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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

Eastern China by Rail

14-day rail journey

Between the Great-Wall icons of Beijing and Shanghai, you’ll travel by first class among the lesser-visited jewels of rural China, taking in mist-clad mountains and ancient villages with private tours and transfers throughout.

Best of China by Rail

15-day tailor-made rail journey

Travel first class and let private transfers and tours showcase China’s highlights and lesser-known gems, from secret temples and gardens to megacity Shanghai, Beijing’s Great-Wall icons and Xian’s Terracotta Army.

Essential Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

8-day tailor-made journey from £2,595 pp incl. flights

Short but perfectly formed, this superb-value holiday might last for just over a week, but it still manages to encapsulate the very best of Peru’s ancient wonders, colonial heritage and spectacular Andean landscapes.

Castilla–La Mancha self-drive

12-day self-drive from £970 pp incl. flights

Between stays in castles and a country-side spa retreat, this itinerary links together all the medieval charm of central Spain with scenic drives.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

Barcelona To Venice & Orient Express on Silversea

15-day cruise & rail from £7,210 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive tailor-made fares with $200 spending money
Book by: 30 April 2019

Forget flying, the best way to discover the true beauty of the Mediterranean basin is by sea. From Barcelona to Venice, travel the coasts of Spain and Italy for increasingly glamourous ports

Aegean Adventures on Seven Seas Voyager

12-day cruise from £4,399 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 May 2019

Take advantage of up to 62 included shore excursions and a free two-category suite upgrade on this cruise where every luxury is included

Summer on the Adriatic on Seven Seas Voyager

12-day cruise from £4,999 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 May 2019

Take advantage of up to 56 included shore excursions and a free two-category suite upgrade on this cruise where every luxury is included

Singapore in Style

7-day city break from £1,790 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Free night offer – Save up to £270 pp
Book by: 30 June 2019

If you’re looking for a luxury short break to Singapore, look no further. This curated itinerary will see you stay in two of its finest hotels, pairing city exploration with golden island beaches.

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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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