In 1983 Rufus Reade set up the Edinburgh based oriental carpet shop, The Nomads Tent which involved regular trips to Turkey to source rugs for his new business. The University of Edinburgh Travel Service invited him to lead a tour in 1987 to Eastern Turkey.
Rufus Reade has been planning, organising and leading small tours since then, fuelled by a love of travel, an insatiable curiosity and the pleasure of sharing his discoveries with his travelling companions. The tours are conceived as a way of bringing individuals together to share the journey. Be prepared for the unexpected, with an emphasis on getting to know the country in the broadest possible way. Our theme is a way to see the country but does not restrict us to a narrow vision. This website aims to show something of the diversity we can expect in any of the countries we visit.
January 2015 Epiphany in Ethiopia: the churches and monasteries of northern Ethiopia (Open for booking)
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Painting in Armenia in Septembner 2015 with tutor Eleanor White
Accessible Madagascar in November 2015
We are planning tours in 2016 to Kashmir, Eastern Bhutan, Northeastern Iran and and Northwestern Turkey: Click here to see the tours we are in the process of planning.
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This website was last updated on 7 October 2014
The young woman on this page is from Adua, Ethiopia