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Our specialist, expert-led tours put you in the footsteps of the figures who made history. Find out more about our forthcoming tours below.

Thomas Hardy's Wessex

3 NIGHTS, LED BY HARRIET STILL
DEPARTS 23 SEPTEMBER 2022
2022 brings a unique opportunity to see the largest collection of objects from the life of the writer Thomas Hardy ever put on display, in four simultaneous exhibitions across Dorset and Wiltshire. Join our expert led tour to see them all.

Monks and Monasteries: the Cistercian Impact

3 NIGHTS, LED BY DR CINDY WOOD
DEPARTS 15 JULY 2022
The Cistercians were a Catholic religious order of monks and nuns, and with their emphasis on manual labour and self-sufficiency, they would support themselves through agriculture and brewing, transforming the landscape in which they settled and turning wasteland into arable fields. Join our small-group tour to visit three of the greatest Cistercian Abbeys in Yorkshire and delve into the lives of this transformative group in Medieval England.

WW1: The British Experience on Flanders’ Western Front

4 NIGHTS, LED BY CHRISTOPHER CHANTER
DEPARTS 1 AUGUST 2022
Join us on a small group expert-led tour of Flanders to discover the fate of the British Expeditionary Force, which was tasked with halting the advance of the might of the combined German Armies at the early stage of the First World War.

The Wye Valley Castles of the Marcher Earls

4 NIGHTS, LED BY DR ROB W. JONES
DEPARTS 8 AUGUST 2022 | 7 AUGUST 2023
The great fortifications of Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech were massive statements of England’s domination over its neighbour, however these were not the first castles built to project English power into Wales. Along the Rivers Wye and Monnow, the Marcher Earls of Pembroke and Hereford studded their lands with stone symbols of lordships and status.

Marlborough's Victories in Belgium

4 NIGHTS, LED BY JAMES FALKNER
DEPARTS 5 SEPTEMBER 2022 | 8 MAY & 4 SEPTEMBER 2023
Concerned by the prospect of a union between Spain and France, the nations of Great Britain, the Netherlands and the Holy Roman Empire allied to create an army led by John Churchill, the 1st Duke of Marlborough. Our expert-led short break visits the sites of his campaigns in Belgium, where he helped cement Britain's status as a world power, but at what bloody cost?

The People Who Made and Paid for the Cotswold's Medieval Churches

3 NIGHTS, LED BY DR SAMANTHA HAPRER
DEPARTS 6 SEPT 2022
Discover the people who made, paid, worshipped and adorned their churches, and the political and economic circumstances that influenced their actions.

War of the Three Kings in Ireland

4 NIGHTS, LED BY BARRY HILTON
DEPARTS 12 SEPT 2022 | 22 MAY 2023 | 11 SEPT 2023
The war between William III and James II, backed by Louis XIV in France, led to more than 200 years of British and Protestant dominance over Ireland. We explore the key battlegrounds and uncovers the dramatic, devastating stories of Boyne, Athlone, Aughrim and Limerick.

Hearts of Oak - building Britain’s naval empire

3 NIGHTS, LED BY J D DAVIES
DEPARTS 16 SEPTEMBER 2022
Spend a long weekend examining some of the key locations in Greater London where Britain’s naval empire was built, and exploring the scene of a great naval encounter where the country's great Age of Sail nearly came to an early end.

The Medieval Churches of Herefordshire

3 NIGHTS, LED BY DR SAMANTHA HARPER
DEPARTS 5 OCTOBER 2022
Join us on this four-day tour to explore Herefordshire's incredible Medieval Churches, including majestic Hereford Cathedral and the famous Norman Church at Kilpeck. Led by ecclesiastical historian Dr Samantha Harper, you'll discover stories of Benedictine and Cistercian monks, the Templars of the Welsh Marches and religion and society on the unruly border of England and Wales.

The Jacobite Risings in Scotland

3 NIGHTS, LED BY BARRY HILTON
DEPARTS 14 OCTOBER 2022
Attempting to put the Catholic House of Stuart back on the throne, supporters of King James II and his descendants orchestrated a series of rebellions in Scotland over more than 50 years.