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Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IF I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS?
Simply give us a call, email or use the Enquiry Form on the Contact page. We're here to help.
HOW DO I BOOK?
You can book online or phone us. We're generally available outside normal office hours, and will also respond evenings and weekends.
HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?
Just £300 per person. This can be paid in any major currency to suit you, by debit, credit or charge card. You'll receive an immediate booking acknowledgement and payment receipt by email. We'll then confirm with your Booking Confirmation and be in touch to discuss any special interests that will make your tour really special to you.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR DISCOUNTS?
We offer Early-Bird, Loyalty, Family & Group Discounts on all our Scheduled Tours.
- Early-Bird: A stunning discount of £200 to £300 per person for our earliest bookers. Once each Tour is filling up these can be withdrawn without notice, so be quick!
- Loyalty: Join us on tour, and you qualify for special reductions on other tours in the same and the following year, even if the Early-Bird discounts have gone.
- Family & Group Discounts: Gather friends and family and we'll make it worth your while even if the early-bird discounts have gone. Bookings of 4 or more receive a £300 per person discount!
Discounts cannot be combined, but we'll automatically apply the highest available discount to your booking. The discount is applied to your Final Invoice and is confirmed in your Booking Confirmation. Do contact us if you'd like to check any prices.
HOW DO YOUR VOUCHERS WORK?
Ideal for Holidays, Birthdays and Anniversaries, you can buy our vouchers in any multiple of £100. These can be used against any 2018 tour booking. We can add a special message, and are happy to send the voucher to the purchaser or the beneficiary - it's all on the online order form, or just phone us and we'll be happy to help.
When the beneficiary is ready to book, they simply enter their individual voucher code whilst booking online, or state it whilst booking by phone. Easy!
WHAT AGES ARE THE TOURS SUITABLE FOR?
We've happily toured with ages from 12 to 80, so our tours genuinely suit most people, although most comprise couples and individuals aged 45 to 70 or so. We do have a requirement for reasonable fitness, and each itinerary includes a guide to distances and terrain involved. We adhere to local licensing laws. Parent(s) and/or accompanying adult(s) remain responsible for the welfare and safeguarding of their children at all times.
We are happy to discuss and price the provision of family rooms at the time of booking, and suggest that all bookings involving under 16s are made by phone so we can make the best arrangements with you. Just ask.
HOW DO YOUR TOURS COMPARE TO OTHERS?
Take a look at "Our Standards" and "Our Story" to see what goes into our tours and why they are different. As a small tour specialist we take genuine pride in the quality and individuality of our tours, from the expertise and accessible friendliness of our founder-director-guides who are with you throughout the tour, to our commitment to your happiness and comfort. We've personally tested the well-located hotels and know all the sites visited in our itineraries.
Not only is our all-inclusive quality and insight a step up, but you'll find that our tours are a day or two longer than most. We provide a greater depth of experience, sharing unique places and tales that we've personally uncovered, and give you the time to absorb and enjoy the places we visit.
WHEN DO I PAY THE FINAL BALANCE?
We require full payment to our bank account 10 weeks before the tour commences. We'll send you a Final Invoice a few weeks before payment is due.
IS THERE A CONTRACT?
All our bookings are made subject to our Terms & Conditions. There is a link to these at the foot of our website, and we'll send you a copy with your Booking Confirmation. If there is anything you're unsure of let us know.
IS MY MONEY PROTECTED?
Yes, you can book with total confidence. We fully comply with the Package Travel, Package Tour Regulations. Your deposit and balance payment are fully protected through the Travel Vault scheme. More details are at the foot of this page, with full details in our T's&C's.
GARETH'S LATEST BOOK
A Scots Grey at Waterloo: The Remarkable Story of Sergeant William Clarke
The discovery and publication of this extensive service memoir is surely the finest and fullest primary source to be published in recent years. The Battle of Waterloo pages include his charge with the Union Brigade and a graphic depiction of the burial parties walking across the field from La Haye to Hougoumont the following day.
ROBERT'S LATEST EVENT
The East India Club, LondonNovember 2017
In the very building where Wellington's Despatch, bringing news of the victory at Waterloo was delivered to the Prince Regent in 1815, Robert delivered to a sell-out crowd on the Early and Later Years of Cavalié Mercer, the most famous junior officer at the battle, and the 2015 grave restoration project which he led in honour of the great man.
OUR NEWS CLUB
We love to share news of our forthcoming tours, discoveries, books, talks, special offers and tour reports with you.
News Club Members are the very first to see our new tour announcements and launch offers, and we encourage your input into future tour destinations.
We'll also be sharing Gareth and Robert's latest unique historical research with you ...