Tours you'll Love, Experiences you Deserve
Top quality all-inclusive historical, battlefield and cultural tours immersed with local experiences, guided throughout by acclaimed experts, whether we're rambling across Waterloo Battlefield, wandering in Nelson's footsteps in Cultural Copenhagen or exploring special and hidden places in Wellington's Campaign through Historic Portugal.
We challenge accepted history with fresh insights and the latest knowledge, seen through the eyes of those who were there. We also enjoy the best landscapes, art and architecture, and we just love great food and hospitality!
If you like to share truly great experiences in special places, with time to relax, then we're just what you've been looking for.
All-Inclusive, Exciting Journeys, Special Places
A GREAT VICTORY OR A TERRIBLE CRIME?
Nelson's Battle of Copenhagen 1801 & Wellington's Subsequent Siege of 1807.
Our Summer City Tour in Wonderful Copenhagen: The Happiest, Coolest & Cleanest City in the Northern Hemisphere!
all-inclusive* from arrival
price reflects early-bird Copenhagen booking offer
YOU MUST DO WATERLOO AT LEAST ONCE
The conclusive struggle that brought Napoleon to his knees, forging much of the Europe we know today. Epic history set in beautiful countryside.
Choose from our comprehensive 5 day/4 night Waterloo Battlefield Tour or our special 8 Day/7 night Cavalié Mercer Waterloo Campaign Tour with Bruges & Ghent, or enquire about our truly Bespoke Tours.
all-inclusive* from arrival
price reflects special New Year Waterloo booking offer
WELLINGTON IN PORTUGAL: THE EARLY YEARS
Travel from Lisbon to Oporto, visiting all the major sites of his 1808, 1809 - 1811 campaigns, UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites, Castles & Canals in glorious spring colours.
Peninsular War grit & glamour, intrigue, beauty & of course, gastronomy, vineyards & Port!
all-inclusive* from arrival
price reflects early-bird Wellington booking offer
Landscape & Lifestyle, Art & Architecture, History & its Horrors, Food & Wine
Battlefields & Culture may be at the heart of each tour, as we take in world famous heritage sights, and even more special places off the beaten track.
But we also have time for living today! That's why our tours often include features like local food tours and vineyard visits. Each day we include a good breakfast, a light lunch, then dinner with wine, varying in style day-by-day depending on our itinerary and locations. Our food interests in Belgium may err towards chocolate & beer, in Copenhagen to Danish pastries and schnapps, and in Portugal, Portuguese custard tarts and port (but not at the same time!).
Each of our hotels is hand-picked, tried and tested. Extra days are available pre & post tour if you would like to stay longer.
" I have never thanked you Robert for all you did to make me feel at home on my first trip.
I don’t have to tell you that it was all totally overwhelming.
I really wish I was able to go on this year’s tour. I have seldom met someone with so much passion for his subject; never stop and follow it wherever it leads you!
Thank you once again and maybe we will meet on another battlefield somewhere. "
“ Sheila and I wanted to thank you for the great time we had touring the Waterloo battlefield with you. The two days were extremely well organised, we found you very knowledgeable in relation to your subject and we really enjoyed your company.
You handled our different knowledge of the event very well and we appreciated your engaging commentaries and the way you interacted with us rather than just lecturing.
My understanding of the whole campaign was greatly increased by the initial visits to Quatre-Bras, Ligny and Genappe and walking the battlefield brought everything vividly to life. ”
" The seven-day Waterloo Mercer Trail was superbly organised and led.
Robert's depth of knowledge and spirit of adventure led us into an deep understanding of the campaign, and brought to life the battlefield in really fascinating detail! We were able to relive the extraordinary events on the ground in 1815, from living quarters to gun positions; I was thrilled!
I recommend Robert to anyone who wishes to combine historical accuracy, fun, local knowledge and good meals! "
"Gareth has an engaging presentational style and ensures everyone receives a warm welcome within the group. He brings the battle to life with his excellent knowledge of the events leading up to, during and after the 18th June.
He uses plenty of anecdotes and personal accounts to ‘paint pictures’ of the action. His familiarity with the topography enables him to explain passages of the battle in detail which will delight novices, intermediate and experts alike. Highly recommended. "
Gareth took a group of 20 of us on a guided tour of the battlefield site of Waterloo in June 2015. We had already been to the museum and watched the huge re-enactment of the battle, but to actually walk the battlefield site with Gareth was something very special.
Gareth’s enthusiasm for his subject is both compelling and infectious. His knowledge of the complete battle and how it unfolded was most impressive. We learned about the armies and regiments that took part, where they were positioned, who attacked who etc., but what was really interesting was all the many little stories that Gareth related to us. The ‘Waterloo teeth’, Henry Percy’s dramatic mission after the battle in order to tell the King of the great victory, what happened to the many bodies littered across the battlefield, what happened to their bones, the medical methods used at the time, and so on.
Gareth had a real knack of not just telling the story of the battle but illuminating it in such a way that it became alive!
Gareth and Mary entertained us with a fantastic educational and sociable experience with this guided tour of the Waterloo battlefield.
We found Gareth’s passion for, and authoritative knowledge of, the subject truly inspirational and he delivered it in a way which brought the history of such a pivotal period to life.
A unique and fascinating experience!