The Jornada Research Institute is pleased to announce our new “Overseas Journeys” program. Check out these

Experiencing Northern Scotland’s Archaeological Wonders of the Highlands, Orkney, and Lewis/Harris Islands (July 29 thru August 9, 2024)

(11 Days from Inverness to Stornoway onto Kirkwall and back to Inverness) (Depart USA July 29 on overnight flight to Inverness and depart Inverness August 9 to return to USA) 

Price:  $4860.00 (subject to change and does not include airfare).

        Ring O Brodgar

Single room supplement: $1733.00.

Through JORNADA RESEARCH INSTITUTE’S JOURNEYS OVERSEAS PROGRAM (specializing in making education awesome), we have designed a tour of Northern Scotland (the northern Highlands, Orkney Islands, and Lewis and Harris Islands) that focuses on Neolithic, Bronze-Age, Iron-age, and Medieval archaeological and historical sites and cultural landscapes. This tour’s highlights will include:

  • Urquhart Castle (13th Century), on the shore of Loch Ness, and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (14th Century to present) will bring history to the present day.
  • Ferry to Lewis to visit the Callanish standing stones, used to monitor the Nodal cycle of the moon, Dun Carloway Broch, a Norse mill, and the Iron-Age site at Bostadh.
  • Travel the northwest coast, where we will learn about the geology of this part of the Isles while enjoying the scenic landscape.
  • On Orkney, visit the Neolithic landscape of the Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness, Barnhouse, and Ness of Brodgar (under excavation).
  • In Kirkwall, tour St Magnus Cathedral and Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces with a local guide.
  • Visit Maes Howe (burial cairn), Broch of Borwick (2.5 hrs coastal hike) and Skara Brae, the iconic Neolithic village of northern Europe excavated by V. Gordon Childe in the 1930s.
  • Before leaving Orkney, we visit the Iron-Age Broch of Gurness and on to Birsay to visit the Earl’s Palace and Brough of Birsay (low tide-accessible).
  • On our return to Inverness, visit the Grey Cairns of Camster and Carn Liath Broch.

The tour is under the direction of David and Dawn Greenwald, who will guide you through more than 5000 years of history. Some sites will have local experts or visitor centers providing interpretations.

Tour fees include 10 nights in 3-Star+ Hotels as we travel through the Highlands and Islands, airport transfers, entrance fees to sites, museums and attractions listed, ground transportation each day except one day in Kirkwall, all breakfasts once in Scotland, three lunches, and two dinners.

For information, contact David Greenwald at\

2024 Greek Odyssey Land and Island Cruise-tour (October 7 to 18, 2024)

11 Days visiting Greece, its islands, and Ephesus, Turkey (Depart USA on October 7, 2024, and Depart Athens on October 18, 2024)

Price including 22 meals, all ground transportation, hotels, six days of land tours and four days/nights island cruising from:

Standard Double Occupancy: $4,890.00 pp (inside cabin on cruise ship);

Standard Single Supplement: add $1,250.00 pp (inside cabin on cruise ship)

Or Upgrade of Cruise Cabin to higher categories from:

Double Occupancy: Category XA $5240.00 pp (porthole) to XC $5420.00 pp (exterior w/ window and sofa)

Single Supplement: Category XA $6820.00 (porthole) to $7020.00 pp (exterior w/ window and sofa)

The minimum number of participants is 15.

Through JORNADA RESEARCH INSTITUTE’S JOURNEYS OVERSEAS PROGRAM (specializing in making education awesome), we have designed a tour of Greece with its archaeological wonders, iconic landscapes, and traditional villages. This is a combined land and cruise package. What you will see and visit on this tour:


  • Athens – the Acropolis, Parthenon, Porch of the Caryatids and Temple of Zeus;
  • Mycenae –Treasury of Atreus, Lion Gate, and remains of Agamemnon’s Royal Palace and the Citadel; plus the 2,300-year-old theater of Epidaurus;
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Nafplio, Nafpaktos, and Arachova;
  • Olympia – archaeological site of the first Olympic games, plus Temples of Hera and Zeus;
  • Delphi –the Sanctuary of Apollo, walk the marble Sacred Way, the theater and the Charioteer of Delphi;
  • Vineyard/winery tour and tasting near Athens;


  • Cruise to Mykonos –the iconic windmills and whitewashed homes;
  • Ephesus –Temple of Artemis and House of the Virgin Mary;
  • Patmos – enter John’s Monastery and the Grotto of the Apocalypse;
  • Rhodes – the medieval city, the Citadel of Knights, and clifftop Acropolis of Lindos;
  • Crete – visit the ruins of the Palace of Knossos;
  • Santorini – in Thira, enjoy stunning clifftop views of the submerged caldera, a romantic sunset, and view whitewashed houses, stroll narrow streets, and enjoy outdoor cafes.

Except for “free time”, this tour is escorted from arrival in Athens until our departure. Most tours will be guided by local experts, tour guides associated with specific sites, or researchers working at sites. JRI personnel will be present throughout the tour.

Fees include 10 nights in first class and deluxe hotels on mainland Greece and aboard one of Celestyal Cruise Line’s ships to access the various islands. Included are entrance fees to sites and site museums, ground transportation for excursions that require vehicle travel, all breakfasts once in Greece, four lunches, and eight dinners. All prices subject to change.

For information, contact David Greenwald at