'Rupert combines an infectious enthusiasm for ancient Greece and its wider Mediterranean setting with a serious knowledge of its languages and cultures. Since Byzantium is one of his specialisms, he manages to link the distant past to to the contemporary present with an apparently effortless ease. He has accumulated a deep mine of information on the most unlikely aspects of a vast historical panorama which impresses as much as it fascinates his audience.' Professor Judith Herrin, King's College, London
‘We swam, we dallied, we ate a lot, we walked. In the evenings the teens went out and made their own entertainment. Rupert never bit off more than they could chew, was continuously sensitive to their energy and information levels and knew just what to say to amuse them at every turn. Like the piper of Hamlin they followed him, asking to know more
‘I would recommend Rupert as a guide to anyone, of whatever age. His good humour and modesty disguise a depth
‘Charming, fun, and a mine of information, Rupert was brilliant at making us aware of Albania's present day culture at the same time as its ancient heritage.’
‘We were not expecting Albania's wild beauty, rugged mountains and endless, unspoilt coastline, nor the range of antiquities that we visited without a hint of another tourist. Less surprising, but no less enjoyable, was Rupert's ability
‘Before the trip we discussed with Rupert the route, what texts the teenagers were reading and what our budget was.