Unearth the secrets of the past and trace the events that have helped shape the modern day on a guided history tour.
Most guided history tours have visits to fascinating museums along the way. However, some escorted history touring holidays are more specialised and focus on key historical events or themes, including battlefield tours.
Archaeological tours visit famous sites to uncover the mysteries and secrets of the ancient and classical world. Take a tour of Egypt to discover the great civilisation of Ancient Egypt, or explore classical Greece and learn about its influence on the Western world including art, maths and philosophy.
Local archaeologists and historians often accompany tours of key sites, and offer invaluable insight into landmark events which shaped the course of history.
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- 7 Nights - Malta and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,099
Malta's history is firmly in focus on this fascinating tour, which includes trips to Valletta, famed for its Grand Harbour, and the Three Cities – built by the Knights of Malta. Prehistoric temples, relics of World War II and exploration of sister island Gozo are further options.
- 8 Nights - North Cyprus and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,199
Year-round sunshine lures many visitors to Cyprus but other highlights include picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins and medieval walled towns. Discover thousands of years of history and unwind as you enjoy the facilities at your 4-star hotel on this relaxing holiday.
- 7 Nights - Italy and Back
- Fly Tour from £1,249
Explore Tuscany's rolling countryside, which is dotted with olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. This tour also takes you to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower, and Florence, Italy's mesmerising 'Art City'.
- 7 Nights - India and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,049
Experience the history, culture and charm of India on a journey around the 'Golden Triangle' cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. With visits to the magnificent Taj Mahal and mighty Amber Fort, this holiday is the perfect introduction to an unforgettable country.
- 12 Nights - Vietnam and Back
- Fly Tour from £2,899
An intriguing country with a colourful history, stunning landscapes and a vibrant atmosphere, Vietnam is a truly unique destination. Discover its lively capital, Hanoi, cruise on beautiful Halong Bay, journey to the Mekong Delta and explore memorable Ho Chi Minh City.
- 7 Nights - Budapest to Giurgiu
- Fly Tour from £3,445
Includes return flights from the UK. Discover remarkable landscapes, storied history and charming cultures as you traverse Eastern European countries such as Romania and Serbia on this invigorating adventure.
- 14 Nights - Amsterdam to Budapest
- Fly Tour from £3,895
Includes return flights from the UK. Cruise in luxury down the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers from Amsterdam to Budapest taking in the iconic attractions and charming secrets of Europe's heartland.
- 14 Nights - Budapest to Amsterdam
- Fly Tour from £3,895
Includes return flights from the UK. Unpack once, relax and experience the waterways of Europe in five start luxury as you cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam exploring the villages and cities along the way.