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History and culture

History and culture holidays

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.

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.

Our top itineraries for History and culture

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day self-drive from £645 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 historic hotels. Highlights include visits to the palace-fortresses of Seville and Granada along with the Córdoba's cathedral-mosque.

New Brunswick Explorer‬

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,255 pp incl. flights

Combine New Brunswick’s all-natural good looks and its intriguing past with this scenic road trip. Along the way, guided tours bring it all to life, ranging from whale watching trips to champagne-paired caviar tastings.

Slow-Food Tour of Puglia

7-day small-group tour from £2,105 pp incl. flights

Discover Puglia’s rich culture, idyllic coastline and unique gastronomy on this small-group escorted tour. Throughout your weeklong journey, you'll pair guided tours of the region’s heritage towns and cities with included wine tastings and indulgent gourmet dinners.

Discover Portugal: Lisbon to Porto‬

10-day small-group tour from £2,165 pp incl. flights

On a range of curated excursions, this guided tour will take you behind the scenes of Portugal’s most impressive sights, while placing equal importance on its off-the-beaten-track charms.

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Top offers for History and culture

The Salamanca Experience‬‬

5-day tailor-made break including Hacienda Zorita from £445 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save £144 per couple, stay 4 pay 3
Book by: 31 October 2017

This short break is a viticulture getaway to the wine-soaked Duero Valley. You’ll stay in an idyllic country manor with all of Salamanca’s heritage charm on your doorstep.

The Presidential‬, Portugal

4-day gourmet train experience from £4,975 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

2017 Limited Departure Six Senses Premium Package
Book by: 28 May 2017

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.

Balkan Gems

8-day all-inclusive river cruise from £1,545 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save £800 per stateroom

Includes return flights from the UK. Discover remarkable landscapes, storied history and charming cultures as you traverse Eastern European countries such as Romania and Serbia on this invigorating adventure.

Bordeaux Affair

11-day river cruise from £2,695 pp incl. flights

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Save £2,000 per stateroom

Learn wine tasting in one of the traditional vineyards or visit an authentic local food market on this 8 day cruise through the magical Bordeaux region.

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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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