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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

Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Allure of Asia on Seven Seas Explorer

20-day luxury ocean cruise

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This voyage is the ultimate introduction to Southeast Asia. Sailing aboard Seven Seas Explorer, you’ll swap sun-kissed islands and vibrant coral reefs for the urban delights of the region’s city greats.

Avignon Bridge with Popes Palace in Provence, France

French Fête: Lyon to Avignon with Riverside Luxury Cruises

8-day luxury river cruise

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Sailng from Lyon, this spectacular river cruise showcases the historic, scenic and culinary delights of France’s Saône and Rhône rivers.

Passau, Germany

Danube Waltz with Riverside Luxury Cruises

8-day luxury river cruise

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This round-trip voyage, sailing from Vienna to Passau in Germany, is a wonderful chance to explore the heart of the Danube in depth.

Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Eastern & Oriental Express & The Riches of the Mekong

21-day luxury rail & cruise holiday from £8,765 pp incl. flights

This exclusive itinerary combines two extraordinary travel experiences in one unforgettable holiday – a luxury Mekong river cruise and a journey on one of the world's most elegant trains.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

Ginkakuji temple, Kyoto, Japan

Japan's traditions & temples on Seven Seas Explorer

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £10,555 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 3-night pre- or post- cruise land programme
Book by: 30 April 2024

Sail with Regent Seven Seas Cruises to explore the best of Japan's neon mega-cities, gorgeous gardens and multi-tiered temples, all awash in the vibrant colours of autumn.

Classic Greece & Turkey with Oceania

11-day luxury ocean cruise from £4,220 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 20% & 'Simply More' included
Book by: 10 May 2024

From ancient sights to idyllic coastlines, this is your chance to explore the myriad treasures of the eastern Mediterranean in style aboard Oceania's ultra-luxury ship, Vista.

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Moon

16-day luxury ocean cruise from £8,000 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £200 pp plus US$250 per suite shipboard credit
Book by: 16 April 2024

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent Silversea cruise. With butler service in every suite, you'll sail in trademark luxury from Lisbon, exploring the remarkable Macaronesia region in the North Atlantic.

Monemvasia, Greece

Greece, Croatia & Italy on Seabourn Encore

8-day luxury ocean cruise

Special
cruise offer

Two-category upgrade & onboard credit on selected dates
Book by: 30 April 2024

Join Seabourn to sail a curated collection of ports that combine such headline-grabbing wonders as Venice, Athens and Dubrovnik with a selection of off-the-beaten-track gems.

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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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  • 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
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