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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.

Our top itineraries for Middle East History and culture

Aegean Adventures on Seven Seas Voyager

12-day cruise from £4,399 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 May 2019

Take advantage of up to 62 included shore excursions and a free two-category suite upgrade on this cruise where every luxury is included

Best of Lebanon

8-day tailor-made journey from £1,695 pp incl. flights

Discover ancient Roman ruins, Ottoman-era architecture, Crusader forts and Lebanon's natural attractions with privately guided tours from a luxurious base in downtown Beirut

Jordan’s Coast & Deserts Twin Centre

8-day tailor-made itinerary from £1,195 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £190 pp
Book by: 31 May 2019

Discover the hidden delights of Jordan on this tailor-made itinerary, where you'll combine visits to two of the country's most iconic destinations - Petra and Wadi Rum - with time relaxing on Aqaba's beaches, making this an ideal winter escape.

Abu Dhabi Desert & Beach Twin Centre

8-day tailor-made break from £1,705 pp incl. flights

Combine Abu Dhabi’s spectacular beaches and awe-inspiring desert on this twin-centre trip. You'll stay in two five-star hotels as you indulge in Abu Dhabi's renowned fine dining and a wealth of activities, enjoying the region's famous hospitality throughout.

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Top offers for Middle East History and culture

Aegean Adventures on Seven Seas Voyager

12-day cruise from £4,399 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 2-category suite upgrade
Book by: 31 May 2019

Take advantage of up to 62 included shore excursions and a free two-category suite upgrade on this cruise where every luxury is included

Jordan’s Coast & Deserts Twin Centre

8-day tailor-made itinerary from £1,195 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £190 pp
Book by: 31 May 2019

Discover the hidden delights of Jordan on this tailor-made itinerary, where you'll combine visits to two of the country's most iconic destinations - Petra and Wadi Rum - with time relaxing on Aqaba's beaches, making this an ideal winter escape.

Crossing Continents on Regent Seven Seas

9-day cruise from £5,115 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $300 Spa or shipboard credit per suite

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit for you to use in the spa, gift shop or that special vintage bottle of wine.

Golden Temples, Ancient Shrines on Seven Seas Voyager

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

Special
cruise offer

Receive $500 credit per suite and free 3-night land tour
Book by: 31 December 2019

Take advantage of special fares and on board credit. Guests in all suite categories can enjoy a FREE 3-Night Essence of Bangkok pre-cruise land program or a FREE 3-Night Abu Dhabi, Dubai Dunes and Sharjah post-cruise land program on this voyage.

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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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