Our expert led holidays and tours are targeted at people who want to get off the beaten track and get under the skin of a destination. For example, on our tour of Jordan led by Rough Guide Author Matthew Teller, we stay in some of Jordan's little known nature reserves, managed by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN). We also visit the funky downtown area of Amman with its cosmopolitan coffee shops and art galleries.
On our Archaeological and Historical ours we not only visit all the main sites in a destination but also some of the little known and less-visited sites. Some of these tours visit sites that have been discovered by the archaeologists that lead our tours, so you get true first-hand experience. All of these tours are led by professional archaeologists and historians who have been hand -picked for their first hand knowledge and enthusiastic personalities.
Our in-depth tours and holidays are all led by guide book writers or journalists who live and breathe our destinations. They know the best coffee shops, art galleries, local hotels and restaurants so that you get off the beaten track and experience the country in the most authentic way possible. Not only will you get to tour a country in a very quirky way but you will also get to meet some colourful local characters who will turn your holiday into a memorable experience.
On these tours we will be using very local accommodation that has been hand selected for its location, its enthusiastic owner or simply because it is not a traditional tourist hotel. These tours give you an in-depth understanding of what makes these countries special.
Our In-Time tours are all led by charismatic professional archaeologists or historians and include the key historical and archaeological sites as well as some of the lesser known sites in a destination. On some tours you will be guided by the archaeologist or historian who either discovered or has written books about the site you are visiting. This gives you a first-hand account of the individual site, how they were discovered and what makes them special.
These tours are for real enthusiasts who have a love of history and culture and appreciate learning about the historical and archaeological sites within the overall context of the destination they visit.
Our range of In-Time tours can also be personally designed for clubs and associations to destinations where you have a specific interest or association.
Award-winning travel journalist and author of the top-selling Rough Guide to Jordan guidebook, Matthew Teller will lead a groundbreaking 9-day trip across Jordan, sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for a country he's lived in and knows inside out - he wrote the book on it after all!