The 4 Best Places For a Historical Trip in 2019
Your top 4 2019 destinations to experience a tour steeped in history – we asked, you answered. So, which places are the highest on your list of where to visit next?
We compiled the results and discovered that nearby France took the No.1 spot. We have a total of 6 tours that will take you there this year, which all focus on a different period in history and story in particular.
In Languedoc, trace the footsteps of Cathars & Crusaders.
This 8-day tour is led by Dr. Pamela Marshall and includes a special performance by a female troubadour, time to wander the streets of Cordes-sur-Ciel and a visit to the Cistercian abbey of Fontfroide along with the chance to sample the amazing wines produced there.
Or, enjoy an art-based tour of First Impressions, led by the incomparable Andrew Graham Dixon.
Trace the final days of Vincent Van Gogh in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise, discover the site of Renoir's studio in vibrant Montmartre and lose yourself in the beauty of Monet's gardens at Giverny. This trip will introduce you to the lives and landscapes of the Impressionists.
The other most popular destination is our very own England. We recognise the wealth of history to be found on our own shores and as a result, we have a range of Study Days on offer as well as full-length trips.
Explore the lives and wives of Henry VIII on our Darts of Love tour.
The stories of Henry's unfortunate queens are told, on this 8-day tour, through visits to the places most closely associated with them. Enjoy a private tour of the home of Sir Thomas Wyatt – rumoured lover of Anne Boleyn. Discover the Tower of London's dark history and see the graves of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, and experience exclusive tours of Hever Castle and Kimbolton Castle.
Remember, if you book your place before February 2nd, you can take advantage of our best-ever January offers.