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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.
WHO ARE YOUR TOURS SUITABLE FOR?
Our tours genuinely suit most people. Our tours typically comprise couples, friends and individuals aged from 45 to 70 from the UK, US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. We are often joined by English-speaking locals who value the insight we offer into the fascinating places they live.
We have a requirement for reasonable fitness, and each itinerary includes a guide to distances and the terrain involved. We'll happily discuss this 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?
As a small tour specialist we take huge pride in the quality and individuality of our tours, from the genuine expertise and accessible friendliness of our founder-guides, to our commitment 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, to our carefully crafted itineraries, whilst our tours are a day or two longer than most. We provide a greater depth of experience, sharing unique places and fascinating tales that we've personally uncovered, 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 Quality Historical, Battlefield Campaign & Cultural Tour.
DO YOU DRESS UP?
No. 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 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, 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 usual maximum is 12, but typically 4 to 8. We happily arrange bespoke private tours for one 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.
Your booking is fully price protected against changes in exchange rates, taxes and duties. Once we've issued your Booking Confirmation you're fully protected.
HOW DO I BOOK?
You can book online or simply phone or email 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, or by Paypal. 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 rewards for Multi-Bookers, Small Groups & Loyalty Discounts on all our Scheduled Small Group Tours.
- Multi-Bookers: A saving of £200 per person on each tour by booking two or more of our 2019 tours.
- Small Groups: By gathering friends and family, bookings of 3 or more on a single tour receive a £200 discount per person.
- Loyalty: Join us on tour, and you qualify for special reductions on other tours in the same and the following year.
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 £50. These can be used against any 2019 or 2020 tour booking. We can add a special message, and can send the voucher to the purchaser or direct to 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!
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 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.
IS MY MONEY PROTECTED?
Yes. We fully comply with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Regulations of 2018. Your deposit and balance payment are fully insured through the Travel Vault scheme. More details are at the foot of this page, with full details in our T's&C's.
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. If you are faced with an unexpected situation we'll do our best to respond positively and flexibly.
Ultimately, for everyone's clarity, our Ts&Cs set out our and your responsibilities.
Please phone or Email us and we'll be happy to respond to any queries or questions you have.
Your booking with us is also our commitment to you. We won’t drop your tour because of a lack of numbers, we'll make it an even more personalised tour!
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 tours. We'll also share our latest unique historical research and news of upcoming events with you.