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History & culture holidays

Explore the world's great civilisations

Immersive, tailor-made adventures

Introduction

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.

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 get you inspired and help you plan a holiday to remember.

Our unrivalled local knowledge and 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.


 

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Our top itineraries for History & culture holidays

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £4,765 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 30 June 2022

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent seven-night Uniworld river cruise.

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis

Scottish lochs, isles and lore on Explora I

10-day luxury no-fly cruise from £4,180 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer save up to £540 pp
Book by: 30 June 2022

Explore Scotland's spectacular coast as you set sail from Southampton in style with Explora Journeys. Discover urban gems, storied lochs and remote isles on this in-depth luxury journey.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Adriatic Luxury with Silversea & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

15-day luxury rail & cruise holiday from £9,715 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Exclusive offer – Save up to £1,650pp
Book by: 11 July 2022

This not-to-be-missed, ultra-luxury rail and cruise holiday will see you explore the Continent in consummate style, pairing a Silversea voyage with the world's most iconic train.

sunset over whitewashed houses overlooking the sea.

Treasures of the Adriatic on Seven Seas Explorer

8-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,555 pp incl. flights

Cruise from Trieste to Athens aboard Regent's luxury ship - Seven Seas Explorer. Visit historic ports in Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey as you explore the old city walls, quaint local shops and fantastic seafood along the way.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £4,765 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 30 June 2022

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent seven-night Uniworld river cruise.

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis

Scottish lochs, isles and lore on Explora I

10-day luxury no-fly cruise from £4,180 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer save up to £540 pp
Book by: 30 June 2022

Explore Scotland's spectacular coast as you set sail from Southampton in style with Explora Journeys. Discover urban gems, storied lochs and remote isles on this in-depth luxury journey.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Adriatic Luxury with Silversea & the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

15-day luxury rail & cruise holiday from £9,715 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Exclusive offer – Save up to £1,650pp
Book by: 11 July 2022

This not-to-be-missed, ultra-luxury rail and cruise holiday will see you explore the Continent in consummate style, pairing a Silversea voyage with the world's most iconic train.

Western Brook Pond Fjord, Newfoundland & Labrador

Québec & Atlantic Canada on Silver Shadow

14-day ocean cruise from £6,700 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special offer - US $200 shipboard credit per suite
Book by: 30 June 2022

Get a whole new perspective on Canada as you explore the ultra-scenic coastline of Québec and Atlantic Canada's Newfoundland in luxury on board Silver Shadow.

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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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Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

  • Inspirational ideas based on experience
  • Established for over 50 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
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Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

  • Dedicated personal consultants
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected