Victorian Era History Tours
The Nineteenth Century saw the blossoming of nationalism and the advent of industrialised warfare. The relative peace in Europe was shattered by continental warfare between Prussia, France and Austria, the newly formed United States of America was ripped apart by a bloody civil war and across the world the formerly harmonious relationship between the British and India broke down while they staked their claim in the scramble for Africa.
Discover the significance, cost and shining stories behind some of the most defining wars in world history while experiencing the local culture and cuisine in the company of our expert guide.
All of our forthcoming Scheduled Victorian Era Tours are listed below.
Our 14-day tour is set amidst picturesque American countryside which, at this time of year, will be resplendent in early autumn colours: the scenic Shenandoah Valley, the stunning Skyline Drive along the Blue Ridge Mountains, the mighty James River and a wealth of National Parks. find out more and book
This tour sees us study the two conflicts between the Afrikaners seeking independence and the freedom to maintain their unique way of life, and the imperial Forces of the British Empire during the height of the scramble for Africa. find out more and book
For a time British power in India – the jewel in the British Empire crown - hung by a thread. With so much at stake on both sides, it was a near run thing, with bravery and treachery in equal measure, and larger-than-life characters on each side. find out more and book
This fascinating study of the Anglo-Zulu War takes us to ground that has hardly changed since the memorable events of the period, all set amongst spectacular scenery still populated by Zulu tribes and an abundance of wildlife. find out more and book
In 1842 the disastrous and humiliating campaign in which the British “were thrashed out of Afghanistan” ended, but it had severely damaged their reputation for invincibility in India and beyond. find out more and book
Whilst the American Civil War seemed to ebb and flow in the east during the years 1862 – 1864, in the west it took the form of a gradual, systematic Federal march southwards. find out more and book
The years following the end of the Civil War up to the end of the century saw a resumption of the ’white man’s’ expansion into the American West. find out more and book
The Franco-Prussian War was the largest and most important war in Europe since Waterloo, changing the face of the continent for the next fifty years. find out more and book
A wonderful 15 day tour which visits some of the most iconic and beautiful Southern cities and countryside in the states of Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. find out more and book
Over the course of a week in the high summer of 1866 the Prussian Army decisively defeated the Austrian-led German Confederation in a series of five preliminary clashes and the climactic battle of Kőniggrätz in Bohemia. find out more and book
After nearly 20 years of ‘enlightened’ French hegemony, the Congress of Vienna saw Northern Italy once more placed under Austro-Hungarian control. find out more and book
All of our tours centred on this diverse era are led by an expert guide with a proven academic record and the aid of a dedicated tour manager who will handle all of the organisation so all you have to do is turn up and enjoy. Where possible, we will stay in 3, 4 and 5 star accommodation so you can relax in the evening after a day of discoveries.