Choose history and uncover mysteries hidden within every culture. Visit ancient sites, peruse sprawling museums and take walking tours through historic city quarters as you unravel the story behind our world.
CHOOSE HISTORY AND PACK FOR EXPERIENCES LIKE THESE
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
Explore the UNESCO listed Temple of Heaven, a large religious complex in the old outer city of Beijing and the most important of Beijing's imperial temples.
Skip the lines at both the Vatican and the Colosseum, seeing remarkable works of art, Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes, and the dramatic arena of gladiatorial combat. Available on the Jewels of Italy tour >
KARNAK TEMPLE SPECTACLE
Listen to the voices of ancient Kings, Queens and Gods as they share stories during a unique walking tour of Karnak Temple.
Pack a healthy serving of curiosity; no matter where you go, there’s always a story to be told. That’s the cool thing about choosing history, you literally cannot run out of things to learn. Every inch of our earth has a rich, fascinating backstory with its heroes, villains, triumphs and tragedies. Scour museums, get lost in old areas of cities or meet locals who uphold ancient traditions.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT HISTORY IN TRAVEL?
History’s important. It’s the reason why cultures are the way they are, from the food on their plates to the places they stay. When you find out that the south of Spain was invaded by the Moors, it explains the diversity of the buildings and food. When you know the story of the Andean people, it explains the wonderful colours and textiles you see in Peru. History just gives you that extra piece to understanding the jigsaw puzzle that is our world.