Historica was set up when Richard Henderson, who runs courses in European history for adults, realised that there was a need to provide tours for those who want something more than a conventional city break.It provides visits to European cities focussed around particular historical, artistic and cultural themes. It specialised originally  in introducing people to the art and culture of the ancient Roman world and the European Middle Ages but recently has extended its scope to embrace more recent themes .

All tours are accompanied by expert guide /lecturers to provide clients with the best possible opportunity to appreciate the history and culture of the locations they visit.

En-suite accommodation is provided in the heart of cities with the principal historic and cultural attractions right on the doorstep. Programmes of visits attempt to combine good coverage of the most important sites with people’s need to enjoy a relaxing experience while on holiday.