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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.

21 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
  • When to go:
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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 £1,899
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • 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 £599
  • 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

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 £449
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
  • When to go:
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  • Holiday type:
    • Centre-Based
    • Coastal Walks
    • Cultural Discovery

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
  • When to go:
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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

Hiking Croatia

This wonderful 8-day walking tour takes you through some of Croatia's finest national parks - whether you are looking for enchanting landscapes or beautiful waterfalls, this trip has it all! Find out more about Hiking Croatia

  • Destination: Croatia
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £1,099
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
  • When to go:
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature
    • Point to Point

Cambodia Jungle Trek

Hikers in Virachey National Park in Cambodia

This adventurous itinerary offers an immersive experience in Cambodia's largely unexplored Virachey National Park, plus the chance to discover the famous Angkor Temple Complex. Find out more about Cambodia Jungle Trek

  • Destination: Cambodia
  • Price (exc. flights): 12 days from £1,399
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group
  • When to go:
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature

Trails of Northern Japan

View of Yamadera Temple over the mountains at Yamagata

Travel into Honshu’s interior and discover some of Japan’s finest mountain ranges, sacred temples and ancient pilgrimage trails on a journey into the country’s northernmost reaches. Find out more about Trails of Northern Japan

  • Destination: Japan
  • Price (exc. flights): 13 days from £4,599
  • Walking grade: Moderate
  • Guiding: Guided Group
  • When to go:
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature