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307 travel features tagged “History”

Ancient worlds: The story of civilisation

In this classic video from the BBC archive, historian Richard Miles travels to Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Anatolia and Greece, showing how past successes and failures shaped today's world.
Read more… 25 January 2014


Where is the seventh Celtic nation?

Galicia, an autonomous region on Spain’s rugged northwestern coast, is home to ancient relics, pagan myths and a vibrant, living history unlike anywhere else in the world.
22 January 2014


The island of Aphrodite’s ancestors

With Ancient Greek, Venetian, Ottoman and British influences sitting alongside rocky cliffs and sweeping coastlines, the tiny Greek island of Cythera will not remain a secret for long.
Read more… 04 January 2014


The little state with a big story

Delaware, the first US state – rich in revolutionary history and pastoral splendour – has become the last to join the National Park System.
27 December 2013


In the footsteps of greatness

Follow a route through the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who epitomised forgiveness and reconciliation – and inspired the world.
Read more… 21 December 2013


China’s ancient capital rises again

Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map.
Read more… 08 December 2013


A Pacific paradise few have seen

The Marshall Islands was recently listed as one of the world's five least visited countries. But tourism could help fade the scars of a troubled past for the 29 stunning coral atolls.
Read more… 18 November 2013


Localites

Who was the real Cleopatra?

A new exhibition brings 180 pieces from around the world together in Rome in an effort to contextualise the reign of history's most famous queen.
Read more… 28 October 2013


New life in the port Einstein left

Antwerp’s Het Eilandje neighbourhood has spent the last decade turning industrial decay into waterfront chic, with storied institutions helping to change the city’s cultural landscape.
Read more… 13 October 2013


The romance of 1920s train travel

Considered one of the most luxurious rail journeys in the world, the Venice Simplon Orient Express takes travellers across Europe – and back in time.
05 October 2013


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