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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

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London

4-day tailor-made journey from £2,330 pp

Special
offer

25% discount Companion fare - Venice to London only – Save up to £310 pp
Book by: 15 May 2018

This 4-day journey is the just-as spectacular reverse of London to Venice onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start in Venice’s Gothic splendours, staying in a charming canalside hotel, before enjoying white-glove service as you speed through the picturesque Austrian Alps.

Azores Discovery Tour

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,715 pp incl. flights

Let included, expert-led tours introduce you to the history, culture, landscapes and food of the Azores – a spectacular volcanic-island paradise in the heart of the Atlantic.

Floe Edge Exploration in Arctic Canada

12-day tailor-made journey from £8,190 pp incl. flights

Explore the famous floe edge in May and June in Arctic Canada, where migratory animals come in their thousands alongside looming icebergs and glaciers in the Arctic Ocean. You'll stay in a tented base camp, skiing, hiking, kayaking, and enjoying wonderful photo opportunities.

Tuscany’s Castellos, wine and country

7-day tailor-made self-drive staying at Castello del Nero & Castello Banfi Il Borgo from £2,560 pp incl. flights

A Tuscan self-drive sees you discover the historic towns and cities, alongside exploring vineyards and sampling fine wines, staying in Castello del Nero and Castello Banfi Il Borgo featuring spas and exquisite restaurants overlooking endless Tuscan countryside.

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Top offers for History and culture

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Venice to London

4-day tailor-made journey from £2,330 pp

Special
offer

25% discount Companion fare - Venice to London only – Save up to £310 pp
Book by: 15 May 2018

This 4-day journey is the just-as spectacular reverse of London to Venice onboard the esteemed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. You’ll start in Venice’s Gothic splendours, staying in a charming canalside hotel, before enjoying white-glove service as you speed through the picturesque Austrian Alps.

Castello del Nero, Tuscany

Historic hotel from £1,075 pp

Special
offer

Early booking discount - must book 30 days in advance – Save up to £215 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018

The 5-star Castello del Nero lies among acres of rolling green hills and vineyards; archetypal of Chianiti countryside. Rooms are splendidly opulent and there's a swimming pool, Michelin-star restaurant and luxury spa. You’re also just moments away from the splendours of Florence and Siena.

Regent Silver Seas' Best of Europe's Cities & Coasts

8-day tailor-made cruise from £2,850 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

New Special Fares - Save over £2,700 per suite!
Book by: 30 April 2018

This 8-day tailor-made cruise showcases the best of Europe onboard the all-inclusive Regent Seven Seas Explorer, featuring eight gourmet restaurants and a luxury spa. Along the way, you'll explore the Gothic splendours of Spain, tiny picturesque harbours of Italy, and Provençal French countryside.

The Rhône: Paris, Lyon & Provence on Tauck

10-day all-inclusive luxury river cruise from £4,525 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special fly-cruise fares

Beginning with a luxury stay in Paris, a scenic rail journey will bring you down to your indulgent Rhône River cruise, with gourmet dining, drinks and touring included throughout. There’s everything from Avignon’s Papal Palace and Lyon’s Renaissance grandeur to farm feasts and vineyard tastings.

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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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Every step of the way

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