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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

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise from £2,820 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & river cruise offer
Book by: 31 December 2019

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

Oberoi Zahra

Cairo and Oberoi Zahra

10-day stay & cruise from £3,230 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & cruise fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx & the Egyptian Museum before sailing on the Nile on the 5-star Oberoi Zahra

Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara, Oman

Oman in Style with Anantara

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,780 pp incl. flights

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 £2,995 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 October 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.

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Top offers for Middle East History and culture

Pyramids of Giza

Cairo, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea

10-day stay & river cruise from £2,820 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & river cruise offer
Book by: 31 December 2019

Indulge in the very best of Egypt with Ritz-Carlton and Oberoi, combining a luxury Nile river cruise with 5-star stays in Cairo and on the Red Sea coast at Sahl Hasheesh

Oberoi Zahra

Cairo and Oberoi Zahra

10-day stay & cruise from £3,230 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Tailor-made stay & cruise fares
Book by: 31 December 2019

Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx & the Egyptian Museum before sailing on the Nile on the 5-star Oberoi Zahra

Camel, with Dubai in the background

Arabia, India & Solar Eclipse

12-day cruise from £2,995 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer Fly-Cruise Fares
Book by: 31 October 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 £1,575 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special offer for selected departure dates – Save up to £225 pp
Book by: 31 October 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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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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