IH ♥ Culture Holidays

Escape the beach and souvenir shops and experience a different side of travelling by immersing yourself in the history and culture of your chosen holiday destination. Sample cuisine with the locals, visit colourful local markets, and explore historic castles and museums packed with ancient treasures and visit sites right out of the pages of history.

Whether it be visiting ancient temples and ruins in Mexico, experiencing classical art and architecture in Europe, trying kava with the locals in Fiji or visiting World Heritage-listed sites like Borobudur in Indonesia, we have a variety of packages that offer a truly unique cultural experience.

Japan 14 day Consecutive Standard Class Rail Pass, Family
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Japan

Japan

Japan 14 day Consecutive Standard Class Rai...

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  • 14 day consecutive Standard class Japan Rail Pass.
from$559*
Indian Pacific - Sydney Explorer & Hunter Valley, 6 Nights, Gold Service
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Australia

Australia

Indian Pacific - Sydney Explorer & Hunter V...

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  • 3 nights onboard the Indian Pacific, Gold Service, Twin Cabin Perth to Sydney.
  • All meals plus standard beverages onboard the Indian Pacific.
  • Off Train Excursions and Outback Experiences on the Indian Pacific.
  • 3 nights accommodation at the 4-star Seasons Harbour Plaza Sydney in a Studio Deluxe Room.
  • Spectacular Sydney with Captain Cook Luncheon Cruise.
  • Hunter Valley Harvest Wine Experience with a two course lunch at Hunter Valley Resort, 3 wine tastings and a wine appreciation tour.
6 nights
from$3,069*
First Passage to the West Culinary Exploration, 9 Nights
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EARLY BIRD BONUS Receive up to $1000 per couple in Added Value Credit

Canada

First Passage to the West Culinary Explorat...

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  • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service.
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation.
  • 2 breakfasts & 4 lunches .
  • Six-course wine-paired gourmet menu The Post Hotel Dining Room.
  • Six-course wine-paired chef's tasting at Eden Restaurant in the Rimrock Hotel.
  • Culinary walking tour of Granville Island or Chinatown.
  • A Culinary tour of one of Calgary's neighbourhoods.
  • Vancouver Lookout.
  • Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer.
  • Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff.
  • Banff to Calgary Tour including Banff Gondola.
  • Panoramic Helicopter Flightseeing.
  • Calgary Tower.
  • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Lake Louise.
  • Luggage handling & National Parks Pass.
  • EARLY BIRD BONUS Receive up to $1000 per couple in Added Value Credit.

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9 nights
from$6,185*
Centra Central Station Hotel

Thailand

Bangkok

Centra Central Station Hotel

3-5 Star
  • 6 nights accommodation at the 3.
  • 5-star Centra Central Station Hotel in a Centra Premium Room.
  • Return seat in vehicle transfers from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Hotel.
  • City and Temples Tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, Transport, Guide.
6 nights
12 Day Italian Indulgence

Italy

Italy

12 Day Italian Indulgence

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  • Escorted Tour - 12D/11N.
  • Operated by Back Roads Touring.
  • 11 nights in boutique accommodation.
  • Experienced Back-Roads Drive & Tour Leader.
  • Local guide in Florence.
  • Premium mini-coach transportation.
  • European breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 6 evening meals.
  • Tuscan cooking class and lunch.
  • Truffle hunt in Piedmont.
  • 2 wine tastings.
  • 1 liquor tasting.
  • Includes entrance to: San Fruttuoso Abbey, Isola Madre & Isola Bella, Baptistery of St John in Pisa, Grinzane Cavour Castle.
11 nights
7 Day Tuscan Treats

Italy

Florence

7 Day Tuscan Treats

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  • Escorted Tour - 7D/6N.
  • Operated by Back-roads Touring.
  • 6 nights boutique accommodation.
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader.
  • Local guide in Florence.
  • Premium mini-coach transportation.
  • European breakfast daily, 2 x lunches, 3 x evening meals.
  • Wine tastings.
  • Tuscan cooking class.
  • Olive oil tasting.
  • Pecorino cheese & wine tasting.
  • Included entrances: Cinque Terre Card, Baptistery of St John in Pisa, Cathedral of Siena.
6 nights
8 Day Wonders of Wales Tour

United Kingdom

Wales

8 Day Wonders of Wales Tour

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  • Escorted Tour - 8D/7N.
  • Operated by Back Roads Touring.
  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation.
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leaders.
  • Premium mini-coach transportation.
  • Full Welsh breakfast daily, 1 x afternoon tea, 4 x evening meals.
  • Welsh wine tasting experience.
  • Visit the first Welsh bookshop.
  • Enjoy a performance by a Welsh Choir and language taster session.
  • Entrances to Cawd Explorer Pass, St Fagans National History Museum, Big Pit Museum, Polycysyllte Aqueduct, Llanderis Slate Mine, Caernarfon Castle, Nant Gwrtheyrn, Hedd Wyn home, Cenarth Coracle Centre, Rhiannon Welsh Gold Centre, Castell Henllys, Lovespoon workshop.
7 nights
9 Day La Belle France Escorted Tour

France

Paris

9 Day La Belle France Escorted Tour

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  • Escorted Tour - 9D/8N.
  • Operated by Back-roads Touring.
  • 8 nights boutique accommodation.
  • Experience Back-Roads Driver / Tour Leader.
  • Premium mini-coach transportation.
  • Daily European-style breakfasts, 3 x evening meals.
  • Cider & calvados tasting.
  • Garden tour of the Chateau de la Bourdaisiere Included entrances: Monet's House & Garden at Giverny, Chateau d'Angers, Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau de Chartres and Chateau de Chenonceau.
8 nights
10 Day Highlights of Britain Tour

United Kingdom

England

10 Day Highlights of Britain Tour

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  • Escorted Tour - 10D/9N.
  • Operated by Back Roads Touring.
  • 9 nights accommodation in boutique accommodation.
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader.
  • Premium mini-coach transportation.
  • Full English breakfast daily, 1 x Welsh cooking experience including lunch, 5 x evening meals.
  • Walking tour of Oxford.
  • Cruise on Lake Windermere.
  • Entrance fees included to: Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Worcester Cathedral, Bronte Parsonage, Castle Howard, Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm, Dove Cottage & Hawkshead Grammar School, Abbotsford House & Rosslyn Chapel.
9 nights
Local Life Bangrak Cultural Foodie Walk

Thailand

Bangkok

Local Life Bangrak Cultural Foodie Walk

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  • English speaking guide.
  • Drop-off at BTS Surasak Station.
from$39*
Local Life Heritage Walk with Lunch

Thailand

Phuket

Local Life Heritage Walk with Lunch

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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Lunch.
from$70*
Local Life Samui Street Eats

Thailand

Koh Samui

Local Life Samui Street Eats

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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • English speaking guide.
from$73*
Local Life Dessert Island by Bike

Thailand

Bangkok

Local Life Dessert Island by Bike

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  • English speaking guide.
from$83*
Nadi Cultural/Mudpool Tour

Fiji

Coral Coast - Fiji

Nadi Cultural/Mudpool Tour

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  • Return hotel transfers, English speaking guide, Admission fees, Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Viseisei Village, Nadi Markets, Sabeto natural mudpool and hot springs.
from$199*
Chelsea Hotel Toronto

CANADA

Toronto

Chelsea Hotel Toronto

4 Star
  • 4 nights accommodation at the 4-star Chelsea Hotel Toronto in a Chelsea Standard Room.
  • Sightseeing Tour of Niagara Falls: includes Lunch at the Sheraton on the Falls.
  • Beer Makes History Better: includes Food and market visit, local life and culture, heritage and history, English speaking guide.
  • Multicultural Kensington Market and ChinaTown : includes Food and market visit, local life and culture, heritage and history, English speaking guide.
4 nights
from$609*
Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal

CANADA

Quebec

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal

4-5 Star
  • 6 nights accommodation at the 4½-star Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Montreal in a Fairmont Room.
  • 6 day car hire of a Toyota Corolla (2 door) or similar (pick up, drop off Montreal Airport).
  • Heart of Montreal City Tour Quebec City Helicopter Tour.
6 nights
from$1,299*
Aurora Borealis & Boreale Ranch with Dog Sledding

CANADA

Whitehorse

Aurora Borealis & Boreale Ranch with Dog Sl...

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  • 5 day tour departing Whitehorse.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Whitehorse in a 3-star Hotel with Breakfast daily.
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Boreale Lodge.
  • 2 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners at the Boreale Lodge.
  • All transfers as per itinerary including English Speaking driver/guide.
  • Airport transfers, introduction, Aurora viewing and assistance.
  • 2 evenings of Aurora viewing at Northern Tales Viewing Site (including hot drinks and snacks).
  • 2 evenings of Aurora viewing at the Boreale Ranch (unguided).
  • 4 hours Dog Sledding (including transfers, instruction, use of dogs and sled, snacks and drinks).
  • Access to Hot Tub at Boreale Ranch (included).
  • City Tour of Whitehorse.
5 nights
from$1,619*