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American Civil War | Eastern Theater Tour | 30 Sep - 12 Oct 2017 - click here to find out more

Our 13-day tour is set amidst picturesque American countryside which, at this time of year, will be resplendent in autumn colours: the scenic Shenandoah Valley, the stunning Skyline Drive along the Blue Ridge Mountains, the mighty James River and a wealth of National Parks. We explore historic American towns and cities such as Fredericksburg, Richmond, Lexington, Harper’s Ferry and of course, Gettysburg and visit the major Civil War engagements en-route.

The Silk Roads Experience | The Golden Journey to Samarkand | 22 Sep - 3 Oct 2017 - click here to find out more

Visit some of the oldest settlements in the world with Islamic Archaeology expert Dr Paul Wordsworth & experience a true Uzbekistani Odyssey. We visit isolated Silk Road Cities and take in dramatic geography on this once in a lifetime tour, including Shohruhiya, Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand.

The Pompeii Experience | Archaeological delights of the Bay of Naples | 26th Oct - 1st Nov 2017 - click here to find out more

This comprehensive archaeological tour of the Bay of Naples and the events of AD79 not only includes the well-known and impressive remains of Pompeii and the superbly preserved Herculaneum but also those lesser known, but nonetheless important sites such as the seaside villas of the wealthy at Oplontis.

Wellington in Spain | A Classic Peninsular War Tour | 13th September 2017 - click here to find out more

This eight-day tour, the second in our series of 'classic' of Peninsular War tours is led by award winning Peninsular War historian Nick Lipscombe. It visits some of the most beautiful and historic parts of central Spain and Wellington’s most notable battles and sieges during the period 1809 – 1812.

Wellington Over The Pyrenees | The Invasion of France | 20th September 2017 - click here to find out more

En-route we traverse sierras and great rivers, once formidable barriers for the armies of both sides and none so much as the dominating mountains of the western Pyrenees from the top of which, we will gain stunning views over much of the campaign area.

History Tours & Holidays With Expert Guides

The Cultural Experience is a leading international battlefield tour, historical tour and cultural tour company offering expert led holidays to destinations throughout the world. We offer a wide range of scheduled escorted tours including archaeology, military history and general history tours all of which are accompanied by leading historians, academics or senior soldiers.

We are also a leading provider of school trips to many schools in the UK and Ireland and organise bespoke battlefield studies and staff rides for The Army, RAF, Royal Navy and other MOD establishments. We can also create a wide range of tailor made tours for individuals, small groups and organisations.

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Established in 2009, The Cultural Experience now offer tours all over the world. From the battlefields of the Zulu War in South Africa to the War Of the Roses in the UK, all bases are covered. If for any reason you cannot see the tour you would like to do, you can either see our future planning page or contact us to arrange your own bespoke tour.

Each of our guides are experts in their respective fields. Authors, historians, lecturers and fellows guide you through battlefields in France, America, India, Israel, Canada, Belarus and more. They guide you throughout the day, and dine with you in the evening, as all Cultural Experience tours include a three course meal in the evening.

Another benefit of a Cultural Experience tour is that a maximum of 22 passengers are accommodated on each tour. This means that we can include more in our daily activities as there is less time spent waiting for others to catch up.

All of our tours vary in the amount of physical activity involved. This is why we have added an activity level to each tour. This enables you to ascertain which tours are most suitable for you. All of the extra information about all of our tours can be found on our what to expect page.

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