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Do come and join me on these fantastic holidays of a lifetime.

You will be most welcome!


Mon 2- Mon 9 May 2022   8 days
Contrasting Cultures: Exploring Albania  

I am delighted to be joining the Ciceroni family of tour lecturers for this adventure into fascinating Albania. 

Rich in so much history, this will be a feast for the eyes and and an exploration into this still unspoiled part of the world.

£2,395 for a truly fantastic exploration of Albania’s history and culture.

Itinerary here

More details here

Sun 22- Fri 27 May 2022  
Cornwall Discovered
Historical Landscapes

I’m teaming up with veteran staff of Voyages to Antiquity’s new ‘Cornwall Discovered’ to share with you this stunning journey through ancient Cornwall.
Join me and share with me the magnificent scenery, great narratives and insights and wonderful sites.

Itinerary and Details here
From £930

Contact Cornwall Undiscovered  to reserve your space or make enquiries NOW!

Sat 1 Oct – Sun 8 Oct 2022
Delighted to be in partnership with Heritage Group Travel & Aegean Aurora
Majestic Crete

Discover the ancient Minoans with a lecturer who can bring it all to life.

Majestic Crete Brochure 2022 

Majestic Crete Booking Form
Bookings direct with Heritage Group Travel   Book by 1st April 2020 to ensure we have our minimum numbers.

From £2,950
Great value with BA flights, accommodation, fantastic sites & archaeology, Gillian as your lecturer and an excellent local guide to care for us.  Information booklet and handouts provided, talks, carefully chosen magnificent local food venues with wine & soft drinks included.

Contact me for queries. phone +44 (0)7860 637301


Tues 16-Sun 21 May 2023   6 days
Early Ireland  

Prehistoric Ireland and Early Christianity in this remarkable land.  More details soon …

29 May-15 June 2023   
ASA Cultural Tours (Australians Studying Abroad)  
(though, of course, this isn’t just for Australians – every one is welcome!)
Shetland and Orkney: Archaeology and Wildlife of the Northern Isles 

Shetland Ponies

I believe this is the most comprehensive tour of Shetland and Orkney available.

We begin in glorious Edinburgh and then head out to 11 islands, stunning scenery, seals, Shetland ponies, nature reserves, geology, archaeology, and the delights of the local Orcadian produce …

We shall visit 5,000 years of history from the Neolithic first farmers’ stone circles, atmospheric tombs and settlements, to Iron Age brochs, through the strong Viking presence, here, around marvellous medieval castles and amongst the reminders of World War II.

Ring of Brodgar

Gillian will be your private lecturer who will accompany you to all the sites.

Take an early look in my blog posts at the delights of Orkney’s 5,000 year old houses at Skara Brae and the Ring of Brodgar. You can even catch up with the excavations at the great and unique Neolithic temples at Ness of Brodgar – built by folk who lived at Skara Brae and worshipped at the Ring of Brodgar!  And, of course, there are the thousands of years of history (and prehistory!) at Jarlshof on Shetland to enjoy.

Details and enquiries here

17-24 June 2023 
Smithsonian Journeys 
‘Scottish Islands and Norwegian Fjords’

2022 Itinerary here.
Contact for enquiries and bookings

We board Ponant’s stunning 5-star small ship in Bergen in Norway, exploring this wonderful town before sailing  to the stunning fjords of Norway.  We voyage on to explore Prehistoric Orkney & Shetland and sail on to the wild scenery of the Highlands and Rannoch Moor, in the company of the Muddy Archaeologist.  Add an optional extra couple of days in Edinburgh & Glasgow to add even greater value to this adventure.

Take a sneak peak of the great sites on this cruise in my blog posts:  Bergen in Norway boasts  Edvard Grieg’s beautifully located summer home, a wonderful all-wooden Stave Church and the colourful harbour where you can revel in everything from the fish market or the all-year Christmas shop!     See what it’s like to step back in time at Jarlshof, the archaeological jewel of Shetland, and on Orkney at Skara Brae, the amazing Ring of Brodgar, and at the wonderful St Magnus Cathedral at Kirkwall.  Discover just how much there is to see in Glasgow during the optional post cruise extension!

Itinerary, prices, booking and everything you need to start your great adventure are available here

For enquiries about any of these holidays, please just contact me:
email  or Tel: 07860 637301