NEAF Travel Tour Program


A NEAF tour group at the tomb of Cyrus the Great at Pasargadae, Iran, in 2017.

Near Eastern Archaeology Tours have been running for over 30 years. In recent years they have been run in conjunction with the Sydney based travel companies: Academy Travel and Alumni Travel.

NEAF tour destinations have included Jordan, Syria, Oman, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mali, Iran, Turkey, Greece, Mexico, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and China.

These tours are designed to suit people with a fascination in both archaeology and history and they are suited to the lay-person with a general interest in the subject.

Our tours are fully-escorted by leaders who are experts in their field and they make sure that their personal love of travel and archaeology is passed on to tour participants.

Tours in 2018

Iran in Depth with John Tidmarsh: 9-31 October 2018


The dome of the Friday Mosque at Yazd, Iran.

Over 23 days we travel through mountain and desert landscapes of Iran and visit some of the most remarkable monuments in the ancient and Islamic worlds. We explore Achaemenid palaces and royal tombs, mysterious Sassanian fire temples, enchanting mud-brick cities on the desert fringes, and fabled Persian cities with their enchanting gardens, caravanserais, bazaars, and stunning cobalt-blue mosques. Perhaps more importantly, however, we encounter the unsurpassed friendliness and hospitality of the Iranian people which leave most travellers longing to return.

All enquiries for this tour should go to Academy Travel:; (02) 9235 0023; .

A tour brochure is available here.