THE VIKINGS

OCORSICA  April 2015   /   ARMENIA   April 2015  /   THE IRELAND OF YEATS   June 2015   /    SOUTH EAST SICILY   October 2015   /    ALONG THE VIA AEMILIA     October 2015

The Vikings: Iceland, Denmark & Northern Germany

THE VIKINGSWednesday 1 to Friday 10 July 2015

POSTPONED TO 2016

DR COLLEEN BATEY AND NICHOLAS FRIEND

It is a mistake to dismiss the Vikings as mere raiders, rogues and tough traders. These popular stereotypes strongly differ from the complex picture that emerges from decades of archaeological excavation in their heartland – Iceland, Denmark, and northern Germany. To deepen our understanding of the Viking cultural legacy we travel to the principal areas where they established and sustained their egalitarian well-ordered society. We emerge with a far more complete story of them as poets, lawmakers and originators of the modern jury system, and as great artists; as perceptive people who valued design, and fine craftsmanship. Yes, they were fierce and fearsome, yet were also a culturally well-developed people with a strong ethos and sensitivity to the natural world. Striking archaeological remains are testimony to the full extent of their nature.

COST £3965 members, £4015 non-members, £350 single room supplement, £350 deposit, includes flights London-Hamburg, Copenhagen-Reykjavik and Reykjavik-London, nine nights accommodation, all breakfasts, six dinners with wine, all lectures, all entrance fees, all private minibus travel during the tour, all gratuities, VAT.

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 CORSICA   13 – 20 April 2015
ARMENIA   27 April – 5 May 2015
THE IRELAND OF YEATS    9 – 15 June 2015
SOUTH EAST SICILY   17 – 24 October 2015
 ALONG THE VIA AEMILIA     28 October – 2 November 2015