Top History Experiences

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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Top History Attractions

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

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History Attractions And Landmarks Guide

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!

Related Categories

Popular Continents: 

AsiaSouth AmericaEuropeMiddle EastCentral America 

Popular Countries: 

IndiaItalyGreeceCambodiaEgyptIranChinaJapan & Peru

Popular Historic Sites:          

Machu Picchu, Peru; Tikal, Guatemala; Taj Mahal, India;Petra, Jordan; Easter Islands, Chile & Many More

Popular Amongst: 

 Keen learners18-30 plus50+ & Culture explorer

 

 

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France and Italy Adventure Tour

We had such a wonderful time on a tou! Excellent hotels, a lot of activities and interesting guides, fast paced adventure with some free time that was really nice and we visited all the cities in Europe I was dreaming about in one trip! Read more

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Excellent October 2017

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Ancient Capitals

I m so glad to choose this Travel Agency
Everything is Perfect!

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We had an amazing trip with Go Hikes of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. We were looking for India's historical trip and Go Hikes service was above expectations. Many Thanks to them September 2017

5.0

Golden Triangle Tour in India – Delhi, Agra & Jaipur

We tried Indian Cuisines at Old Delhi with some lip smacking street food. Guide named Prateek was exceptionally well in the knowledge about the monuments. Overall, It was a nice trip and we are taking lifetime memories from India. Will surely recommend Go hikes to our friends & relatives. Love from Sydney, Australia. Read more

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A knowledgeable, interesting and friendly local guide September 2017

5.0

Images of the Seine (By Eurostar)

Travelsphere never let us down. Over the past 15 or so years we have travelled with them 8 or 9 times, on short breaks to Paris and Germany, and longer ones to Canada, Italy and America. Our latest was last weekend on the "Experience Riga" trip....it was wonderful, we had a terrific Tour Manager in Gerry, a knowledgeable, interesting and friendly local guide in Gita and they ensured that our trip to this fantastic city was a triumph. I want to go back there as soon as possible! Read more

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Mesmerizing April 2017

5.0

Golden Triangle

I don't know where to start, Rohit was absolutely fantastic on his service, from our first email to arriving in India to the end of our 6-day tour. He made us feel safe and our every concern, issues were sorted out without any fuss. He made sure we were comfortable all the times and he checked with our Driver. Mr. Ajeet Singh (driver) who was also great, he was always on time and happy to take us where we wanted to go once our sightseeing had finished.

We felt that SafeHands customer service is excellent and Rohit understands his clients.

Also, price wise Rohit was very reasonable.

Thank you so much for planning our 6-day tour and we enjoyed every moment of it and will recommend you and your company to our friends and family.

Keep up the great work Rohit.
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Fun and added greatly to our enjoyment of both places April 2017

5.0

Along Soviet Fringes

We have taken 2 trips with Travel the Unknown. We took a group tour to Eastern Turkey and a custom tour to Croatia. In both instances, the guides were excellent (which is my #1 priority). They were knowledgeable and fun and added greatly to our enjoyment of both places. Group tours have a maximum of 12 which is also important to me. (We had only 4 on our Turkey trip) Both trips covered the sites we were most interested in, the accommodations were good and all transfers went smoothly. All pre-trip questions were answered in a very patient and timely manner. I highly recommend them. Read more

Operator Travel The Unknown

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