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From folklore and walking in the footsteps of literary giants, to meeting nomadic people and experiencing the traditions of thousand-year-old civilisations, we offer a range of cultural walking holidays that focus on learning about and enjoying the area’s unique culture.

33 Cultural Discovery Holidays to Choose From

Hidden Hill Tribes of Vietnam

Trek through jungles and across verdant landscapes in northern Vietnam, to enjoy incredible mountain scenery, see the mighty mountain of Fansipan and stay in a hill tribe village. Find out more about Hidden Hill Tribes of Vietnam

  • Destination: Vietnam
  • Price (exc. flights): 11 days from £999
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point
    • Solo Walking

Petra & Dana Short Break

A taster of some of Jordan's best walking trails, following the imposing sandstone cliffs of Wadi Mujib, before trekking to Dana on the White Dome Trail, with time at the world-renowned site of Petra. Find out more about Petra & Dana Short Break

  • Destination: Jordan
  • Price (exc. flights): 5 days from £1,199
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Classic Routes
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point
    • Short Breaks

Ancient Trails of Japan

Cedar trees and walkers on Togakushi ancient trail

This journey takes you through the incredible landscapes of Japan and its stunning ancient trails. Highlights include trekking the sacred mountains of Togakushi, and historic Kyoto. Find out more about Ancient Trails of Japan

  • Destination: Japan
  • Price (exc. flights): 13 days from £4,199
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature
    • Point to Point

Montenegro on Foot

Hikers in Montenegro

This one-week itinerary takes in well-marked trails in three of Montenegro's national parks, as well as the magnificent Tara Canyon and scenic walks around the Bay of Kotor. Find out more about Montenegro on Foot

  • Destination: Montenegro
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £799
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Burmese Temples & Trails

Trek through remote villages, marvel at the ancient temples of Bagan, cruise on the serene Irrawaddy River and hike to Inle Lake on a walking holiday in magnificent Myanmar. Find out more about Burmese Temples & Trails

  • Destination: Myanmar
  • Price (exc. flights): 14 days from £2,449
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Highlights of Kyrgyzstan

Trekker admiring the view in Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan

A journey through the stunning Tien Shan Mountains, exploring dramatic gorges on foot, staying in a nomadic yurt camp and walking amongst picturesque alpine meadows and lakes. Find out more about Highlights of Kyrgyzstan

  • Destination: Kyrgyzstan
  • Price (exc. flights): 14 days from £1,899
  • Walking grade: Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Trekking in the Caucasus

Group of trekkers in the Caucasus mountains in Georgia

A challenging trek into the heart of Georgia and the snow-capped mountains of the Caucasus, exploring verdant valleys and alpine meadows, with magnificent views from the top of Atsunta Pass. Find out more about Trekking in the Caucasus

  • Destination: Georgia
  • Price (exc. flights): 10 days from £1,649
  • Walking grade: Demanding to Strenuous
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Culinary Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

In the Footsteps of Byron

Discover superb mountain scenery and rugged coastlines as you follow in Lord Byron's footsteps through south Albania, with treks through Llogara National Park and the on summit of Mount Cika. Find out more about In the Footsteps of Byron

  • Destination: Albania
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £1,199
  • Walking grade: Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Coastal Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Trails of Old Saxony

Sandstone rocks of Bastei in Saxon Switzerland National Park

Discover the delights of Saxon Switzerland National Park, where towering fortresses dominate the landscape, and picturesque riverside villages create an attractive and varied walking experience. Find out more about Trails of Old Saxony

  • Destination: Germany
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £679
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Thailand & Laos Discovery

Group of trekkers resting at Doi Luang mountain at Chiang Dao near Chiang Mai

A 2-week multi-country walking holiday on which you can explore spectacular mountain and jungle scenery, whilst gaining a fascinating insight into the local hill tribes of northern Thailand and Laos. Find out more about Thailand & Laos Discovery

  • Destinations: Thailand, Laos
  • Price (exc. flights): 13 days from £1,199
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Culinary Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

The Accursed Mountains

Trekkers at Valbona Pass Albania

Discover the remote and spectacular Thethi National Park in the wilds of north Albania on this walking holiday inspired by Robert Carver’s book ‘The Accursed Mountains'. Find out more about The Accursed Mountains

  • Destination: Albania
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £949
  • Walking grade: Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point
    • Solo Walking

Spice Trails of Kerala

Scenery of tea plantations in Munnar, Kerala

One of our favourites, this varied trip includes trekking in the magnificent mountains and lush forests of the Western Ghats, the wildlife of Periyar and a relaxing houseboat stay on the Kerala backwaters. Find out more about Spice Trails of Kerala

  • Destination: India
  • Price (exc. flights): 14 days from £1,599
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Culinary Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature
    • Point to Point

Walking the Catalan Coast

Town of Cadaques on the Catalan coast

Discover the wonder of mountains and sea on this stimulating walking holiday along the 'Wild Coast' of Catalonia, where you'll find a variety of natural landscapes and a pleasing Mediterranean climate. Find out more about Walking the Catalan Coast

  • Destination: Spain
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £679
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Coastal Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point
    • Solo Walking

The Berber Trail

Atlas Mountains

This one-week walking holiday in Morocco offers a mixture of cultural interaction, trekking along mountain passes and an insight into traditional Berber village life in the High Atlas Mountains. Find out more about The Berber Trail

  • Destination: Morocco
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £599
  • Walking grade: Moderate to Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Walking the Cinque Terre & Portofino

Hiker heading towards Portovenere on the Cinque Terre

A week discovering the cliffs and coves of the delightful Cinque Terre and Portofino, a little corner of Italian paradise. Walk along cobbled paths and through lush olive groves, with spectacular sea views. Find out more about Walking the Cinque Terre & Portofino

  • Destination: Italy
  • Price (exc. flights): 7 days from £469
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Centre-Based
    • Coastal Walks
    • Cultural Discovery

Darjeeling & the Singalila Ridge Adventure

Prayer flags and mountain scenery at Kala Pokhri in Singalila National Park, India

An excellent holiday combining wonderful trekking with a fascinating and diverse culture. This 2-week trip is an ideal choice for walkers seeking their first Himalayan trekking adventure. Find out more about Darjeeling & the Singalila Ridge Adventure

  • Destination: India
  • Price (exc. flights): 14 days from £1,599
  • Walking grade: Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Classic Routes
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Trails of Macedonia

Hikers in Pelister National Park in Macedonia

Immerse yourself in a beautiful yet little visited area of southern Europe and walk in magnificent remote national parks whilst enjoying traditional Macedonian culture and hospitality. Find out more about Trails of Macedonia

  • Destination: Macedonia
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £1,399
  • Walking grade: Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Culinary Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature
    • Point to Point
    • Solo Walking

Beyond the Silk Road

Haghartsin Monastery in Armenia

One of the best walking holidays in our portfolio, where you can trek in the shadow of Mount Ararat in a country rich in dramatic mountain landscapes, varied hiking trails and a fascinating culture. Find out more about Beyond the Silk Road

  • Destination: Armenia
  • Price (exc. flights): 11 days from £1,379
  • Walking grade: Moderate to Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

Vesuvius, Capri & the Amalfi Coast

Hiker following the Amalfi coastal path

This varied trip combines coastal and inland hikes, an ascent of Mount Vesuvius for panoramic views of the Bay of Naples, a visit to world famous Pompeii and a hike on the Amalfi coast's 'Path of the Gods'. Find out more about Vesuvius, Capri & the Amalfi Coast

  • Destination: Italy
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £649
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Centre-Based
    • Coastal Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Solo Walking

Bedouin Trail to Petra

An incredible walking adventure to discover the best of Jordan on foot. Trek through some of the country's most rugged landscapes and enjoy nights under starlit skies in the desert. Find out more about Bedouin Trail to Petra

  • Destination: Jordan
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £1,399
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Classic Routes
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point