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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

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £4,765 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 31 May 2022

Journey through time and explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent seven-night Uniworld river cruise.

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis

Scottish lochs, isles and lore on Explora I

10-day luxury no-fly cruise from £4,180 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer save up to £540 pp
Book by: 31 May 2022

Explore Scotland's spectacular coast as you set sail from Southampton in style with Explora Journeys. Discover urban gems, storied lochs and remote isles on this in-depth luxury journey.

ancient greek ruins overlooking coast and blue waters on the island of Rhodes in the south aegean sea

Greek island hopping with Tradewind Voyages

8-day tall-ship cruise from £2,395 pp incl. flights

Set sail aboard the world’s largest square-rigged sailing ship, Golden Horizon, as you discover the charming villages, beautiful beaches and ancient sites of Greece’s famous South Aegean islands.

Caribbean beach of Mayreau with golden sands, crystal clear turquoise waters and sunny blue sky

Windward Islands Explorer with Tradewind Voyages

13-day tall-ship cruise & beach holiday from £3,500 pp incl. flights

Set sail on the world's largest four-masted sailing ship as you discover iconic Caribbean ports alongside some lesser-known islands. Aboard Golden Horizon you'll depart from Barbados on a high sea adventure, exploring hidden coves and golden beach in a sustainable and eco-friendly way.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

white and luxurious Uniworld SS Sphinx on the River Nile at sunset and calm waters

Ancient Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld

12-day escorted tour & river cruise from £4,765 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer - 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 31 May 2022

Journey through time and explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent seven-night Uniworld river cruise.

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis

Scottish lochs, isles and lore on Explora I

10-day luxury no-fly cruise from £4,180 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer save up to £540 pp
Book by: 31 May 2022

Explore Scotland's spectacular coast as you set sail from Southampton in style with Explora Journeys. Discover urban gems, storied lochs and remote isles on this in-depth luxury journey.

Korcula old town, Croatia

Adriatic Coast on MV Lady Eleganza

8-day coastal cruise from £1,595 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £900 pp
Book by: 31 May 2022

Island hop along Croatia's Adriatic coast on this luxury small-ship voyage, taking in everything from the walled city of Dubrovnik to the dramatic waterfalls of Krka National Park.

Silver Wind Tower Bridge

British Isles on Silver Wind

13-day cruise from £8,400 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special offer - shipboard credit US $200 per suite
Book by: 31 May 2022

Explore the UK's most remote and beautiful islands – including the Isle of Skye, Outer Hebrides and Orkney Islands – on this luxury expedition voyage with Silversea.

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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
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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
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