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History & culture holidays

Explore the world's great civilisations

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

Glacier Express (© Glacier Express)

Switzerland On The Tracks

8-day tailor-made no-fly rail journey from £1,705 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made no-fly journey combines the best in Swiss rail travel with the delights of some of Europe's favourite regions. From Zurich to the Alps and even one of France's wine-making capitals, Dijon, you'll enjoy spectacular views, charming city culture and great food and wine.

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

13-day small group escorted tour from £3,510 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight & Escorted touring launch offer – Save up to £625 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

This all-encompassing escorted tour takes in Japan’s most historic and thought-provoking sights, from futuristic cityscapes to ancient temples, castles and spectacular scenery.

Havana, Cuba

The Essence of Cuba

10-day tailor-made journey from £3,215 pp incl. flights

This discovery of Cuba will have you get right to the heart of its iconic streets, palpable history & electrifying culture. It's all enjoyed with private transfers, gourmet meals and included tours.

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise from £2,820 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & river cruise offer
Book by: 31 December 2019

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

Highlights of Japan Escorted Tour

13-day small group escorted tour from £3,510 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Flight & Escorted touring launch offer – Save up to £625 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

This all-encompassing escorted tour takes in Japan’s most historic and thought-provoking sights, from futuristic cityscapes to ancient temples, castles and spectacular scenery.

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise from £2,820 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & river cruise offer
Book by: 31 December 2019

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

Oberoi Zahra

Cairo and Oberoi Zahra

10-day stay & cruise from £3,230 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & cruise fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx & the Egyptian Museum before sailing on the Nile on the 5-star Oberoi Zahra

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman

Oman in Style with Anantara

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,405 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special offer for selected travel dates – Save up to £375 pp
Book by: 18 October 2019

This luxury holiday, staying at two spectacular Anantara resorts, combines the breathtaking beauty of Oman’s mountainous interior with the gold-sands beauty of its coast.

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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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Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

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  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
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