From uncovering the secrets of ancient civilisations to getting involved in modern-day community projects, our specialists have handpicked the best cultural holidays that go beyond the usual sightseeing, so you can really get under the skin of a destination.
A country’s cultural festivals are an incredible insight into its history and people, and experiencing one in all its colourful, and potentially chaotic, glory is a truly unforgettable experience. Some, a celebration, others a commemoration, yet all are a fascinating snapshot into the cultural heritage of each destination. Whether it’s a colour popping carnival, a traditional ceremony or a patriotic party that takes your fancy, we’ve chosen our favourites from around the world.
Damaraland, Skeleton Coast & Ongava
Escape the crowds on this epic northern adventure exploring some of Namibia's most remote regions. Discover the desert adapted wildlife, marvel at the ever-contrasting landscapes and take the opportunity to meet and interact with nomadic Himba tribes.
GBP £12,500 pp
Ultimate Italian Cities
Venice, Florence & Rome
Dive into three glorious cities, taking in the iconic sites of Venice, Florence and Rome. Staying in unrivalled luxury, you'll enjoy world-class art, breathtaking architecture and profound ancient history on this tour of Italy. You'll be spoilt with expert guides, unprecedented service and delicious cuisine.
GBP £8,600 pp
Mexico City, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Merida, Tulum
Immerse yourself in this authentic and culturally rich itinerary through Mexico. A two-week adventure across the bustling city of Mexico, the indigenous heartland of Chiapas, the colonial delights of Campeche and Merida and finally to the sun-drenched coast of the Riviera Maya. Visiting world heritage sites as you go, from Chichén Itzá and the...
GBP £4,700 pp
Istanbul, Cappadocia & Bodrum
This varied and engaging itinerary is designed to give you a fantastic insight into Turkey, combining the cultural sights with wild and romantic landscapes and the beautiful Turkish coastline. Explore the magnificent mosques and bustling bazaars of Istanbul with an expert guide before rising up in a hot air balloon to gain a birds-eye view of the...
GBP £5,400 pp
Exceptional Victoria Falls, Botswana & Mozambique
Victoria Falls, Linyanti, Okavango Delta & Benguerra Island
Dive into elegance on this exclusive and luxurious tour of Southern Africa that bursts with properties that step away from the norm. Gaze in awe at the majesty of Victoria Falls as it thunders over the brink, search for lions as they stalk the channels of the Okavango before the impossibly soft powder white sands of Mozambique’s irresistible...
GBP £17,600 pp
Guatemala and Belize Uncovered
Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tikal, Mountain Pine Ridge, Orange Walk District
Uncover the fascinating history and rich biodiversity of these two very different awe-inspiring countries. Explore colonial cities, visit bustling local markets, glide across lakes flanked by smoking volcanoes, discover ancient ruins and observe wildlife hidden in the jungle.
GBP £4,300 pp
Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama & Tokyo
Dive straight into the buzz and throng of life in Japan with this epic and immersive trip. Staying in the very best spots for cultural highlights, unique diversity and culinary delights, you'll venture through the country led by your taste buds. Experience an array of regional cuisines alongside mesmerising scenery and exciting nightlife.
GBP £10,400 pp
Epic Peru & Bolivia
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca, La Paz & Uyuni
Experience the best of two incredible countries: Peru and Bolivia. The tour takes in Lake Titicaca's floating reed islands and includes a private guided trip to the unforgettable Machu Picchu. You'll also stay in glamping domes at the breathtaking Uyuni salt flat, where pristine reflections of the sky create ethereal landscapes with no horizon.
GBP £10,000 pp
Family Fun in Rajasthan
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Nimaj & Jodhpur
This two-week tour of India’s Rajasthan state combines rich history, awe-inspiring wildlife encounters and immersive cultural experiences. Ideal for families looking to step off the tourist trail and embrace quality time together, this India tour combines the perfect mixture of modern family-friendly hotels, boutique lodges and heritage properties.
GBP £6,400 pp
Cairo, Luxor, Nile River & Aswan
Sail down the River Nile alongside some of Egypt's legendary historical sites while observing the traditional way of life. Conclude your journey in Cairo to marvel at the iconic Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx.
GBP £7,400 pp