History & culture holidays
From the palazzos and ancient waterways of Venice to the Incan wonders of Machu Picchu, the world is bursting with historic and cultural sites to be explored. Watching the sunset over the temples at Angkor Wat, exploring the Roman and Moorish vestiges of Portugal's Lisbon or marvelling at the ruins of ancient Sicily are all experiences guaranteed to make your holiday unforgettable.
It's easy to pair these journeys with other experiences; visit iconic Italian cities by rail on the world-famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, or join Vietnamese temples and its network of wartime tunnels with a scenic Mekong river cruise.
Take a look at our options below and get in touch with one of our destination specialists to start planning your dream trip.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express & Verona Opera
5 days from £6,470 pp incl. flights
This spectacular short break combines a journey on the world’s most elegant train with a stay in a converted palace and of opera at the iconic Arena di Verona.
Machu Picchu & the Galápagos
15 days from £10,535 pp incl. flights
In between exploring the mist-clad beauty of Machu Picchu and cruising the Galápagos Islands, discover the rhythms of Lima, Cusco and Quito, some of South America's most enticing cities.
Highlights of Japan
10 days from £6,440 pp incl. flights
This is the ideal introduction to Japan, pairing a host of highlights with personalised tours, including a trip up the iconic Tokyo Skytree, stays at luxurious ryokan accommodation, traditional kaiseki feasts and journeys aboard the bullet train.
Highlights of Peru
12 days from £7,065 pp incl. flights
Whether it’s staying at the only hotel at Machu Picchu, enjoying a chef-led cooking course in Lima or travelling through the Andes on a luxury rail journey, this trip showcases Peru's icons at their very finest.
Cinque Terre in Style
7 days from £1,810 pp incl. flights
Explore the myriad coastal delights of Cinque Terre on this luxury tour, enjoying everything from wine tasting in world-class vineyards to sampling local bruschetta in cosy trattorias.
Imperial Palaces & the Japanese Alps
16 days from £14,730 pp incl. flights
A more in-depth insight into Japan: ryokan inns, be led by a geisha around Kyoto, and ride the bullet train to learn about Hiroshima. From samurai cities to scenic farmhouse villages, this holiday showcases Japan's finest sights
Douro River Cruise: Porto Roundtrip
8 days from £2,995 pp incl. flights S.S. São GabrielEarly booking offer for selected 2024 departure dates
Discover why there’s no better way of appreciating the terraced beauty of what is one of Europe’s leading wine-producing regions than with a luxury small-ship river cruise.
Splendours of Egypt & the Nile with Uniworld
12 days from £5,695 pp incl. flightsEarly booking offer for selected 2024 departure dates
Discover the ancient treasures of Egypt as you combine a luxurious Cairo stay with an indulgent Uniworld River Cruise. Enjoy included excursions, gourmet meals and bespoke experiences throughout.