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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

New York State

Montreal to New York on Insignia

14-day ocean cruise from £3,905 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

OLife Choice offer
Book by: 31 July 2021

This in-depth appreciation of the much-unexplored eastern coast of Canada and the USA will take you to everything from UNESCO-listed Old Towns to the icons of Boston and New York in style with Oceania Cruises.

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, culture and natural world.

Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland

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

13-day no-fly cruise from £2,995 pp

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

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

New York State

Montreal to New York on Insignia

14-day ocean cruise from £3,905 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

OLife Choice offer
Book by: 31 July 2021

This in-depth appreciation of the much-unexplored eastern coast of Canada and the USA will take you to everything from UNESCO-listed Old Towns to the icons of Boston and New York in style with Oceania Cruises.

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 up to 50% on selected 2021 departures or 10% on 2022
Book by: 05 August 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.

Vineyards, Bordeaux

Bordeaux & Cognac: Tastes of France

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £935 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

July booking special offer – Save up to £100pp
Book by: 31 July 2021

Explore France's fabled wine regions on this itinerary from Bordeaux and Medoc to Cognac. Taste Brandy and wine direct from the source throughout.

River Queen, Uniworld

Rhine, Moselle & Blissful Baden-Baden

12-day river cruise from £3,685 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save 10% on 2022 and 2023 departure dates
Book by: 31 July 2021

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

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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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