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Lesson in history! 10 cities rich in heritage that every solo traveller must explore

If you are someone who geeks out on rich heritage, then these 10 cities are ideal for your next solo short break.

1. Malta

"The history of Malta is fascinating. It is an eclectic mix of heritage and wonder."

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T Tami

The history of Malta is fascinating. It is an eclectic mix of heritage and wonder. The food and service was delightful. Everyone was friendly. And helpful. Corinthian Palace was perfect location for relaxation. De-stressing tips: Read, massage, sleep, walk, relax. Self-experience: Friendly people and the quiet at the pool reading. I liked: Relaxing at the pool.   Read more

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2. Rome, Italy

"Many historical sites visited including Vatican city and the Colosseum."

J Junaid

Very sunny weather. Many historical sites visited including Vatican city and the Colosseum. Overall, Rome is a beautiful city to visit with many cites to visit, amazing weather and a welcoming city for tourists. Sightseeing places: Colosseum, Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon. Colosseum was the most fascinating to see due to the history of the Roman gladiators. Self-experience: Taking the sightseeing bus to see the main historical sites. I liked: Weather and the sites.   Read more

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3. Istanbul, Turkey

"All the historical and cultural stuff was amazing... Hagia Sofia, Chora Church, Topaki Palace."

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D Damian

All the historical and cultural stuff was amazing - saw all the sights. People were nice and friendly. Sightseeing places: Hagia Sofia, Chora Church, Topaki Palace. Self experience: Visiting Chora Church, amazing mosaics. I liked: The history.   Read more

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4. Prague, Czech Republic

"Great trip... saw lots of historical buildings and tried Czech food."

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J Jake

Great trip... saw lots of historical buildings and tried Czech food Sightseeing places: Charles Bridge. Self experience: Reaching the highest point in Prague. I liked: The weather was hot.   Read more

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5. Tbilisi, Georgia

"Very historic location - did a day trip to the birthplace of Stalin & UNESCO heritage archaeological site..."

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C Christodbbb

It was amazing - beautiful city with gorgeous weather! A city mentioned in Marco Polo's travels - although I don't think he ever went there. Great food & Georgian wine. Still very affordable. Train ride to Batumi featured beautiful pastoral landscapes with Caucus mountains in the background. Very historic location - did a day trip to the birthplace of Stalin & UNESCO heritage archaeological site along with a separate trip to the Kaheti wine region. Sightseeing places: Tbilisi. Self-experience: Going to Kaheti wine region. I liked: Remoteness.   Read more

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6. Berlin, Germany

" I love history, so getting to know the famous parts of Berlin, related to history, was really great."

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E Elaine Cristina

I visited historical sites... I would live there if I spoke German! De-stressing tips: Walking around and getting to know the city, warm weather, and good food/drinks. Self-experience: I enjoyed everything. I liked: I love history, so getting to know the famous parts of Berlin, related to history, was really great.   Read more

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7. Windsor, United Kingdom

"[A]s a tourist it has some great historical things to see. Highly recommend."

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Z Zoe

Beautiful place. Plenty to do. Best restaurants and as a tourist, it has some great historical things to see. Highly recommend. Travelled alone: Once a month I travel by myself for some alone time. I like experiencing different hotels and different places. Places you saw: Windsor castle, copper horse, Windsor great park. Like most in trip: The picturesque views.   Read more

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8. Lisbon, Portugal

"[I]n Lisbon, you can see a lot of historical places like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem..."

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L Leandra

Delicious fresh food. [I]n Lisbon, you can see a lot of historical places like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Torre de Belem or Torre dos descobrimentos. At Sintra you can also visit Palacio da Pena, Castelo dos Mouros or centre of city. De-stressing tips: Beach. Self-experience: Beach. I liked: Beach.   Read more

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9. Sevilla, Spain

"Loads to see in Sevilla, a beautiful city with lots of places of historical interest and architecture."

A Amy

Loads to see in Sevilla, a beautiful city with lots of places of historical interest and architecture. Highly recommend the Plaza Espana, the cathedral and Real Alcazar palace. Gorgeous weather, gets hotter as the day goes on! Loads of places to eat, tapas everywhere! Sightseeing places: Cathedral, Giralda tower, Plaza del Torros (bullfighting arena), Plaza Espana, Real Alcazar Palace, Maria Luisa botanical park. All are lovely but the palace and Plaza Espana are a must. Self-experience: I loved wandering through the city and seeing what I could stumble upon, a really easy city to walk around. I liked: The wonderful historical architecture.   Read more

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