The AWT Team and Our Experts
Most AWT holidays are escorted by a first-class Tour Manager who is there to make sure everything goes according to schedule. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the experience.
The majority are also accompanied by an academic expert who will be with the group throughout the journey to answer questions and give talks on various subjects relating to the sites being visited.
An insight here, an archaeological viewpoint there – these make all the difference to a tour of the ancient world and really enhance one’s appreciation of a past civilization.
Our experts include; Prof Kent Weeks, Dr Aidan Dodson, Dr Bill Manley, Dr Jo Fletcher, Dr Stephen Buckley and Prof Barry Kemp, featured above talking on site at Amarna.
Needless to say, there will also be a fully qualified local guide on all tours whose role it is to explain each monument in detail to ensure that you get the most from your daily excursions.
Ancient World Conferences
Our aim is to present a series of illustrated lectures from an exciting panel of experts, covering a range of fascinating subjects. We look at archaeology and history from new and intriguing angles. These events are an ideal opportunity to relax, catch up with friends and socialise with our experts.
We have been hosting conferences for over a decade now at several venues including Highclere Castle, Reading University, the Ashmolean Museum and University College London. All have been a huge success. In 2012 our guest speakers (featured above along with AWT staff), included, Dr Philippa Walton, Dr Bill Manley, Dr Stephen Buckley, Dr Aidan Dodson and Dr Campbell Price. Our guest speaker from Egypt was Dr Mansour Boraik, Director General of Upper Egyptian Antiquities, who was accompanied by our senior expert guide, Medhat Saad.
For details of our very successful 2013 conference, please follow this link.
In September 2014 we changed venue again to St Wifrid's Hall, at the Brompton Oratory in South Kensington. This was also a break from our tradition of 2 day events and took place over a single full day. The whole idea was very well received.
Off the Beaten Track!
Many of the sites we visit are away from the usual tourist trail. All tours have been thoroughly researched and planned by our experts who have discovered some truly inspiring locations to explore.
Our contacts in the archaeological world give us access to many places often closed to the general public. Being accompanied by a local, working archaeologist, is not unusual!
Of course, all the major sites are visited, but it is these special places, full of atmosphere, which make AWT tours so very different.