• Discover the Roman colony of Timgad, the ‘Pompeii of Africa’, founded by Emperor Trajan on the edge of the Aurès Mountains
• Seek out the visible traces of the Roman desert frontier in the vicinity of Biskra and take in the ruins of Gemellae, one of the southernmost Roman forts in Algeria, on the fringe of the Sahara desert
• Explore Tipasa, an enchanting coastal town featuring Phoenician, Roman and Byzantine ruins above a sparkling azure sea
Philip Kenrick, MA, DPhil
classical archaeologist and author
Depart London Gatwick 0825, arriving Algiers 1125. Afternoon: short orientation walk in central Algiers followed by visit to Cathedral of Notre-Dame d’Afrique. Transfer to Hotel Aurassi for overnight stay. Evening introductory talk.
23 Apr — 5 May 2019
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What made this tour special...
"Being able to visit a country completely unspoilt by commercial tourism plus full access to the Roman remains and local museums."
ACE Customer April 2016
return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, full board with soft drinks (some packed lunches), excursions & admissions, gratuities.
visa, travel insurance, single room supplement £290.