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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

S.S Joie de Vivre, Paris

Seine River Cruise: the best of Normandy

8-day luxury river cruise from £1,795 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 50% on selected 2021 departures or 10% on 2022
Book by: 05 August 2021

Take in northern France’s rural idyll, medieval jewels and chateau icons in all-inclusive luxury on this Uniworld small-ship river cruise.

Hotel Camiral

Hotel Camiral, Costa Brava

7-night luxury holiday from £585 pp incl. flights & car hire

Special
offer

Early booking discount - must be bked 60 days before arrival – Save up to £90pp
Book by: 31 August 2021

An hour from Barcelona, set between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the beaches of the Costa Brava in a region of vibrant natural beauty and a Mediterranean climate.

Hacienda Zorita, Salamanca

Salamanca Wine Experience‬‬ at Hacienda Zorita

6-day tailor-made break from £685 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

2021 stays Special offer – Save up to £100pp
Book by: 31 July 2021

Staying in a 14th-century country manor among the vineyards of the Duero Valley, you can enjoy sommelier-led tastings, spa treatments and the chance to explore Salamanca’s heritage charm.

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo‬ train on an arched bridge over Spanish river

El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo‬ luxury rail journey

10-day tailor-made rail journey from £5,875 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

2022 Early booking discount – Save up to £280pp
Book by: 31 August 2021

Travelling aboard one of Spain’s most luxurious trains, you’ll enjoy gourmet dining and cocktail evenings as you travel the coastal route between San Sebastián’s golden beaches and Santiago’s medieval wonders.

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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 £2,985 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 £1,795 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

Castello di Casole, Tuscany

3-night luxury holiday from £1,050 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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The Mediterranean articles

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    Don't know your twin cabins from your grand suites? Product manager Andy Austen takes a closer look at the different cabin types on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express to make sure you select the one that’s right for you.

  • Plaza de Espana, Seville

    Top 5 places to visit in Andalucia

    Andalucia in southern-most Spain is sun-baked and sultry, offering hedonistic and cultural pleasures in equal measure. It's possible to ski the Sierra Nevada and swim in the sea on the same day in the province of Granada and spend the next immersed in the fairytale fortress that is the Alhambra.

  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Six no-fly holidays to take in 2021/2022

    Save yourself the hassle of heading to the airport and cut down your carbon emissions by choosing one of these flight-free breaks as your next getaway.

  • Stargazing in Teide National Park

    Tenerife: an insider's guide

    Contrary to popular belief, Tenerife isn't all package holidays and poolside cocktails. Wexas' tailor-made travel specialist Saija Kokkonen fills us in on her latest trip to the sun-soaked Spanish island, offering her expert guidance on the best in Tenerife luxury.

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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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