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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

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Athens to Rome on Seven Seas Grandeur

11-day ocean cruise from £6,615 pp incl. flights

Enjoy an in-depth appreciation of Turkey, Greece, Malta and Italy's most historic cities and beautiful coastlines on Regent's brand-new, luxury ship – Seven Seas Grandeur.

Jerusalem. Israel

Israel & the Mediterranean on Celebrity Apex

13-day ocean cruise from £2,270 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.

Steam Ship Sudan

Death on the Nile Cruise: Steam Ship Sudan

9-day river cruise from £3,795 pp incl. flights

This fascinating tailor-made cruise holiday takes you onboard the vessel that inspired Agatha Christie's novel Death on the Nile. See ancient Pyramids, historic temples and sacred tombs in the sacred land of the Pharaohs.

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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.

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