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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

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

Venice Simplon-Orient-Express: London to Venice

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

Special
offer

50% discount Companion fare - August departures
Book by: 31 March 2020

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.

Belmond Castello di Casole

Belmond Castello di Casole, Tuscany

3-night luxury holiday from £1,280 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Stay 4 pay 3 discount – Save up to £310pp
Book by: 24 May 2020

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 Villa Franca Positano

Hotel Villa Franca, Positano

4-night luxury holiday from £940 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Stay 4 pay 3 discount – Save up to £225pp
Book by: 31 March 2020

Five-star luxury and rooms and a pool with a spectacular view above the cliffs of picturesque Positano, offering the perfect base for exploring the stunning delights of the Amalfi Coast.

La Sirenetta Park Hotel

La Sirenetta Park Hotel, Stromboli, Aeolian Islands

7-night luxury holiday from £1,065 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Stay 7 nights special offer – Save up to £115pp
Book by: 31 March 2020

Looking out over a unique black sand beach, this whitewashed property has a long history, having hosted the people behind Ingrid Bergman’s 1950s classic, Stromboli, Land of God.

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Top itineraries in The Mediterranean

Capri, Italy

Capri and 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.

Olvera

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £890 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

Parador de Siguenza

Spain’s Paradors

Tailor-made self-drive routes from £375 pp incl. flights

Spain's paradors are a network of historic palaces, fortresses and castles converted to luxury hotels. Take a look at our favourite parador itineraries or get in contact to tailor-make your own, with plenty of superb-value offers available.

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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 £1,280 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Stay 4 pay 3 discount – Save up to £310pp
Book by: 24 May 2020

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.

Hotel Degli Orafi

Degli Orafi, Florence

Traditional hotel

This historic hotel combines a medieval history with 1800s frescoes and bar terrace views over Florence.

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.

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What to do in The Mediterranean

The Mediterranean articles

  • Tuscan countryside

    Italy’s best self-drive holidays

    Italy specialist Charlie Pritchard has collated this list of Italy’s ultimate driving holidays. And, along with the highlights of Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast, there are plenty of secrets to discover, too.

  • Capri, Italy

    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.

  • Pool view at Riad Kniza, Marrakech, Morocco

    Choosing a luxury riad in Marrakech

    In 2020 Marrakech takes on the mantle of being the first ever African City of Culture. The city offers an almost bewildering choice of accommodation options from sprawling ultra-modern resorts to historic villas – so how do you choose where to stay?

  • Gorilla in Rwanda

    2020 Holiday Hot List

    The top destinations for travel in 2020: The Hot List. From Sri Lanka to the hidden lakes of Italy, there's something for everyone, hand-picked by our travel specialists.

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Meet our The Mediterranean experts

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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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Every step of the way

Every step of the way

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