Agatha Christie & the English Riviera

4 days

From £875

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Summary

Everybody has heard the name Agatha Christie, the world-famous murder mystery writer whose works have been translated into at least 103 languages. Few know the extent of her archaeological pedigree but Christie also spent two decades living and working on excavation sites in the Middle East, writing her novels and cleaning, classifying and photographing artefacts, many of which are now held in the British Museum. "She made a wonderful quote on archaeology and crime detection, that they are very similar because you have to clear away the debris to reveal the shining truth," said Max Mallowan’s biographer, Henrietta McCall. During this tour we focus on Agatha’s life in Devon. We meet in Torquay and explore the sites of the area where Agatha was born and lived in for many years since her childhood, and which she used as a source of inspiration for many of her books.

 

Tour highlights:

  • Gain insight into the life of this famous crime novelist in the company of our guide lecturer who developed the Agatha Christie exhibition at the Torquay Museum
  • Visit Greenway House, the Gregorian Mansion Agatha Christie and Max Mallowan called their home for many years
  • Explore the coast of Devon and the sites Agatha used to spend time at and took as inspiration for her writing

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£875

Deposit: £250 Single supplement: £55

Meet your Experts

Peter Berridge

Andante Guide Lecturer

Peter has published on a range of archaeological subjects including prehistoric stone tools and Norman castles. He has worked on excavations in Britain, Gibraltar and Morocco. His particular passion is the study of Colchester Castle.

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Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • Field notes
  • All taxes & gratuities
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
4 May 2023 AACD230504 4 May 2023 (Thursday) 7 May 2023 (Sunday) Peter Berridge £875
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