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History and culture holidays

If you’re craving some culture for your next trip, be inspired by one of our culture heavy holiday destinations.

Get inspired and fly directly to one of our many rich cultural and historical destinations to explore ancient ruins and architecture, marvel at art and antiquity in museums and galleries, and immerse yourself in the captivating culture of some of the world’s oldest cities. Wander through the carved temples of Petra, walk down the steps of Old Town in Dubrovnik, or ride a camel to The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.

For a cultural holiday that ignites the imagination, we have a range of historical destinations for you to explore. Plan your trip around local festivals to take in the authentic and colourful traditions of each city we fly to.

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Abidjan has all the hallmarks of a winning destination – abundant cultural offerings, a vibrant music scene and a dynamic gourmet offering.
From the moment your flight to Addis Ababa arrives, the city delivers in every sense.
Consistently ranked as one of Australia’s most liveable cities, Adelaide’s pristine beaches and laid-back attitude won’t disappoint.
It doesn’t take visitors to Amman long to realise this is one of the Middle East’s friendliest cities.
Laidback and liberal, Amsterdam boasts a vibrant entertainment scene, vast green spaces, and some of the world's most famous museums.
Whether you want culture, relaxation or a mix of both, you can create your perfect itinerary in Athens.
New Zealand
A paradise for those who love the great outdoors, Auckland’s unique geography makes it a must-visit for any traveller.
The ultimate island paradise, visit Bali to explore pristine beaches surrounded by glittering seas, and dazzling paddy terraces interspersed with jungle.
Travellers on flights to Bangkok can expect a city of contrasts; where skyscrapers and five-star hotels tower over ancient temples.
Can’t choose between a beach holiday and a city break? Hop on a flight to Barcelona and you’ll get both.
When you book flights to China you can expect mind-blowing food and a compelling mix of the ancient and modern.
Fly Emirates to the capital city of Colombia and enjoy a feast of arts, culture and delicious food surrounded by the majestic Andes mountains.
Visit Bologna to experience a buzzy university town with energy to burn, architectural masterpieces and some of Italy’s best food.
United States
Boston is a potent mix of American history, working-class traditions and cutting-edge chic.
You won’t find yourself short of things to do in Brussels, a city filled with distinguished architecture, legendary art museums and gorgeous eateries.
Traditional attractions, a buzzing nightlife scene and a fascinating history ensure there are plenty of things to do in Budapest.
Pack your dancing shoes for flights to Buenos Aires. History buffs, tango aficionados, art connoisseurs and architecture lovers won’t be disappointed.
Flights to Cairo exhibit an elegant fusion of old and new: historical landmarks and modern architecture.
South Africa
From awe-inspiring beaches to five-star hotels, and gourmet cuisines to thrilling adventures, a visit to Cape Town won’t disappoint.
A visit to the largest city in Morocco will reward you with interesting architecture and restaurants galore.
With its hot climate, fascinating culture and tasty cuisine, it should come as no surprise that Chennai is one of India’s most visited cities.
United States
Chicago is the type of city where you can go for a weekend or a month and you'll be enchanted either way.
Sri Lanka
There’s a lot to love about Sri Lanka’s capital city, Colombo.
Copenhagen is a small city with a big reputation, which makes it perfect to explore at any pace.
Once flights to Delhi touch down, it doesn’t take long for the city’s vibrant spirit to charm its guests.
United Arab Emirates
In just over 40 years, Dubai has become the face of modernity – where architectural wonders preside over glittering seas and record-breaking malls.
Dublin’s got so much history that you see it everywhere, from the eateries that date back centuries to the beautiful Trinity College.
From intimate streets to exciting, modern architectural developments, flights to Düsseldorf provide a fascinating peek into Germany.
United Kingdom
Flights to Edinburgh land you in a city of historical legends, mythical creatures and craggy castles.
There is no shortage of things to do in Frankfurt; a city that should be visited for its culture as much as its commerce.
A diplomatic hub, Geneva is also a magnet for tourists who come to explore this seat of power and its picturesque setting.
United Kingdom
Scotland is a country that certainly knows how to enjoy itself, and no city in Scotland knows how to enjoy itself more than Glasgow.
World class cuisine, history and a vibrant counter culture – to put it simply, Hamburg has something for all ages and tastes.
Hanoi, the bustling capital of Vietnam, is a draw for more reasons than can fit in this small space.
Sample street food, explore fascinating history and become swept away with the crowds, noise and life of Ho Chi Minh City.
Hong Kong, China
Visit Hong Kong to explore one of Asia’s most iconic and cosmopolitan destinations.
United States
Simultaneously a rodeo town, arts destination, space travel innovator and hip foodie destination, Houston is many things to its numerous visitors.
Visit Istanbul to discover an incredibly diverse destination – where age-old sites sit amidst bustling bazars and high-end restaurants.
With its diverse mix of cultures and cuisines, catching flights to Jakarta guarantees something for everyone.
Whilst Kochi is imbued with historical significance, there’s a modern side too – including one of the finest modern art scenes in India.
Kuala Lumpur isn't only the largest city in Malaysia, but one of the most exciting in the world.
Best known for its sunshine and sandy beaches, Larnaca also houses some fascinating historical attractions for those willing to explore.
Visit Portugal’s capital to explore a destination that effortlessly blends fascinating, old-world charm with stunning modernity.
United Kingdom
Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Underground – it’s no wonder London remains one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations.
Visit Luanda to experience regeneration at its best – where the exotic has twinned with the beautiful to stunning effect.
Once one of France’s best-kept secrets, Lyon offers remarkable food, fantastic culture, gorgeous climate and fascinating history.
If you’re catching flights to Madrid, bring your appetite – it’s filled with art, architecture, atmosphere and amazing food.
Fly to Malta to discover a diverse travel destination imbued with both history and beauty.
United Kingdom
From world-changing history to ground-breaking music, visit Manchester to experience a city which never disappoints.
Anything goes in Melbourne, a city that effortlessly blends a cosmopolitan feel with a little bit of the Aussie outback.
Flights to Mexico City take you on an adventure for the senses, with sights, sounds and tastes, both familiar and new.
This vibrant city is the largest in the French-speaking province of Quebec, located at the confluence of the St Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers.
The centuries-old capital of Russia was the heart of the Soviet Union. Yet whilst history abounds, Moscow also looks forward with charm and grace.
Twenty-first century Mumbai is a city of diversity and excitement, full of vibrant markets, colourful festivals, cricket and Bollywood glamour.
Not only does Munich boast more theatres and art galleries than any other city in Germany, it has some of the loveliest architecture too.
Oman has been a trading post for centuries, and today it’s a tourist magnet – attracting travellers with its gorgeous beaches and mountains.
United States
The Big Apple – where countless iconic landmarks, cultural cornerstones and foodie havens create one eclectic, heady mix.
United Kingdom
From its elegant architecture to its energetic nightlife, Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the UK’s most exciting cities.
Osaka houses more than enough luxury hotels, restaurants and other attractions to keep even the most itchy-footed of travellers entertained.
Oslo exemplifies Scandinavian cool, and its trendy neighbourhoods, faultless dining options and awe-inspiring architecture won’t disappoint.
One of the world’s most loved cities, explore Paris to enjoy architectural wonders, gourmet food and unparalleled artistic treasures.
Fly Emirates to Cambodia’s capital city to see the ornate Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, explore captivating Khmer art and history, and reach the enchanting temples of Angkor Wat.
Czech Republic
Prague’s exquisite beauty can be seen without entering a single attraction – it’s the gorgeous architecture and breath-taking views that enchant visitors.
Chances are, from the moment your flight to Rio de Janeiro touches down, the fun will find you.
Whether your passion is paintings or pizza, Rome will have something to whet your appetite.
United States
San Francisco is a city full of contradictions, and that’s what makes it such an interesting travel destination.
A visit to Brazil wouldn’t be complete without exploring São Paulo – a buzzing metropolis guaranteed to create an unforgettable impression.
United States
Surrounded by lush forests, Seattle is imbued with fantastic restaurants, sporting grounds and nightlife venues guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Korea, Republic of
South Korea might be known as the Land of the Morning Calm, but there’s nothing low-key about its buzzing capital.
The Pearl of the Orient, the Paris of the East – Shanghai’s many names reveal its status as one of Asia’s most exciting cities.
Having reinvented itself as a buzzing metropolis, get ready for Singapore’s stunning architecture, natural beauty and countless culinary offerings.
Palaces and cathedrals, canals and bridges, art and caviar – flights to St Petersburg transport you to a dream city.
There’s no doubt about it – the Swedish capital is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
There’s no shortage of beauty in Sydney – from the Harbour Bridge and iconic Opera House to the verdant Royal Botanic Garden.
Taiwan, China
Flights to Taipei let you experience buzzing nightlife, exquisite restaurants and compulsive shopping in one of Asia’s most easy-going cities.
It’s true that flights to Tel Aviv bring you to a party destination by the sea. But that’s just one aspect of the city’s vibrant personality.
There’s more to Thiruvananthapuram than meets the eye; this city’s got personality and you’ll want to get to know it.
Tokyo’s pedestrian-filled intersections, neon-lit night scenes and themed eateries are legendary – as is this buzzing city’s contagious energy.
Big sights and great food will pull you in, but Toronto’s vibrant neighbourhoods and friendly locals will keep you coming back.
Tunis is a tranquil yet bustling city that packs a punch – visit to indulge in culture, hammams and astonishing cuisine.
There’s something effortlessly magical and romantic about Venice’s palazzo-lined canals, bridges, maze-like side streets and, of course, singing gondoliers.
In Vienna, a rich history and exciting future combine to make one fascinating destination.
Visit Warsaw to experience one of Europe’s most exciting up-and-coming cities.
United States
In a word, Washington D.C. is monumental – holding an important place in American history and teeming with iconic landmarks.
Beyond the banks, Zürich is the focal point for much of Switzerland’s art, music and opera. Visit to explore culture and stunning, natural beauty.