Cultural & Sightseeing

Discover breathtaking landmarks

From the Great Wall to the Taj Mahal

Local expert guides to assist & inspire

Cultural Holidays

Explore incredible landmarks, undiscovered destinations and world-class cities with us on our cultural holidays. Delve even deeper with our local, expert guides and tours and learn all about the background of your chosen destination, as well as enjoying your surroundings.

Sightseeing Holidays

Get more out of your sightseeing holidays with Travel Department. If you are looking to tick some iconic attractions off your bucket list, our itineraries always make sure to include must-see monuments as well as unexplored destinations. No matter if you have visited these places before, see them in a whole new light on your sightseeing holiday with us.

As well as the famous and renowned landmarks, our tours explore the less well-known locations around the world too. A cultural holiday should uncover every angle of the country you’re visiting and, after our years of experience organising travel, we are familiar with the real hidden gems of some of the most popular destinations.

From Ancient Greece and Rome to undiscovered Italy, Austrian Alps to Lake Garda, Venice and Verona, regardless of where you choose, our guided excursions get the most out of your visit. Navigate your destination with ease and interest on your culture holiday and gain a new appreciation for our world.

All of our cultural holidays include return flights, transfers, accommodation, and an exciting array of specially selected excursions with expert, local guides, so all you have to worry about is which holiday to choose!


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Why Choose A Travel Department Cultural Holiday?

See Celebrated Cities

See Celebrated Cities

Discover some of the world’s most interesting and historical cities on our Cultural and Sightseeing tours. We offer guided holidays to historic European cities like Dubrovnik, which is known for its incredibly preserved walls completed in the 16th century. Many of our trips also include visits to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Cities, like our trip to Tuscany including Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. For something a bit more cosmopolitan, we also offer Cultural and Sightseeing tours to world capitals like Beijing and Tokyo

Visit Must-See Monuments

Visit Must-See Monuments

On our Cultural and Sightseeing Holidays, we’ll be sure to visit the most important monuments in each of our destinations. Whether it’s a trip to the Great Wall in China, the Colosseum in Rome, or the Eiffel Tower in Paris, we won’t miss a thing! All the while, we’ll have an expert guide by our side to give the history of these incredible landmarks. Even if you’ve already visited some of these historic monuments before, we’ll gain a renewed appreciation when our guide gives us the context behind what we’re seeing.

Explore Undiscovered Destinations

Explore Undiscovered Destinations

We have over two decades of experience organising travel, and because of that, we’ve learned a thing or two about the best destinations. We offer a selection of Cultural and Sightseeing tours to undiscovered and less well-known locations all around the world. Our range of Undiscovered Italy products are particularly popular and allow us to explore this much-loved country in more detail. Whether it’s a trip to Italy’s heel, the Puglia region, or to the country’s green heart, Umbria, we have plenty of options to explore something new.

Get a Guided Experience

Get a Guided Experience

On each of our holidays, we include a number of guided excursions, so we get the most out of each place we visit. In many locations, a guided tour is crucial to understand the incredible history behind the attraction or, is an important part of navigating a new area. In Venice, where narrow alleyways can lead to impassable canals, it’s important to have a guide by our side to show us the way. While in Jerusalem or Machu Picchu, we’ll only truly understand the gravity of what we’re seeing when we have a grasp on the place’s history.

A Guided Cultural Holiday Experience

Whether you want to explore the Great Wall of China first hand or walk in the footsteps of Gladiators in Rome, we have a selection of fantastic guided holidays to help you get the most out of travelling. With over two decades of expertise, we specialise in helping travellers take the stress out of planning a holiday. On our Cultural and Sightseeing Holidays, we’ll see so much more with a local, experienced and knowledgeable guide by our side to take us to the highlights of each destination and give us valuable context for each landmark. Choose to visit the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence, and learn about the incredible artists behind the artwork. Or, take a trip to the 8th century capital of Japan, Nara, to explore Buddhist temples while learning about the history of the region.

Cultural Holiday FAQs

What is included in my holiday?


Travel Department holidays include flights, transfers and hotel accommodation on bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis, and excursions as specified.

All items that are included are clearly stated in our documentation. Add-ons such as insurance, bags and single room supplements are mentioned separately. In some cases you may have to pay a local departure tax or local transport cost. This will be detailed in your documentation and our local guides will assist you with these. Tipping is not included in your holiday price and information regarding tipping will also be included with your travel documents.

Will I be met at the airport?


You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?


Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?


We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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