Historical Experience Tours
New for 2017 is a series of thought-provoking expert led cultural tours under the banner of ‘Experience Tours’ visiting several new countries for the operator including; Iran, touring north to south from Tehran to Gur experiencing Persia from the Achaemenids to the splendours of Islam; An Oman tour from Muscat to the Empty Quarter to witness the jewel that is the Arabian Peninsula; A Silk Road Experience through Uzbekistan taking a golden journey to Samarkand. In Greece a tour of Athens and the foundations of the modern western civilization on the Peloponnese, as well as a tour to Santorini and Crete to discover the lost world of the Minoans. In Italy there are two departures to the Bay of Naples to tour not only Pompeii but also lesser known but equally important sites such as Herculaneum, Oplontis, Stabiae, Cumae, Baiae and Pozzuoli.
All of our forthcoming Scheduled Experience Tours to are listed below.
A battlefield and cultural tour based in picturesque medieval towns such as Rouen, Beaugency and Bordeaux. Expert historians (and husband and wife team) Imogen and Gordon Corrigan, will immerse you in the age of chivalry as we traverse battlefields such as Agincourt, Crecy, Patay and Poitiers and enjoy exquisite French scenery in Picardy, the Loire Valley and Aquitaine. find out more and book
The Seven Years War & The War of 1812 helped define the shape of North America. Explore them alongside Fred Hawthorne and Alan Rooney through New England, up the Hudson Valley and into Canada, culminating in Wolfe's heroics in Quebec. This epic sight-seeing tour includes the Niagara Falls and a magnificent train journey along the St Lawrence Seaway. find out more and book
Travelling through and walking in some of the finest English landscapes, we will try to understand how Anglo-Saxon kingship worked during this crucial period in English history as the most famous of the sons of Wessex, Alfred the Great, fought for survival against his Viking enemies. find out more and book
Some six million Poles died during the Second World War, half of whom were Jews murdered in the forests in the east of the country or the death camps set up after the German occupation. find out more and book
St Petersburg, Russia’s most opulent city, home to the Tsars and the much maligned Imperial elite, was destined to become the epicentre for a revolutionary movement and would eventually take on the name of its leader becoming Leningrad. find out more and book
Uzbekistan, intriguing and historically rich, is a cradle of culture from where a mesmerising collection of sapphire and gold buildings, monuments and magnificent cities have arisen reflecting the influence of the diverse cultures that have passed along the ‘Silk Road’. find out more and book
Our programme covers the best archaelogical sites surrounding The Bay of Naples in Southern Italy - Not only the impressive remains of the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum but also those that are less well-known, including Oplontis, Stabiae, Cumae, Baiae and Pozzuoli. find out more and book
The 15th Century navigator, Ahmad Ibn al-Najdi described the populace of Oman as ‘hospitable and sociable people who love strangers’. His portrayal of Oman’s citizens is as accurate today as it was 500 years ago. find out more and book