Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Iain Shearer

Iain Shearer FRAS is an archaeologist who has worked in the UK, Afghanistan, Caucasus, North Africa, Balkans, Israel/Palestine, Central Asia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, China, Italy, Pakistan, India, and the Middle East over the last 25 years. Educated at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, he is the former Sackler Scholar for Afghanistan and Iran at The British Museum and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in 2008. Iain has also led numerous lecture tours for The British Museum and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge across the Maghreb, Middle East, Turkey, Balkans, Syria, China, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Cyprus, and Central Asia.

 

Current Tours:

The Land Beyond the Sunrise  |  09–29 May 2019 (21 days)

Land of Berbers, Carthaginians and Romans: Tunisia  |  21 Oct – 03 Nov 2019 (14 days)

End of Empires: From the Mughals to the British Raj  |  18 Feb – 06 Mar 2020 (18 days)

Mumbai and Aurangabad  |  06–11 March 2020 (6 days)

Mongolia  |  June 2020

Hidden Treasures of Central Asia  |  September 2020 

The Birth of Civilisation  |  10–21 November 2020 (12 days)

The Birth of Civilisation Pre-cruise tour to Lebanon  |  05–10 November 2020 (6 days)

The Birth of Civilisation Post-cruise tour to Jordan  |  21–26 November 2020 (6 days)