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Welcome to Campaigns & Culture

We provide journeys with real personality; truly unique, extensive and personalised historical, battlefield and cultural tours built on real knowledge and a sense of fun.

Our expert guided tours satisfy enthusiasts, from the most expert military historian to novice, family and friends simply looking for a great and original holiday.

Intriguing military history is at the very heart of what we do, presented with depth, accuracy, insight and entertainment. We bring history to life where it was made!

We'll show you how to challenge accepted history with fresh interpretation, sharing the very latest knowledge and discoveries, many unknown to the history books.

Along the way we enjoy great food and hospitality with the best cultural heritage and inspiring landscapes that each region has to offer.

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Your booking is fully price protected against changes in exchange rates, taxes and duties.

The Very Highest Standards

If you like memorable experiences, visiting fascinating places with a small group of like-minded people, in style and comfort, then we're just what you've been looking for.

Even if your knowledge of history is limited to an admiration for Les Miserables, Sharpe or Vanity Fair, you'll love our tours with the real stories and locations of the era.

Check our Testimonials page where you'll find the words and videos of our delighted tour guests. They rate us "OUTSTANDING" at what we do.

We're family owned, financially secure, and genuine lifetime experts at what we do. We specialise in running tours only where our repeated visits and wealth of knowledge create the best tours on the market. Put simply, we offer the finest tours to the destinations we offer.

You'll find our latest scheduled tours below - or contact us about a Bespoke tour.

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We don’t drop or change any tours if there happens to be a lack of numbers. We'll just give you an even more personalised high quality tour!

2021 & 2022 Scheduled Tour Launches Coming Soon

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May 2021 RIFLES IN THE PENINSULAR: PORTUGAL with Robert Pocock, joined by Bob Burnham & Rob Griffith

May 2021 WELLINGTON ADVANCES INTO SPAIN: PENINSULAR WAR TOUR with Robert Pocock

June 2021 WATERLOO CAMPAIGN ANNIVERSARY with Robert Pocock joined by Andrew Field

July 2021 WELLINGTON IN THE PYRENEES with Robert Pocock

Also Available on Request:

Year-round bespoke Waterloo Battlefield & Campaign Tours; Specialist Peninsular Portugal & Spain Tours; Nelson & Wellington's Copenhagen; Mercer's Journal of the Waterloo campaign from Bruges to Paris, plus a few intriguing others and more below. Do ask!

Our 2020, Forthcoming 2021/22 & Previous Tours

WELLINGTON IN PORTUGAL: THE EARLY YEARS PENINSULAR WAR TOUR APRIL 2020

with ROBERT POCOCK

Travel from Lisbon to Oporto, visiting all the major and dramatic locations of Wellington's 1808 - 1811 Peninsular War victories across the beautiful heart of Portugal, plus many UNESCO Cultural Heritage Sites.

Grit & glamour, intrigue, beauty & gastronomy, idyllic vineyards and ancient port houses. All in glorious spring colours.

Almeida, Belem, Bussaco, Coa, Coimbra, Douro, Fuentes de Onoro, Lisbon, Obidos, Pinhao, Porto, Roliça, Sabugal, Sintra, Torres Vedras, Vimeiro & more.

2020 TOUR DETAILS

Nine Days / Eight Nights from £3,295

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WELLINGTON ADVANCES INTO SPAIN: PENINSULAR WAR TOUR MAY 2020

with ROBERT POCOCK & GARETH GLOVER

Great rivers, wide plains and vistas, isolated fortresses, mountain passes, victories and supreme logistics. Visit the locations of Wellington's bold thrusts into Spain from 1809 - 1812 as Napoleon's armies were steadily rolled back towards France.

Epic battlefields, magnificent cathedrals, unforgettable countryside, breathtaking gorges, UNESCO Heritage Sites and the superb Ribera del Duero & Rueda Wine Regions.

Alba de Tormes, La Albuera, Alcantara, Almaraz, Arroyo dos Molinos, Badajoz, Barba del Puerco, Burgos, Ciudad Rodrigo, Concepcion, El Bodon, Elvas, Garci Hernandez, Merida, Olivenza, Salamanca, Talavera, Toledo, Tordesillas, Trujillo & more.

2020 TOUR DETAILS

Fourteen Days / Thirteen Nights from £5,990

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THE FINEST WATERLOO BATTLEFIELD TOUR JUNE 2020

with ROBERT POCOCK & ANDREW FIELD

One of the greatest battles of all time, the conclusive campaign of 1815 that shattered Napoleon's power, forging much of the Europe we know today. Epic history set in beautiful Belgian countryside.

Cutting-edge knowledge, unique itinerary, insights & access. 

Visit our Testimonial page to see how "Campaigns & Culture set the standard for Waterloo Tours!"

2020 TOUR DETAILS

Nine Days / Eight Nights from  £3,195

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WELLINGTON CROSSES THE PYRENEES

The very best actions, battles, routes and vistas from our years of research into Wellington's 1813-14 Peninsular War campaign.

From small actions leading to the great victory of Vitoria, to the great mountain passes of Maya & Roncesvalles, the magnificent peak of La Rhune, the siege and gastronomic delights of San Sebastian, across the Bidassoa into France including Tarbes, Orthez & Bayonne.

As always we'll visit the sites and battlefields that tend to be forgotten, yet hold great historic and visual attraction, from San Marcial to Sorauren. Not forgetting a lavish wine foray into Rioja!

NEW FOR JULY 2021

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RIFLES IN THE PENINSULA: PORTUGAL

Following the famed 95th & 5/60th Rifles, Brunswick Oels and Portuguese Cacadores across Portugal as Wellington's troops played their decisive role in kicking three French invasions from Portugal from 1808-1811.

We cross border country into Spain in the footsteps of General Robert Craufurd, visiting our all-time favourite, Barba del Puerco gorge, to the fortress of Ciudad Rodrigo where he fell in the 1812 siege.

We're joined on tour by 5/60th Rifles author and re-enactor Rob Griffith, and Light Division all-round Napoleonic expert Bob Burnham.

NEW FOR MAY 2021

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CAVALIE MERCER'S WATERLOO CAMPAIGN

Exceptional revelations on this most famous officer, author of "Journal of the Waterloo Campaign". Covering the man, his life and his elite G Troop Royal Horse Artillery, we share unpublished material and game-changing facts on his role within the Waterloo Campaign.

Over 8 days we show you his cities, his countryside, his chateaux and his battlefields, taking in Bruges, Ghent, Brussels and the wider 1815 campaign.

ON REQUEST

all-inclusive

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THE TWO BATTLES OF COPENHAGEN

Nelson's Battle of Copenhagen in 1801 & Wellington's subsequent Siege of 1807 take in the Baltic coast, glorious Royal Palaces, working Gunpowder Mills and the Duke of Wellington's first European victory.

Our historic tour in and around Wonderful Copenhagen: The Happiest, Coolest & Cleanest City in the Northern Hemisphere!

ON REQUEST

all-inclusive

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Historical Cultural Tours Copenhagen Great Victory Terrible Crime
Historical Cultural Tours Dunkirk Campaigns 1415 1945

CRECY TO DUNKIRK & WIDER CAMPAIGNS 1346-1945

Dunkirk 1940 with much, much more. The beach, the canals, the dunes, the mole, the film, the memorials, the town, the wrecks, together with the dramatic wider campaign and the oft forgotten 1944/5 siege.

From the longbow victories of Crécy 1346 and Agincourt 1415, traversing the lowlands and hilltops of Flemish France and Belgium, we enjoy great military history, breathtaking art, stunning locations, unveiling layers of history, the founding of our Grenadier Guards and breathtaking Bruges.

ON REQUEST

all-inclusive

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4 WHEEL DRIVE GUIDED JOURNEYS, WATERLOO & PENINSULA

For highly personalised individual tours and small groups happy to drive in convoy. We'll lead your party in our own 4WD, you can drive your own vehicle(s) or one hired for you.

We trek to even more remote places off the beaten track, reaching further and deeper into history, down tracks and up ridges inaccessible to other vehicles, covering more ground than ever.

Ideal for private groups, its just how we learned the battlefields and the unique locations for ourselves.

ALL YEAR ROUND

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OUT OF SEASON 'WEATHER WATCH' TOURS

From years of experience we plan our scheduled tours for when the weather and landscapes tend to be at their very best. Yet we've also had some superb off-season tours and research trips, when the weather might be expected to be far more variable.

Our solution is to plan ahead. If you're flexible, we can shorten the odds by watching the forecasts with you, then booking last-minute journeys to maximise the chance of clear blue skies.

It's a great way to ensure you get maximum pleasure from your battlefield journeys with us.

SEPTEMBER TO MARCH

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bespoke timing for the best weather

NAPOLEON'S 1814 CAMPAIGN & CHAMPAGNE

An unbeatable mix! Often lauded as the most incredible demonstration of the Napoleonic 'genius', manouvering inexperienced conscripts from battlefield to battlefield to defend France against the combined might of the allies.

Intimate battlefields, famed Marshals, reputations won and tarnished. Featuring the "Six Days Campaign" with 4 victories. The final French victory was Reims, capital of Champagne, and we make the most of the setting for a fantastic wine tour too!

IN PLANNING FOR 2022

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BESPOKE TAILOR MADE HISTORY, WINE & FOOD TOURS

From the Wine & Port vineyards of the Douro, to the glories of Rioja, to the gastronomy of Belgium. All our tours combine great history, battlefields, culture, landscapes, food & wine.

We can plan and guide your private group on a tailor-made vacation specific to your dates and interests. It'll be a pleasure to hear from you.

ALL YEAR ROUND

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2021 NAPOLEONIC ERA TOURS & MORE

Waterloo Battlefield & Campaign Tours, Peninsular War Tours across Portugal, Spain & France, Nelson & Wellington's Copenhagen, Flanders, Bruges, Ghent & Paris, 4WD and Wine Route Options, Tailor-Made Guided Travel

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FAR MORE THAN JUST BATTLEFIELD TOURS

Landscape & Lifestyle, Art & Architecture, History & its Horrors, Food & Wine

Great History, Battlefields & Culture are 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. Every 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.

Each of our quality 4* hotels are hand-picked, tried and tested, often with superior rooms. Where it makes a real difference to your experience we also use 5* hotels. Extra days are available pre & post tour if you would like to stay longer. It's the perfect break for those who care about the quality of their journey, for historical experts and novices, cultural enthusiasts, friends and family.

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