Cultural holidays

Cultural holidays for individuals and garden tours for small groups to selected destinations worldwide

A luxury, cultural holiday, tour or short break with Expressions Holidays is a wonderful chance to gain a unique insight into the of rich tapestry of the lives and lifestyles, art, history, literature, music and design that make up the unique culture of your chosen holiday destination.
Whether your passion is painting, architecture or gardens, or if you simply enjoy being a discerning cultural tourist, our tailor-made cultural holidays and luxury short breaks will let you experience the world’s finest cultural treasures and civilisations.
Let us arrange visits to Verona’s opera festival, lead you on an exploration of some of Italy’s finest villas and gardens, arrange a painting holiday, or arrange for you to witness amazing spectacles and festivals that highlight traditions of different peoples and nations. With an Expressions cultural holiday, you will gain fresh insight, increase your existing knowledge and learning, and enjoy a luxury holiday that enriches and satisfies.
Each of our specially-selected destinations around the world has a unique identity based upon its own culture, traditions and history. There are almost limitless possibilities of what we can arrange for you. Some of the holidays might be full of specialist knowledge and detail, whilst others will offer you a taster of something new or of interest to you.

Music and opera festivals

Expressions Holidays can include visits and tickets to concert and opera festivals and performances with any holiday. We can arrange for you to visit the opera as part of a longer holiday or a short break, or the performance can be the main reason for the holiday. In all events, we arrange tailor-made holidays and short breaks that include tickets to concerts and operas in destinations worldwide.

Cultural breaks and tours

Expressions Holidays offers a range of cultural breaks and tours that we have designed for individuals. You don’t travel as part of a group, but we have arranged an itinerary for you that includes visits and local guides, or gives you all the background information you need to choose the places you want to visit. Examples include Cultural holiday to the Amalfi Coast for families, a holiday with visits to Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum.

Festival holidays

Arranging your holiday to coincide with a local or regional festival adds an exciting angle to a luxury hotel holiday. There are many local festivals in the countries we feature, whether it be Venice’s Feast of the Redeemer or the Festival of the Tooth in Kandy, Semana Santa in Seville or the Hoi An Lantern Festival in Vietnam.

Painting holidays

Painting holidays can be arranged at some of our hotels where there is a relationship with a local artist who will give lessons, either on a set-date basis or on request for individuals. We establish your level of skill and requirements from the lessons and then arrange accordingly.

Garden holidays and tours

We offer you garden tours for small groups and tailor-made holidays that can incorporate garden visits with local guides.

Heritage, art and architecture holidays

Expressions Holidays arranges touring holidays with a focus on heritage, art and architecture. We have constructed tours and holidays that include possible visits to sites, museums and galleries. An example is the ‘Tour around the work of Geoffrey Bawa’ in Sri Lanka, or ‘Spanish art and architecture tour’, or ‘In the footsteps of Palladio’ holiday in the Italian Veneto.

Our cultural holidays offer

● Travel arrangements with flights, transfers or car-hire as required
● Flexible durations and multi-centre stays
● Specialist arrangements
● Pre-booked performances, entrances and guided visits
● Accommodation in personally-selected 4- or 5-star hotels

Included in all our holidays

● Concierge service
● Handcrafted helpful hints and local information provided with all our holidays
● Personal service by your sales consultant who looks after all aspects of your holiday
● Full financial protection with our ATOL (3076) for all holidays including a flight and our ABTOT for all non-air holidays

● Travel arrangements with flights, transfers or car-hire as required
● Flexible durations and multi-centre stays
● Specialist arrangements
● Pre-booked performances, entrances and guided visits
● Accommodation in personally-selected 4- or 5-star hotels

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