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The Mediterranean

Where ancient history lives

Introduction

Ah, the Mediterranean. Blue skies, bluer seas, golden beaches and the sheer glitz of some of the world's most glamorous ports. And, whether it's the pristine sands of Spain's Balearics or the white-washed charms of the Greek islands, this sheltered sea, bordered by Continental Europe to the north and northern Africa to the south, offers all you could want from a holiday. 

And, there's no shortage of history and culture – just think Gaudi's Barcelona, the ancient wonders of Rome, Sicily or Dubrovnik, or the treasures of the Byzantine empire. While for foodies and oenophiles, there's the freshest of ingredients, from sumptuous seafood to succulent olives, all washed down by some of the world's finest wines. 

Taormina, Sicily
Taormina, Sicily

But what's the best way to explore the Mediterranean? You'll be delighted to know that there are plenty of options, whether it's a simple flight and a hotel by the beach, a multi-centre self-drive itinerary or a luxury cruise taking in the Med's most popular ports. Each offers something unique, and the the best option for you depends on what you want from your holiday – relaxation, cultural and historical enlightenment, fine food and wine or perhaps all of these things, wrapped up into one tailor-made trip, designed just for you. And, that's where Wexas comes in. Browse our suggested holidays below, then call our specialists today to discuss the options available. We'd be delighted to help you plan your perfect Mediterranean holiday.  

 

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Special offers in The Mediterranean

Grand Hotel Majestic

Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore

5-night luxury holiday from £650 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Stay 5 nts, pay 4 – Save up to £135pp
Book by: 30 November 2020

As one of Condé Nast Traveler’s top 50 hotels in Italy, you can expect true lakeside luxury, evidenced across fine dining restaurants, the slice of private beach and delightful rooms.

La Favorita

Grand Hotel La Favorita, Sorrento

5-night luxury holiday from £760 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

Early booking offer – Save up to £90pp
Book by: 31 March 2021

A stylish and very comfortable new hotel in central Sorrento, just minutes from the beaches and beautiful terraces overlooking the Bay of Naples. The best rooms, garden and pool also have sea views of their own.

Castello Banfi il Borgo

Castello Banfi il Borgo, Tuscany

Guide price from £1,270 pp incl. flights

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offer

Stay 5 pay 4 discount – Save up to £265pp
Book by: 03 November 2020

Enjoy the ultimate Tuscany experience, step back in time with this idyllic Tuscan countryside stay. Here, a medieval castle looks out heritage vineyards and traditional restaurants dish up fine dining evenings.

Dehor Osteria della Pagliazza, Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

Hotel Brunelleschi, Florence

4-night luxury holiday from £765 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early bkg discount - must be booked 30 days prior to stay – Save up to £105pp
Book by: 31 October 2020

A repurposed medieval church complete with a Byzantine tower façade, this is one of Florence’s most atmospheric stays and is listed in the city’s register of historical edifices.

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Top itineraries in The Mediterranean

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice

4-day luxury rail journey from £2,905 pp incl. flights

The signature route – Alpine vistas and French countryside paired with champagne receptions, multi-course meals and a luxury Venetian stay, reached by private water taxi.

Capri, Italy

Capri & the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made holiday from £1,840 pp incl. flights

Let stays in world-class hotels and the services of private drivers showcase the best of Capri’s island paradise, the Amalfi Coast’s dramatic beauty and Sorrento’s clifftop views. In between, there's plenty of time for some beach-side relaxation and independent exploration.

Seville

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £720 pp incl. flights

Offering superb value, this weeklong road trip will see you uncovering the Moorish wonders of southern Spain, brought to life with guided tours and stays in superb hotels.

Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

‭Iberian Inspiration‬‬‬ with Backroads Tours

12-day escorted tour from £2,750 pp incl. flights

On this small-group escorted tour, you'll take in the rich history and diverse cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, all in the company of expert guides. Explore a heady mix of treasures that range from Arabic palaces and Roman temples to Catholic cathedrals and attention-grabbing cuisine

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Top places to stay in The Mediterranean

Belmond Castello di Casole

Belmond Castello di Casole, Tuscany

3-night luxury holiday from £1,590 pp incl. flights & transfers

Stay in an Italian castle whose thousand-year history is revered in traditional suites, indulgent dining and acres of vineyards. It’s no surprise that it’s a Condé Nast favourite.

Hotel de Russie

Hotel de Russie, Rome

Historic hotel

This city-centre oasis enjoys historic views and luxury that dates back to the 1800s, complement by a contemporary style.

Due Torri Hotel

Due Torri Hotel, Verona

Accommodation

Stay in a historic palace that, over its 600-year history, has hosted such Wolfgangs as Goethe and Mozart.

Hotel Metropole Venice

Hotel Metropole, Venice

Historic hotel

The Asian-inspired Metropole is a five-star hotel on the prestigious lagoon-facing Riva degli Schiavoni promenade. With collections of antique fans and crucifixes lining corridors, and a seriously impressive mirrored-ceiling lounge.

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What to do in The Mediterranean

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    Top 5 places to visit in Andalucia

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    Our top multi-centre holidays to Italy

    Try a multi-centre holiday in Italy this year, and enjoy more of the rich heritage sites and lush landscapes that make up this iconic destination – all while maintaining the relaxed dolce vita attitude that makes travel here so enjoyable.

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    The best places to visit in northern Spain

    It's easy to love Spain's sunny beaches and stylish cities, but the north of the country has a charm that's a little bit rustic, a little bit traditional, and full to bursting with personality and gorgeous holiday experiences.

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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 0618 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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