Europe History & Culture Holidays
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 in fact has 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites alone, 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.
These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in Europe by adding a city stay, activity and adventure holiday, beach holiday or excursion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.
Our top itineraries for Europe History and culture
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.
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
Explore the very best of Italy on this 12-day luxury rail journey from the waterways of Venice to Pompeii’s ash-laden streets and Bologna’s culinary delights. Then, cross the water by rail ferry to Sicily's hilltop towns, idyllic coastlines and crumbling Roman ruins.
Top offers for Europe History and culture
Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 discount – Save up to £110 pp
Book by: 31 December 2018
This 15th century private palazzo is a favourite among discerning travellers and Condé Nast’s judges alike.
Stay 4 pay 3 discount – Save up to £150 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019
This short break is a viticulture getaway to the wine-soaked Duero (Douro) Valley. You’ll stay in an idyllic country manor with all of Salamanca’s heritage charm on your doorstep.
Stay 5 pay 4 discount – Save up to £260 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.
Long Stay Promotion – Save up to £40 pp
Book by: 31 December 2018
A repurposed medieval church complete with a Byzantine tower façade, this is one of Florence’s most atmospheric stays and is listed in the city’s register of historical edifices.