HISTORY Travel™ is a curated touring experience inspired by history’s most fascinating events

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HISTORY Travel™ is a curated touring experience from A+E Networks, The HISTORY Channel & Academic Travel Abroad, that will lead adventure seekers and history-enthusiasts on unique journeys inspired by some of history’s most fascinating events (www.historytravel.com).  

These luxury trips are great for singles, couples, groups of friends, retirees, empty nesters, students, graduates, adventurers, intellectuals, history buffs, travel addicts, art/music/architecture lovers, etc!  It’s also an amazing inter/multi-generational experience that can bring families closer together.  And of course, an amazing gift – treat yourself or a loved one – experiences & memories are proving more popular than material items in this “new” world.

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There are SEVERAL amazing tours to choose from all over the world– ITALY, GREECE, FRANCE, HAWAII, ENGLAND, YELLOWSTONE, NEW ORLEANS AND MORE! Here are some of my faves too:

Jazz in New Orleans 

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Historian:  Dina M. Bennett

Experience the rhythms of New Orleans on a five-day musical journey with The HISTORY Channel and ATA. Once home to jazz legends like Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Wynton Marsalis, experience jazz in the city where it was born. On this experience, explore New Orleans’ musical past on a customized walking tour, including a visit to Louis Armstrong Park’s Congo Square; indulge in an exclusive cooking demonstration with a master chef and sommelier on Algiers Island; go behind the scenes at the Jazz Museum; meet a member of the Mardi Gras Zulu Krewe, and enjoy hearing beloved jazz standards performed by a Grammy-award-winning local musician. Return from New Orleans with greater knowledge and a deep appreciation for the city’s rich musical heritage, which continues to echo throughout the city today.

Winter in Yellowstone 

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Historian: Megan Kate Nelson

Yellowstone is America’s first national park and one of its busiest – but not in winter. Journey deep into Yellowstone over snow-packed roads, stopping often to explore the wilderness and learn about various local animals & ecosystems. See the dramatic iced-over Upper Falls at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River and watch Old Faithful’s dramatic eruptions. Hike the boardwalks and trails around the Upper Geyser Basin to see colorful thermal pools and steaming fumaroles. Take in the breathtaking views on the drive from West Yellowstone to charming Bozeman through Big Sky, Montana. Admire the spectacular landscape – and the extraordinary foresight of our leaders to preserve and protect this vast wilderness more than 150 years ago. This is your chance to explore a winter wonderland away from the crowds.

The Medicis in Italy 

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Historian:  Marcello Bellini

The Medici Family is synonymous with Renaissance Florence. Through their successes in business in the 15th century, they amassed fortunes and gained significant power in Florentine civic life.  They began to invest in the arts and humanities, including an extensive patronage of artists such as Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Michelangelo and da Vinci. The historic legacy of buildings, monuments and great works of art created under the Medici in the city, led to Florence flourishing into the epi-center of the Renaissance. In addition to wealth and artistic patronage, the Medici also held significant influence and family ties throughout Italy and the continent; producing four popes and being linked through marriage and strategic alliances to many rulers and European royal families. will look at the impact the family had on the artistic world, sciences, thought and religion of 15th-century Florence, the legacy of their wealth and their political power while placing it in the context of daily life in Renaissance Florence. In-depth talks, behind-the-scenes visits, excellent Italian food (some of it inspired by historic recipes) this tour is likely to appeal to any history buff fascinated by one of the key families of Europe.

The Glories of Ancient Greece

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Historian:  Darius Arya

Trace 5,000 years of Greek history while exploring the country’s well-preserved archaeological treasures. Explore the iconic ruins of Athens, and then travel west across the Corinth Canal to visit the beehive tombs and the Palace of Agamemnon in Mycenae and the historic stadium at Olympia. Stroll the streets of ancient Delphi, discover the cliff-top monasteries of Meteora, and see the legendary Spartan battlefields at Thermopylae. Along the way, meet with local archaeologists and agriculturists.  And, of course, there will be delicious Greek cuisine, and dancing!

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