Upcoming Trips

Darrell and India Mount Sicily Classical Art & Archeological Adventure September 15-24, 2016

Sicily Classical Art & Archeological Adventure

Darrell and India Mount
September 15-24, 2016

Join the Mounts for a classical tour through Sicily with its ancient Greek and Roman art and ruins. We will visit historic sites in Palermo, Agrigento, Ragusa, Siracusa, and Taromina, as well as explore Mount Etna, cheese and wine estates, and the Aeolian islands.

Read the full itinerary here: Sicily Classical Art & Archaeological Adventure

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Traveling the Silk Road: The Ancient Pathway
to the Modern World
September, 12-29, 2017

Join us for this journey of a lifetime as we follow in the footsteps of Asia’s most fascinating people from influential empires, religions and cultures. This exotic trip transports you from the beginnings of the silk road trade route in X’ian, central China, to art filled Buddhist grottos and Kazakh horse acrobatics in China’s remote northwest. We’ll caravan by train, boat, air, and camel through expansive landscapes still inhabited by centuries-old cultures rich in ancient traditions. We’ll meander along Lake Karakul which, at, 12,500 feet above sea level, is dwarfed by the 24,000 foot peaks surrounding it. In Kashgar, we’ll explore one of the oldest markets in the world, and dine at the original home of Lord George McCartney, Britain’s first envoy to China in 1793. The oasis of Turfan holds the secrets of Gaochang, one of the most ancient cities in the world and a World Heritage site. Our exclusive, behind the scenes tours on this silk road journey include: the Xinjiang Archeological Institute and the Great Mosque in X’ian, special access to the Mogao Caves, as well as an up close experience with the pandas in Chengdu. This trip will delight anyone who loves stories, archeology, oriental art, great religions, exotic cultures and vibrant markets. Our silk road journey will be led by China Specialist, Gerald Hatherly. Don’t miss this exciting one-of-a-kind experience limited to 14 travelers.

Read the full itinerary here: http://art-of-travel.com/silk-road-itinerary/