance to explore both destinations in the expert company of Dr Ian Colvin. Their varied landscapes are reason enough to visit — Europe’s highest mountains, fertile plains, semi-tropical coastlands and arid steppes – but their sites are truly awe-inspiring. From Zvartnots to the incredible rock-cut city of Uplistsikhe, find out more here.

Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan

Led by Dr Gai Jorayev, this tour offers the best of these two Khanate states whose vast wealth was ploughed into splendid architecture. We will explore shimmering monuments in Khiva and Bukhara, as well as deserted, once-splendid sites, such as those in Merv and Kunya-Urgench. Find out more here.

Thailand & Laos

Travel through spectacular scenery to magnificent temples and peaceful stupas on this twin-centre tour led by Miranda Bruce-Mitford. Leaving the forested northern highlands, we board a boat for our leisurely Laotian cruise down the Mekong River, visiting wonderful historical sites and riverside villages. Find out more here.

Greenland & Iceland

Always wanted to chase the northern lights and explore the incredible destination of Greenland? This is your chance. Join local guide Eyrún Björnsdóttir on 10th September and discover mystical landscapes in the land of fire and ice. With a special cookery demonstration, time to soak in geothermal hot springs and time to meet with a local family, unique experiences await on this cultural journey. Find out more here.

Guatemala & Belize 

This exciting tour will explore the enduring mysteries of a magnificent civilisation – the Maya. Walk among Tikal's magnificent ancient temples at daybreak, tour the well-preserved buildings of UNESCO-listed Antigua and discover the extensive ruined city of Copán. Additionally, there will be many chances to observe endemic wildlife. Find out more here.

Vietnam & Cambodia

Mysterious cities, atmospheric forests and colonial grandeur await in these evocative parts of southeast Asia. Discover Banteay Srei, an exquisite 10th century temple of pink sandstone with exceptional carvings; explore the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex and visit the UNESCO site of My Son, believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. Find out more here.

Jordan, Egypt & Israel - Cruise & Stay

A multi-centre tour awaits, starting with two nights in Jordan followed by a cruise in Egypt onboard the Variety Ship MY Harmony V, and then two nights in Israel. Traveling via the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean, this odyssey encompasses outstanding sites while offering you the relaxing feel of a motor yacht cruise. How about an archaeological ocean cruise? Find out more here.

Greece & Turkey - The Via Egnatia II

The journey across the Via Egnatia continues in this tour, travelling east from Thessaloniki and heading across Thrace to Istanbul, where we cut through millennia of European history. The odyssey takes us past Athenian Amphipolis, Roman Philippi, Phoenician and Greek Thasos, and into Turkey where the imperial grandeur of Adrianople gives way to the splendour of Istanbul and the golden milestone where the road ends. Find out more about this trip here.

Israel & Palestine

There are few places on earth that can boast such a rich, varied and important archaeological heritage as both Israel and Palestine. Discover the incredible archaeology of Jerusalem - the most holy of cities - and uncover the tragedy of Masada, before visiting one of the oldest cities in the world, Jericho. View this tour's itinerary here

Morocco & Andalucia

Separated by only a narrow body of water, Morocco and Andalucía have exchanged peoples and cultural ideas for millennia. On this tour of a lifetime, you will explore the nexus between Africa and Europe, starting in the Roman period and continuing to the expulsion of Muslims and Jews in the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. You will explore unforgettable Roman ruins in both continents at Volubilis and Italica, and stunning Moorish architecture in the medinas and palaces of Fez and Marrakech, as well as in the palaces of Sevilla and Malaga. Click here to find out more.

Albania & Macedonia - The Via Egnatia

This is a journey through time and civilisations across the dramatic landscapes of southeast Europe. Albania, Macedonia and the Balkans represent a vast patchwork of cultures and civilisations. Our tour takes in the tombs and treasures of Philip of Macedon, the late Imperial glories of Thessaloniki, and the beautiful Medieval churches on the shores of Lake Ohrid. Click here for more about this tour

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Make Your Return To Travel A Memorable One was published on 21 January 2021