About The Cultural Experience

About The Cultural Experience

The Cultural Experience based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, was formed by Alan Rooney in 2009 after turning his passion for history and travel into a business proposition.

The Company now employs a small team of travel professionals who plan and organise over 70 tours a year and has access to many more historians and academics to help deliver and guide the tours on the ground.

The company ethos is based on three principles:

Using sound research and planning to create a three dimensional version of history (human, time and space) - and to place the colourful characters and exciting events concerned at the very locations they came together.

Using experienced expert guides, chosen for their ability to pull these three dimensions together in an engaging and entertaining manner – so you can virtually ‘touch and feel’ what it would have been like on the day.

Putting all this in the cultural context of the local countryside, customs and cuisine - in a relaxed but organised way.

This is what The Cultural Experience is all about providing a well-planned quality themed tour which is informative, informal and inclusive – aimed at both enthusiasts and those with a general interest in history and travel. If you cannot find your ideal tour here, we will devise a bespoke one for you - just call us on 0345 475 1815.

Meet the Team

Emma Curteis

Emma Curteis
Operations

Alan Rooney

Alan Rooney
Founder Director, MBA

Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith
Schools

Major General Ashley Truluck CB CBE BA

Major General Ashley Truluck CB CBE BA

Billy Grimes

Billy Grimes
Research Assistant