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Top History Attractions & Experiences

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

History Tours & Travel Guide

History Attractions & 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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Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Nile Cruise

This was a wonderful trip - I enjoyed it enormously. Visit to the temples at Karnak & Luxor Khaled Lotfy was an excellent & inspirational group leader. He ...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

postscript

Sorry, I meant to add that Exodus should perhaps delete the reference to the "library" on the cruise from the Trip Notes. The library consisted of 16 dog-eared bo...

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Anonymous

Oct 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

History in the Heat

I've always been interested in Egyptian history and when friends suggested joining this holiday I booked straight away. And it didn't disappoint. Seeing & bein...

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Anonymous

Feb 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Nile Cruise

I do not have a very long 'bucket list', in fact Egypt is the only destination on it and this holiday did not disappoint. From the flight to Cairo to the flight ho...

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Anonymous

Jan 2018

Provided byExodus Travels

Nile Cruise Premium

I have always wanted to visit Egypt to see the antiquities, but because of the political instability I thought it would be unlikely. So when I saw this trip adver...

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