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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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Venice - romantic and beautiful

Highlights of Italy: Venice to Rome

Discover Italy's rich history and culture on this week-long journey. Begin amid the canals of Venice, travel to the Cinque Terre for Ligurian riches, discover the beauty of Florence and wind up the adventure in the piazzas of Rome.

From £800 (maximum group size 14)

8 days
Various Saturdays 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 £749 (tour only)

8 days
various departures from April to October
Discover the Spanish flair oh San Sebastian

San Sebastian and Bilbao by Train

Sample the world famous (Michelin starred) cuisine in San Sabastian and relax on a sun-kissed beach before heading to Bilbao, a city bursting with artistic flair.

See full itinerary.

8 days
Daily, check with operator, tel: 020 3327 0748
Camino shell signange in Santiago, Spain

Camino de Santiago Independent Walking, Spain

'The Way of St James', originated from the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle James in the C9th and is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, which represents the many different ways pilgrims traveled from to reach Compostela.

From £1109.00 GBP

11 days
Various Saturday 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 £749

9 days
Various departures all year around
Highlights of Central Europe

Highlights of Central Europe

Soak up the culture of some of the most historic and beautiful cities in Europe during this 14 day cultural holiday, spanning Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

From £999.00 GBP

14 days
Various Saturday departures from May to September
Making Paint and creating a painting at Los Gazquez

Art + Ecology Holiday, Andalucia, Spain

Cortijada Los Gázquez is an eco-retreat for the creatively minded. We run creative courses which tailor your experience of the environment in a way which allows you to maximise your understanding and creative response...

From 314 euros per person

7 days
Saturday to Saturday two weeks out of each month e.g 24th-31st July plus short breaks and tailor made creative courses.
Temple in the Peloponnese, Greece

Cycling in the Peloponnese, Greece

Starting and finishing in the buzzing city of Athens, the ride offers plenty of opportunities to discover some of Greece's treasures, from the azure blue of the sea to the green olive trees. We cycle Poros Island and the beautiful town of Nafplio.

From £899.00 GBP

8 days
Various Saturday departures from April to October
Catalan architecture.

Catalan Classic Cycling, Spain

This 10 night hotel to hotel self guided cycling route takes you through artists villages, past sandy beaches, craggy coves, ruined castles and hill top fortresses in Spain. High quality bikes provided, one night in a 14th Century castle.

From £1377 tour only Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

11 Days
Departures every 2 days all year
Shwedagon Pagoda sunset, Yangon

Highlights of Myanmar

Experience the beauty and magic of this little-known land, wandering past glittering stupas and cruising across vast, majestic lakes. Discover traditional Asia as you watch the sun set over the Shwedagon pagoda and meander through the stupas of Bagan

From £1,645 GBP (land only)

10 days
various departures through the year

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