Customer Testimonials

Below you will testimonials from customers that have experienced one of our tours. We also use Feefo, which is a customer feedback tool that collects straightforward tour reviews from genuine customers only; click here to read our latest reviews.

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

A very comprehensive tour with an excellent tour manager and guide, I could not recommend more highly. The tour delivered beyond expectations. The VIP treatment was brilliant and memorable too.

Austerlitz, December 2015, led by Alan Rooney

It was a brilliant experience which we both enjoyed immensely. Thank You. 

Indian Mutiny, November 2015, led by Patrick Mercer

I normally go on nature tours so was accompanying my friend on the premise I would do some birdwatching! I was riveted! This due to the excellence of Nick's knowledge and delivery. I reached a point at Salamanca where it felt I was re-living the battle, rather distressing but amazing!

Wellington in Spain, September 2016, led by Nick Lipscombe

Many thanks for a fascinating tour last week. The more one learns of the complexity of the problems that Wellington had to keep in his mind and tackle on a daily basis, the more one's admiration for him increases... I shall probably sign up for Nick's tour of the Eastern Front next year.

Wellington in Spain, September 2016, led by Nick Lipscombe

Your Tour Manager's military background provided additional insight during the tour. I also enjoyed the personal histories of some of my fellow participants, they enlightened my experience.

Walking the Somme, April 2016, led by Simon Jones

Our trip to Gallipoli exceeded all our expectations. The arrangements worked perfectly. Our tour guides were exceptional and as a result the whole experience was both informative and hugely enjoyable. 

Gallipoli October 2015, led by Bruce Cherry

I have found The Cultural Experience to be a thorough and efficient company. It has the ability to organise and deliver many tours to all parts of the world. It is supported by an excellent group of guides and tour managers who have; great knowledge to impart, expertise of their particular areas and much dedication to their activities.

Wellington in India, November 2016, led by Maj Gordon Corrigan

This tour packed a lot in. We had an excellent crew looking after us and our fellow travellers were pleasant company and made us Aussies welcome. I think this tour is the best I have ever done!

American Civil War: Eastern Theatre, October 2016, Fred Hawthorne

A wonderful tour, great chemistry between guide and tour manager -  provided unique knowledge of culture and historical knowledge.

Gallipoli, September 2016, led by Dr Bruce Cherry

I really enjoyed myself and could not have been looked after more. The guides were a joy to meet. Probably the most informative and interesting tour I have ever been on. Thank you so much all involved.

Holocaust Tour, September 2016, led by Prof Tim Cole

The Cultural Experience organised a wonderful bespoke tour of the Western Front for us. We were a multi-generational group, (aged 13 to 79) tracking the service of relatives. Our guide was very conscientious and aware of helping us pace our tour sensibly. He went above and beyond with extra research on 'our soldiers' with interesting stops we wouldn't have thought of. Highly recommended!

Tailor Made Tour to the Western Front, July 2016

What was most impressive was the way our guide organised the final day. He brought us to the cemetery where our family member (unknown grave) would most likely have been buried after his death on the first day of the Kaiser Offensive, alongside the grave of his fellows in the Royal Irish Rifles. He suggested we plant our ceramic poppy (from the Tower of London) at one of the unknown graves. It was a suitable climax to a wonderful tour.

Tailor Made Tour to The Somme, July 2016

The Cultural Experience never lets you down. Outstanding preparation and deep knowledge separates TCE from other tour companies.

Minsk & Belarus Tour, August 2016 with Bob Kershaw & Alan Rooney

This was my first tour and the experience was exceptional in almost every way, including the hotel and restaurants providing gluten free food.

Walking Waterloo, September 2016, led by Ashley Truluck & Alan Rooney

Thank you for our marvellous trip to Spain. I enjoy learning new information and Nick gave me that in buckets full and the way that he gave it was clear and concise. At Salamanca the information was so graphic that I became emotional seeing and hearing the Cavalry charge.

Wellington in Spain, September 2016, led by Nick Lipscombe

This company sets out to provide first-class battlefield tours with expert guides. It does just that.

Eastern Front Tour, May 2016, led by Bob Kershaw

Having been on several trips with Holts, I was disappointed when that company was taken over by Leger. Your brochure led me to believe that your ethos was the same as that pioneered by Tony & Valmai. I was not wrong. Bob Kershaw's expertise in both the subject matter and in running the tour shone through.

Custer & The Indian Wars Tour, June 2016

This was my first Cultural Experience Tour and I was quite pleased. The fact that I met someone on the tour who has been on over 8 trips with TCE speaks volumes on how good a company they are.

William the Conqueror Tour, Oct 2016, Led by Dr John Sadler

This was my first TCE tour, having been on 6 Holts Tours previously. It fully met my expectations and I will certaily be booking a future tour. 

Fortress Malta Tour, November 2016, led by Ashley Truluck

Our guide crafted an excellent tour, and was the soul of graciousness. The tour manager was no less a font of useful information and equally hospitable. Both men were extremely accommodating regarding my personal requests. In summary, my second encounter with The Cultural Experience exceeded my first. I look forward to participating in future tours.

Walking the Somme, April 2016, led by Simon Jones

Bruce Cherry is an exceptional guide and personalises the tour for everyone.

Battle of Verdun Centenary Tour, March 2016

Thank you for an amazing week which we have thoroughly enjoyed. It is the most professionally guided battlefield tour I have ever been on and the amount of research that TCE put into our regimental history was incredible.

Royal Dragoon Guards Tour to Salamanca, January 2016, led by Ashley Truluck