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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

Capri, Italy

Capri and the Amalfi Coast

9-day tailor-made journey from £1,805 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount - La Floridiana – Save up to £60 pp
Book by: 28 March 2020

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.

Exterior, Garden Villas Resort Ischia

Botania Relais & Spa, Ischia

7-night luxury holiday from £850 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £210 pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

Enchanting rooms and villas in the heart of Ischia surrounded by extensive aromatic Mediterranean gardens and within easy reach of the volcanic island’s main attractions.

Capofaro Malvasia & Resort

Capofaro Resort, Salina, Aeolian Islands

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

Special
offer

Stay 7 pay 6 discount – Save up to £425 pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

Get away to the island of Salina for a resort with a winery twist. Here, poolside dining and oenological tours alike whisk you away to the rural ideal.

Ca'Sagredo Portego Hall

Ca’Sagredo, Venice

3-night luxury holiday from £495 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Stay 3 pay 2 discount - Low & Shoulder seasons only – Save up to £165 pp
Book by: 31 March 2020

This 15th century private palazzo is a favourite among discerning travellers and Condé Nast’s judges alike.

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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 £3,045 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.

Alhambra Fortress, Granada

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £755 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Complimentary Alhambra & Generalife Tour – Save up to £455 pp
Book by: 31 January 2020

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. Highlights include visits to the palace-fortresses of Seville and Granada along with the Córdoba's cathedral-mosque.

Ronda, Andalucia, Spain

‭Iberian Inspiration‬‬‬

12-day escorted tour from £2,615 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 15 December 2019

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

Guide price from £1,580 pp incl. flights

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

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    The art, music, food and festivals that have helped make Italy one of the world's most enduring holiday destinations. Read our guide to living the sweet life, and how to make the most of this beautiful country.

  • Venice Simplon-Orient-Express

    Six no-fly holidays to take in 2020

    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.

  • Plaza de Espana, Seville

    Best of 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.

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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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