17th & 18th Century History Tours
The 17th and 18th Centuries were an era of change, colonialisation, discovery and war. From Frederick the Great & the English Civil War to the bloody scramble for North America, experience the sites, witness the evidence and unearth the stories behind some of the periods most striking moments in the company of kindred spirits, our expert guide and dedicated tour manager.
As much as possible, we try to coincide our tours with the anniversaries of the events concerned, engaging with the topical debates of past and present and tying in with re-enactments and publications on the topic.
All of our forthcoming Scheduled 17th & 18th Century Tours are listed below.
The final part of our Fredrick the Great trilogy is based in Germany and explores the battlefields of some of the famous leaderís victories. Weíll staying in the historic town of Dresden whose centre was meticulously rebuilt to its baroque and rococo grandeur after the Second World War. find out more and book
Opposition to Londonís insensitive colonial policies on taxation and governance was provoked into outright rebellion when British soldiers attempted to disarm Massachusetts patriots in April 1775. find out more and book
If 1643 was a missed opportunity for the Royalists, 1644 was squandered in spectacular fashion by the Parliamentarians and Scottish Covenanters who had combined forces at the start of the year to defeat the King. find out more and book
Scotlandís relationship with England has been turbulent since Roman times but never more so than at the turn of the 12th C and during the mid-18th C when English and British hegemony were seriously challenged. find out more and book
The influence of Frederick the Great in military history is incalculable. His dramatic battles and military genius have taught and inspired powerful generals to great effect, including the masterful Emperor Napoleon. find out more and book
The English Civil Wars are part of a living political tradition which continue to rage on paper and debate nearly four centuries after the internecine bloodletting. find out more and book
This tour travels the sparsely populated sandy pine-covered ridges and marshes of Western Poland. It follows Frederick the Great's campaigns throughout German Silesia. find out more and book
By the end of 1643 there had been no decisive achievement by either side, but an alliance towards the end of that year by the Parliamentarians with the battle-hardened army of the Scottish Covenanters considerably altered the dynamics in the north of the country. find out more and book
When King George II granted tracts of land to the Ohio Company in 1749 it brought the British in to direct conflict with the French who were intent on maintaining their hegemony in the Ohio Valley. find out more and book
This tour visits battlefields from two different wars: The War of Austrian Succession (in particular the First Silesian War) and the Seven Years War. Both of which saw the Austrian Empire defending itself against Frederick the Greatís invading Prussian military machine find out more and book
17th & 18th Century Tours - Future Planning
We intend to run all of the following tours in the near future. Final dates and prices are yet to be confirmed. Register your interest and we will contact you as soon as these tours become available.
Our tours are accompanied by a guide with expert credentials and an animated and engaging approach to the subject, as well as a dedicated tour manager who will handle all of the organisational headaches that come with travel. This leaves you free to enjoy your tour and your guide free to show you the aspects of history that can only be truly appreciated by being in the actual places where it happened. We stay in 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, sampling the local cuisine and culture in comfort and luxury.