Whether you’re encountering the Pyramids of Giza or venturing into the Roman Colosseum, coming face to face with history is one of the highlights of travel. Since our earliest days, National Geographic’s explorers have contributed to our understanding of the past, from Hiram Bingham’s rediscovery of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to Sarah Parcak’s recent use of satellite imagery to detect previously unknown Viking ruins.

Now, it’s your turn to get an inside look at history, traveling to legendary places in the company of National Geographic Experts and guides. You’ll gain insights from archaeologists while examining Europe’s prehistoric cave art or exploring Silk Road cities. Retrace the events of D-Day with a military historian, discover Morocco’s timeless medinas with your own private guide, or delve into a world of shoguns and samurai on a voyage to the castle towns Japan. When you explore with National Geographic, you’ll enjoy special access to centuries-old places and cultures—and a close-up view of the places where history happened.