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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

Jerusalem. Israel

Israel & the Mediterranean on Celebrity Apex

13-day ocean cruise from £2,220 pp incl. flights

Contrast the UNESCO-listed gems of Rome and Athens with the religious sites of Israel's Holy Land on this in-depth exploration of some of Europe's most ancient and historically important cities.

Jerusalem, Israel

Discover Israel with a private guide

8-day tailor-made journey from £3,395 pp incl. flights

Spend a memorable week in the company of an expert guide, who’ll help showcase the very best of Israel’s history, cultural and natural world.

Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland

British Isles: Remote Islands, Natural Wonders & a Diverse Coastline

13-day no-fly cruise from £3,325 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - save up to £370 per person
Book by: 21 May 2021

An appreciation of UK coastal life, from the Scilly Islands to the Outer Hebrides, with adventure cruise specialists, Hurtigruten.

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Discover Scotland: Highland Wildlife & Majestic Mountains

10-day no-fly holiday from £1,095 pp incl. flights

A superb introduction to the Scottish Highlands, this no-fly holiday includes train travel from London aboard the Caledonian Sleeper as well as car hire and stays in Inverness, Cairngorms National Park and Fort William.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland

British Isles: Remote Islands, Natural Wonders & a Diverse Coastline

13-day no-fly cruise from £3,325 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - save up to £370 per person
Book by: 21 May 2021

An appreciation of UK coastal life, from the Scilly Islands to the Outer Hebrides, with adventure cruise specialists, Hurtigruten.

Aerial view of Bordeaux vineyard in France on the River Garonne

No-fly Bordeaux: Garonne River Cruise

8-day no-fly cruise from £1,745 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save 30% on 2021 departures or 10% on all 2022 departures
Book by: 31 May 2021

Explore Bordeaux and its picturesque surrounds on this all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise, enjoying the likes of bicycle tours among the vineyards and visits to local farmers markets.

River Queen, Uniworld

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

12-day river cruise from £2,795 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save 30% on 2021 departures and 10% on 2022 departures
Book by: 31 May 2021

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers with Uniworld.

Budapest

Blue Danube Discovery

8-day river cruise from £2,390 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free flights & transfers plus save up to £650pp
Book by: 31 May 2021

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations with AmaWaterways

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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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