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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.

37 Cultural Discovery Holidays to Choose From

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
  • When to go:
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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

Walks & Wine in Sierra Nevada

Walkers approaching a village in the Alpujarra mountains

Enjoy relaxed walks and food and wine tasting on this trip in the Grenada province of Spain. Combine the city's interesting history and vibrant culture with walks in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Find out more about Walks & Wine in Sierra Nevada

  • Destination: Spain
  • Price (exc. flights): 7 days from £1,399
  • Walking grade: Easy
  • Guiding: Guided Group Private-Guided
  • When to go:
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  • Holiday type:
    • Centre-Based
    • Culinary Walks
    • Cultural Discovery

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
  • When to go:
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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

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 £1,449
  • 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

Beautiful South: Explore Puglia On Foot

This relaxed itinerary explores the southernmost tip of Italy, to enjoy easy walks, cultural visits, a fascinating history and some of the delicious regional specialities such as extra virgin olive oil. Find out more about Beautiful South: Explore Puglia On Foot

  • Destination: Italy
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £829
  • Walking grade: Easy
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
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  • Holiday type:
    • Coastal Walks
    • Culinary Walks
    • Cultural Discovery
    • Nature

Discover the Eastern Lycian Way

Hikers following the coastal trail on the Lycian Way

The Lycian Way follows a mixture of coastal trails and inland paths in the Taurus Mountains. This 8 day tour explores some of its highlights on ancient walking trails, staying in local accommodation. Find out more about Discover the Eastern Lycian Way

  • Destination: Turkey
  • Price (exc. flights): 8 days from £559
  • Walking grade: Easy to Moderate
  • Guiding: Self-Guided
  • When to go:
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  • Holiday type:
    • Centre-Based
    • Classic Routes
    • Coastal Walks
    • Cultural Discovery