History and culture
From the Pyramids to the Parthenon, the Silk and Spice Routes to the Suez Canal, local history and culture add a rich flavour to any travel experience. Whether you want to explore the great opera houses of Sydney and Beijing, or the Palaeolithic cave paintings of France and Spain, our history and culture specialists can help you find your ideal holiday.
Our unrivalled local knowledge and fabulous contacts on the ground deliver tailor-made themed excursions and multi-centre tours and cruises. Or if you prefer, we’ll advise you on the best local tours and destinations, and send you on a highly personalised self-drive or walking tour.
Venture deep into Mayan Mexico, mountainous Machu Picchu, the Mekong, the Maharaja palaces of India, Imperial Russia and China, or any other destination that piques your curiosity.
Wherever you choose to travel, our history and culture specialists will keep you enthralled and entertained.
History and culture 
Africa is a continent full of history and culture, with the option to explore these traditional, authentic and ancient aspects of a destination in several countries, including Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.
Asia is awash with history and culture; a holiday in China, Japan or South East Asian countries such as Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam inevitably involves discovering these diverse, ancient cultures, their traditions and impact on daily life.
Australasia and Pacific
Australasia and the Pacific is perfect for discovering the history and culture of the indigenous groups that live here. Discover the Aborigines, Maori and minority tribes of Papua New Guinea to get a feel for traditional Australasia.
The Caribbean, so often associated with beach holidays and all-inclusive escapes, actually conceals a wealth of history and culture on islands such as Cuba, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.
Central America history and culture holidays revolve around discovering the Maya ruins in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. Alternatively, vist the Kuna in Panama to see how an indigenous tribe continue to thrive.
Europe is full of history and culture and every country has a raft of significant sites to visit or explore. Travel to France, Italy, Spain and more to uncover traditional festivals, customs, spectacular buildings and great art.
Although some of the Indian Ocean islands have only been inhabited for a relatively brief period, others, including Sri Lanka have a long-standing history and a wealth of cultural attractions to explore.
On the Indian Subscontinent explore the temples, palaces and remnants from once-mighty empires in India, Nepal and Bhutan and discover the ancient and dynamic cultures that thrived here.
The Middle East is rich in history and culture, with countries such as Israel, Jordan and Syria containing significant sites just waiting for you to discover.
North America has had such an impact on the world that it is full of historically significant sites for you to discover, whilst the indigenous peoples of Canada and the USA are also important in their country's developement.
South America conjures up images of lost cities and otherworldly cultures; travel to Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru to discover sites such as Machu Picchu for yourself and see the breathtaking remains of the Inca's endeavours.