Historical holidays & tours to historic sites



uk flagAsia Odyssey
London, UK

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Tailor-made holidays and honeymoons to the Far East and India. Asia Odyssey specialises in itineraries to South-East Asia including Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

| animals/safari | cookery | walk/trek/hike | diving/snorkelling | spas | historical tours | wedding/honeymoon | family | South-East Asia |


uk flagCuba Holidays

based: London, UK
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Cuba travel specialists, whether for an all-inclusive Cuban holiday, a family trip or a romantic honeymoon. Offering an extensive collection of accommodation, resorts, attractions and tours and creating bespoke holidays to suit specific requirements; including Havana holidays; beach breaks; salsa dance holidays; scuba diving; birdwatching; history, heritage, culture and food holidays.

| tailor-made | sightseeing | salsa | gastronomic | birdwatching | diving/snorkelling | historical tours | honeymoon | family | Cuba |


uk flagExplore five star Featured Site

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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 |


uk flagGo Britain Tours

based: Scotland, UK
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Offering guided tours of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with Go Britain Tours. Guided sightseeing tours from London and Edinburgh to cultural and historical sights. Group tours and private tours are available.

| bus tours/coach holidays | sightseeing | tailor made | historical tours | escorted tours | weekend/short breaks | shopping | Scotland | England | Wales | Ireland |


uk flagGo Scotland Tours

based: Scotland, UK
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Online one-stop-shop for tours in Scotland; offering various tours from the most recommended tour guides in Scotland. Scotland sightseeing tours from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and selected cruise ship ports. Many different tour types including: coach tours, city breaks, historical, student travel, landscape, whisky tours, film locations and much more.

| sightseeing | escorted tours | tailor made | weekend/short breaks | bus tours/coach holidays | city breaks | shopping | student travel/discounts | historical tours | whisky tours | cinema/film/TV/celebrity | Scotland |


uk flagPeter Sommer Travels
Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

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Award-winning specialist in expert-led small-group cultural and archaeological tours in Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Turkey and the UK. Also escorted and themed gulet cruises, food tours, family tours, walking holidays and land tours like: Exploring Crete, Exploring the Peloponnese, Exploring Rome and Exploring Sicily. They also organise bespoke land tours and private gulet charters.

| archaeological tours | historical tours | gastronomic | theme cruises | groups | walk/trek/hike | family | Turkey | Greece | Italy | UK | Europe |


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 |


uk flag Sapienza Travel
based: London, UK
website: sapienzatravel.com
Sapienza Travel offer a range of cultural holidays, singing and painting holidays, and visits to opera festivals in Europe. The tours have a narrative running through them which tells the stories of the cities visited and of the people who lived there throughout history.
| singing | painting/drawing | historical tours | ballet/opera | art appreciation | wine | city breaks | groups | escorted tours | singles | Western Europe |


uk flagTourRadar five star Featured Site

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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 |



based: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

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Scotland tour guide offering history tours, Scottish battlefield tours and genealogy research trips.

| historical tours | genealogy/family history | battlefield tours/war graves tours | Scotland |


History on Your Handlebars

based: Wiltshire, UK

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Visit Stonehenge, Avebury and Bath – supported and unsupported historical cycling holidays on quiet rural lanes and trails.

| cycle touring | historical tours | England |


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.