CULTURAL
HOLIDAYS

One of the true pleasures of travelling is to discover a new culture. At Undiscovered Destinations, a focus on culture is at the heart of all our small group tours and tailor-made holidays. Below we have our range of our cultural holidays. Choose from a wide range of destinations to explore.

You can travel in Ethiopia to discover the colourful Hamar people or discover how wine making in Georgia is so important to the national identity. Learn about the voodoo culture in Haiti or experience it first hand on our Ghana, Togo and Benin ‘Ouidah Voodoo Festival’ tour.

Undiscovered Destinations are proud to be able to show you so much of the world and our cultural holidays are designed to immerse you in the local life of the places that we visit.

Undiscovered Destinations small group tours and tailor-made holidays have always had a focus on the cultural side of the country or region that we are visiting. This comes from our experiences travelling in these countries and the knowledge that to really know a country, you must understand the culture.

Our UK based travel team have worked closely with our local teams and guides to make these cultural holidays as in depth and experiential as we can. We know what special travel memories are made from. It is the unexpected and unplanned for experiences that we remember the most. Like being invited into a local village to meet the tribal leaders or  having the honour of attending a funeral of the Toraja people in Indonesia.

Call us on +44 (0) 191 296 2674 to speak to one of the team about our cultural holidays or get in touch with us via our Enquiry page.

All Cultural Holidays and Tours.

A Taste of Sri Lanka Holiday – Tailormade

Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia – Hidden Europe – Small Group Tour

Bangladesh Discovery – Small Group Tour

Best of Nicaragua – Small Group Tour

Bolivia – High Andes Small Group Tour

Calabria – Italy’s Secret Southern Gem – Small Group Tour

Cambodia – To the Temples and Beyond – Small Group Tour

Chad – Gerewol Festival – Small Group Tour

Classic Georgia – Tailormade Tour

Comoros Islands – Comoros Discovery – Tailormade Tour

Congo River Expedition – Small Group Tour

Discover Bhutan – Tailormade Tour

Ecuador – Astride the Equator – Small Group Tour

Essence of Bulgaria – Small Group Tour

Estonia Latvia Lithuania – Baltic Small Group Tour

Estonia Latvia Lithuania – Baltic Tailormade Tour

Ethiopia – Omo Valley Explorer – Small Group Tour

Georgia and Armenia – Caucasus Discovery Small Group Tour

Ghana, Togo and Benin – Voodoo Festival

Guinea-Bissau Discovery Tour

Haiti – Land of Mountains – Small Group Tour

Highlights of Nepal – Small Group Tour

Hiking in Georgia – Tailormade Tour

Himalayan Odyssey – Tailormade Tour

India – Rajasthan Small Group Tour

Indonesia – Sulawesi Small Group Tour

Iran Tour – Ancient Persia – Small Group Tour

Iraq – Kurdistan Small Group Tour

Israel and Palestine – Journey to the Dawn of Time Small Group Tour

Italy – Abruzzo and Molise – Small Group Tour

Italy – Calabria Trek – Tailormade

Ivory Coast Revealed – Small Group Tour

Jamaica Discovery – Small Group Tour

Jordan Tour – Desert and History

Kenya – Jade Sea Explorer – Small Group Tour

Kenya – Lake Turkana Festival Small Group Tour

Kingdoms of Cameroon – Small Group Tour

Laos – The Secret Heart of Asia – Small Group Tour

Laos and Cambodia Tour – Tailormade

Laos and Vietnam Group Tour

Malaysian Borneo Tour – Borneo Explorer

Moldova Discovery – Small Group Tour

Mongolia – Naadam Festival – Small Group Tour

Norway – Lofoten Islands Explorer – Self-Drive Tailormade Holiday

Oman Explorer – Self Drive Tailormade Tour

Oman in Depth – Tailormade Holiday

Oman Small Group Tour – From the Desert to the Coast

Pakistan Tour – Into the Mighty North

Paradors of Spain by Train – Tailormade

Peru – Beyond the Tourist Trail – Small Group Tour

Philippines Tour – Terraces of the Cordillera

Romania – The Land that Time Forgot – Small Group Tour

Sahara to the Heartlands of West Africa

Sardinia – Small Group Tour

Savour Sri Lanka Food Tour – Tailormade

Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau Explorer – Small Group Tour

Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia – Balkan Explorer Tour

Sierra Leone – Forts, Chimps and Beaches Small Group Tour

Somaliland Uncovered – Small Group Tour

Spirits of West Africa – Group tour

Sri Lanka – Northern Small Group Tour

Sri Lanka Family Adventure – Tailormade Tour

Sri Lanka Tour – Beyond the Tourist Trail

Sudan – Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs Small Group Tour

The Peaks and Valleys of Georgia – Tailormade Tour

The Secret Heart of Colombia – Small Group Tour

Treasures of Myanmar – Small Group Tour

Turkmenistan Encompassed – Small Group Tour

Ukraine – Small Group Tour

Vineyards and Valleys of Lebanon – Small Group Tour

West Africa – Ocean to the Sahara Overland

West Africa Overland – Sahara to the Ocean

As Seen in…

 

Our guide Meriba has been excellent. He loves his job, has huge knowledge and cares about tourists. He took us into Indonesian culture and life, helping us to understand what we were seeing. Thanks to Meriba we had a very close time with a lot of local people. He is an outstanding guide. He made the difference. Alex, the driver, made us feel safe and welcome.

 

A. Tomasi, Italy

For expert advice get in touch now with our passionate,
well-travelled team.

+44(0) 191 296 2674 from THE UK
1-800-614-2967 from THE US & CANADA
1-300-956-415 from AUSTRALIA

Why Cultural Holidays?

As has been quoted elsewhere on this website, G.K. Chesterton beautifully encapsulates what a cultural holiday is about when he says ‘“The traveller sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” At Undiscovered Destinations, we believe that the joy of travel comes from the unknown and the exploration of the different.  Challenging ourselves and pushing ourselves just that little bit out of our comfort zone reaps rewards that can change our whole perspective on life.

In many ways it is difficult to describe what a cultural holiday is. Everyone will have their own view on what to expect on a cultural holiday, but if you think of it as travel with the opportunity to interact with the local people; you are not too far off. What these interactions are, where they occur and how they take place are what make a memorable holiday.

There is one word that should always be used when thinking about cultural holidays; Genuine. If you have ever attended and felt let down by the ‘cultural experience ‘evening on a standard package holiday, then you will understand what we mean. Genuine social interactions cannot be booked in advance or paid for. On our cultural holidays and tours we are looking for that special moment, that bit of in depth knowledge that can only come from someone with a deep understanding of the culture you are experiencing.

This is why on an Undiscovered Destinations cultural holiday you will find that your guide is local. No guide sent from the UK or elsewhere will have the same cultural understanding of the country or region that you are travelling in.

Some local guides may not have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the facts and figures of every place you visit (do you know that much knowledge about your local area?) but what they do know is what these sites mean to the local people. They understand the meaning behind the facts and figures.

Only with this local knowledge can you come away from your travels satisfied that you have really experienced the destinations and that what you have experienced has been genuine.

Why travel with us?

  • Small Group Tours with a Maximum of 12 People
  • Tailor-made Tours and Private Tour Options
  • Expert Advice and First Hand Knowledge
  • Multiple Award Winning Tour Operator Established in 2004
  • No Local Payments and Airport Transfers Included
  • Fully Transferable Group Tour Deposits