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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

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman

Oman in Style with Anantara

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,450 pp incl. flights

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offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £330 pp
Book by: 13 September 2019

This luxury holiday, staying at two spectacular Anantara resorts, combines the breathtaking beauty of Oman’s mountainous interior with the gold-sands beauty of its coast.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,400 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 July 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Barcelona, Spain

Aegean Adventures on Seven Seas Voyager

12-day cruise

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

The Temple of Bacchus, Baalbeck

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

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Top offers for Middle East History and culture

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman

Oman in Style with Anantara

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,450 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £330 pp
Book by: 13 September 2019

This luxury holiday, staying at two spectacular Anantara resorts, combines the breathtaking beauty of Oman’s mountainous interior with the gold-sands beauty of its coast.

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,400 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 July 2019

Give yourself and loved ones an unforgettable holiday gift: a total annular solar eclipse from sea. The timing and location couldn’t be better for this dramatic event that will take place on December 26 at 9 AM. And that’s just one of many reasons to say “yes” to this exotic holiday getaway.

Siq, Jordan

Jordan’s Coast & Deserts Twin Centre

8-day tailor-made itinerary from £1,185 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking offer selected departure dates – Save up to £165 pp
Book by: 13 September 2019

Discover the 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.

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Classic Nile Cruise

8-day tailor-made cruise from £1,640 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Fly-cruise fares

This fascinating tailor-made trip will see you enjoy a classic cruise on the Nile as you explore ancient Egyptian history, enjoying included meals, drinks and excursions throughout.

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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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