Trace the history of the world and its people with this collection of cultural journeys focused on our ancient past. Be inspired by the mosaics and minarets in the architecture of Iran or the lively music and colonial history of Cuba. Participate in a Malaysian cooking class to learn about the traditional flavors, or explore a mountainous wine region of Argentina to visit vineyards and local artisans. These journeys delve deeper into the cultures of these diverse countries and really immerse travelers into their rich heritage and come back with a better understanding of the cultural fabric of these lands.
Uncovering Alexander’s Egypt
The ultimate exploration of Egypt was selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime. See Cairo, Siwa and the Western Desert, and dive underwater at ancient Alexandria.
Hot Springs Around the World
Ker & Downey has assembled all of the planet’s most tantalizing thermal waters and packed them into one month-long adventure uncovering the best hot springs from Iceland to Japan and New Zealand to Chile.
The Malaysia Heritage Tour
The Malaysia Heritage Tour from Ker & Downey follows the influences of historic Malaysia through Penang, the Cameron Highlands, Kuala Lumpur, and Melaka.
A 12 day exploration of Peru’s history. Visit the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, then tour Cusco, and experience the stunning architecture of Arequipa and the majesty of the Colca Valley.
France Through the Ages
Embark on an elegant “Tour de France” following the roads from the past. On this 17-day itinerary, uncover the history of France from the south, through the Pyrenees, to the Loire Valley, and concluding around Paris.
Private Tailor-Made Cuba
Our Private Tailor-Made Cuba journey gets to the heart of the culture and spirit of Cuba. Luxury travel to Cuba with support for the Cuban people is completely customizable, allowing you to choose your own travel experience.
The Palio di Siena
The Palio di Siena is one of Italy’s longest held traditions. This exclusive week-long Ker & Downey journey centers around the annual festivities and reveals the fairytale romance of Tuscany.
Fine Wines and Frontiers
Discover the soul of Northwest Argentina on this unique circuit that takes you along unpaved mountain roads and unveils off the beaten path treasures in the Salta province.
This all-encompassing 18-day Namibian experience showcases the best of this unique country: its ancient sand dunes, legendary desert-adapted wildlife, mysterious Skeleton Coast, and beautiful Himba people.
Reykjavík Culture Night
Travel to Iceland with Ker & Downey on this exclusive 10-day journey centered around the country’s most popular arts festival. This itinerary reveals Iceland’s natural and cultural treasures.
Land of the Berbers
Venture into the Land of the Berbers with Ker & Downey, where the simplicity of this ancient culture unfolds in the city and the desert. Spend 11 days with us discovering Morocco’s diverse terrain.
Celebrate Spain’s Basque culture at the colorful and lively Aste Nagusia Festival. Witness the festivities on the streets of Bilbao before retreating to the sunshine and seafood of San Sebastián and Pasaia.
On this eight-night Peloponnese adventure, Ker & Downey pairs the classic charms of Athens with the exclusive beauty of Amanzoe and the many natural treasures of the Argosaronic Gulf.
Iran History and Culture
This wholly-unique journey to Iran highlights its rich tapestry of history across 10 days with Ker & Downey.
Ancient Exploration in the Middle East
Dig into the rich history and go back to Biblical times on an incredible multi-country journey through the ancient cultures of Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
Treasures of the Tsars: Moscow and St. Petersburg
Our Moscow and St. Petersburg luxury journey reveals the treasures of the Tsars, marrying the grandeur of Imperial Russia with the vibrant culture of the modern empire.
Magical Christmas Markets
Explore the magical wonder of the holidays on this unforgettable tour through Europe’s finest Christmas markets.
Uzbekistan: The Silk Road
Take a unique Silk Road journey through the notable sites in Uzbekistan: Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Tashkent.
Luxury Thailand Villas
Journey through some of our favorite luxury Thailand villas and see northern Thailand in total exclusivity, jetting between Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Song, and Chiang Rai over the span of 12 enriching days.
Central European Quartet
Our Central European Quartet is centuries of history and rich culture come to life. Experience luxury Central Europe travel with Ker & Downey in four fantastic countries: Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czech Republic.
Haute to Handicraft: Japan’s Artistic Heritage
Travel in luxury through Japan’s captivating artistic heritage. From high-end design to centuries-old craftsmanship, this 12-day pilgrimage is an homage to this prolific country’s creative culture and innovative roots.
Path of the Polynesians
Selected by National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 Tours of a Lifetime, discover the hot spots of Polynesian culture at Easter Island, the Marquesas Islands, and the Maori of New Zealand.
Land of the Masai
This 10-day safari is the epitome of Kenya luxury travel, featuring Chyulu Hills, Shaba National Park, and the Masai Mara National Reserve – some of the best locations for East African wildlife and culture.
The Grand Caucasus
Three distinct countries and a wealth of history and culture can be found on the 14-day journey through The Grand Caucasus, featuring the highlights of Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia.
The Galway Races
Join Ker & Downey on a 12-day jam-packed discovery of Ireland’s heritage, from the country’s longest and most prestigious race in Galway to the local folklore and ancient recipes within its medieval hamlets.
Luxury South India Safari
Sophisticated sojourners are guaranteed to be swept away by the romance of South India on this tailor-made culture and wildlife safari through Kerala and Karnataka.
Morocco and Tunisia Cultural Journey
Our 14-day custom journey is designed to take you deep into the rich culture of Morocco and Tunisia, two faraway and truly fascinating lands.
Salzburg Opera Festival
Go behind the scenes at the Salzburg Opera Festival on this four-day European extension, featuring Ker & Downey’s exclusive VIP treatment amid the city’s internationally renowned festivities and productions.
Ker & Downey’s exclusive Oktoberfest extension features behind-the-scenes tours and VIP tables amid the festival’s elite, as well as private access to some of Bavaria’s most memorable sites.
Monte Carlo Fireworks Festival
The Monte Carlo Fireworks Festival is the largest pyrotechnics competition in the world. Cruise through the Italian Riviera on your own private luxury yacht and arrive in Monte Carlo for the festival.