What's New with Denys James

NEW! INDIA, Rajasthan & Taj Mahal 
2017, November 18 - December 11 
Registration Open
Save $100 before March 30

MOROCCO 2018, April 9 - 30
Early Registration Open
Save $200 before May 1, 2017

NEW! SPAIN, Andalucia, November 2018

SICILY 2017, April 29 - May 18
One space still available as of Feb 26 

Sicily 2017: On-board archaeologist, Dr. Emilia Oddo 

Emilia Oddo is an archaeologist, whose interests focus on the production, use and diffusion of ancient Greek pottery, particularly from prehistoric Crete. She is particularly intrigued by the social mechanisms at stake in the production processes and is currently working on defining different ceramic traditions in Crete. In the past couple of years, she has taken her interest beyond Greece and has developed an enthusiastic interest for the different ceramic traditions of Italy -particularly Sicily-, throughout the centuries, as well as the modern techniques of Greek potters. A native of Palermo, Sicily, she left Italy for Greece, Belgium and the USA, where she finished her PhD. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Greek Archaeology at Tulane University, New Orleans. 


 "What I most often tell my students about our Discovery Art Tour experience with Denys James was how affordable and convenient it was to have it all planned out by a professional. The transportation was great, our accommodations were comfortable and interesting, the food was good and each stop along the way was an adventure. We never would have seen as much of the local culture without considerable research and it is too time consuming to learn enough to travel with confidence to exotic places you've never been. Life is short, you have to take advantage of it while you can. As an artist/globetrotter himself, Denys knows how to put together a unique travel experience that is culturally fascinating and comfortable while still being adventurous and creatively stimulating.

I look forward to our next trip together"

Bill Abright-Artist/Professor-Ceramics, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA

 Denys is a very accomplished artist in several media; I particularly admire his wall pieces. As well he's a great tour guide. I've been on 5 of his art tours and enjoyed them all immensely. They're very well organized, instructive and fun and one gets to see places and things one would probably never see otherwise. And the hotels! Each one a jewel, always comfortable and beautiful and rich in local culture. I can't imagine a better traveling experience.  Jane Wolters, Canada 


 Relaxed Travel in Small Groups
 Explore Ceramics, Art, History and Architecture
 in India, Morocco and Spain

Come Explore With Us

November 18 - December 11, 2017

Discover the Masala of India: wander through sacred sitesintricately decorated palaces and streets lined with painted mansions.
Admire the skills and designs of potters and fabric block printers. 
Savour colours, spices and exquisite cuisine
Absorb the ambiance of the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra
Overnight in historic palaces and castles.  




Click here for complete INDIA, RAJASTHAN Itinerary

MOROCCO Ceramic Tour with Denys James

April 9 - 30, 2018

 Visit the Imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes
Explore the ancient Roman ruins and mosaics at Volubilis
Wander the narrow lanes of Chefchaouen with its red tiled roofs and bright blue buildings.
Work with the women potters in the hilltop village of D'Har
Discover Berber traditional pottery,

adobe architecture,  Moroccan tile art,
and traditional crafts in Morocco.
Visit the potteries in Sale and Safi -producers of highly decorated and brightly coloured glazed wares.
Enjoy Moroccan food, music, gardens.
Learn about Moroccan history, culture, customs from  our on -board guide and interpreter.

SICILY Ceramic Tour with Denys James

April 29 - May 18, 2017

An exciting exploration of this diverse Italian island, rich in its ceramics, history, architecture, food and wine.

Spain, Andalucia Ceramic Tour with Denys James

Spain, Andalucia
November 5-22, 2018

Details to follow

BURMA (Myanmar)  Ceramic Tour with Denys James

BURMA (Myanmar)

Folk Potteries, ancient temples, traditional city and village life. Locations include: Yangon, Inle Lake, Mandalay, Sagaing, Bagan.

Turkey Ceramic Tour with Denys James



 CRETE, GREECE, Ceramic Tour with Denys James




Laos,Angkor Wat Ceramic Tour with Denys James

Laos,Angkor Wat