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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 £799.00 GBP

Plan your journey by train

London St Pancras

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Turkey - hot air ballooning

Best of Turkey

Embark on a journey around the gems of Turkey starting from the magical Istanbul. From the laneways of ancient Ephesus to the bizarre landscapes of Cappadocia - take the plunge and discover the amazing adventure that is Turkey.

From £990 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Various Monday and Thursday departures from March to November
Twilight in Prague

Berlin to Venice

Take the long road through Bohemia from Berlin to Venice. Step back in time in Krakow, experience bohemian hospitality in Prague, explore historic Krumlov Castle, stroll the banks of the Danube and ring a bell for good luck at scenic Lake Bled.

From £1380 (maximum group size 14)

15 days
Various Saturday departures from March - October
Roman ruins

Rome to Amalfi

Embark on this short trip packed with the diversity of Southern Italy. This holiday offers the chance to delve into history, culture and cuisine of places such as Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast and to live a little of la dolce vita.

From £1115 (Maximum group size 12)

8 days
Selected Sundays from April to October
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
Cruising to the Cyclades, Greece

Cruising to the Cyclades, Greece

Relax aboard a luxurious 12-cabin Greek gulet as you spend two weeks soaking up the history and culture of over a dozen Aegean Islands including Kos, Santorini and Anafi.

£3,675 per person Sing supp £925

15 Days
Various departures from May
Guided walking mostly along back roads.

Guided walks: Vienna, Budapest, Prague & Central Europe

Take the road less travelled walking Central Europe to Budapest. Immerse yourself in Austria's musical heritage, step through time in the castles of the Czech Republic. Wander Krakow's romantic Old Town and get active in Slovakia's Tatra Mountains.

£1,344 (Maximum group size 12)

15 days
Selected Saturdays and a few Wednesdays from April to October
Walking in Tuscany

Walking the Tuscan Countryside, Italy

Explore the region that has long-since lured poets, artists and philosophers during this 8-day walking holiday through Tuscany's vineyards, olive groves and lush forests. >> Free Gift: mention Greentraveller on booking: An Explore Moleskin

From £849 (tour only)

8 days
various departures from April to October
Walking in Northern Albania

Walking in Northern Albania, Albania

Albania boasts outstanding natural beauty with jagged mountains, golden sand beaches and lush meadows. Walking with a local guide through northern Albania, we stay in wonderful guesthouses and learn more about the traditional Albanian folklore.

From £649.00 GBP

9 days
Various departures all year around
Orient Express - London to Venice

Orient Express - London to Venice - Special Offer

The legendary Belmond Venice Simplon-Orient-Express offers a unique travel experience through the Swiss Alps to the romantic city of Venice. Choose from selected departure dates in March and April 2016.

From £2,795 per person (based on two people travelling together) - Selected dates in March and April 2016

5 days
various departures all year around with savings of up to £700 per person.
Kerala strolling musician

Kerala Backwaters with Go Barefoot Travel

The south-west coast of India is home to the stunning Kerala backwaters, a spellbinding region of green lands, vibrant cultures, a treasure-trove of experiential and immersive travel


Various departures from January to April

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