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Culture Holidays

Part of the joy of travel is discovering the culture of a place - from its traditions and its people to its art, architecture, music, museums and more, and sometimes an escorted trip or tour can really help you to get under the skin of your chosen destination.

From getting to know some of the further reaches of Britain on an island hopping tour in Scotland to the cultural attractions and history of Eastern Europe's great cities, there are a wealth of different cultures within easy reach of the UK by public transport.

A quick hop across the channel and you can discover the treasures and fascinating World War I history of Flanders or spend time in an artisan's workshop in Florence on a cultural day tour.

These are just some of the wonderful options for a cultural holiday in the UK and Europe, featured below is our selection of the best holidays to experience what this culturally rich continent has to offer:

Alhambra Palace in Sierra Nevada and Granada, Spain

Walking in Sierra Nevada and Granada, Spain

From Cadiar, in the river valley, to Trevelez, the highest village in Spain, we enjoy the unique beauty, culture and history of Alpujarra lying between high snowy peaks of Sierra Nevada and the Mediterranean Sea, and is one of the gems of Spain.
From £749.00 GBP

Plan your journey by train

London St Pancras

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Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos

Spend eight blissed-out days under sun-drenched skies, sailing on a skippered yacht and enjoying the best the Greek Islands of Santorini, Ios, Amorgos, Small Cyclades, Naxos and Mykonos have to offer.

From £921 (maximum group size 8)

8 days
Saturday departures from May to October
Greek fishing port

Real Food Adventure - Greece

Embark on a foodie adventure from Athens through the Saronic Islands to the olive groves and rugged coastline of the Peloponnese region. Taste ouzo and olive oil, cook up a storm in a local kitchen in Poros, relax on the beaches of Kardamyli.

from £1525

9 days
Various Thursday departures from May to September
Sacre Coeur - Intrepid Trip's cultural holiday

Paris to Madrid

From the romantic capital of France to magnificent Madrid, this adventure is full of art, nature, culture and history. Explore the history of French Chateaux, hike in the Pyrenees, kick back on Spanish beaches and discover the culture of Madrid.

From £2278 (maximum group size 12 people)

15 days
Selected Saturdays from April to October
Cycling along French river

Cycle Provence & Tuscany

Enjoy the best of European cycling on this 15 day adventure through Provence and Tuscany. Journey through Southern France on trails taking in historical sights and wine tasting and through Tuscany from Florence to Pisa


15 days
Various Saturday departures from March to October
Coastal coves

Madrid to Marrakech

Travel from Madrid to Marrakech via idyllic Algarve beaches, experiencing the artistic and cultural delights of Spain, the rich history and food of Portugal and the magical markets and coastal retreats of Morocco as you experience Europe and Africa.

From £1665 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Various Saturday departures from March until November
Baltic holiday

Baltic Experience: Helsinki to Berlin

Experience the diverse delights of the Baltic states on a journey through Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany.

£1,785 (maximum group size of 12)

15 days
Selected Saturdays from May - September
Highlights of Turkey

Highlights of Turkey

We start in modern-day Istanbul and travel through Cappadocia, visiting temples, castles and ruined cities, ranging in period from the ancient Anatolian Kingdoms to the lavish Ottoman Empire.

From £999.00 GBP

15 days
Saturday departures from March to December
Berkley Cathedral

Exploring Wessex: From Neolithic Avebury to Georgian Bath

Exploring Wessex: from Neolithic Avebury to Georgian Bath through the ancient chalk downlands of Wiltshire, through the lush tree-clad hills and combes of Gloucestershire to the misty beauty of the Somerset Levels, see all of England’s history.

7 DAYS £2,645 / Hotel Single Supplement: £350

6 days
SUN JUL 2 - SAT JUL 8, 2017
The Taj Mahal, Agra

Indian Adventure: Delhi to Goa by Train

Marvel at the architectural splendour of the Taj Mahal, explore the colourful streets of Rajasthan's main cities and relax on Goa's golden beaches. This 12-day tour covers the best of western India, from stunning scenery to cultural delights.

From £749 GBP

12 days
Departures throughout the year
Elephants in Yala National Park

Wonders of Sri Lanka

Experience the beauty and splendour of Sri Lanka on this 13 day tour. Wander through charming cities and historic ruins; visit beautiful temples and lush gardens; track leopards through thick jungle and unwind on golden sandy beaches.

From £1,595 GBP (land only)

13 days
Various departures through the year

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