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Luxury Cultural & Historical Holidays | Private Tours

We believe that a destination comes alive when you hear about its history and experience its culture in all its richness and authenticity. Without history, everything is just scenery. We tailor-make luxury historical and cultural holidays and can provide you with engaging private guided experiences and behind the scenes bespoke tours to explore and understand the sites and monuments of history’s greatest civilizations. From remote sites of antiquity, imposing medieval towns and castles, exploring age-old communities unchanged by time to private tours of Unesco world heritage sites – below are just a few examples of the popular cultural and historical holidays we can craft for you, which will showcase these unique destinations in a new perspective. In Asia: Hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan, rise at dawn in Luang Prabang in Laos to see the mendicant monks gathering alms in the streets, hot air balloon over the Sagar Pagodas in Inle Lake, Myanmar, take a sunset tour of the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, discover the floating markets in the ancient Unesco town of Hoi An, Vietnam, admire the rich history & majestic architecture of some of the over 100 forts in the princely state of Rajasthan, enjoy a private performance by a Geisha in the Gion district of Kyoto, take a private guided tour of the ancient Buddhist temples of Borobudur in Java, visit the Terracotta Army Mausoleum of the first Emperor of China in Xi’an. In the Middle East: Explore the iconic sights of the Nile as far as Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, take a behind the scenes tour of Petra – the famous archaeological site in Jordan, walk thru the back lanes of the exotic Medina in Marrakesh. In South America: Enjoy a local family’s hospitality for a homemade lunch on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. In Africa: Join a tribal immersion program and learn about the Masaai traditions in Kenya. In Europe: join a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the best hidden art galleries in Paris, learn about the glittering Byzantine, Ottoman and Christian architecture of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, admire the ancient citadel of Acropolis in Athens. We work only with the most highly reputed local luxury tour operators who come with an insider’s knowledge and provide the best experiences for discerning clients. Take a look at our curated collection of luxury hotels, lodges & resorts in the best cultural & historical destinations below and get in touch with our luxury travel designers to begin planning your dream cultural holiday today.

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Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is a magical escape in the heart of the United Arab Emirates. Nestled between a pristine stretch of white sand and lush gardens, Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi exudes classic Arabesque style and serenity right in the heart of the dynamic Emirati capital. Located in the acclaimed Qaryat Al Beri complex, the hotel offers a wide range of services and facilities, including a souk, a one-kilometre private beach and lush gardens. The complex is situated 10 minutes' drive from the city's international airport, five minutes from the golf course ...

Country: United Arab Emirates

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Hunter’s Country House, Plettenberg Bay

In a remote valley overlooking the Bushman’s River in the Eastern Cape, Settlers Drift is the newest luxe heavenly retreat in Kariega Game Reserve, which contains four other properties – Main Lodge, Ukhozi Lodge, River Lodge and The Homestead, each with its own character. Reached by boat or by the winding road that was carefully cleared with the aim of removing the fewest number of trees possible, this secluded pocket of the wildlife-rich Eastern Cape is as exclusive as it gets. There are just nine luxury tented suites, each with a beautiful modern design in a stunning setting, and game dr ...

Country: South Africa

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AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Perched on the edge of the Crater rim, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s sumptuous safari suites present breath-taking views. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta (homestead), this is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. Three separate and intimate camps are reminiscent of a bygone era totalling just 30 suites in all. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is adorned with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence. Ensuite bathrooms ...

Country: Tanzania

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Sir Joan Hotel, Ibiza

Situated prominently in the center of Ibiza, Sir Joan is an intimate retreat that reflects the island’s vibrant culture and sensuality. This free-spirited yet modern hotel embraces any and all—from party hoppers to bohemian recluses. Sir Joan’s 38 rooms and suites integrate the island’s nautical elements with stripped wood yacht floors and highly polished stainless-steel wall panels that visually emulate sunlit waves. Sir Joan’s restaurant offers a laid-back, fresh, all-day menu based on the exciting flavors of southern Mediterranean cuisine. The tranquil plunge pool is the perfect c ...

Country: Spain

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Amantaka

The pace of Luang Prabang is seductively slow. Observe the ebb and flow of the mighty Mekong, and see flashes of saffron as the Buddhist monks tread softly between temples, in Laos’s spiritual capital, a well-preserved Unesco World Heritage Site. Overlooking the town at the foot of sacred Mount Phousi, the French-colonial building retains a genteel tranquillity from the past, whereas private pools and an expansive state-of-the-art spa keep contemporary souls in their comfort zone. Amantaka, with its low red roofs and gently humming fans, is a sanctuary within a sanctuary. Amidst gilded templ ...

Country: Laos

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Hôtel Les Roches Rouges, Côte d’Azur

Luxe boutique hotel Les Roches Rouges has sweeping views of the Mediterranean Sea, a sleek aesthetic, a carefully-curated cocktail list and a photogenic stoned-lined pool by the surf. This effortlessly cool hideaway flirts with the fringes Fréjus, on the edge of L’Esterel National Park. The petite spa doles out Polynesian massages and mineral-rich scrubs, hearty Provençal feasts can be taken alfresco, and sea-view private balconies are the perfect place for ...

Country: France

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Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is an exclusive hideaway carved into the rugged Caldera cliffs, and overlooks the turquoise expanse of the Aegean Sea that encircles the island of Santorini. Designed using Cycladic architecture, where gentle curves and sculpted arches blend with a muted color palette and light enhancing spaces, the hotel is a secluded hideaway that offers gloriously open horizons, in a stunning and legendary location. Designed using Cycladic architecture, where gentle curves and sculpted arches blend with a muted colour palette and light enhancing spaces, the hotel is a fa ...

Country: Greece

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The Westin Paris Vendome

Experience Paris from the historic setting of The Westin Paris - Vendôme. Perfectly situated in the city center, across from the Tuileries Garden, between Louvre and Place Vendôme, our iconic hotel offers an unparalleled entrée to the City of Lights. Unwind in our classically designed rooms and suites, where Paris' rooftops and landmarks seen from your window bring the city's magic directly to you. Sample the finest French and international cuisine in our hotel's restaurants, escape to our spa, workout in our 24-hour Fitness Studio or simply relax in our hotel's inviting lobby to plan your ...

Country: France

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Ongava Tented Camp, Etosha Park

Kwessi Dunes is located deep in Namibia’s striking NamibRand Nature Reserve, a vast desert wilderness of over 200,000 hectares. With its rolling desert plains and backdrop of craggy mountains and iconic red dunes, this is a place where time seems to stand still and the space is never-ending. Here, it’s not about chasing big game but rather soaking up the beauty of the colourful landscape, admiring the antelope that scatter the sand, and gazing at the stars the light up the night sky. At Kwessi Dunes, you’ll find 12 cool and comfortable (and air-conditioned) chalets all with canvas walls ...

Country: Namibia

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Zannier Hotels Omaanda Lodge, Windhoek

Stylish and elegant, the stunning brand new Omaanda Lodge is located on the 9,000 hectare private Zannier Reserve to offer a tremendous diversity of wildlife, a mountainous backdrop and beautiful Namibian landscapes.With magnificent views across the Zannier Reserve, Omaanda has been built to maximise the surrounding Namibian wilderness. Designed with neutral earthy tones, the whole lodge complements the natural environment to create a luxurious and authentic stay.Bedrooms are split into eight one-bedroom huts and two-bedroom huts, ideal for families. Huts have been built in a traditional Namib ...

Country: Namibia

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