Ancient Worlds

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Online Ancient World Explorations

Discover ancient worlds with Road Scholar's learning tours: While we offer many outstanding ways to experience the past, like our ancient Rome tours and Ancient Greece tours, we also provide a unique way to explore the ancient world with our virtual history tours and online lectures. Our travelers love these tours for the cultural appreciation, the connection with nature, and the transformative experience of connecting with the past. 

Ancient civilizations left behind miraculous architectural wonders like Machu Picchu, the Moai structures of Easter Island, and the underground city of Cappadocia in Turkey. On Road Scholar virtual ancient city tours, you will learn about each culture's customs, art, architecture, and beliefs.


Peru, Machu Picchu, and Inca Empire

Take a step back in time to see how the Incan Empire was created. In the Road Scholar online tour, Adventures Online: Discover Peru, Machu Picchu & the Inca Empire, you will experience the natural wonders of Peru. Learn the history of the ruins of Machu Picchu and about ancient weaving techniques. Visit Cusco, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the Western Hemisphere, once the heart of the Inca Empire and the center of their known world. Find out about how Peruvians saw the universe before the Spanish conquest.

Let historian Oscar Oviedo Velasco take you on an enlightening online journey into the Cosmovision of Ancient Andean Civilizations. Learn how ancient Peruvians and their deep connection to the natural world created sustainable ways of living. 


History of Turkey

Go on an online adventure to Turkey on the Road Scholar’s virtual history tour, The Legends & History of Turkey. On this virtual journey to the Mediterranean, you will immerse yourself in the history and legends of Troy, Ephesus, and Cappadocia — live from Turkey!


Explore Easter Island

Come unravel the mysteries of the famous Moai statues of Easter Island in the Road Scholar online tour, Exploring Easter Island — Moai Mysteries & More. This brand-new online lecture will take place live over the course of one or two hours. Your experienced guide will share answers to the most popular questions from travelers to the region, complete with engaging images from her journeys. 

If you can’t get to an ancient civilization tour in person, Road Scholar has the next best thing. Our online classes are led by regional experts with the gift of storytelling, so you will feel like you are there, exploring ancient marvels with them.