Culture & History Holidays

Discover the culture and history of a country on a tailor-made trip, with visits to explore famous sites and others not quite so well-known but equally impressive.

Although we travel for many reasons – leisure, adventure, and business – it is often the culture of a place that leaves the most indelible mark on our memory. The experience of setting foot in Machu Picchu, the great Incan city that was lost to the world for over half a millennia, is mesmerising, while one’s first trip to Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America”, is unforgettable. In Xi’an, China, the eerie sight of the Terracotta Army, forever stood sentinel over the body of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, inflames the imagination and sends visitors into paroxysms of wonderment.

India has perhaps the richest cultural heritage of any single nation. The birthplace of Hinduism, which is regarded as the world’s oldest religion, modern India remains a deeply spiritual land. The most famous tourist attractions are the Taj Mahal, an iconic white marble mausoleum in Agra, Hyderabad, the spectacular ‘city of pearls’ that is renowned for its incredible architecture and distinctive cuisine, and the Maharajah palaces of Rajasthan.

In Southeast Asia, nations such as Malayasia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, offer exotic cultural delights in a landscape of outstanding beauty. Attractions such as Wat Phalong, the city of Kuala Lumpur, Saigon and the bridge over River Kwai draw tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Africa is better known for its rugged mountain ranges, savannahs, game reserves and vast lakes, but it also offers several fascinating cultural attractions. Cape Town is a particularly intriguing place; a former outpost of the Dutch East India Trading Company, it still retains much of the historical architecture from the colonial era. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is the most popular tourist attraction in all South Africa due to its many museums, shops and entertainment options

With a tailor-made itinerary we can offer insightful itineraries that let you experience the authentic cultural and historical aspects of a country, in as much detail as you like, for as long as you like.