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USA History and culture

History and culture holidays in the USA

Introduction

America’s vast landscapes are home to many histories, from the early days in the colonial east coast, to the diverse musical and culinary heritage of the Deep South and the cowboy culture of the West. In the USA holidays are an opportunity to delve into the different cultures and historical events that shaped the nation, and at Wexas we offer a number of travel options.

The itineraries here are a sample of the trips we can organise for you, but if you’re inspired by what you see, call us today to speak to an expert travel consultant about all the ways we can tailor your holiday just for you.

Should you travel east, west, north or south?

Which region of the USA should you visit? In New England, you’ll find towns and villages imbued with a sense of history, as the colonial cobbled roads and shipping heritage of places like Boston and Salem come alive.

Travel further south, and America’s diversity becomes apparent in the music and cuisine of Memphis and New Orleans. Keep going and you’ll find the beaches, marshes and multicultural mix of Florida, where southern hospitality and Caribbean culture freely blend.

On the west coast, California offers two distinctly different cultures in its sun-soaked and diverse south, and the vineyards, cities, and intellectual hubs of the north. Elsewhere in the American West, you’ll discover national parks and ranching culture that illustrate how life in these regions has always been closely connected to the land.

America’s cities and countryside

While the regional differences throughout the USA are real, as you travel through American cities and countryside, you’re likely to experience a real cultural shift.

Visitors to the American countryside will notice a hospitality that radiates from local people, and there is little better than making a new friend on your holidays from striking up a casual conversation in a shop or restaurant.

The cities, from New York to Los Angeles, Miami and Boston, offer a bustling energy and plenty of historical monuments, museums, sporting events, and more to immerse you in American history and culture.

Our top itineraries for USA History and culture

Country band, Nashville

All-American Music Tour

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,915 pp incl. flights

When it comes to American music, all roads lead to the Deep South. This fly-drive celebrates the very best of the region's musical heritage, from soulful blues and brassy jazz to riverboat calliopes and gospel choirs.

Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Rhythms of the Deep South Self-Drive

15-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,085 pp incl. flights

Discover a rich and innovative culture, history and heritage on this 15-day self-drive tour of the Deep South states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

California Classic - USA West Coast

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,095 pp incl. flights

Discover the beauty of Yosemite National Park, austere Death Valley, the bright lights of Vegas, spectacular Grand Canyon and everything in between on this curated road trip.

New York State

East Coast USA Rail Journey

12-day tailor-made rail journey from £2,170 pp incl. flights

Let included Amtrak rail journeys and luxury hotels bring you to New York's headline-grabbing icons, Boston's harbourside setting and the world-leading museums of Washington, D.C. You'll also call in to Philadelphia to explore its historic neighbourhoods and indulge in its unique gastronomy.

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Top offers for USA History and culture

The American Queen

American Queen Steamboat Cruise on the Mississippi

13-day tailor-made river cruise from £3,485 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Valid for select dates Aug-Dec19 – Save up to £720 pp
Book by: 31 July 2019

Meander down the Mississippi on a river cruise, visiting a number of historic sights. Begin in Memphis and end in New Orleans as you experience some of the USA's finest music culture scene, including the birthplace of the King of the Blues – the late B.B. King.

Charleston, South Carolina, USA historic downtown cityscape

Luxury Charleston & Coast

12-day tailor-made itinerary from £2,730 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

– Save up to £580 pp
Book by: 30 September 2019

This tailor-made itinerary will see you discover the Southern gem of the Carolinas, Charleston, where antebellum mansions, historic plantations and neoclassical architecture truly take you back to a time gone by.

Vancouver Skyline

Luxury on the Frontier on Regent Seven Seas

11-day cruise from £5,365 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $300 Spa or shipboard credit per suite
Book by: 31 July 2019

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.

Montreal City Hall, Montréal, Canada

Harvest In Halifax on Regent Seven Seas

13-day cruise from £5,145 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
cruise offer

Exclusive - Receive $500 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.

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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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