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Delve into the past for an unforgettable journey

Stand in awe at the 5,000-year-old site of Stonehenge, step back in time amid the preserved ruins of Herculaneum in Italy or soak up the atmosphere of Rhodes as you uncover the legacy of the Knights of St John.

Our expertly planned archaeology holidays are ideal if you’ve always had an interest in the lives of past civilisations or the incredible structures they left behind. A knowledgeable host will guide you on these fascinating journeys, which include visits to key sites and informative talks that bring history to life.

What can a customer expect from one of your archaeology holidays?

I always try and give a narrative about the sites so that it brings to life the area and gets people really interested and learning about archaeology. I believe Saga’s archaeology holidays are great fun as well as an unforgettable experience.

Where in the world is your favourite place to visit for an archaeological experience?

That’s a tricky question because from the ancient Neolithic sites in Orkney to the Greek city of Ephesus in Turkey the world is full of amazing sites which all transport you back to a long lost time. I don’t have a favourite place because each site is so different and has its own story to tell.

What do you think is the most interesting/ exciting part of your job?

The greatest part of my job is sharing all my experiences with the guests. I get such a buzz when you see the light go on in people’s minds and they start to understand what they are looking at. It’s like you’ve opened up a whole new world for them they didn’t know existed.

Do you have any interesting stories or anecdotes from your time hosting Saga archaeology holidays?

One of my favourite memories is of the Saga guests in Enkomi - the site of a bronze age city in Cyprus. We worked with a local guide in Cyprus and I remember her saying that guests only normally spend half an hour looking around this site. An hour-and-a-half later, our excited guests had to be rounded up! The guide said she had never seen such an excited bunch of people.

You have hosted archaeology holidays with Saga in the UK, Cyprus and Malta – do you have any favourite sites or highlights for any customers thinking of going?

This is another tricky question because our guests get so much from all these holidays, but I suppose sites like the Tomb of the Kings in Paphos always leave a lasting memory and also get you thinking about how people lived all those years ago.