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Definitive Cultural Tours

If you really want to get under the skin of a destination our Definitive Cultural Tours will take you beyond the must-see sights on an in-depth exploration.

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Definitive Cultural Tour of Bhutan Festivals

13 day Tour

  • Visit the key cultural sights including the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and Punakha Dzong
  • Explore picturesque villages and get under the skin of authentic Bhutanese life and culture
  • Join the celebrations at a Bhutanese festival
  • Stay in a 5 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • September departure led by Michael Rutland OBE

Flight inclusive from £4285, Land only from £3295

Definitive Cultural Tour of Ladakh Festivals

16 day Tour

  • Take a train journey across the plains of India and ride the toy train to Shimla
  • Explore Leh, the Indus valley and the famous temples at Alchi
  • Attend an authentic Tibetan Buddhist festival
  • Drive through the Greater Himalaya on a four day road trip

Flight inclusive from £3270, Land only from £2495

Definitive Cultural Tour of Japan

16 day Tour

  • Explore the cultural city of Kyoto, and the historic castles of Matsumoto and Himeji
  • Take part in a tea ceremony in Kyoto and stay in traditional ryokan and minshuku.
  • See the snow monkeys of Yudanaka Onsen
  • Spend a night with the monks in a temple on Mount Koya
  • Enjoy remarkable views of iconic Mount Fuji – weather permitting
  • Visit Narai, one of the best-preserved post towns on the Nakasendo Trail
  • Experience modern Japan; high-rise Tokyo, Hiroshima Peace Park, bullet trains and the neon lights of Osaka

Flight inclusive from £6870, Land only from £5550

Definitive Cultural Tour of Cambodia Wildlife

18 day Tour

  • Visit the spectacular hilltop temple complex of Preah Vihear
  • Explore the architectural wonders of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Search for endangered primates and rare birds in protected wildlife reserves
  • Walk with rescued elephants at the Elephant Valley Project
  • Take to the water to see the âfloatingâ stilt houses of Tonle Sap Lake
  • Tour the many cultural and historic sights of Phnom Penh and enjoy a sunset river cruise
  • Relax on the beach on pretty Koh Rong Island

Flight inclusive from £4345, Land only from £3395

Definitive Cultural Tour of Nepal

15 day Tour

  • Tour the ancient cities of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Patan and visit Lumbini - the birthplace of Buddha
  • Enjoy village walks with stunning Himalayan views of the Annapurnas and Everest
  • Go wild at Chitwan National Park with two full days of wildlife watching activities
  • Stay in top quality hotels and lodges including Dwarika's fabulous Heritage Hotel
  • Join the Tihar celebrations on the 27th October 2024 departure

Flight inclusive from £4345, Land only from £3195

Definitive Cultural Tour of Sri Lanka Wildlife

16 day Tour

  • Explore the ancient cities, forts and temples of the Cultural Triangle
  • Step off-the-beaten-track in the remote far north of Sri Lanka
  • Look for leopards on safari in little-visited Wilpattu National Park
  • Discover the colonial heritage of atmospheric Galle
  • Go whale watching for the chance to see giant Blue whales

Flight inclusive from £3365, Land only from £2150

Definitive Cultural Tour of Tibet Festivals

15 day Tour

  • Enjoy a well-paced itinerary with ample time for good acclimatisation
  • Attend a Tibetan festival
  • See all the major sights of Lhasa together with Shigatse, Gyantse and Sakya
  • Stay in comfortable accommodation throughout

Flight inclusive from £4110, Land only from £3095

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