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History & culture holidays

Explore the world's great civilisations

Immersive, tailor-made adventures

Introduction

From the Pyramids to the Parthenon, the Silk and Spice Routes to the Suez Canal, local history and culture add a rich flavour to any travel experience. Whether you want to explore the great opera houses of Sydney and Beijing, or the Palaeolithic cave paintings of France and Spain, our history and culture specialists can help you find your ideal holiday.

Venture deep into Mayan Mexico, mountainous Machu Picchu, the Mekong, the Maharaja palaces of India, Imperial Russia and China, or any other destination that piques your curiosity. Wherever you choose to travel, our history and culture specialists will get you inspired and help you plan a holiday to remember.

Our unrivalled local knowledge and contacts on the ground deliver tailor-made themed excursions and multi-centre tours and cruises. Or if you prefer, we’ll advise you on the best local tours and destinations, and send you on a highly personalised self-drive or walking tour.


 

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Our top itineraries for History & culture holidays

An image of Hakone cable car in front of Mount Fuji on a bright sunny day.

Timeless Japan with APT

12-day escorted tour from £6,120 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early Bird discount – Save up to £-315pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

Embark on an unforgettable escorted tour with Travelmarvel by APT journeying through Japan, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern innovation.

Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Allure of Asia on Seven Seas Explorer

20-day luxury ocean cruise from £11,615 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 3-night pre- or post- cruise land programme
Book by: 31 May 2024

This voyage is the ultimate introduction to Southeast Asia. Sailing aboard Seven Seas Explorer, you’ll swap sun-kissed islands and vibrant coral reefs for the urban delights of the region’s city greats.

Avignon Bridge with Popes Palace in Provence, France

French Fête: Lyon to Avignon with Riverside Luxury Cruises

8-day luxury river cruise

Please enquire for the latest prices

Sailng from Lyon, this spectacular river cruise showcases the historic, scenic and culinary delights of France’s Saône and Rhône rivers.

Passau, Germany

Danube Waltz with Riverside Luxury Cruises

8-day luxury river cruise

Please enquire for the latest prices

This round-trip voyage, sailing from Vienna to Passau in Germany, is a wonderful chance to explore the heart of the Danube in depth.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

An image of Hakone cable car in front of Mount Fuji on a bright sunny day.

Timeless Japan with APT

12-day escorted tour from £6,120 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early Bird discount – Save up to £-315pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

Embark on an unforgettable escorted tour with Travelmarvel by APT journeying through Japan, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern innovation.

Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Allure of Asia on Seven Seas Explorer

20-day luxury ocean cruise from £11,615 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free 3-night pre- or post- cruise land programme
Book by: 31 May 2024

This voyage is the ultimate introduction to Southeast Asia. Sailing aboard Seven Seas Explorer, you’ll swap sun-kissed islands and vibrant coral reefs for the urban delights of the region’s city greats.

River Nile, Egypt

Secrets of Egypt with AmaWaterways

12-day luxury river cruise from £4,870 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £575 pp on selected dates
Book by: 31 May 2024

Join AmaWaterways for a luxurious and immersive cruise along Egypt's River Nile, pausing to explore iconic ancient sites in the company of expert guides, between five-star stays in the heart of Cairo.

Eastern & Oriental Express

Eastern & Oriental Express: Wild Malaysia

9-day luxury rail holiday from £5,565 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Summer savings – Save up to £1,070pp
Book by: 30 June 2024

Starting in Singapore, travel north in luxurious style, exploring the dense jungles of Malaysia's tiger territory, before embracing the rich heritage and cultural history of Penang.

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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 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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Let our travel specialists curate the perfect holiday:

  • Inspirational ideas based on experience
  • Established for over 50 years
  • Tailor a holiday to your precise requirements
  • Personalised quotes and documentation

Every step of the way

Every step of the way

Our services are with you from start to finish:

  • Dedicated personal consultants
  • Free airport lounges on qualifying bookings
  • Care and guidance pre, post and during holiday
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected