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Middle East History and culture

Middle East History & Culture Holidays

Introduction

The history and culture of the Middle East is diverse, influenced by a number of different movements and civilizations.

There are a number of exceptionally well-preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East, including Jerash in Jordan, perhaps the best-preserved classical site, and Bosra and Palmyra in Syria, where you can see extensive, remarkable ruins that hint strongly at what these places were like in their heyday.

Competing with these is Petra in Jordan; built by the Nabateans, the site celebrates the 200 year anniversary of its 're-discovery' in 2012 and still retains its power to amaze and silence as you emerge from the Siq canyon to be confronted by the Treasury Tomb in all its splendid glory.

The Old City in Jerusalem in Israel holds special historical and religious significance with sites from the Holy Sepulchre to the Dome of the Rock drawing large crowds.

These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your history and culture holiday in the Middle East by adding a city stay or other excusrion to your itinerary; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

 

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Our top itineraries for Middle East History and culture

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 £3,870 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save £1,000 pp and then a further 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 26 November 2022

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

sunset over whitewashed houses overlooking the sea.

Treasures of the Adriatic with Regent Seven Seas

10-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,755 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Complimentary 3-night pre- or post- cruise extension
Book by: 31 December 2022

Cruise from Trieste to Athens aboard Regent's ultra-luxury ship - Seven Seas Navigator. Visit historic ports in Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey as you explore the old city walls, historic sites and local souks - enjoying fantastic seafood along the way.

Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Athens to Rome on Seven Seas Grandeur

11-day ocean cruise from £8,045 pp incl. flights

Enjoy an in-depth appreciation of Turkey, Greece, Malta and Italy's most historic cities and beautiful coastlines on Regent's brand-new, luxury ship – Seven Seas Grandeur.

Jerusalem, Israel

Discover Israel with a private guide

8-day tailor-made journey from £5,155 pp incl. flights

Spend a memorable week in the company of an expert guide, who’ll help showcase the very best of Israel’s history, culture and natural world.

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Top offers for Middle East History and culture

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 £3,870 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Save £1,000 pp and then a further 10% off 2023 departures
Book by: 26 November 2022

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

sunset over whitewashed houses overlooking the sea.

Treasures of the Adriatic with Regent Seven Seas

10-day luxury ocean cruise from £6,755 pp incl. flights

Special
cruise offer

Complimentary 3-night pre- or post- cruise extension
Book by: 31 December 2022

Cruise from Trieste to Athens aboard Regent's ultra-luxury ship - Seven Seas Navigator. Visit historic ports in Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey as you explore the old city walls, historic sites and local souks - enjoying fantastic seafood along the way.

View all offers

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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