Holiday Ideas for the History Lovers

Holiday Ideas for the History Lovers

If you have a great interest in history, you likely want to find out more while on vacation. There are many places full of history and stories from throughout the years, making them the perfect destinations for history lovers. Here are just a few ideas to add to your list.

world-war-1-memorialTake a Battlefield Tour Around the World

There are many battlefields around the world, whether you want to remember the soldiers who fought in World War 1 or those in the Korean conflict.

These offer great opportunities to see the sites that people fought and died at with tour guides to answer questions and explain, in detail, about the conflicts and give you the chance to act some of the battle formations out.

normandy-battlefieldRe-enactment Hotspots

Have you ever wanted to re-enact the battlefields? There are plenty of chances to do that, including the War of Independence, the American Civil War and the Battle of Normandy.

You will get to dress up and act out the way that the war happened.

pompeiiTake a Trip to Sorrento in Italy

Sorrento itself isn’t the hotspot for history but it is close to many other sites. One of those is Pompeii – the village that was destroyed from the ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted centuries ago.

The village is still in its original state and there are guides to explain the history. There are many other sites close to the town of Sorrento, including Naples and the Herculaneum.

paphosEnjoy the Sun and History of Paphos

Very few would consider Cyprus for history lovers but this city is perfect for it. One of the biggest spots is the Tomb of the Kings, which is one of the unofficial underground wonders of the world.

There are also many Roman sites that will amaze you around the city and you definitely can’t complain about a little sun.

gizah-pyramidsSee the Pyramids

The only Wonder of the World to remain standing, the pyramids have withstood the test of time. These buildings are just worth seeing for the architectural beauty, especially considering they were all handmade!

There is also a deep history connected to the pyramids and the Pharaohs that reside within them. Cairo is full of amazing historical sites and is one of the best in the world for this.

pearl-harborLearn More About Pearl Harbor

When you think about history, do you really think that Hawaii could be a destination? Probably not at first, until the name Pearl Harbor is mentioned.

This was a major battle in World War Two that brought America officially into the battle. Hawaii still remember those who died in the attack and there are many battleships around the ports to see.

bangkokThe Culture of Bangkok

Another country that many people wouldn’t consider as a historical option at first is Thailand.

However, Bangkok is full of culture and history, such as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha that was built during the 14th century and the Grand Palace from the 18th century. You will not be disappointed.

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