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It's a big world out there, with many wonders to discover. Travel opens the mind and excites the senses in a myriad of different ways. Join a holiday with us to experience new cultures, historic sites, fine food and magnificent architecture, not to mention the company of fellow families.

47 Cultural Discovery Holidays to Choose From

Taj & Tigers

Discover all the intense sights and sounds of India's Golden Triangle where children can see tigers in the wild, explore ancient palaces and forts, be amazed at the Taj Mahal, and even see a Bollywood film!

Destination: India
Prices from: £899 per adult, £799 per child
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Feb
  • Easter
  • Oct
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Taj & Tigers

Vesuvius & Pompeii

Pompeii ruins with Mount Vesuvius in background

Based in Sorrento, this family holiday offers discovery and activity. Uncover the secrets of Pompeii and explore Mount Vesuvius, the ruins of Herculaneum and the beautiful island of Capri.

Destination: Italy
Prices from: £1,199 per adult, £1,059 per child
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • May
  • Summer
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Vesuvius & Pompeii

Highlights of Japan

Experience the best of Japan on this outstanding family adventure holiday. Highlights include technology capital Tokyo, Zen gardens, the famous bullet train and the historic city of Hiroshima.

Destination: Japan
Prices from: £2,170 per adult, £2,130 per child
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
When To Go:
  • Easter
  • May
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
Find out more about Highlights of Japan

Fez & the Sahara

3 children on camels trekking through desert

Fancy spending the night under canvas in the Sahara Desert? This tailor made trip also explores the maze of alleyways and souks of Fez, and takes in a visit to the Atlas film studios and fortified cities.

Destination: Morocco
Prices from: £1,199 per adult, £999 per child
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
When To Go:
  • Feb
  • Easter
  • May
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Camping Adventures
Find out more about Fez & the Sahara

Headhunters & Orangutans

This tailor made family itinerary includes a visit to see orangutans, a stay in a longhouse to meet a local tribe and some beach time in Kota Kinabalu, with plenty of options for nature walks and watersports.

Destination: Borneo
Prices from: £1,899 per adult, £1,799 per child
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
When To Go:
  • May
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Headhunters & Orangutans

Ceylon Discovery

Sri Lanka is an island of incredible variety, and this active trip allows for plenty of interaction with local people and for children to learn about the island's history, religion, wildlife and wonderful food.

Destination: Sri Lanka
Prices from: £1,299 per adult, £1,249 per child
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • Summer
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Ceylon Discovery

Ice Pop

Experience an active winter adventure to the remote north of Finland. Enjoy sledge rides, snowshoeing and snow sculpting on a holiday that the whole family will remember for years to come.

Destination: Finland
Prices from: £1,399 per adult, £1,049 per child
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Ideal for ages: 4-12
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Feb
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Winter Fun
Find out more about Ice Pop

Myanmar Discovery

This adventurous family holiday of Myanmar heads off the main tourist trail to discover this little known nation, with colourful temples, impressive volcanoes and the friendly Burmese people.

Destination: Myanmar
Prices from: £1,299 per adult, £1,239 per child
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Ideal for ages: 11+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
Find out more about Myanmar Discovery

Swahili Coast & Safari

Explore Tanzania off the beaten track to see the real Africa. Highlights include learning about elephant conservation, bush walks, canoe trips and beach relaxation on the island of Zanzibar.

Destination: Tanzania
Prices from: £2,499 per adult, £1,999 per child
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Summer
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Safari Holidays
Find out more about Swahili Coast & Safari

Vietnam: North & South

Vietnamese man selling produce in floating market at Cai Rang

Take your family on an unforgettable journey through Vietnam. This tailor-made trip takes in the country’s highlights from the busy cities of Hanoi and Saigon to the serene rice paddies of the Mekong Delta.

Destination: Vietnam
Prices from: £1,699 per adult, £1,599 per child
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
When To Go:
  • Feb
  • Easter
  • May
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Vietnam: North & South

Hanoi to Saigon

This family activity holiday in Vietnam explores much of this vibrant and friendly country, travelling from north to south by train and enjoying a wealth of unique activities and experiences.

Destination: Vietnam
Prices from: £1,229 per adult, £1,179 per child
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
Find out more about Hanoi to Saigon

Vietnam Adventure

Young girl kayaking in Halong Bay Vietnam

A great option for active families, where children can learn about Vietnam's compelling history, experience life in a longhouse, cycle in countryside filled with paddy fields, and stay on a traditional junk.

Destination: Vietnam
Prices from: £999 per adult, £949 per child
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Ideal for ages: 9+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Multi-Activity Holidays
Find out more about Vietnam Adventure

Rainforests & Islands

A tropical adventure for beach loving families, this itinerary visits buzzing Bangkok with its tuk tuks and floating markets, before heading south for rainforest and beach activities.

Destination: Thailand
Prices from: £949 per adult, £899 per child
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Rainforests & Islands

Prague & Tatras Adventure

Enjoy a week-long, action-packed family adventure, visiting the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, with mountains, medieval castles, gorges and salt mines to explore.

Destination: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Prices from: £899 per adult, £849 per child
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 8+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Summer
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Multi-Activity Holidays
  • Water Adventure
Find out more about Prague & Tatras Adventure

Atlas Mule Train

A Moroccan family adventure designed with young explorers in mind. Explore Marrakech’s maze of souks and ride mules in the Atlas Mountains, discovering tranquil and friendly Berber villages along the way.

Destination: Morocco
Prices from: £429 per adult, £399 per child
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Ideal for ages: 2-10
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • May
  • Summer
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
Find out more about Atlas Mule Train

Adventure To Petra

Enjoy an action-packed family holiday with wonderful food and friendly people. Explore superb Roman ruins and temples, camp Bedouin-style in the desert and snorkel amidst colourful coral.

Destination: Jordan
Prices from: £1,199 per adult, £1,149 per child
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • May
  • Summer
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Camping Adventures
Find out more about Adventure To Petra

Cheetahs & Dunes

Experience a truly amazing family holiday in one of Africa’s most beautiful countries. Namibia offers superb wildlife viewing, some spectacular scenery and great opportunities for adventure.

Destination: Namibia
Prices from: £1,799 per adult, £999 per child
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Feb
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Oct
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Safari Holidays
  • Camping Adventures
Find out more about Cheetahs & Dunes

Mayan Mexico

Soak up the atmosphere and hear stories of the Maya civilisation as you explore temples and pyramids, before enjoying boat trips, a cookery lesson and a visit to a traditional Mexican hacienda by mule cart!

Destination: Mexico
Prices from: £1,869 per adult, £1,819 per child
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Mayan Mexico

Sri Lanka in Style

Explore the highlights of Sri Lanka on this stylish two-week family holiday, staying in superior accommodation and encountering an intoxicating mix of wildlife and culture.

Destination: Sri Lanka
Prices from: £2,199 per adult, £2,099 per child
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
When To Go:
  • Feb
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Sri Lanka in Style

Brazil Highlights

Toucan sitting on branch in Brazilian rainforest

Experience the excitement of Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the thunder of the incredible Iguassu Falls, and track wild animals through the Pantanal on this fabulous tailor-made family holiday.

Destination: Brazil
Prices from: £2,529 per adult, £2,499 per child
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Ideal for ages: 10+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
When To Go:
  • Feb
  • Easter
  • May
  • Summer
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Brazil Highlights

Active Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the perfect destination for an active family holiday, and this trip has it all: cycling, exploring caves, a cookery class, white water rafting, a wildlife safari, village visits and a catamaran ride.

Destination: Sri Lanka
Prices from: £999 per adult, £949 per child
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Ideal for ages: 12+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Feb
  • Easter
  • Summer
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Active Sri Lanka

Dolphins & Dunes

This activity holiday in Oman has so much to offer families. Explore the desert by 4WD and camp Bedouin style, go dolphin watching, look for turtles and snorkel in tropical waters.

Destination: Oman
Prices from: £1,799 per adult, £1,699 per child
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • May
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Water Adventure
  • Camping Adventures
Find out more about Dolphins & Dunes

Panda Express

This 2-week family adventure will take you to see some of China's most famous sights, including the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall of China, and of course the iconic panda!

Destination: China
Prices from: £2,499 per adult, £2,399 per child
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Ideal for ages: 7+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • Summer
  • Xmas
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Wildlife & Nature
Find out more about Panda Express

Teen Hike & Bike

This trip explores Morocco's magnificent Atlas Mountains on foot, by bike and camel. A perfect destination for teenagers, there are opportunities to try a variety of activities and meet local Berber people.

Destination: Morocco
Prices from: £799 per adult, £749 per child
  • Duration: 9 days
  • Ideal for ages: 11+
  • Itinerary type: Small group
Departure Guide:
  • Easter
  • May
  • Summer
  • Oct
Excellent for:
  • Activity & Adventure
  • Cultural Discovery
  • Multi-Activity Holidays
Find out more about Teen Hike & Bike