I have always found that the best way to travel is to combine it with something which you love, that way you can really enhance your travel experience. Today then we are going to check out some top travel ideas for you history buffs out there, the architecture lovers, the royalists, the geologists and those who love nothing more than walking in the footsteps of greatness. If you fall into one of these categories then you are going to love some of these holiday ideas. Let’s take a look at where you could be taking your next short break.
Our very own capital city is quite literally bathed in history and in truth a short break may not offer enough time to even scratch the surface. Nonetheless this is a trip worth doing and London will provide you with a whole host of opportunities to ‘geek out’ over the history which exists here. From Buckingham Palace, the residence of kings and queens throughout the ages to the Tower of London where people were once imprisoned and even executed you can find plenty of modern and ancient history in the city. The National History Museum is here as well which features, among others, an exhibition dedicated to the two World Wars. Even the streets of London are drenched in history and any history buff will really get a kick out of visiting the capital.
The very heart of the incredible Roman Empire was right here in Rome and although many things have changed since the days of the world’s largest empire, there is still a lot of remnants of those days on display throughout the city. The Colosseum is a representation of that great empire and whilst it has been heavily damaged over the years, its size, scale and detailed architecture can still be seen. History lovers will also enjoy the rich architecture and stunning artwork in the Vatican, as well as the Roman Forum, a place of great importance throughout history and the location of the altar which houses the body of the late, great Julius Cesar. Much of Rome looks similar to how it would have done all those years ago and this is a must for any history fanatic.
Egypt may seem as though one of the holidays which requires a lot of time there but if you are smart then you can see a great deal during a 4 day break. The flight to Egypt is just under 5 hours from London and you could be standing in the Valley of Kings in Luxor by lunchtime! To witness the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tomb of some of the most famous Pharaohs that ever lived and to see and feel the artifacts and relics which have existed for over 5000 years ago is an experience which you will never forget. If you love ancient history then Egypt must surely be on your list of places to go, and the great news is that you will be able to see plenty of it during a short break.
If you have a few days off and you love history, why not give these destinations a try!