Old legends, scattered ruins and landmarks that lie as a tribute to times gone by; the ancient cities of the world can be a fascinating window into the past.
Rome is renowned for its rich history in architecture, power and religion and Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte Hotel
will exceptionally accommodate your visit to this wonderful city. This oasis in the heart of Rome is perfectly located for sightseeing, making sure you can have the time to experience the 'Eternal City' in full. Historic spectacles like the Spanish Steps, the Piazza del Popolo and the Trevi Fountain are right around the corner from the hotel!
With an abundance of history, culture and legends to explore, you will never tire of this wonderful island. Believed to be the birthplace of Zeus, Crete promises an ethereal beauty alongside a number of incredible adventures.
Live the life of Bacchus, the God of wine and pleasure, with delicious local Greek cuisine or head to one of the many ancient sites, including the UNESCO-listed Knossos Palace, fabled to have held the Minotaur in its underground labyrinth. Many must-see sites are on the doorstep of the luxurious Nana Princess,
which welcomes you into the natural beauty of Crete with Aegean views. With exquisite facilities, services and accommodation, as well as crystal pools and an array of artistically crafted cuisine, there is no better place to rest on your journeys around the mythical island than this true embodiment of luxury.
The medieval city of Dubrovnik is the pinnacle of Croatian history. The ancient streets will transport you through time, and its Old Town and many fortresses make it perfect for everyone with an affliction for history or desire for new adventures. Standing as a vision of regal charm on Dubrovnik's harbourside, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik
is just a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage sites and museums that offer a glimpse into Dubrovnik's past.
As artisans of the arts and ideas, these sites of immense culture are renowned across the entire world for their unique histories and modern ways of keeping old traditions alive.
What was once a strategic defensive town is now an iconic cultural sensation of Italy's history, Venice is the holder of many names: the City of Masks, Water, Canals and even The Floating City. With cobbled streets to amble through, waterways to glide down and such rich history to uncover, there is a true magnificence to this stunning city. Baglioni Hotel Luna,
being recognised as the oldest hotel in Venice, has a wealth of history and splendour to share itself. Set in the heart of Venice, just steps away from must-see sights like St. Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace, this 12th-century city gem is inundated with Venetian charm. The elegant interiors are filled with intricate details, exceptional frescoes and antique furniture whilst a waterfront garden and Venetian museums are just across the canal. Though the hotel is home to the sophisticated and award-winning Canova Restaurant, various other restaurants and cafes are just a gondola ride away.
With over 3,000 years of history, Corfu is home to an array of influences. Grecotel Corfu Imperial
proudly showcases the impact of the Venetians with immaculate Italianate gardens that complement the Ionian views, and a touch of Italian style in the accommodation. Their Greek soul shines in the Elixir Spa that's named after the daughter of the river god, Asposos, and the panoramic views of this dazzling destination. With tantalising cuisine and unmissable excursions, this is a getaway fit for the Gods themselves!
The 'Red City' of Marrakech holds an intriguing 800-year history. Referred to as 'the city of luxury', the traditional palaces and houses will surely make you feel like an Emperor as you walk through the city. This fitting nickname is only reinforced by hotels like the Royal Mansour Marrakech
which promises Moroccan opulence with its decorated courtyards, winding alleyways, riads and fountains.
A historic destination doesn't have to mean ancient sites or bygone eras. Modern history is just as special, with adventures to unravel and stories to be told in some of the more contemporary hotspots around the world.
Showcasing the USA's spectacular variety, our America's Deep South
tailor-made tour is brimming with culture and history. Begin in Tennessee, renowned for its musical heritage and noted as the hometown of country music; a visit to Natchez, Mississippi will showcase its role in developing the Old Southwest, before discovering Florence, one of the few cities spared during the Civil War in South Carolina. And of course, New Orleans' international influences ensure it's a jampacked adventure!
As one of the most renowned cities in Australia, Sydney is a destination everybody needs to visit in their lifetime. Full of modern marvels like the Sydney Opera House, the Conservatorium of Music and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the creativity of this city knows no bounds. With ferry rides to see modern landmarks and countless restaurants, your visit will only act as inspiration to return. And whilst many of the city's must-see sights are contemporary spectacles, Capella Sydney
reminds you of Australia's long-lasting history. This 20th-century sandstone building, which was once home to the Department of Education, sits between skyscrapers and conceals a wealth of history, from artwork that depicts indigenous stories to the subtle acknowledgments of the building's architect.