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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

Exterior, Garden Villas Resort Ischia

Botania Relais & Spa, Ischia

7-night luxury holiday from £1,630 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early booking savings – Save up to £380pp
Book by: 31 March 2024

A collection of 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.

Strombolisuite (7) Therasia Resort

Therasia Resort & Spa, Vulcano

7-night luxury holiday from £1,460 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early booking savings – Save up to £235pp
Book by: 31 March 2024

Contrast the rugged volcanic beauty of the island of Vulcano with a sophisticated Italian style of a spa resort.

Pont Alexandre III , Paris, France

Seine River Cruise: the best of Normandy

8-day luxury river cruise from £2,245 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to 50% off selected dates in 2024
Book by: 08 March 2024

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

Lipari, Aeolian Islands, Italy

Aeolian Island Hopping

8-day tailor-made self-guided tour from £1,795 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early booking savings – Save up to £185pp
Book by: 31 March 2024

Bursting with cobalt-blue sea vistas, film-worthy landscapes and exceptional dining, this itinerary offers a chance to witness the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands of Lipari, Salina and Stromboli.

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Top itineraries in The Mediterranean

Capri, Italy

Capri & the Amalfi Coast

10-day tailor-made holiday from £2,985 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.

Cordoba, Spain. The Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral

Essential Andalucia‬

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,090 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 stylish hotels.

Parador de Siguenza

Spain’s Paradors

Tailor-made self-drive routes from £520 pp

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.

Siena, Italy

Tuscany, Umbria & Amalfi self-drive

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,195 pp incl. flights

Soak up the cultural heritage, picturesque cities and towns, natural beauty, historical sites and tantalising cuisine of Tuscany, Umbria and the Amalfi Coast with this self-drive journey.

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Top places to stay in The Mediterranean

Belmond Castello di Casole

Castello di Casole, Tuscany

4-night luxury holiday from £2,240 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

Grand & elegant hotel

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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    Costa Verde Express: A journey through Spain

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  • Aerial view of Meneghetti Wine Hotel & Winery, Istria, Croatia

    Just back from: Meneghetti Wine Hotel, Istria

    Wexas’ Norire Arakelyan reports on his recent visit to one of Croatia's unique hidden gems – Meneghetti Wine Hotel. Discover why it is the perfect getaway for those looking for relaxation, luxury and a taste of lstrian food and 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 0618 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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