Travel back in time and discover the secrets of the past on a history-themed tour. Most escorted tours will include some element of history and culture, whether it’s a visit to an important temple or a trip to a museum, but there is also a huge array of more specialised tours covering everything from Ancient Greece to the Cold War. You’ll meet local archaeologists and historians, visit key sites and gain a deeper understanding of your chosen period, accompanied by expert guides and fellow enthusiasts. Our featured holidays include epic journeys along the old Silk Road, archaeological expeditions on the river Nile, fascinating Second World War battlefield tours, and plenty more besides.
Relish Vietnam’s distinct and energetic character on this whistle-stop journey from cosmopolitan Saigon to the spectacular panoramas of Halong Bay, experiencing local life in Hoi An on the way.
Rajasthan conjures up images of maharajas and palaces and is regarded as one of the most colourful and exciting states in all of India. Marvel at the beauty of this region’s diverse landscapes, as you travel across deserts, lakes and national parks.
From the desert forts of Rajasthan, past the magnificent Taj Mahal and on to holy Varanasi – this tour covers many of northern India’s incredible highlights.
Travel overland through the verdant south of Vietnam from the riverside life of the Mekong to lush and fresh Dalat, up the coastline to ancient Hue. Finish your journey exploring colonial Hanoi and cruising on tranquil Halong Bay.
This tour will immerse you in all the tradition, scenery and sights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia from the astounding Halong Bay and the tranquillity of Luang Prabang to the fascinating intricacies of Angkor.
Take in the highlights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia on this enchanting journey, through the contrasting landscapes to soak up the fascinating heritage of these three magnificent countries.
Take a voyage of discovery from the breath-taking majesty of the temples of Angkor, through to the spectacular natural grandeur of Halong Bay, experiencing all manner of delights en route.
Become acquainted with one of the most vibrant countries in the world. Embark on a journey from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north, to the backwaters of Kerala in the south, to experience this land of extraordinary contrasts.
This itinerary brings you an insight into the rural way of life in southern China and a chance to marvel at the extraordinary landscapes of the Li river without forgetting the major sights of China’s bustling cities.
Discover Japan's essential highlights on this great-value tour. Explore the historical cities of Kyoto and Nara, be awestruck by the beauty of Mt Fuji and experience the bright lights of Tokyo and Osaka.
This exciting adventure takes you through the northern hill stations of the Himalayas to the fantastically iconic Golden Triangle of Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi, immersing you in North Indian culture.
This itinerary takes you to the dramatic Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze river cruise, combined with getting up close to the Giant Pandas and all the wonders of bustling Beijing, ancient Xian and stylish Shanghai.
Travel on India's extensive rail network from Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal to Amritsar's Golden Temple.
China is a land of many wonders – ancient and modern, natural and man-made.