Into the Sahara: Algeria
Venture to one of the few remaining frontiers of art and archaeology, and discover a culture weaving together nomadic Berbers, Ancient Romans, Mediaeval Vandals and Umayyads, French colonists and modern Algerians.
Begin in Algiers, visiting the extraordinary collection of the National Museum of Antiquities and Islamic Arts, the lively Kasbah and the colonial Cathedral of Our Lady of Africa. Continue to Setif and see the stunning 3rd century CE mosaic the ‘Triumph of Dionysus’, and in Timgad explore the Arch of Trajan and the Byzantine fortress. Marvel at the Roman aqueduct in Constantine, now a bridge over the deep Rhummel Gorge, and discover distinctive Berber culture in Ghardaïa.
Then enter the Sahara, visiting the red mudbrick towns of Taghit and Timimoun, where markets have grown up around precious sources of water surrounded by the endless desert dunes.
Information available September/October 2018. For further details, please click ‘Request Info’.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.
*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.