History & Culture

History & Culture

Discover a whole world of culture and history with these amazing offers to inspire your inner researcher.

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from £7,884pp
Cabin type: Suite

Venice to Athens

Complimentary select fine wines, premium spirits, champagnes, dining in each speciality restaurant once per cruise, All gratuities for dining room and wait staff, 60 minutes complimentary Wi-Fi and…

09 September 2018 | 15 Nights
Crystal Cruises : Crystal Esprit

Venice, Italy, Rovinj, Croatia, Sibenik, Croatia, Trogir, Croatia, Vis, Croatia, Hvar, Croatia, Itea, Greece, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Kotor, Montenegro, Hydra, Greece, Athens/Piraeus, Greece ...Read More

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from £849pp
Cabin type: Inside

Croatia and Italy


11 October 2018 | 7 Nights
P&O Cruises : Oceana

Valletta, Malta, Zadar, Croatia, Venice, Italy, Sibenik, Croatia, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Valletta, Malta ...Read More

from £3,700pp
Cabin type: Suite

Singapore to Bali

Complimentary beverages in-suite and throughout the ship , Open-seating dining , Multiple restaurants with diverse cuisine , Spacious ultra-luxury suites – almost all with a private veranda , Butler…

13 December 2018 | 8 Nights
Silversea : Silver Muse

Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia, Karimunjawa, Indonesia, Semarang, Indonesia, Lembar (Lombok), Bali (Benoa), Indonesia ...Read More

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Take in the sights, sounds and scents

See the world’s most incredible cultural spectacles – up close and personal.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Two million bodies dancing together to a hypnotic samba beat. Rainbow-hued costumes that boggle the senses. Ornate floats that took months to prepare – all for five days of joyous abandon. The Rio Carnival is truly an experience like no other. Since 1723 Rio de Janeiro has exploded into a life-affirming celebration in the days leading up to Lent. You can be at the heart of it, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Or perhaps you’d like to see in the New Year the Chinese way. A huge ceremonial dragon, adorned in spectacular robes, dances and enters to a backdrop of clattering percussion whilst revellers banish bad luck and wish one another good fortune for the coming year. Everywhere you look, houses are adorned with scarlet drapes to engage ancient gods and bring about wealth and longevity – and everywhere people will be smiling.

Alternatively, you could take in the wild abandon of Mardi Gras – an ancient celebration heralding the oncoming of Lent. Each city has its own traditions, but wherever you go you can expect dancers in incredible masks and costumes, music that dizzies the senses, and dancing until you’re satiated to the full.

Or for something completely different, enjoy the tranquillity and the ancient spectacle of the Great Wall of China. With parts dating back to the seventh century BC, the Great Wall extends for more than 13,000 miles including all its branches. Whilst it’s a myth that the Wall can be seen from space, it’s a spectacle that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime – testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the Ming Dynasty and one of the most remarkable structures anywhere in the world.

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