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Our history tours

If you’re anything like us, you love a good historical trip. After all, it’s a chance to visit new places and learn not just about the cultures today, but also about the generations of people who built them. Whether you’re interested in the Battle of Normandy, 16th-century catacombs, the Crusades, old Bavarian royalty, or the ancient Egyptians, you’re bound to find a historical tour for you.

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Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

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Take off on an adventure, stress-free

Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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What our travelers say about their historical trips

Glorious - Given a New Perspective of History
By 5th-time traveler Jerry on 08/05/17
The Jordan extension is a must. This portion of my combined three tours was a combination of Ancient Israel and the religious heritage tour of Israel. Both guides were fantastic - giving the history of the region along with telling us about the cultural history in a non-offensive manner.
The Wonders of Ancient Israel
Guides make the tour!
By 2nd-time traveler Janet on 09/04/19
This tour was jam-packed with lots of interesting things to explore. The local tour guides for Cusco, Lima, and Machu Picchu were extremely knowledgeable, and enhanced the experience way beyond what we would have had if we had gone on our own.
Ancient Peru & Machu Picchu
This was a great trip!
By 4th-time traveler Dona on 10/04/18
Our tour guide Chris was extremely knowledgeable and couldn't have been more helpful. She pointed out places that we would not have seen otherwise and even as we were traveling from site to site gave us a history of the area and answered every question that the group asked.
Historic Germany: Berlin to Bavaria
This tour was an awesome summary of Egyptian culture and history.
By 3rd-time traveler Cindy on 02/13/20
We had an exceptional tour director who not only educated us but looked out for our health. The antiquities we toured were amazing and most in pristine shape. We learned an enormous amount about Egypt on this tour and I definitely recommend it to everyone who really wants to get the full flavor...
Egypt & the Nile

3 reasons to take a history tour

Learn about what shaped today’s culture
Whether you’re in the Colosseum on a Grand Tour of Italy, standing where ancient Romans cheered on battling gladiators, or sipping beer on the medieval streets of Bamberg on a Germany tour, you can see firsthand the gripping historical events that shape our modern lives.

Feel closer to your own culture
There’s a reason heritage trips are so popular. There’s nothing more special than seeing how your ancestors once lived and learning where your family traditions come from.

Get to know a destination on a deeper level
Cities are so different at face value than they are when you learn about their history. Once you get to know a place’s past, you can truly appreciate its present.

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Frequently asked questions about our historical tours

What are some of the most historical places in the world?

There are so many historical destinations around the world, but here are a few to visit on our top history travel tours:

  • London & Berlin for American World War II history
  • The Netherlands & Germany for Canadian World War II history
  • Egypt & the Nile for the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx
  • Italy for the Colosseum and Renaissance-rich Florence
  • Peru for the legendary Lost City of the Incas
  • Israel for the Acre Crusaders fortress and Western Wall
What are some historical landmarks in Europe?

Historical tours are easy to find in Europe because there’s simply so much history. It’s home to the great empires and so many cultural ideas that have shaped the world. Some of the most notable historical places in Europe include:

What are the benefits of guided history tours?

You can learn a lot more when you’ve got an expert to guide you along the way. You can ask questions and explore without getting lost. Plus, everything’s planned for you, so you can be sure you’re visiting the best spots.

What should I bring on my trip?

Even though the ancient Romans didn’t have cameras, you do. So bring it—and be sure to pack a portable charger or two. That way, you can preserve every memory from your historical trip. You can learn more about what to bring on your specific history tour’s page.

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