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Top Trip Memories

  • Learning about the Inca civilization in Peru
  • Visiting the 3000 years old Pyramids of Giza
  • Seeing the Colosseum and the Forum in Rome
  • Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, once a protective fortresses now a beautiful castle
  • Listening to the various theories of the purpose of Neolithic monument, Stonehenge
  • Seeing the magnificent Great Wall of China
  • Finding yourself travelling back to ancient civilization while the tour guides narrate the stories
  • Taking a small ship cruise to explore the surroundings
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Tour Tips

  • Choose a tour that has a heavy historical focus, and make sure the activities are going to be enjoyable for you. Some tours may be more museum focused, and others may involve a lot of walking.
  • History tours tend to be information heavy, and guides are always open to answering a lot of questions. Be prepared for a more wordy experience, and perhaps think up some questions beforehand!
  • If traveling with young children, look into interactive tours with hands on activities, or tours that showcase re-enactments. 
  • Museums and other such temperature controlled environments can be chilly, so dress in layers and wear comfortable shoes.
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History Travel Reviews & Ratings

4.6 out of 5

98%

recommend

3,042 Reviews

  • Excellent 2,126
  • Great 734
  • Average 137
  • Disappointing 32
  • Terrible 14

Rating Details

  • Value
    4.6
  • Guide
    4.6
  • Activities
    4.6
  • Lodging
    4.6
  • Transportation
    4.6
  • Meals
    4.6

Tour Reviews

Stunning and unforgettable experience !

Classic India

5.0
May 2017
Myths and Mountains
Recommend: Yes
Four of us travelled together, and everyone had different favourite moments. For me, Varanasi was a stunning and unforgettable experience -- from witnessing the celebration of a religious festival to experiencing the chaos of the street life. It was India in a microcosm: history, life & death, colours, noise, mystery, diversity. In contrast, our peaceful evening eating dinner with a family in Jaipur who opened their home to us was every bit as wonderful as any of the sites. They were welcoming, interesting and gracious. And the homemade meal was a bonus.

Guidance through the visa process was quite helpful.

Almost all of the accommodations were first-rate. Ahilya Fort, Dera Mandawa and Sarai at Toria stood out because they were small, and each had a uniquely personal touch. The Fort was in a great location -- adjacent to the town and the river -- yet quiet with amazing rooms and views of the river. We were able to go down to the river early in the morning and see the town come to life. The rooms at Dera Mandawa were beautiful, the staff amazingly attentive. Again, although we were in a city, the hotel was a peaceful refuge. Sarai was a surprising spot next to Panna, again with interesting and helpful owners and staff. If you found places like these throughout India, I would forget about staying the in big five-star hotels.

Kaush, our guide beginning in Indore, was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs and interests. He handled the logistics of meeting local guides, porters, local drivers and dozens of other details flawlessly. In a disorganized country, he was a model of organization. We knew we were in good hands, start to finish.

A guide he engaged in Khajuraho to take us through the temples stood out as a brilliant and interesting individual. Everyone loved him.
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Response time was immediate!!

Indochine: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

5.0
May 2017
Myths and Mountains
Recommend: Yes
Response time was immediate. There was an ease and smoothness of every connection during a 5 week trip through three countries in Southeast Asia.

M&M was always going above and beyond - finding us unique situations and people to meet and having a true understanding and care for the local people.

Everything was straight forward and easy. We had so many favourite trip memories, but the fact that we were in some popular and crowded places where our guides always knew the best time of day and ways to get the most enjoyment from our visit.

Our favourite hotel was the Song Saa...pure luxury within a natural setting and our favourite guide was Cuoong ...because he would go beyond expectations day in and day out.
Advice: Please do not hesitate to have someone plan a trip for you it makes such a difference
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5.0
May 2017
Kuoda Travel
Recommend: Yes
I can't tell how much we appreciated how you and the Kuoda Travel team handled our stay in Peru. Every aspect of the trip was incredible and fabulous. The guides were wonderful and so very helpful and knowledgeable - they love they homeland. We would recommend Kuoda travel to anyone traveling to Peru. Fantastic trip!!
Again, thank you for putting a fantastic trip together.
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Hidden Treasures of Jordan

Hidden Treasures of Jordan

3.0
April 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
Tour arrangements (meeting us at airport and transfer to airport at end of trip were good)
We did not receive an updated itinerary-weren't prepared to check out Days Inn first day of tour
Issa our tour was barely adequate. Difficult to understand, pronunciation very poor. Information about sites was garbled and mostly wrong. Was constantly collecting money for side trips, dinners , and tips for drivers, etc. No receipts or paperwork so quite mysterious. At end of tour collected money for water on bus which is usually free.
Petra

not very good.

I tried to submit an evaluation form you emailed but wasn't able to

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Hidden Treasures of Jordan

Hidden Treasures of Jordan

5.0
April 2017
Exodus Travels
Recommend: Yes
A fast paced tour of an amazing country. Every day brought a new revelation that was better than the last.
Visit Petra, the site is huge and around every corner there is something amazing to see. Petra at night was fabulous and so different from seeing the site in the day time. Watching the stars at Wadi Rum was a magical experience.

Issa was fabulous. He was so passionate about his country and could not do enough for us, to ensure we saw the best and enjoyed ourselves.

There are a lot of steps ( 857 each way to fhe Monastery), so take lots of water

In a region in turmoil Jordan is safe and a great place to visit, with friendly people.

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History Trips & Tour Advice

Many tours and small ship cruises have an element of history in their itineraries. For true history buffs, however, some destinations especially lend themselves to making history the focus of the trip: Rome, Athens, Angkor Wat, and Egypt to name a few. You can find specific tours and trip itineraries that cater to historically minded travelers, and even some tour operators who specialize in the field.

Going Beyond the Museum

For a truly immersive historical experience, it’s far more interesting to trace the footsteps of ancient people and cultures, than staring at artifacts encased in glass. The pasts represented by said artifacts come alive after experiencing the history outside the museum walls. On the other hand, the definition of museum has loosened in recent years. Many are outdoors, more interactive than they used to be, and also more specific. Could you believe that a museum exists in Portland, Oregon just about hats? Or a museum dedicated to vampires can be found in France

There’s so many avenues through which to get a sense of culture and history, and your tour will hit on many of them. Food, art, architecture, clothing, even where water sources come from, all feed into the history of people and places. The information you learn on a history tour will enhance your appreciation in countless ways.

Interactive History

Discover how ancient people used to build their dwellings, eat food prepared from ingredients that would have been available to middle class families in Victorian England, learn how to dance traditional folk dances, trace the footsteps of famous authors and artists. No matter where you're traveling, interactive history tours provide an exciting link to the past. Especially if you’re traveling with children, activities where “history comes alive” are an absolute pleasure, and are often included on tours which are not history specific.

Temples, Ruins, and Castles

From the spectacular Angkor Wat temple, to the proudly standing ruins of the Forum in Rome, to every anglophiles dream at Lancaster Castle in the UK, history tours will undoubtedly showcase impressive architecture. Buildings such as these, whether they still exist intact or are mere skeletons of their former glory are always engaging and interesting to visit. They also offer spectacular photo opportunities!

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