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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.

17 Cultural Discovery Holidays to Choose From

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 £1,599
  • 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: Walking in Southern Albania

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: Walking in Southern Albania

  • Destination: Albania
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £1,149
  • Walking grade: Moderate to Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Coastal 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

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

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 £1,749
  • 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

Land of Dracula: Walking in Transylvania

Bran Castle - Dracula's castle - Transylvania

Untouched by mass tourism, Transylvania is home to soaring mountain peaks, wild swathes of forest, ancient castles and quaint villages, and some of Europe’s most spectacular wilderness areas. Find out more about Land of Dracula: Walking in Transylvania

  • Destination: Romania
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £899
  • Walking grade: Demanding
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
  • When to go:
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  • Holiday type:
    • Centre-Based
    • Cultural Discovery

The Classic Inca Trail

Hiker at Machu Picchu, the end of the Classic Inca Trail

Simply the most iconic trek in the Andes, our Classic Inca Trail takes you along ancient pathways and over the impressive Dead Woman’s Pass, before reaching the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. Find out more about The Classic Inca Trail

  • Destination: Peru
  • Price (exc. flights): 9 days from £2,500
  • Walking grade: Demanding to Strenuous
  • Guiding: Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Classic Routes
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point

The Alps of Transylvania

Transfagarasan road in the Carpathian mountains

One of Europe's most intoxicating ridge walks, trek along the mighty Fagaras Ridge to Moldoveanu, Romania's highest peak, and enjoy walks in the beautiful Piatra Craiului National Park. Find out more about The Alps of Transylvania

  • Destination: Romania
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £799
  • Walking grade: Demanding to Strenuous
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Point to Point