This event has been cancelled owing to the Coronavirus disease outbreak

EMAS Study Tour to Orkney

14 – 23 April 2020

Guide: David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot

The 2020 EMAS spring study tour will be to Orkney. We will travel by coach from Baker Street, London stopping overnight at Middlesbrough and Inverness and visiting archaeological sites on the way.

We will be based in Kirkwall, and will visit sites on Orkney Mainland and the islands of Egilsay, Rousay and Wyre. The sites that we will visit include Maes Howe, Skara Brae, Midhowe Broch, the Brough of Birsay, Cubbie Roo’s Castle, the Earl’s Palace at Birsay and Kirkwall Cathedral.

The cost of this study tour will be £1036 per person for people sharing a twin room, and £1305 per person for a single room.

Please note that hotel accommodation is limited, so an early reply is advised.

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Skara Brae


This event has been cancelled owing to the Coronavirus disease outbreak

EMAS Study Tour to Belgium

31 October to 6 November 2020

Guide: David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot

The EMAS autumn Study Tour will be to Belgium. We will be based in a hotel in the centre of the attractive town of Leuven, the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant.

Leuven is first recorded in 891, when the Frankish king Arnulf of Carinthia defeated an invading Viking army. The town became the most important centre of trade in the duchy during the 11th to 14th centuries . The impressive Gothic Stadhuis (town hall) was started in 1439 and not finished until 1463.

We will travel by coach from Embankment Underground Station and cross via the Channel Tunnel.

Sites that we will visit include the Wéris megaliths; the Neolithic flint mines at Spiennes; the Roman boats in the Espace Gallo-Roman in Ath; Tongeren, with its Roman and medieval town walls and its 13th century Begijnhof; and the medieval buildings of Bruges and Ghent.

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Leuven – Groot Begijnhof


EMAS Study Tour to Orkney

6 – 15 April 2021

Guide: David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot

The 2021 EMAS spring study tour will be to Orkney. We will travel by coach from Baker Street, London stopping overnight at Carlisle and Inverness and visiting archaeological sites on the way.

We will be based in Kirkwall, and will visit sites on Orkney Mainland and the islands of Egilsay, Rousay and Wyre. The sites that we will visit include Maes Howe, Skara Brae, Midhowe Broch, the Brough of Birsay, Cubbie Roo’s Castle, the Earl’s Palace at Birsay and Kirkwall Cathedral.

Further details will be available shortls

Please note that hotel accommodation is limited, so an early reply is advised.

Click here for a detailed itinerary

Skara Brae