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Pakistan study tour

The Indus River and Gandharan civilisations.

Start date End date Days Price Tour Expert Group Size Status
03/03/22 04/03/22 2 days £185 Diana Driscoll 25 Max AVAILABLE Book place

Key Highlights of this Itinerary

Diana Driscoll 1

Expert insight

Diana has studied and explored Middle Eastern history and culture for over 30 years.

Uch Sharif, Pakistan 2

Pakistan's History

Diana will lecture on the Pakistan’s historical and cultural past.

Art Workers Guild, London, Venue 3

Central London venue

The study day will take place at the Art Workers’ Guild, located near the British Museum.

Bakery, Shushtar, Iran 4

Middle Eastern cuisine

Enjoy a traditional Middle Eastern mezze lunch.

Art Workers Guild, London, Venue
Art Workers Guild, London
Gradidge Room, Art Workers Guild, London
Gradidge Room, Art Workers Guild, London

Art Workers' Guild

Day one of the study day will be held at the Art Workers’ Guild was founded in 1884 by young architects and designers. Many of the prominent figures of the Arts and Crafts Movement were active in the first fifty years. Its principle of ‘learning by doing’ has spread through art education and has had a worldwide influence.

Lectures on day one will take place in the privately hired Gradidge Room located on the first floor. Holding a maximum of 70 people but reduced for our lectures to only 20 people it provides ample opportunity for social distancing. It overlooks a leafy square and there is a break out space in the adjoining library.

V&A Museum, London

Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A has nearly 60,000 objects covering the entire Indian subcontinent south of the Himalayas and much includes Pakistan. The range of the collection is immense including Gandharan sculpture, Punjab and Sind textiles and Mughal paintings and decorative arts.

Following on the Study Day, there will be an option on the next day Thursday 4 March to join Diana at the V&A at 10.30am for a tour of the artefacts from the Indian Subcontinent which complements her lectures. During this day she will take you into the 19th and 20th centuries.

Diana Driscoll, Study day
Diana Driscoll, Study day

Covid-19 safety

When you book with Steppes, you have our assurance that protocols will be in place with an enhanced focus on hygiene and physical distancing.

We are limiting numbers that can join our study day tours to 25 per group. The venue we are using has a maximum capacity of 70 people, so there will be ample space in the study room. There will be space for distanced seating in the lecture room. During lunch, you may need to sit separately or in smaller groups to allow for physical distancing.

Group Tour FAQs

What happens on a typical day?

On arrival, tea and coffee will be available. Two morning lectures will begin at around 10:00, with a short break in between. Lunch will be served at around 12:00 and will be privately catered and eaten at the venue. Afternoon lectures will commence at around 13:00, as with the morning, there will be a short break in between lectures. At the end of the day, complimentary beer and wine will be available, with time to socialise in a more informal setting with the tour expert and the other guests.

What is the maximum group size for this study day tour?

If this is relaxed, we will increase the maximum group size to 25 people, which will allow ample space both in the Gradidge room and in the other areas.

Will I be required to wear a mask throughout the day?

Face masks will not be required when in the lecture room. However, they will be required to be worn in all other spaces at the venue.

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Why a Steppes expert-led group tour

1.Experience Matters

We have been running insightful and groundbreaking group tours since our inception in 1989. We have worked with institutions such as the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum and run wildlife tours in conjunction with conservation agencies such as Fauna & Flora International, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Orangutan Foundation, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund and the Jane Goodall Institute.

2.Size Matters

Our average group size is typically eight to ten people, smaller than other group tours typically offered – a factor which many of our clients appreciate. Travelling as part of a smaller group provides a more intimate, personalised and relaxed atmosphere.

4.It’s about who you know

We have developed an enviable pool of expertise from which to choose our tour experts, who we carefully select based on their knowledge, companionship and personality. Often, these experts can use their influence to facilitate private access to sites not typically open to the public.

3.Like-Minded People

Steppes Travellers are like-minded people – interesting, interested and curious. Our group tours aim to create an easy and informal atmosphere – we have a lot of fun on our tours and many friendships have been formed.

5.Value for money

Our tours are well-priced to ensure you get real value for money. We include gratuities on the majority of our tours and do not pass on currency surcharges. We strive to look after single travellers as well as we can, keeping single supplements to a minimum.

6.Peace of Mind

When you travel on one of our group tours, you will be looked after by our local agents and your tour expert with the back-up of our 24-hour emergency number and duty manager. All our holidays are fully bonded and protected – our ATOL number is ATOL 6495.

Includes / Excludes

Important Information

Activity Level
Low Activity

What is included

  • Lectures given by Diana Driscoll
  • Four lectures to be given on topics looking at the Indus River and Gandharan civilisations
  • Hosted by a member of the Steppes Travel team
  • Held at the beautiful Art Workers Guild in London
  • Welcome tea or coffee on arrival
  • Middle Eastern style lunch included
  • Post lecture drinks (wine and beer)

What is excluded

  • Transport to venue
  • Gratuities
  • Writing materials
  • Water (we request you bring your own reusable water bottle to avoid use of single use plastic bottles at venue)

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For further information about any of these tours please call 01285 880 980

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