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History & Archaeology Tours

Knowledge and insight from history, prehistory and the ancient world.


Expertly Guided Tours

Expertly Guided Tours

Guided Tours

An expanding collection of superb holidays exploring the archaeology and history of Europe and the Mediterranean.

Leisure with Enrichment: Fascinating content, expert guides and small groups provide an enriching travel experience. Together with relaxed itineraries, great hotels and beautiful locations they are perfect combinations of leisure and interest.

Greece, Crete, Pompeii, Cyprus, Malta.  More

“Thank you for an exceptional tour – you made history and sites come alive.” Customer feedback from Greece.

Your Friendly Specialists: No prior knowledge is required from you. We ensure the content and quality for a wonderful holiday and a worthwhile experience in one. And at great value for money too! Click here for more about what to expect…


Hidden History Travel is owned by Dr Simon Butler, who started leading archaeology tours some 20 years ago as an extension of his work in professional archaeology. He and his colleagues have a keen understanding of how to combine archaeology and travel into the most enriching and enjoyable experiences for all. More about us…

“Your information and pleasant company made it one of the best holidays we have had”
Customer feedback from Pompeii.


As independent specialists we provide a more dedicated, personal service with flexibility and bespoke planning. A friendly, high quality service backed-up by the buying power and respected authority of the Travel Network Group and Travel Trust Association.

memberlogocoloursmallFinancial Protection: Our membership of the Travel Trust Association gives you, the customer, 100% financial protection for any travel arrangements you make with us. Flights and holidays booked with us are also fully ATOL protected. More about your financial protection…

Beautiful locations, lovely hotels & lots of interest.

Beautiful locations, lovely hotels & lots of interest.


Discover which destinations might interest you by using the Country Profiles for inspiration and ideas.

Browse the Research pages for books, articles and news in history, prehistory and the ancient world.

Simon’s Artefact pages highlight the significance and appeal of antiquities and explore our personal engagement with them.


Book an interesting talk for your organisation or society. Give your membership a fascinating journey into the world of archaeology and history and get to know more about the destinations. Lecturers

Updates & Offers

Use our free newsletter to stay informed of updates and special offers. We pride ourselves on developing new and unique tours, themes and products.


Connect to a world of archaeology and travel. Use our blog page to start a discussion, ask a question, and share your news, views and experiences. Help shape Hidden History into an interactive resource relevant to you.

Browse through our menu and explore the horizons of space and time.


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