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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

Castello Aragones, Isola di Capo Rizzuto

Southern Italy: Calabria & Basilicata

12-day self-drive from £2,345 pp incl. flights

Let scenic coastal drives knit together everything from medieval castles and Greek ruins to golden beaches and Matera’s ancient cave dwellings. It’s all brought to life by luxury stays and included guided tours.

River Queen, Uniworld

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

12-day cruise from £3,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

2020 Europe On Sale - Save 10%! Book by 5 June
Book by: 30 June 2019

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers.

Toucan, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Discovery Of Central America

16-day cruise from £4,750 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Includes free flights, tours and savings up to 25%
Book by: 30 June 2019

Discover a condensed overview of Central America’s architectural gems and most stunning natural treasures through an exceptional itinerary.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,400 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 30 June 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

River Queen, Uniworld

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

12-day cruise from £3,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

2020 Europe On Sale - Save 10%! Book by 5 June
Book by: 30 June 2019

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers.

Toucan, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

Discovery Of Central America

16-day cruise from £4,750 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Includes free flights, tours and savings up to 25%
Book by: 30 June 2019

Discover a condensed overview of Central America’s architectural gems and most stunning natural treasures through an exceptional itinerary.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,400 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 30 June 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Flamingos, Walvis Bay, Namibia

Wondrous Wildlife on Nautica

17-day cruise from £3,745 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive offer. Special fares, pre-paid gratuities & more
Book by: 31 December 2019

Let the exuberant wilderness of Africa take center stage on this visit to breathtaking ports dotting the southern half of the continent, ideal staging points for a wide array of safaris across beautifully maintained natural reserves.

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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 45 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
  • Personalised quotes and documentation
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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
  • Wexas Travel App
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected