Historical holidays & tours to historic sites



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Explorer logoCultural Discovery tours focused on local culture, past and present; opportunities to meet local people or tribal groups. They also explore ancient and modern cultural sites. Visit off-the-beaten-track historic sites as you discover Turkey's Greco-Roman history, spend days exploring the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, or learn about a rich ancient Greek, Roman and Ottoman history in Albania ...

| archaeological tours | historical tours | native peoples | Europe | Africa | South America | Asia | Worldwide |


Pyrenean Experience

based: Basque Country, Spain

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Exclusive small group farmhouse walking holidays in the Spanish Pyrenees as reviewed by the Guardian, Observer and Daily Mail. Guided and unguided weeks immerse guests in the Basque mountain culture with private dinner parties, wine tastings, music concerts and Basque festivals. Spanish immersion courses and creativity retreats also available.

| walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | gastronomic | spanish language | retreats | historical tours | Spain |


uk flagSaga five star Featured Site

based: Kent, UK

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Saga logoGuided history and archaeology holidays for older travellers. Learn about the legacy of the Romans in Northern England, step back in time in the preserved ruins of Herculaneum in Italy, or discover the historic crossroads on the Great Silk Route in Uzbekistan.

| seniors/silver surfers | archaeological tours | historical tours | sightseeing | city breaks | singles | UK | Europe | Worldwide |


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Tourradar logoFor history lovers, a strong selection of historical tours and trips worldwide. Covering most ages and periods of history, from Terracotta Warriors in China, to a Italian castles tour; and from a luxury heritage tour in North India, to historic landscapes of Eastern England.

| historical tours | battlefield tours/war graves tours | Worldwide |


uk flagTudor History Tours

based: East Sussex, UK
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Small group tours offering a real insight into the personalities and places of Tudor England. 3 to 10-night historical Tudor packages in Southern England. Choose from four themed Tudor history tours or request a tailor-made trip (for groups of 10 or more) to suit your requirements.

| historical tours | England |


Wisdom Tours

based: Vermont, USA
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Cultural tours discovering the ancient civilisations of Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, India, China and Greece; guests are immersed in living traditions, rich in history, culture and spirituality, and worlds of ancient mythology and spirituality. These tours often stay in palaces and monasteries or as guests of local people.

| historical tours | native peoples | Asia | Greece |



based: Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

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Archaeological and historical tours in stunning West Wales, guided by qualified archaeologists and knowledgeable academic guides; weekend or longer trips available.

| archaeological tours | historical tours | Wales |


Stonehenge Tour Company (The)

based: London, UK

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Small group guided historical tours of ancient Britain, including Stonehenge, King Arthur's Avalon, Glastonbury Tor, Salisbury Cathedral, Old Sarum, Avebury Stone Circle, Tintern Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey, Wessex – the counties of the west Saxons.

| historical tours | England | Wales |


Welsh Patagonia

based: Patagonia

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An opportunity to learn about the early Welsh settlers and mix with descendants who've retained their Welsh language and culture in Patagonia.

| Welsh language | historical tours | Patagonia |






historic buildingThis section deals with historical holidays, travel and tours to historic sites Worldwide. Both guided and self-guided tours that focus on the history of a destination in some, or all, of its forms, be that the history of the buildings and architecture, culture, people, art, politics and language. This includes tours to notable historic destinations as well as holiday trips to history focused visitor attractions such as living museums.


See our separate dedicated sections for more focused archaeological trips, and for holidays and tours focused on the history of art, battles and native peoples.