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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.

WHO ARE YOUR TOURS SUITABLE FOR?

Our tours genuinely suit most people. Scheduled typically comprise couples, friends and individuals aged from 45 to 75 from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, plus English-speaking locals who value our insights into the place they call home.

We do have a requirement for reasonable fitness, but if you're typical for your age you should be fine. We'll happily discuss the details with you.

Any bookings involving under 18s should be made by phone so that we can confirm tour suitability, check the availability and pricing of family rooms and discuss safeguarding arrangements.

HOW DO YOUR TOURS COMPARE TO OTHERS?

Take a look at "Our Values", "Our Story" and "Testimonials & Videos" to see what goes into making our tours truly special and different.

As a small tour specialist we take huge pride in the quality and individuality of our tours, from genuine expertise to your happiness and comfort. We've personally tested the hotels and know all the sites and vistas in our itineraries, sharing our discoveries and the very latest interpretations that you won't find in any of the history books.

Our all-inclusive high quality standards are greatly appreciated by our guests, from food to drink, superior rooms and our carefully crafted itineraries. Our tours are a few days longer than most, giving you a greater depth of experience, whilst giving you the time to absorb and enjoy the places we visit.

Choosing Campaigns & Culture is the best decision you can make when selecting a top quality Napoleonic historical, battlefield, campaign & cultural tour.

DO YOU DRESS UP?

No, we don't dress up. Battlefield Tours are sometimes confused with re-enactment. That is entirely different requiring huge commitments of time, money, armaments and uniforms. We often meet re-enactors and admire what they do, but with us you're on a relaxed touring holiday.

DO YOU MAKE UP THE TALES OF SOLDIERS, LIKE SHARPE?

There is some great historical fiction around, but it is all influenced by the amazing original memoirs, letters and accounts of those who were really there. All the eras we cover enjoyed rising literacy standards, from humble private upwards, so there is a great wealth of real history, tales of daring-do and genuine first-hand accounts to draw on, from all the nations involved, much of it discovered by our guides. This is what we convey, and you'll find that truth is often stranger than fiction!

HOW BIG IS A SMALL GROUP TOUR?

Our absolute maximum is 12, but typically 4 to 8. We happily arrange bespoke private tours for individual guests through to larger groups, but we cap the numbers on our scheduled tours to keep the quality high. We prefer to enrich your experience visiting unique places, taking more interesting routes, staying in characterful hotels and dining à la carte, with greater access to your guide than is feasible on larger tours using big coaches.

HOW DO I BOOK?

Simply contact us by phone, email or using the contact form on this website. During the Covid era we've suspended our direct online booking service as the tours can only run when it is safe and appropriate. We're generally available outside normal office hours, and will also respond evenings and weekends.

HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?

It costs nothing to join the 'interested list'. We are not currently asking for any deposits, and in response to the current regulatory uncertainties we are prioritising full flexibility for our guests.

WHEN DO I PAY THE FINAL BALANCE?

How we run tours is changing in order to best overcome the current regulatory uncertainties. There is no requirement to pay anything until you are happy to confirm, and for 2022 we expect to be operating on a non-commercial basis. Please refer to "The Show Will Go On" in the News page and talk to us to learn more.

IS THERE A CONTRACT?

All 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 just let us know.

WHAT IF MY PLANS HAVE TO CHANGE?

As an owner-run business we can be more responsive and flexible than most if you have to change your plans. We've boosted this flexibility during the Covid era, so we won't ask for any commitment until you are absolutely happy to travel.

Even in normal times, if you are faced with an unexpected situation we always do our best to respond positively and flexibly. Ultimately, for everyone's clarity, our Ts&Cs set out our and your responsibilities.

ANYTHING ELSE?

Please phone or email us, or use the website contact form and we'll be happy to respond to any queries or questions you have.

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

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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!