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History & culture holidays

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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.


Our top itineraries for History & culture holidays

A group of people enjoy riding a camel walking on a sand dune in Hunder, Ladakh, India

Ladakh: The Himalayan Kingdom

12-day tailor-made journey from £2,835 pp incl. flights

Journey north from Delhi and experience the breathtaking splendour of the Himalayas. From the sand dunes of Hunder to the world's highest motorable road in Nubra Valley, this is a place of excitement and wonder.

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry Ireland

Best of Ireland – No-fly Self-drive

8-day no-fly self-drive from £1,150 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire offer – Save up to £85pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

This itinerary showcases Ireland's highlights in a spectacular self-drive that takes you from the lively streets of Dublin to its wild west coast and rolling emerald countryside. Stay in luxury hotels throughout.

San Sebastián Spain

Highlights of the Basque Country - No-fly self-drive

10-day no-fly self-drive from £1,100 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

Free car hire – Save up to £75pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

Explore the delights of northern Spain, from its sandy beaches to its charming medieval towns. Stay in historic paradors and taste authentic Spanish food and wine as you uncover the secrets of Basque Country on a no-fly self-drive.

Belmond Grand Hibernian in daytime

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Taste of Ireland No-fly

4-day no-fly luxury rail journey from £2,735 pp

Special
offer

50% Companion discount - April & May departures – Save up to £890pp
Book by: 15 February 2020

This world-class rail journey showcases the delights of the Emerald Isle in style onboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Enjoy included tours alongside fine dining and an open bar on this journey of a lifetime.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

Ring of Kerry, County Kerry Ireland

Best of Ireland – No-fly Self-drive

8-day no-fly self-drive from £1,150 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire offer – Save up to £85pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

This itinerary showcases Ireland's highlights in a spectacular self-drive that takes you from the lively streets of Dublin to its wild west coast and rolling emerald countryside. Stay in luxury hotels throughout.

San Sebastián Spain

Highlights of the Basque Country - No-fly self-drive

10-day no-fly self-drive from £1,100 pp

Special
offer

Free car hire

Free car hire – Save up to £75pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

Explore the delights of northern Spain, from its sandy beaches to its charming medieval towns. Stay in historic paradors and taste authentic Spanish food and wine as you uncover the secrets of Basque Country on a no-fly self-drive.

Belmond Grand Hibernian in daytime

Belmond Grand Hibernian: Taste of Ireland No-fly

4-day no-fly luxury rail journey from £2,735 pp

Special
offer

50% Companion discount - April & May departures – Save up to £890pp
Book by: 15 February 2020

This world-class rail journey showcases the delights of the Emerald Isle in style onboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian. Enjoy included tours alongside fine dining and an open bar on this journey of a lifetime.

Western Brook Pond Fjord Boat Tour, Gros Morne National Park

Newfoundland & Labrador's Viking Trail

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,755 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free Hotel Offer – Save up to £165pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

A scenic self-drive across Newfoundland and Labrador, taking in the delights of the Viking Trail. Stay in charming seaside properties and lodge retreats in the heart of Atlantic Canada.

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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

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