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Europe History and culture

A patchwork of heritage and history

Europe History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

A region as rich, diverse and historic as Europe has bountiful history and culture to discover. There are heritage sites all through the region and every country has a significant site or historic place to see – Italy alone has 44 UNESCO sites, with the canals of Venice, the Coliseum, Pompeii, St Mark's Square and the Sistine Chapel just a few of the headliners.

Whether you travel to see the Alhambra or Sagrada Familia in Spain, the Pantheon in Rome, the Acropolis in Greece, Dubrovnik's old city in Croatia, Auschwitz in Poland, Cinque Terre in Italy, the Kremlin in Russia, Mont Saint-Michel in France, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany or any one of dozens of other important cultural stops throughout Europe, you'll discover a wealth of rich sites to explore

The Hermitage in Russia is one of the premier galleries in the world and an essential stop for visitors to St Petersburg, whilst the Louvre in Paris could detain you for days at a time and the Uffizi in Florence or Museo del Prado in Madrid are justifiably celebrated.

Our top itineraries for Europe History and culture

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,920 pp incl. flights

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – the very name conjures up images of 19th-century splendour, of silent film stars and Agatha Christie. All of the glamour and mystique still lingers, the white-gloved service as faultless as one could hope for from the world's most famous train ride.

Capri, Italy

Capri and the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made journey from £1,695 pp incl. flights

Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.

Alhambra Fortress, Granada

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £775 pp incl. flights

Offering superb value, this weeklong road trip will see you uncovering the Moorish wonders of southern Spain, brought to life with guided tours and stays in superb hotels. Highlights include visits to the palace-fortresses of Seville and Granada along with the Córdoba's cathedral-mosque.

Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

‭Iberian Inspiration‬‬‬

12-day escorted tour from £3,050 pp incl. flights

On this small-group escorted tour, you'll take in the rich history and diverse cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, all in the company of expert guides. Explore a heady mix of treasures that range from Arabic palaces and Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals and attention-grabbing cuisine

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Top offers for Europe History and culture

Ca'Sagredo Portego Hall

Ca’Sagredo, Venice

3-night luxury holiday from £495 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Stay 3 pay 2 discount - Low & Shoulder seasons only – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 31 March 2020

This 15th century private palazzo is a favourite among discerning travellers and Condé Nast’s judges alike.

Hacienda Zorita, Salamanca

Salamanca Wine Experience‬‬ at Hacienda Zorita

6-day tailor-made break staying at Hacienda Zorita from £565 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 5 nights, pay 4 plus 15% discount on Spa treatments – Save up to £85 pp
Book by: 31 July 2019

Staying in a 14th-century country manor among the vineyards of the Duero Valley, you'll enjoy sommelier-led tastings, spa treatments and the chance to explore Salamanca’s heritage charm.

The Presidential

The Presidential‬, Portugal

4-day gourmet train experience from £3,880 pp incl. flights

From Porto’s charm both historic and daringly contemporary, dip into the Douro Valley’s world-class vineyards aboard The Presidential – Portugal’s most luxurious train. It’s all paired with Michelin-standard dining throughout.

Castello Banfi il Borgo

Castello Banfi il Borgo, Tuscany

Guide price from £1,270 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Stay 5 pay 4 discount – Save up to £265 pp
Book by: 10 November 2019

Enjoy the ultimate Tuscany experience, step back in time with this idyllic Tuscan countryside stay. Here, a medieval castle looks out heritage vineyards and traditional restaurants dish up fine dining evenings.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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