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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

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,945 pp incl. flights

Simply put, this is one of the greatest experiences in world travel. Whether it’s fine dining in the restaurant car or personalised service in your private cabin, you’ll be pampered throughout the journey over the Alps and back to London. It all starts with a luxurious palace stay in Verona.

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London–Istanbul

9-day luxury rail journey from £8,740 pp

Each year, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes an exclusive few on its original route, sweeping though France, Hungary and Romania to end in Istanbul. You’ll travel in the utmost opulence throughout, enjoying fine dining, champagne-bar delights and curated stops for expert-led tours.

Rio Carnival luxury break

6-day tailor-made break from £4,395 pp

Pair the city sights of Rio de Janeiro with a stay at one of its most iconic hotels – the Belmond Copacabana Palace. Then, spend a night to remember at the famous Sambadrome as you watch colourful parades of dancers and musicians with included entry and a prime grandstand seat.

Aqua Mekong River Cruise

13-day tailor-made journey from £6,610 pp incl. flights

Either side of a luxurious cruise along the Mekong River, enjoy private touring and luxury stays among Angkor Wat’s world wonders, Saigon’s colonial beauty and Phnom Penh’s glittering palaces.

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Top offers for History and culture

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: Verona–London

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,945 pp incl. flights

Simply put, this is one of the greatest experiences in world travel. Whether it’s fine dining in the restaurant car or personalised service in your private cabin, you’ll be pampered throughout the journey over the Alps and back to London. It all starts with a luxurious palace stay in Verona.

The Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London–Istanbul

9-day luxury rail journey from £8,740 pp

Each year, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express takes an exclusive few on its original route, sweeping though France, Hungary and Romania to end in Istanbul. You’ll travel in the utmost opulence throughout, enjoying fine dining, champagne-bar delights and curated stops for expert-led tours.

Classic Kenya

9-day small-group tour from £2,360 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £90 pp
Book by: 22 November 2017

See the best of Kenya from the Masai Mara’s famed wildebeest migration to the Great Rift Valley and Mt. Kilimanjaro’s elephants. Along the way, you’ll enjoy game drives, gourmet dining and luxury stays throughout.

The Rhône: Paris, Lyon & Provence

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

Special
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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