Historical Cross Periods Tours
Every location has a history, a goldmine of stories and secrets to share about the conflicts, events and encounters that happen within its boundaries. In recognition of this we offer a variety of tours that explore these collections of moments in exciting, often lesser known locations around the world, from Belarus to Malta, Tunisia to Nepal. These eclectic tours are often accompanied by two expert guides instead of one and they will cox and box to tell their stories, culminating in most interesting and fascinating experiences.
All of our forthcoming Scheduled Cross-Periods / Modern Tours are listed below.
Prior to the surrender of Germany in May 1945, the Allies had determined that the defeated country and its capital, Berlin, would be split into three occupation zones (later four, to include the French) and administered by an Allied Control Council (ACC). find out more and book
Königsberg, the former capital of Prussia, home to the Teutonic Knights and the great philosopher Immanuel Kant, is today known by its Russian name, Kaliningrad. find out more and book
Scotland’s 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
Our tour seeks to explain how and why such powerful and everlasting music emerged from the very bowels of the struggling black communities amidst the heat and oppression of the Delta’s cotton rich plantations. find out more and book
The Spanish Civil War was a particularly bloody conflict that led to the deaths of half a million people, and over 30 years of fascist dictatorship under General Franco. find out more and book
Conflict and religion in The Holy Land have been constant themes over the centuries. Since the dawn of civilization this small strip of land has seen the convergence and collision of many of the world’s great empires and main-stream religions. find out more and book
This tour visits some of the most notable battlefields and key locations of the French and American wars in Vietnam, offering sometimes harrowing insights into how both sides fought and lived in the hostile jungle environment. find out more and book
When the Japanese army in Korea surrendered at the end of WW2, the Allies agreed that those surrendering north of 38th Parallel would do so the USSR and those below it to the USA. find out more and book
This is a wonderfully varied and scenic tour of Malta – a tiny island with a warm welcome and proud military heritage including probably the greatest concentration of military fortifications in Europe. find out more and book
This unique and insightful tour explores the culture and geography of Nepal with an emphasis on the British Gurkha connection and is led by retired Gurkha officer Maj Gordon Corrigan. find out more and book
Our tours are accompanied by an expert and passionate guide and a dedicated tour manager who will handle all of the headaches and worries of travel, leaving you free to engage, learn and debate with our guide and fellow history enthusiasts. Where possible, you will stay in 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, enjoying luxury and comfort while delving into the culture and past of these multifaceted lands.