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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.
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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12,546 History Tour Reviews - Summary
We had a wonderful trip! February 20185.0
Operator Discovery Nomads
Excellent October 20175.0
Everything is Perfect!
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 20175.0
Operator Go Hikes
A knowledgeable, interesting and friendly local guide September 20175.0
Golden triangle tour
Mesmerizing April 20175.0
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. Read more
Operator SafeHands Travels