Architectural Group Tours

These tours explore the different elements of architecture design from buildings influenced by religion to the decorative geometric shapes specifically constructed to direct sunlight.

  • Influenced by the Greeks, the Egyptians, and those from other provinces of the Persian Empire, the Achaemenids evolved a monumental style in which relief sculpture is used as an adjunct to massive architectural complexes. 
  • The Greeks laid their masonry without mortar but with joints cut to great exactness. Marble was not generally used until the 5th century BC.
  • The earliest existing examples of Indian architecture are stone Buddhist and Jain structures, some of them cut from rock caves. Temples before that were made of wood. 


2018 GROUP TOUR BROCHURE

View our 2018 Expert-Led Cultural Group Tours brochure. This incredible portfolio of group tours sums up what we are all about, small group size, expertise, insight and behind-the-scenes access.

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GROUP TOUR CALENDAR

See the full list of group tour departures for 2018. 

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