What's New with Denys James

NEW! INDIA, Rajasthan 

2017, November 18 - December 11 

 *SICILY  2017, April 29 - May 18

(1 Sicily space still available as of Jan 4 )

MOROCCO 2018, April 9- 30, 

 Early Registration Open, Save $200!

NEW! SPAIN, Andalucia, 2018


*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. This fall, she will start her new job as 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


Discovery Art Travel
Creative Travel - Learning Vacations

Explore Ceramics, Art, History and Architecture
in India, Sicily, Burma, Spain and Morocco


Come Explore With Us

November 18 - December 11, 2017

Registraton is now open, itinerary and details to follow.

To reserve your space please click on the BOOK NOW link in the MENU above.


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 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