Senior and mature couples and solo travellers remain curious but often informed about the role Aboriginal art plays in the indigenous community and the various styles. This article seeks to provide a platform for this collection of small group tours of upto 15 people into the Australian outback where often Aboriginal art styles are encountered.
Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia
Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia Trade was a central part of life for Aboriginal people prior to the British settlement of Australia. Trading routes criss-crossed the nation, dispersing goods, information, technologies and culture thousands…
Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?
Consider the impact of Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese followed by the Dutch trading in the Spice islands to the North of Australia from the 11th century. The probability of African coins reaching a beach become real. Learn more on a small group package tour to Kakadu and Arnhem land or the Kimberley where shipwrecks have been found to consider the impact on Aboriginal history and rock art. Tours for seniors couples and singles.
Armenia's Religious Architecture: The Definitive Guide
Buildings and Christianity in Armenia | Small Group Tours Armenia In this post, we will look at examples of Armenia’s buildings and building design before and after its conversion to Christianity. These buildings represent some…
Atlantic Ocean and How it Shaped Ancient Communities In Europe
Atlantic Ocean and How it Shaped Ancient Communities In Europe.
Bronze age civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean Islands
Bronze age civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean Islands As you explore these islands and learn about the cradle of Western civilisation, ancient cultures and history will come to life. Visit magical Santorini, which contains a…
Clothes began in Georgia | History of clothing
Dawn of Greek Civilization: The Definitive Guide for Travellers
The Beginning of Human Civilisation Ancient Greece is well-known as one of the earliest civilizations that contributed significantly to human advancement. “Greece reached heights in almost every area of human learning” (Mark 2013). Generally speaking, Ancient,…
Dinosaurs, Palaeontology and Evolution: 10 of the Best Books for natural history lovers
Dinosaurs, Paleontology and Evolution: 10 of the Best Books for natural history lovers Paleontology and archaeology: discovering the Earth’s past Paleontology and archaeology are traditionally the domain of experts, but thanks to some excellent literature,…
Discovering Medieval Chester: A Thriving Trade Centre
Chester was originally founded as Roman fort and has over 2000 years of history, but it is best known as a medieval city due its well-preserved Tudor architecture and observable legacies of its medieval past. Click to learn more.
Exploring Britain's Prehistoric Past: The Definitive Guide for Travellers
Exploring Britain’s Prehistoric Past Scattered across the islands of Great Britain are countless stone circles and monoliths. As successive waves of different peoples settled and lived in Britain, many would erect stone monuments and carve…
From Cairo to the NAC: Egypt Builds a New Capital City
From Cairo to the NAC: Egypt Builds a New Capital City On July 11, 2018 Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi laid the first stone of what was to become Egypt’s new capital. The city is…
History and Legacy of the Silk Road route
Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia
Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is one of the most remote places in Australia, a wild labyrinth of winding gorges, rushing rapids,…
Lumps and Bumps: How to Read the British Landscape
The British landscape has been worked and re-worked. It is secrets of this palimpsest landscape is revealed through drainage patterns and prehistoric features all the way through to the modern day. These small group tours for mature and senior travellers examine the landscape from the Neolithic, to Roman, through the seven ages of Britain in walking tours and history tours of Britain.
Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory
Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory Near the border of western Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park in Australia’s ‘top end’, Madjedbebe rock shelter (formerly known as Malakunanja II) is the oldest archaeological site in Australia,…
Malta; Megalithic temples, ‘fat ladies’, and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
Malta; Megalithic temples, ‘fat ladies’, and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum The tiny islands that comprise Malta, set in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, are home to prehistoric art and […]
Megalithic temples of Ġgantija, Malta
Megalithic temples of Ġgantija, Malta The megalithic temples of Ġgantija, on the Maltese island of Gozo are the world’s second-oldest standing structures (after Gobekli Tepe in Turkey), predating Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Egypt.…
Mungo Man and Mungo Lady, New South Wales
Part of a small group tour of World heritage sites on Victoria, NSW & South Australia for mature and senior travellers. Learn and explore in the Mungo National park about Aboriginal settlement and the fauna and flora of this National park.
Neolithic Burial Chambers: Telescopes to the Stars
Neolithic Burial Chambers and the stars The calendar you have in your smartphone was once written in the stars. During the Neolithic or final period of the Stone Age, skies […]
New Discoveries about Britain's Stone Circles
New Discoveries about Britain’s Stone Circles We’ve written about Britain’s prehistoric stone circles before, but recent studies from 2017 to 2019 show there are likely more secrets to uncover about these Neolithic monuments. In this…
Ottoman Empire: The Definitive Guide for Travellers
The Ottoman Empire, c. 14th-20th centuries | Small group history tours Turkey The Ottoman Empire once extended from Iraq to North Africa, from Arabia to the Balkans, even pressing to the walls of Hapsburg Vienna…
Shetland Islands Discovered: The Definitive Guide for Travellers
Shetland Islands Discovered Scotland’s Shetland Islands (or simply, Shetland) is a group of more than 100 islands, only 16 of which are inhabited, with a pristine coastline unrivalled in all of the United Kingdom. Its…
Silk Road Explorers - "Imperialist Villains"
Skara Brae, Scotland
The Neolithic village of Skara Brae was discovered in the winter of 1850. Wild storms ripped the grass and earth from a high dune then known as "Skerrabra" beside the Bay of Skaill, and exposed the ruins of ancient stone buildings. The discovery proved to be the best-preserved Neolithic sites in northern Europe.
Standing Stones in Prehistoric Britain
Standing Stones in Prehistoric Britain Stonehenge, England, United Kingdom The standing stones of Great Britain continue to be the subject of research and archaeological hypothesis. Britain is not the only location where standing stones are…
Textiles through History: The Definitive Guide for Travellers
Weaving textiles throughout history and the advancement of society Fabric and textiles industry has a long and coloured past. While it is estimated that fabrics were used in the time of the Stone Age, nearly…
Turkmenistan; journey for the curious
Turkmenistan: a journey for the curious Brimming with a vibrant population of around 5 million people, Turkmenistan is hospitable and welcoming to tourists, despite its history of political problems. Its vast landscape is mostly desert,…
Uncovering Albania: The Definitive Guide
Uncovering Albanian History Albania sits on the Ionian and Adriatic Seas in southern Europe, bounded by Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Greece. This small and mountainous country in the Balkan peninsula had roots in ancient Illyria,…
Uncovering the ancient history of Aboriginal Australia
Understanding Spinalonga, Crete.
Visiting Britain's World Heritage Sites
UNESCO World Heritage sites are well represented in Britain, beyond Stonehenge. This collection of Small group tours across England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland incorporates visits to these current and future sites in its programs for mature and senior travellers of up to 12 people, a mix of couples and solo travellers. Often on Walking tours and History in depth programs.
Xi'an, the Beginning of the Silk Road: Definitive Guide for Travellers
Xi’an, the Beginning of the Silk Road The bustling city of Xi’an (“Western Peace”) in China’s Shaanxi Province is one of China’s oldest cities and perhaps also its most culturally significant: as the ancient…
Odyssey in Mongolia finds second Electrosaurus jawbone with tooth intact on Dinosaur tour.
Dinosaurs bones found on Odyssey tour with Mongolian Academy of Sciences
20 daysSep, Apr
Crete Small Group Tour: The Minoans
Crete rich in UNESCO World heritage sites this small group escorted tour provides a travel experience for guests with experienced local guides to remember. For senior couples or single travellers who seek to travel with other like minded people to destinations rich in ancient history then this in one of many small group journeys to be enjoyed.
From A$11,750 AUDView Tour
15 daysSep, Oct, Feb, Mar, May +1
Escorted small group tour of World Heritage sites and more in the Southern States
Visiting New South Wales, South Australia
Discover the World Heritage Sites of the southern states of Australia travelling in a small group tour. A journey of learning around the southern edges of the Murray Darling basin and up to the upper southern part of this complex river basin north of Mildura. We start and end in Adelaide, stopping in Broken Hill, Mungo National Park and other significant locations.
From A$9,510 AUDView Tour
Myanmar's Art and Archaeology | Small Group Tour
Visiting Myanmar (Burma)
This is a wonderful small group program for seniors and mature couples and solo travellers focussed on the art and archaeology, designed to take you chronologically through Myanmar’s history. From Yangon to Pyay, where the 4th-9th century walled city has received Unesco World Heritage status, on to Bagan’s 10th-13th century pagodas, to Mandalay’s last royal dynasty and the 18th-19th century colonial era returning to Yangon for the colonial heritage and modern art scene.
From A$7,250 AUDView Tour
Prehistoric Britain small group history tour including standing stones
Visiting England, Scotland
This guided tour invites you to explore UNESCO World heritage sites at Skara Brae in the Orkneys, Isle of Skye, and Stonehenge in a prehistoric tour. This escorted tour has trips to key sites in Scotland, and the Irish sea in Wales such as Gower Peninsula and National Museum in Cardiff and England. Each day tour is supported by local guides.
From A$14,750 AUDView Tour
22 daysAug, Apr
Seven Ages of Britain, snapshots of Britain through the ages.
Visiting England, Scotland
This guided small group tour starts in Scotland and finishes in England. On Orkney we have a day tour to the UNESCO World heritage site, Skara Brae, before travelling to city of York. Your tour leader continues to share the history from the Neolithic to the Victorian era. The tour concludes in the capital city, London.
From A$13,995 AUDView Tour
15 daysOct, Apr, Sep
Tour of Tunisia
From A$8,990 AUDView Tour
14 daysApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug +3
Darwin and Kakadu small group tour
Visiting Northern Territory
From A$12,095 AUDView Tour
65 daysMar, Jun, Aug
Long tour of Australia for a small group
Visiting New South Wales, Northern Territory
Small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit White Cliffs, Marree and far north Kakadu and the Kimberley.
From A$38,910 AUDView Tour
13 daysAug, Nov, Mar, Apr, May +2
Small group tour exploring Alice Springs and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Visiting Northern Territory
Explore and learn about historic Alice Springs, The MacDonnell ranges, and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This escorted small group tour for mature and senior travellers, travelling as a couple or solo travellers also visits the Hermannsburg Lutheran mission plus Henbury meteorite site learning about the Aboriginal outback and contemporary art.
From A$8,995 AUDView Tour
15 daysMay, Aug, Jun, Sep
Small group tour of Australia's Kimberley
Visiting Western Australia
From A$14,250 AUDView Tour
30 daysMar, Jun
Small group tour of Eastern and Central Australia
Visiting New South Wales, Northern Territory
Small group tour for couples and solo travelers touring most of the Australian territory, travelling through the outback and visiting many of the famous sights as well as off the beaten track locations, giving you the opportunity the explore and meet our people in the most remote locations. Learn about the history of the people who explored the deserts, from indigenous communities to Europeans, as well as Burke and Wills, visit Bourke, Normantown, Charters Towers far north Kakadu, returning back along the Stuart Highway to Adelaide and cross country to Sydney through the Blue Mountains.
From A$19,995 AUDView Tour
15 daysFeb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun +4
Small group tour of outback Queensland
Visiting New South Wales, Queensland
From A$9,080 AUDView Tour
16 daysFeb, Mar, May, Aug, Oct +2
Small group tour of Victoria for Senior travellers
From A$9,895 AUDView Tour
13 daysFeb, Apr, Sep, Oct
Small group tour; Broken Hill and back
Visiting New South Wales, Queensland
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14 daysMar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul +3
The Darling River Run small group tour
Visiting New South Wales, Victoria
Small group tour for the mature and senior traveller of the Darling River. Learn about the history, culture and landscapes of the Darling, a key part of the Australian river system including Aboriginal trading routes and aquaculture. Suitable for mature and senior couples or solo travellers.
From A$8,750 AUDView Tour
18 daysMar, Apr, Jun, Aug, Sep +4
Tours of Tasmania; exploring colonial history
Escorted program for couples and single travellers visiting Hobart, Launceston through the Tamar Valley along the rugged coastline of the north coast and heading back south to the pristine wilderness around Cradle Mountain and then on through Strahan, Queenstown and past Lake St Clair, before arriving back in Hobart. This 18 day small group tours to Tasmania for mature and senior travellers interested in the colonial history of Tasmania. We follow the footsteps of the colonists, visiting the churches where they worshipped, the houses in which they lived, the taverns where they drank and some of the mills in which they worked.
From A$10,130 AUDView Tour