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Middle East History and culture

Middle East History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

The history and culture of the Middle East is diverse, influenced by a number of different movements and civilizations.

There are a number of exceptionally well-preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East, including Jerash in Jordan, perhaps the best-preserved classical site, and Bosra and Palmyra in Syria, where you can see extensive, remarkable ruins that hint strongly at what these places were like in their heyday.

Competing with these is Petra in Jordan; built by the Nabateans, the site celebrates the 200 year anniversary of its 're-discovery' in 2012 and still retains its power to amaze and silence as you emerge from the Siq canyon to be confronted by the Treasury Tomb in all its splendid glory.

The Old City in Jerusalem in Israel holds special historical and religious significance with sites from the Holy Sepulchre to the Dome of the Rock drawing large crowds.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in the Middle East by adding a city stay or other excusrion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

 

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Our top itineraries for Middle East History and culture

River Nile, Egypt

Secrets of Egypt with AmaWaterways

12-day luxury river cruise

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Join AmaWaterways for a luxurious and immersive cruise along Egypt's River Nile, pausing to explore iconic ancient sites in the company of expert guides, between five-star stays in the heart of Cairo.

The Great Sphinx by the Pyramids of Egypt

Ancient wonders of Egypt & Jordan

15-day tailor-made holiday from £6,480 pp incl. flights

Combine the best of the Middle East's impressive sights on this comprehensive two-week tour of Egypt and Jordan, staying in luxury hotels throughout.

Classic Greece & Turkey with Oceania

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

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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.

Rhodes

Mediterranean indulgence with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

12-day luxury ocean cruise

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Sailing in all-inclusive style from Athens to Istanbul, this is your chance to explore the best of the Eastern Mediterranean with Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

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Top offers for Middle East History and culture

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.

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £5,195 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Save up to £1,500 pp on selected departures in 2024
Book by: 30 April 2024

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent weeklong river cruise.

Harbour and boats in sunny day at Boka Kotor bay, Montenegro, Europe

Treasures of the Adriatic on Seven Seas Voyager

10-day luxury ocean cruise from £5,105 pp incl. flights

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cruise offer

Save up to 40% plus suite upgrade and shipboard credit
Book by: 30 April 2024

Visit Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey as you explore ancient walled cities, historic sites and picturesque ports, enjoying fabulous food and five-star service along the way.

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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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