Everyone loves to go on vacation! People visit different places and do different things when on a vacation. People on a holiday, travel to distant parts of the world to see great buildings or other works of art, to learn new languages, to experience new cultures, to participate in or watch sports, to taste new cuisines and for many more different reasons.
Historical or heritage tourism is a branch of tourism oriented towards the cultural heritage of the location where tourism is occurring. Culture and history has always been a major object of travel. Cultural heritage includes buildings and historic places, monuments, artifacts etc., that are considered worthy of preservation for the future. These include objects significant to archaeology, architecture, science or technology of a specific culture. Smaller objects such as artworks and other cultural masterpieces are collected in museums and art galleries. The tourists interested in historical travel seek adventure, culture, history, archaeology and interaction with local people. This type of tourism involves visiting historical sites, buildings, museums etc. The overall purpose is to gain an appreciation of the past.