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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.

The Franco-Prussian War Tour | The German Invasion of France | 19th July 2017 - click here to find out more

In the company of one of the leading experts on the Franco-Prussian War, Major General John Drewienkiewicz former Engineer in Chief of the British Army, you will explore some of the most important battlefields in Europe and discuss the evolution of tactics and strategy as they morphed in tandem with the development of new weapons, transport systems and social change.

Napoleon In Russia | The 1812 Campaign | 2nd September 2017 - click here to find out more

This tour provides a rare opportunity to explore traditional Russia. From its smaller provincial towns and vast countryside landscape to its mighty capital you can discover the diversities of this enigmatic country. Your journey will highlight the vast distances that Napoleon and his weary army had to traverse to finally reach Moscow, to then just turn around and retrace their steps.

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 tours to destinations throughout the world. We offer a wide range of scheduled escorted tours including archaeology tours, military history tours and general history tours all of which are accompanied by leading historians, academics and senior soldiers. We provide school trips to many schools in UK and Ireland; organise bespoke battlefield studies and staff rides for The Army, RAF, Royal Navy and other MOD establishments; and we can create a wide range of tailor made tours for individuals, small groups and organisations.

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The Cultural Experience provides enthralling tours with excellent guides, hotels and food. It provides genuine value for money.

Holocaust Tour, September 2016, led by Prof Tim Cole