"Our guest speaker was an endlessly fascinating storyteller, whose skill in bringing the past into the present so meaningfully helped to make the journey unforgettable. Each day was even more thrilling than the preceding one, with the climax at Mount Sinai itself delivered beyond expectation." 
Historical Odyssey with Professor Janet Soskice

Our highly acclaimed specialist historical adventures are led by expert guest speakers who share their extensive knowledge, giving insights that bring to life elements of history, culture, philosophy or the environment. These small group journeys offer an intimate experience, with interesting and sometimes thought-provoking themes creating a unique shared experience, often with lively debate and new friendships forged amongst group members.

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“So many thoughts about our wonderful trip to St Catherine; the fantastic warmth of welcome from the Egyptians, Fathers Justin and Nilus, and the unique history which we felt privileged to be given access to. In my book, how could one not enjoy and be inspired!”

Julia Palmer, St Catherine Retreat, February 2017

“A great experience altogether and I am grateful to all the organisers, to the guides and drivers, to all the staff at guesthouse and hotels, to the Bedouin we visited; all contributed to a perfect trip. “

Verena Watson, Tailor Made Desert Journey, April 2016

“Huge thanks to all at Wind, Sand & Stars for an amazing trip. John’s passion for Ethiopia fires his erudition and he gave us more insights into the country, past and present, than we could ever have gained from local guides.”

Christine Dunmow, Exploring Ethiopia’s Orthodox History with John Binns 2016

“I am hugely impressed with Wind Sand & Stars’ organisation and their relationship with the Bedouin family who looked after us. These local contacts made the experience especially rich.”

Richard Ames-Lewis, Adventure into Silence, October 2014

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