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History & culture holidays

Explore the world's great civilisations

Immersive, tailor-made adventures

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 get you inspired and help you plan a holiday to remember.

Our unrivalled local knowledge and 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

sunset over whitewashed houses overlooking the sea.

Treasures of the Adriatic on Seven Seas Explorer

8-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,475 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

2-category suite upgrade offer
Book by: 31 January 2022

Cruise from Venice to Athens aboard Regent's luxury ship - Seven Seas Explorer. Visit historic ports in Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey as you explore the old city walls, quaint local shops and fantastic seafood along the way.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Athens to Rome on Seven Seas Grandeur

11-day ocean cruise from £6,755 pp incl. flights

Enjoy an in-depth appreciation of Turkey, Greece, Malta and Italy's most historic cities and beautiful coastlines on Regent's brand-new, luxury ship – Seven Seas Grandeur.

Western Brook Pond Fjord, Newfoundland & Labrador

Québec & Atlantic Canada on Silver Shadow

14-day ocean cruise from £6,700 pp incl. flights

Get a whole new perspective on Canada as you explore the ultra-scenic coastline of Québec and Atlantic Canada's Newfoundland in luxury on board Silver Shadow.

Fakarava, French Polynesia

South Pacific Paradise on Seven Seas Navigator

20-day cruise from £7,715 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 January 2022

This epic three-week voyage will see you sail among the tropical shores, crystal-clear lagoons and mystical volcanic islands of French Polynesia – on one of the world's most luxurious cruise ships.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

sunset over whitewashed houses overlooking the sea.

Treasures of the Adriatic on Seven Seas Explorer

8-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,475 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

2-category suite upgrade offer
Book by: 31 January 2022

Cruise from Venice to Athens aboard Regent's luxury ship - Seven Seas Explorer. Visit historic ports in Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey as you explore the old city walls, quaint local shops and fantastic seafood along the way.

Fakarava, French Polynesia

South Pacific Paradise on Seven Seas Navigator

20-day cruise from £7,715 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 January 2022

This epic three-week voyage will see you sail among the tropical shores, crystal-clear lagoons and mystical volcanic islands of French Polynesia – on one of the world's most luxurious cruise ships.

Korcula old town, Croatia

Adriatic Coast on MV Lady Eleganza

8-day cruise from £2,495 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - save up to £500 per person
Book by: 31 January 2022

Island hop along Croatia's beautiful coast on a showcase of its beautiful destinations on this luxury small-ship voyage, from the walled city of Dubrovnik to the dramatic waterfalls of Krka National Park.

Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain

Western Europe on Celebrity Beyond

11-day ocean cruise from £1,790 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £360 pp & free flights
Book by: 31 January 2022

Pair European charm with all the luxuries of a Celebrity cruise on this in-depth appreciation of western Europe on Celebrity Beyond's maiden voyage.

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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
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  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
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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
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected