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Tours Team


We’ve joined forces with Specialist Journeys, a UK company with several travel partners. This terrific arrangement has really helped us with a lot of our back office detail. A lot of time has been freed up to do what we love the most: planning new tours, improving our itineraries and talking with all of you. Rest assured that despite this change, our wonderful staff remain unchanged, and as always are here to assist you.

Mary-Lou-LeddyMary-Lou Leddy has been with Archaeological Tours for 29 years. She is our Director of Operations and loves traveling and interacting with clients. Mary-Lou has always traveled – she was born in Australia, studied in the UK and is now an American citizen. Her favorite travel destinations are Myanmar and Indonesia. She also speaks French and Italian.

Kirsten-KnudsenKirsten Knudsen’s experience of living in a range of countries overseas has helped her provide expertise on our destinations for 16 years. She is a Tour Consultant and is always on hand to offer advice to travelers. Kirsten is Danish, but has lived all across the world – including Brazil, Portugal, Houston and Africa. Of all the places she has visited she loves India the most. Outside of the office she enjoys playing bridge and going hiking to immerse herself in nature.


Lisa Cliadakis has been working hard to ensure all runs smoothly behind the scenes at Archaeological Tours for over 11 years. She is a Tour Consultant and enjoys finding flights for our customers. She studied Environmental Science and Archaeology at Hunter College. Her favorite areas of travel include South and Central America. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, photography and listening to her son’s band.