Thomas Hardy's Wessex

Salisbury, Dorset, Weymouth, Poole, Stonehenge

A three-night tour discovering the life and inspiration of one of England’s finest authors
Led by Harriet Still

The Cistercian Impact

North Yorkshire

A four-day tour of the three great Cistercian Abbeys in Yorkshire
Led by Dr Emma Wells

Wye Valley Castles of the Marcher Earls

Hereford, Chepstow, Goodrich, Raglan

A five-day tour exploring the Wye Valley castles of the Marcher Earls
Led by Dr Rob Jones

Flanders' Western Front

Mons & Ypres

A 4-night tour discover the fate of the British Expeditionary Force in Flanders
Led by Christopher Chanter

Churches of Middle Ages York


A 3-night tour through the centre of Christianity in the North
Led by Dr Emma J Wells
Picture courtesy of Janice Carlson / Shutterstock

The Jacobite Rebellions in Scotland

Killiecrankie, Glencoe, Fort William, Culloden

A 3-night weekend expert-led history tour exploring the Jacobite Risings of the 17th and 18th centuries in Scotland
Led by Barry Hilton
Picture courtesy of Mary Evans Picture Library

Discovering the Medieval Churches of the Cotswolds

Cirencester, Malmesbury, Warwick, Tewkesbury

A 3-night tour exploring the art and artefacts of Medieval churches in the Cotswolds
Led by Dr Samantha Harper

Wars of the Roses

Warwick, Bosworth, Delapré Abbey, Leicester

A 3-night history holiday based in Warwick, with exceptional access to the biggest battlefields
Led by Mike Ingram

Hearts of Oak

Rochester, Deptford, Greenwich, Upnor Castle, Chatham Dockyard

A weekend-tour based in Rochester, exploring the locations Britain’s naval empire was formed
Led by Andrew Lambert
Picture courtesy of Thaliastock / Mary Evans

Marlborough's Triumphs in Belgium

Ramillies, Oudenarde & Malplaquet

A 3-night tour visiting the sites of Marlborough's battles in Belgium
Led by James Falkner
Picture courtesyof Mary Evans / The Everett Collection

War in the West

Bath, Lansdown Hill, Roundway Down, Newbury, Donnington Castle

A three-night history tour based in Bath, exploring the English Civil War in the West Country
Led by Julian Humphrys
Picture courtesy of the National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

The Wars in Ireland

Boyne, Athlone, Aughrim, Limerick

A 3-night tour examining key sites from the the historical wars in Ireland
Led by Barry Hilton
Picture courtesy Mary Evans / Library of Congress

The English Civil Wars

Oxford, Edgehill, Naseby, Stow-on-the-Wold

A 3-night history holiday based in Oxford to explore the events that shaped the English Civil Wars
Led by Julian Humphrys
Picture courtesy of Mary Evans Picture Library/GROSVENOR PRINTS

Welcome to Promenades Travel and our expert-led, small-group history holidays

Are you fascinated by British history? Promenades Travel is a specialist tour operator that creates expert-led short breaks exploring some of the most important periods in Britain's past.

Tours are led by historians and authors who guide you round the battlefields, castles and churches where British history was made, bringing you illuminating insight into the people and politics that shaped the most memorable events.

Our small-group tours are welcoming for solo travellers and couples who want to expand their knowledge and understanding of a subject, and we offer alternative activities if you're travelling with a partner who doesn't share your passion for the past.

Latest news

Following the launch of the Government's roadmap for leaving lockdown, we have postponed all tours taking place before 17 May 2021, with new dates to be announced shortly. All other tours are taking place with appropriate social distancing and covered by our COVID money-back guarantee. See our revised 2021 programme here. 

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