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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

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Nova

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,295 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer: Save £1,200 pp
Book by: 28 February 2023

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent Silversea cruise. With butler service in every suite, you'll sail in trademark luxury from Lisbon, exploring the remarkable Macaronesia region in the North Atlantic.

Amazon River, Brazil

Caribbean & Amazon Basin Explorer on Seabourn Pursuit

18-day luxury expedition cruise from £9,000 pp incl. flights

Sail off-the-beaten-track to discover colonial history, unique wildlife and the hidden gems of central and South America, elegantly showcased through all-new luxury expedition ship, Seabourn Pursuit.

Monemvasia, Greece

Greece, Croatia & Italy on Seabourn Encore

8-day luxury ocean cruise from £3,090 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free Flights included
Book by: 20 February 2023

Join Seabourn to sail a curated collection of ports that combine such headline-grabbing wonders as Venice, Athens and Dubrovnik with a selection of off-the-beaten-track gems.

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 £4,895 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £800 pp on selected 2023 departures
Book by: 28 February 2023

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent weeklong river cruise.

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Top offers for History & culture holidays

Atlantic archipelagos on Silver Nova

18-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,295 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Special Offer: Save £1,200 pp
Book by: 28 February 2023

Discover the Atlantic's hidden island gems on this opulent Silversea cruise. With butler service in every suite, you'll sail in trademark luxury from Lisbon, exploring the remarkable Macaronesia region in the North Atlantic.

Monemvasia, Greece

Greece, Croatia & Italy on Seabourn Encore

8-day luxury ocean cruise from £3,090 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Free Flights included
Book by: 20 February 2023

Join Seabourn to sail a curated collection of ports that combine such headline-grabbing wonders as Venice, Athens and Dubrovnik with a selection of off-the-beaten-track gems.

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 £4,895 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save up to £800 pp on selected 2023 departures
Book by: 28 February 2023

Journey into history as you explore the splendours of Egypt's River Nile as you combine luxurious Cairo stays with an extended and indulgent weeklong river cruise.

Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis

Scottish lochs, isles and lore on EXPLORA I

10-day luxury no-fly cruise from £5,270 pp

Special
cruise offer

Early booking offer save up to £280 pp
Book by: 20 February 2023

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 voyage.

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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
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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
  • Full financial security: ABTA & ATOL protected