Napoleonic Tours & Holidays
We traditionally run at least three Peninsular War battlefield tour each year – chosen from one of our tried & tested ‘classics’ (Wellington in Portugal, The Retreat to Corunna, Wellington in Spain and Wellington Over the Pyrenees). Battlefield tours to Waterloo are always popular – whether or not coinciding with the anniversary of the battle on 18 June each year. We also normally run at least a couple of battlefield tours based on Napoleon’s campaigns or his escape from Elba annually. And, in response to feedback from our loyal clients, we are always offering new themes and perspectives.
All of our forthcoming Scheduled Napoleonic Tours are listed below.
This wonderful Revolutionary tour of Paris and Versailles is mostly enjoyed on foot and by metro. And whilst many of the locations will be familiar to you, many of the events and stories associated with them may not be. find out more and book
Based on Nick Lipscombe’s book ‘Wellington’s Eastern Front’, this six day tour looks at the ebb and flow of Suchet’s campaign on the east coast of Spain and Wellington’s strategic response to that threat. The tour visits some of the most picturesque and vibrant parts of Spain. find out more and book
This exciting new tour takes us to some of the most elegant and historic sites and sights in all Spain including Seville, Cordoba and Cadiz – not to mention a stop-over in Gibraltar. find out more and book
On this unique walking tour through Portugal and central Spain, we aim to show you a representative cross-section of the most attractive countryside and best-preserved battlefields fought over by Wellington’s Anglo-Portuguese Army in the Peninsular War – and from a perspective that few tourists see. find out more and book
The Waterloo campaign in June 1815 ensured the relative peace of Western Europe for the next fifty years. find out more and book
Of vital strategic importance, the Netherlands saw no less than three ill-fated expeditions by British redcoats during the Napoleonic Wars. This tour revisits these forgotten campaigns under the guidance of two historians who have led the way in bringing these events back to the forefront of study. find out more and book
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. find out more and book
Often referred to as the 'classic' Peninsular War tour, this eight-day battlefield tour visits some of Wellington's most notable battles and sieges during the period 1809 – 1812. find out more and book
This tour, a natural progression from our popular ‘Wellington in Spain’ and ‘Sharpe’s Peninsular’ tours, is led by Nick Lipscombe. Our route roughly follows the Great North Road from Madrid towards the great French border fortress of Bayonne and thence eastwards to Toulouse. find out more and book
Following the success of the 2016 tour, The Cultural Experience’s own Alan Rooney and Ashley Truluck are once again inviting guests to join them on a walking tour of the Waterloo Campaign. find out more and book
During the years 1808 – 1811, the forces commanded by Sir Arthur Wellesley successfully repulsed three French invasions of Portugal. find out more and book