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History & culture holidays

Explore the world's great civilisations

Tailor-made history & 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.

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 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.


 

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Our top itineraries for History & culture holidays

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Discover Scotland: Highland Wildlife & Majestic Mountains

10-day no-fly holiday from £1,095 pp incl. flights

A superb introduction to the Scottish Highlands, this no-fly holiday includes train travel from London aboard the Caledonian Sleeper as well as car hire and stays in Inverness, Cairngorms National Park and Fort William.

Rio de Janeiro

Luxury Argentina & Brazil

13-day tailor-made journey from £4,775 pp incl. flights

Discover the highlights of Argentina and Brazil in style, visiting the likes of the Iguazu Falls and Corcovado mountain and staying in some of South America's most luxurious hotels.

Krabi

Cultural Highlights of Thailand & Krabi Beach Break

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,095 pp incl. flights

From cultural highlights and historic sites to the sheer indulgence of one of Krabi's finest resorts, this is an incredible introduction to the best of Thailand.

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £1,895 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offers for 2021 - save up to £1000pp
Book by: 30 September 2020

Explore Bordeaux and its picturesque surrounds on an all-inclusive scenic river cruise, enjoying the likes of bicycle tours among the vineyards and visits to local farmers markets.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £1,895 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offers for 2021 - save up to £1000pp
Book by: 30 September 2020

Explore Bordeaux and its picturesque surrounds on an all-inclusive scenic river cruise, enjoying the likes of bicycle tours among the vineyards and visits to local farmers markets.

Ponte Pietra in Verona

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona to London No-fly

5-day tailor-made no-fly luxury rail journey from £3,320 pp

Special
offer

2021 departures early booking discount – Save up to £70pp
Book by: 30 September 2020

As an alternative to the classic Verona to London route, this tailor-made no-fly itinerary brings you to one of Italy's most treasured cities followed by an iconic rail journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Cherry blossoms, Japan

Best of Japan on Silver Muse

18-day luxury cruise from £8,100 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking bonus - save up to 10%
Book by: 30 September 2020

Japan’s cherry blossoms are a visual delight, as the country's temples, shrines and gardens are framed in pretty pink. This luxury cruise aboard Silversea's Silver Muse makes the most of this spectacular season, calling into a host of ports noted for their rich culture and stunning displays.

Tofino, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Luxury on the Frontier on Regent Seven Seas

11-day cruise from £5,625 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $300 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

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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

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

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  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
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