"Travel back in time and discover the secrets of the past on a history-themed tour."

History Tours

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.

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7 Nights

Corners of Cornwall 2022

From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.

Starts:London
Ends:London
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2149pp excluding flights £307 per night
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12 Nights

Italian Indulgence 2022

An intoxicating mix of ancient cities and imagination-firing landscapes, Italy is a land where unforgettable experiences lie around every corner. Savour every moment of this Back-Roads adventure as you journey from enchanting Tuscan villages to tranquil lake-side retreats - sampling an abundance of tantalising flavours and local wines along the way.

Starts:Rome
Ends:Venice
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£3329pp excluding flights £277 per night
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9 Nights

A Scottish Journey 2022

Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey takes us from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.

Starts:Edinburgh, UK
Ends:Edinburgh
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2629pp excluding flights £292 per night
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Gorilla!

11 Nights

Primates of Uganda Tour

Gorillas and chimpanzees are highlights of this tour, and if your goal is to get close to either of these great apes Uganda offers a professional experience with none of the essential wildness removed.

Starts:Entebbe
Ends:Entebbe
Group Size:4- 12
Operator:Undiscovered Destinations

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£4275pp excluding flights £389 per night
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12 Nights

The Emerald Isle 2022

From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.

Starts:Dublin
Ends:Dublin
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£3059pp excluding flights £255 per night
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9 Nights

Discover Portugal 2022

From charming medieval villages to the cobbled streets of Porto, the empires of the past have left their mark on this captivating Iberian nation. Uncover the real Portugal as we journey from Gothic cities to cinematic rural scenery - taking in world-famous pilgrimage sites, sumptuous local cuisine and ancient customs as we go.

Starts:Lisbon
Ends:Porto
Group Size:10- 18
Operator:Back-Roads Touring

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£2679pp excluding flights £298 per night
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15 Nights

Classic Colombia

Explore the fascinating history & culture of Colombia's towns & cities on this tour.

Starts:Bogotá
Ends:Santa Marta
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:3 - Average
Operator:G Adventures

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£1879pp excluding flights £125 per night
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12 Nights

Silk Road Adventure - 13 days

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Silk Road Adventure - 13 day tour.

Starts:Urumqi
Ends:Beijing
Group Size:2- 16
Operator:On The Go Tours

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£3125pp excluding flights £260 per night
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4 Nights

Hilltop Villages of Provence Cycling - Short Break

Discover the famous hilltop villages and breath-taking scenery of the Luberon region.

Starts:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Ends:Pernes-Les-Fontaines
Group Size:2- 6
Difficulty:Leisurely / Moderate
Operator:Exodus

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£1119pp excluding flights £280 per night
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19 Nights

New Zealand

For us in the United Kingdom, visiting New Zealand is rather like entering a parallel universe.

Starts:London Heathrow
Ends:London, UK
Group Size:6- 25
Operator:Brightwater Holidays

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£6695pp including flights £352 per night
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13 Nights

Heights Of Machu Picchu

Explore the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca, travel through the Andes mountains to Cusco, the ancient Inca capital and head into the Sacred Valley to trek the spectacular Inca Trail.

Starts:Lima
Ends:Cusco
Group Size:4- 16
Difficulty:Moderate to Challenging
Operator:Explore!

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£2315pp excluding flights £178 per night
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14 Nights

Inca Empire

Explore history to life as you walk in the footsteps of the ancient Inca and mysteries surrounding the Machu Picchu ruins.

Starts:La Paz
Ends:Lima
Group Size:12- 16
Difficulty:4 - Demanding
Operator:G Adventures

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£1849
£1387pp excluding flights £99 per night
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5 Nights

Alaska Hike, Bike & Kayak

Get ready for action on this trip which is big on beauty, hiking, biking, and kayaking

Starts:Anchorage
Ends:Anchorage
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£2240pp excluding flights £448 per night
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8 Nights

Premium Chile & Argentina

Against the magnificent backdrop of the Andes Mountains, journey from Santiago to Buenos Aires, taking in all the history, culture and cuisine in between

Starts:Santiago
Ends:Buenos Aires
Group Size:1- 12
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£2585pp excluding flights £323 per night
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11 Nights

Best of China

Combine the hustle and bustle of China’s booming cities with the tranquility of rural life on this unforgettable adventure.

Starts:Beijing
Ends:Shanghai
Group Size:10- 15
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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£2299pp excluding flights £209 per night
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13 Nights

Golden Triangle & Kerala - 14 days

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Golden Triangle & Kerala - 14 day tour.

Starts:Delhi
Ends:Kochi
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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£1400pp excluding flights £108 per night
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10 Nights

Egypt Uncovered - 11 days

Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Egypt Uncovered - 11 day tour.

Starts:Cairo
Ends:Cairo
Group Size:2- 24
Operator:On The Go Tours

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£895pp excluding flights £90 per night
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21 Nights

Jordan & Egypt Uncovered

Travel with Intrepid and Lonely Planet on a 22-day odyssey into Egypt and Jordan

Starts:Amman
Ends:Cairo
Group Size:1- 16
Operator:Intrepid Travel

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£2240
£1680pp excluding flights £80 per night
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9 Nights

Cambodia: Ancient Ruins & Boat Rides

Experience the adventure on this Cambodia: Ancient Ruins & Boat Rides tour

Starts:Bangkok
Ends:Ho Chi Minh City
Group Size:12- 18
Difficulty:2 - Light
Operator:G Adventures

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£599
£479pp excluding flights £53 per night
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12 Nights

Essential Egypt & Red Sea - 13 days

ENjoy and explore the adventure on this Essential Egypt & Red Sea - 13 day tour.

Starts:Cairo
Ends:Cairo
Group Size:2- 40
Operator:On The Go Tours

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£1013
£709pp excluding flights £59 per night
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