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Top 10 Cultural Trips for Under £1000

With Explore you can find the holiday to suit you for under £1000 this summer. Our Cultural trips include visits to iconic sites and let you truly immerse yourself in the flavours, sounds and sights of different cultures. Below we have the best ofour Top 10 Cultural trips, you are bound to find something to enjoy.

1. Baltic Capital Cities

From £679pp inc Flights
8 Days
Where: Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

The perfect introduction for people looking to go to the Baltic Countries. Visit the three capital cities Vilnius, Riga & Medieval Tallinn, where you can explore on foot the amazing culture and history.

Experience some enchanting highlights on the way between the cities as you enjoy a local beer tasting, visit the Hill of Crosses and see Trakai Castle. 

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2. Highlights of Hidden Catalonia

From £785pp inc Flights
7 Days
Where: Spain

See the other side of one of the world's most beautiful cities, Barcelona, as well as Girona and the old village of Rupit on this fast-paced tour.

Stroll along the Path of Waters where you see the most stunning views down onto Barcelona before descending by funicular; explore the back streets of Girona and see the unknown Collsacabra with its incredible limestone cliffs, waterfalls and oak forest.

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3. Highlights of Old Castile

From £799pp inc Flights
7 Days
Where: Spain

This action-packed trip immerses you in the historical towns and beautiful countryside of Castile. See Avila, the Gredos Mountains and the sights of Salamanca. You'll also get the chance to taste local wines and tapas in Madrid, visit Egyptian temples and explore on foot around this amazing region.

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4. Highlights of Portugal

From £799pp inc Flights
7 Days
Where: Portugal

If you want to see the best bits of Portugal in seven days, this trip is for you. Wander down Lisbon's cobbled streets, take a train to Douro Valley and enjoy a fish meal in the docks. You'll also see places not often on Portugal tours such as the Serra do Alvao National Park and the backstreets of Coimbra, the medieval capital.

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5. Kaliningrad Short Break

From £650pp inc Flights
5 Days
Where: Russia & Poland

This little-known exclave of Russia has a great history just waiting to be discovered on this trip. Learn more about amber mining in the coastal resort of Svetlgorsk, and then see the Dancing Forest in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Curonian Spit National Park, before heading back to Gdansk, Poland, to visit the largest castle in the world - Malbork Castle.

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6. Highlights of Poland

From £798pp inc Flights
8 Days
Where: Poland

Explore the historical sites of Poland and discover the medieval buildings, historic squares and culture of Warsaw, Wroclaw & Krakow. Travel by train to the cities, passing through glorious countryside. Marvel at the amazing sculptures and ballroom at the Wieliczka Salt Mines and visit local micro-breweries. You’ll also have the chance to visit Auschwitz and Schindler’s Factory. 

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7. Moldova and Romania

From £899pp inc Flights
8 Days
Where: Moldova & Romania

This fascinating trip highlights how Moldova and Romania have emerged from behind the Iron Curtain as intriguing destinations in their own right. Moldova’s capital Chisinau harks back to the USSR days while, in stark contrast, there’s a chance to stay in a traditional guesthouse near to the early Christian monasteries of Orheiul Vechi. As well as visiting the capitals of Chisinau, Bucharest and Tiraspol, enjoy wine and brandy tastings and see the bubbling volcanoes at Berca. 

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8. Imperial Cities and Desert

From £849pp inc Flights
15 Days
Where: Morocco

Discover the world of ancient Morocco on this 15-day trip. You see the Imperial cities of Rabat, Maknes, Fes and Marrakech, exploring the colourful souks and haggling for a bargain. You'll also head out into the desert; ride on camel back whilst watching the sunset over the dunes and walk through the Atlas Mountains.

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9. Highlights of Andalucia

From £750pp inc Flights
8 Days
Where: Spain

Andalucia is a great place to see a wealth of culture, history and mountains in the sunshine. Visit the cities of Granada, Seville and Cordoba along with a couple of nights in a local village. Wander through woodland hillsides, see the classic Moorish architecture and gardens and explore the UNESCO World Heritage palace of the Alcazar.

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10. Highlights of Serbia

From £749pp inc Flights
8 Days
Where: Serbia

Uncover the highlights of Serbia on this week-long trip. See both the ancient history of Belgrade - and also the modern. Visit the Tara National Park, ride the old narrow-gauge railway through the mountains and stop off at the Rakia distillery to see how the locals manufacture the traditional fruit brandy, Rakia.

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