Dorchester, Hardy's Casterbridge

Max Gate, Roman Town House, Fordington

A one-day walking tour discovering the hometown and inspirations of Thomas Hardy
Led by Harriet Still

Princes, Preachers and Jacobites

Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace

A one-day specialist tour digging into the fascinating history of Edinburgh
Led by Barry Hilton

Northern Powerhouse: Medieval York

York Minster, Kings’ Manor, Clifford's Tower

A one-day specialist walking tour discovering the sights and notorious characters from Medieval York
Led by Dr Emma Wells

Shakespeare in Stratford

Birthplace Museum, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Hall’s Croft, RSC

A five-day expert-led tour exploring Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon
Led by Amelia Marriette

In the Footsteps of Pilgrims

Carversham, Salisbury, Wells, Stonehenge, Winchester

A 3-night tour exploring the Pilgrim's Routes between Windsor and Winchester
Led by Dr Emma Wells

Medieval churches of Herefordshire

Visit 10 incredible sites

A 3-night tour to uncover the secrets of Herefordshire's stunning Medieval churches
Led by Dr Sam Harper

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

We have launched an exciting selection of single day specialist tours led by historians. Our first day-tours are Northern Powerhouse in York, Hardy's Casterbridge in Dorchester, and Princes, Preachers and Jacobites in Edinburgh.

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