Meet Wanderlust's Top History & Culture Guide, our very own expert guide lecturer Dr. Eireann Marshall

3rd October 2019
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Dr. Eireann Marshall, one of Andante's longest-running and most popular tour guides, has been crowned Wanderlust magazine's Top History & Culture Guide at its 2019 World Guide Awards. 

A few months ago, we asked you to submit nominations to Wanderlust for the person you most enjoyed touring with and you nominated Eireann in your droves. She made it through the public voting process and was announced as one of 10 finalists, who came together at Wednesday night's awards ceremony.  

Not only was Eireann named Wanderlust's Top History & Culture Guide, she was also the only female finalist. Her husband, Stephen (pictured below), was on hand to collect the prize on Eireann's behalf as she is currently leading an Andante tour in Italy. 

Experience an ancient world tour with Eireann

If you're tempted to travel in the expert company of Eireann, you're in luck! She is leading a number of our tours throughout 2020, which are listed below:

Tunisia - The Punic Wars | Multiple departures, from £2,195

Syracuse & Ortygia | 14th - 19th April, from £1,995

Classical Sicily | 14th - 24th May, from £3,445

Rome - The Heart of the Empire | 7th - 12th February, from £1,945

The Etruscans | 20th - 27th September, from £2,395

Relaxed Split | Multiple departures, from £2,795

Pompeii, Herculaneum & Classical Campania | 16th - 23rd March, from £1,995

Ravenna & Aquileia | 25th May - 1st June, from £2,495

Hidden Rome | 23rd - 29th October, from £2,545

Venice at Carnevale | 17th - 22nd February, from £2,895

Puglia & Basilicata | Multiple departures, from £2,995

Cruising the Rhône: Archaeological Highlights | 29th October - 3rd November, from £1,729

Or, if you simply can't wait to take a tour with Eireann, why not treat yourself to a place on her exquisite Venice at New Year tour, which departs in just a few months on 27th December. On this trip, you'll enjoy private access to St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, and a New Year's gala dinner with fireworks. 

Skip to the .52 mark on the video below to see Eireann's highlight reel from last night's awards ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society in London. From the whole team here at Andante, thank you so much for voting. 

 

Dr. Eireann Marshall – Wanderlust's World Guide Awards 2019 Winner from Specialist Journeys on Vimeo.

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