Archaeology & History Tours

From Cruising the Nile to Hiking the Inca Trail
The Parthenon just after sunset.

Walks – Live Online Tours

While many parts of the world are in the grip of travel restrictions, there is no need to stop exploring that world. We just need to find another way. Walks has done just that, created a series of live, online experiences you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Take a pizza making class with an Italian chef or guided tours around iconic sites and museums. For each online tour you purchase you’ll get $25 voucher that you can use for a ‘real’ tour anytime in the next two years.

Our Recommendation: Oberoi Luxury Nile Cruises

Cruising the Nile is a truly remarkable experience. Whether you are taking time out in your cabin, soaking up the sun on the deck, or trying out the facilities on board the ship, the ever-changing view as your boat cruises up or down the Nile is sure to captivate you. All the while anticipating another stop at a spectacular ancient Egyptian temple. Cruising the Nile to visit the archaeology is a once in a lifetime trip for many. So make it extra special by taking a luxury cruise with Oberoi.

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Europe is the most popular tourist destination, and so the continent has some of the most well-known and most visited archaeological and historical sites in the World. Visitors come to see the Ice Age cave art in France and Spain, picturesque abbeys and spectacular Gothic cathedrals, Medieval battlefields to memorials remembering the two World Wars. And some of the finest collections of artefacts from all corners of the globe are on display in our leading museums.

Africa

As the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ Africa offers visitors a range of historical and cultural tours and safaris. Starting with the early Hominin archaeological sites in South Africa and East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, there is over two million years of history to explore. From Algeria in the North to South Africa, the continent has some of the finest rock art in the world. In Morocco there is the Roman city of Volubilis, in Zimbabwe there is Great Zimbabwe – the capital of another historic Kingdom.

The Sphinx and the pyramid of Khufu on the Giza Plateau, Cairo.

Africa

As the ‘Cradle of Humankind’ Africa offers visitors a range of historical and cultural tours and safaris. Starting with the early Hominin archaeological sites in South Africa and East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, there is over two million years of history to explore. From Algeria in the North to South Africa, the continent has some of the finest rock art in the world. In Morocco there is the Roman city of Volubilis, in Zimbabwe there is Great Zimbabwe – the capital of another historic Kingdom.

The Sphinx and the pyramid of Khufu on the Giza Plateau, Cairo.

Asia

As the largest and most populous continent, Asia has had an extraordinarily diverse and complex past. A number of the first civilisations developed here, in the Euphrates and Tigris River Valleys in the west, the Indus Valley in southern Asia, and in the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers in the east. From Homo erectus at Zhoukoudian to the mountain railways of India, from the Great Wall of China to Petra in Jordan, Asia has some of the world’s most iconic archaeological and historical sites.

Great Wall of China, © Ofol/Wikimedia.

Asia

As the largest and most populous continent, Asia has had an extraordinarily diverse and complex past. A number of the first civilisations developed here, in the Euphrates and Tigris River Valleys in the west, the Indus Valley in southern Asia, and in the Yangtze and Yellow Rivers in the east. From Homo erectus at Zhoukoudian to the mountain railways of India, from the Great Wall of China to Petra in Jordan, Asia has some of the world’s most iconic archaeological and historical sites.

Great Wall of China, © Ofol/Wikimedia.

North & Central America

Archaeologists still debate when it was that the first human communities crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and spread out into the Americas. When ever it was, the people of North and Central America from the Inuit in the north and the Mayans and the Aztecs in the south have a rich and varied history. A history that was grievously impacted on by the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. But even earlier, the Vikings founded a colony on Greenland perhaps even in north eastern Canada.

Late Classic Mayan male ruler, stelae now in the Art Institute of Chicago.

North & Central America

Archaeologists still debate when it was that the first human communities crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and spread out into the Americas. When ever it was, the people of North and Central America from the Inuit in the north and the Mayans and the Aztecs in the south have a rich and varied history. A history that was grievously impacted on by the arrival of Europeans in the 16th century. But even earlier, the Vikings founded a colony on Greenland perhaps even in north eastern Canada.

Late Classic Mayan male ruler, stelae now in the Art Institute of Chicago.

South America

In South America we find a number of archaeological sites that we all wish to visit. Who does not dream about climbing mountain citadel to see Machu Picchu; romantically referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas.” And what about enigmatic Nazca Lines? A number of civilisations developed throughout South America following the domestication of plants, building substantial settlements. Indigenous traditions are contrasted by a long history of colonialism.

Machu Picchu at sunrise.

South America

In South America we find a number of archaeological sites that we all wish to visit. Who does not dream about climbing mountain citadel to see Machu Picchu; romantically referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas.” And what about enigmatic Nazca Lines? A number of civilisations developed throughout South America following the domestication of plants, building substantial settlements. Indigenous traditions are contrasted by a long history of colonialism.

Machu Picchu at sunrise.

Oceania

Oceania here refers to the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, made up of the following four regions: Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The date of the arrival of the first humans on to these islands is debated, but it is generally accepted to be somewhere between 50,000 and 30,000 years ago. Europeans explorers reached the region by the early decades of the 16th century. Tourism is a major source of income for the Pacific islands.

The sacred Uluru, also Ayres Rock, at sunrise, Australia. © Pulv/Wikimedia.

Oceania

Oceania here refers to the islands of the central Pacific Ocean, made up of the following four regions: Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The date of the arrival of the first humans on to these islands is debated, but it is generally accepted to be somewhere between 50,000 and 30,000 years ago. Europeans explorers reached the region by the early decades of the 16th century. Tourism is a major source of income for the Pacific islands.

The sacred Uluru, also Ayres Rock, at sunrise, Australia. © Pulv/Wikimedia

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