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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

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London St Pancras

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Budapest at night

Budapest to Sofia: Hungary and Bulgaria by Train

Visit castles, soak in thermal baths and sample gastronomic delights as you discover the hidden beauty of Hungary and Bulgaria. Experience the charm of Eastern Europe on this 10-day tour, travelling by rail from majestic Budapest to beautiful Sofia.

From £999 GBP

10 days
Various departures through the year
Taktshang Monastery in Paro

Highlights of Bhutan

Experience the beauty and mystique of Bhutan on this 12 day tour, taking in the unique architecture of Paro and the impressive sights of Thimphu. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims into serene monasteries and down the beautiful Phobjikha valley.

Prices available on request

12 days
Various departures all year round.
Croatian Port

Explore Croatia

Idyllic beaches, ancient ruins and some serious old-world charm are just some of the highlights of this island-hopping adventure along the Dalmatian coast. Visit a local farm for fresh produce, swim in turquoise waters and wander cobbled streets.

From £865 (maximum group size 12)

8 days
Various Wednesday and Saturdays departures from April to September
Trans Siberian Luxury Train Travel

Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Vladivostok

Travel along the route of the famous Trans-Siberian railway from West to East across Russia. This journey of a lifetime starts in Moscow, crossing the vast and varied scenery of Siberia in luxurious surroundings.

See full itinerary

15 days
Selected dates according to agreement
Ancient villages

Overland Journey from Berlin to Rome

Take a cultural adventure by train through Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy and discover some of the highlights of Europe, from the remains of the Berlin Wall to the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

From £2095 (Maximum group size 16)

22 days
Selected Saturdays from March to September

Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure

During the tour, Cruising the Aegean: A Family Adventure, you can admire and discover Greek history, explore new places, meet new people, relax, swim, snorkel, taste different foods and enjoy the daily adventures and bring your family closer.

£2,695 (children up to 12, £2,550) / Single Supp.: £695

8 DAYS
SAT JULY 22 – SAT JULY 29 2017
Paella. Yum.

Best of Spain

Explore cultured Madrid, experience a fiery flamenco performance in Seville, wander among Gaudi's handiwork in Barcelona - this Spanish adventure is as colourful and diverse as the land itself.

£1960 (maximum group size 12)

15 days
Various Saturday departures March to November
Albanian locals

Highlights of Albania

Albania boasts outstanding natural beauty with jagged mountains, golden sand beaches and lush meadows. This itinerary shows the best of this little country in just ten day, including breathtaking views driving through the mountains, and fortresses.

From £579.00 GBP

10 days
Various departures from March to November
Chatsworth House Photo: Rabbie's

Heart of England, Wales and Yorkshire 5 Day Tour

5 Days exploring Shakespeare country, the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the mountains and castles of North Wales, the refined elegance of Chatsworth House and the scenic beauty of the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales.

Adult Prices: £289 ; Discount Prices: £269

5 days
Departing: Friday (May to October)
Visit Istanbul's top spots on this terrific cultural tour

Exploring Istanbul

A large number of our guests spend time in Istanbul before or after their tour so we thought it was high time for us to use our extensive knowledge and contacts to create the definitive tour of this vibrant and exotic city.

£2,185 (limited to 18 guests) Sing Supp £325

8 Days
Sat Sep 13 - Sat Sep 20 2014

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