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Epic Travel Experiences: For the Historians

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Epic travel experiences are made when every detail is expertly hand-crafted, designed around your personal tastes, interests and curiosity. For those who are fascinated by time’s gone past, many destinations offer a glimpse back in time through relics of a bygone age, traditions still held by locals and the grandeur of iconic architecture. Take a trip back in time with exclusive, behind-the-curtain access to a city’s past alongside a top guide who can recount tales of years gone by and unveil lesser known secrets. Our True experts are equally fascinated by ancient stories across the world, here are the top historical destinations they recommend for fellow history buffs.

Relics of the Roman Empire

Known as ‘The Eternal City’, Rome sits at the core of Italy’s Roman Empire heritage. Follow an expert guide through the streets of the Italian capital as they recount tales as old as time (almost literally), and draw back the curtain on the great landmarks of the city’s past.

The Foundations of Ancient Egypt

Spend 5 nights cruising the nile and exploring the wonders of its banks, from £2,875 per person.

Egypt has a fascinating history that extends far beyond the Pyramids and Cleopatra. Go back in time and find relics from the tomb of Tutankhamen, explore the world’s oldest bazaar, and retrace the steps of ancient pharaohs as you unfold the archives of the Egyptians.

Tales of Turkey’s Past

Discover the Byzantine Empire with 4 nights in Istanbul accompanied by a private guide, from £2,400 per person

The 1,000 year rule of the Byzantine Empire has stood the test of time, whether it be through inscriptions on a building’s side or remnants of grand marble structures hidden beneath weeds. Its influence lingers, marking Istanbul as a major trading city steeped in history.

South Africa’s Apartheid Movement

Dig deeper into the complex history of South Africa and visit fascinating historical sights, away from the crowds. Retrace Mandela’s footsteps alongside his personal prison guard and raise a glass in the seat where he penned his autobiography ‘Long Walk to Freedom’.

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