Quality Standards


Different for the Right Reasons

Bussaco Palace


Historic Hotels, Top Meals, Superior Comforts

We only use carefully selected, personally tried and tested quality 4* hotels offering the best in each location. We usually specify superior rooms, or jump to 5* to bring you the very best location, views or facilities to match our exacting standards. All with a great breakfast.

We often use a number of hotels along the route whilst carefully minimising travel times each day. Dinner is informal but you'll always benefit from the full choice of à la carte, with great wine, either at a great local restaurant or in the hotel, whichever offers the best experience.

Whilst we believe we've chosen the best mix, quality and experience, our Bespoke Tailor-Made Tours open up other choices to best suit personal preferences and budget.

Robert Pocock Rhune


Experienced, Accomplished & Approachable

All tours are led by Robert, our founder, Director & lead guide. He's spent decades on his favourite Napoleonic topics, with extensive repeated research visits to all the locations we tour, the places we stay and the people we meet. He's at the top of his game and with you throughout your tour. You're in expert hands.

We regularly discuss the latest historical research with our Contributing Experts. These friends share our passion and deepen the quality of the knowledge we share with you, often joining us on tour.

Our team are all deeply respected for their knowledge, ability to enthuse and to challenge accepted history. A conversational style, cultural and culinary appreciation come naturally!

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Comprehensive, Comfortable, Gastronomic, Unique

We share genuinely unique knowledge and interpretation on our tours, greatly adding to what you can find in the history books. We're known for our fresh thinking and research, having walked the terrain on countless visits, studied old maps, dusty archives, discovered new perspectives, vistas and unique experiences.

Our all-inclusive itineraries offer unmatched content, depth, quality & variety to transform your touring experience. We use premium transport, following routes and visiting places that larger tours simply can't reach.

We always add treats where we can, from vineyard visits, wine tastings and special surprises to make your journey with us memorable for all the right reasons.

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A Unique Approach to Everything We Do

To share our excitement at each and every great location.

To be fun; creating great memories for all the right reasons.

To be honest; treating all tour guests the way we'd like to be treated.

To be humble; there is always more to learn.

To be inspiring; we'd love you to return for more.

To be kind; it is infectious.

To be professional; integrity in everything we do and say.

To be safe; you are in our care.

To be uncomplicated; it is your holiday after all.

To go the extra mile; to uncover fresh historic interpretations, unique sites, unparalleled stories, unrivalled experiences and real quality. It's the only way!


What we Include

We give you the freedom and flexibility of how and when you reach our tour start point, using the flights most convenient to you. You may wish to arrive early or stay on for a few days after the tour, and we'll happily make these accommodation bookings. We can help and advise as you wish, but these elements are not included in your tour.

What we do include is virtually everything else. We cover the cost of your hotel rooms (always minimum 4*), your tour transport in premium vehicles, a good breakfast, light lunches and a la carte evening meals with wine, all entry passes, tasting sessions, visits, treats, touring and guiding throughout.

You will simply be responsible for any extra drinks or hotel services you order, your health and travel insurance and any non-itinerary purchases you make.

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