Sometimes we forget the interesting history of the UK and how it shaped our modern society. The trips include the English Civil War and the birth of our parliament as well as a tour of the battlefields of Scotland with its stunning scenery.
These are our standard tours designed for groups of up to
15 persons, unless otherwise stated. We offer bespoke tours for groups,
families or individuals which can be tailor-made to meet a particular period
and location of military history.
Northwest Frontier of Rome Tour
Built to guard the wild northern frontier of the Roman Empire in AD122, Hadrian’s Wall was more than just a barricade; it was a vibrant and multi-cultural occupied military zone of mile-castles, barracks, ramparts, forts and settlements; sprawling almost 80 miles in length from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. The building of the Wall required vision and an outstanding level of engineering skill. Set amongst the wild beauty of Cumbrian and Northumbrian landscapes, it still impresses today and stands as a testimony to the power and reach of the mighty Roman Empire.
This tour is a mixture of motoring and military history set in one of the most breathtakingly beautiful parts of the UK. The motoring in Scotland is one of the highlights of this trip with dramatic and rugged scenery. The area has a proud tradition of military history and produced some fine warriors.
English Civil War
As with all civil wars, this was a bloody conflict with appalling causalities. The tour guides you through the various battle sites and ends in London where you can stand at the place where King Charles 1 was tried and executed.
Bomber Command Tour
This tour will be covering bomber command bases in Lincolnshire and will include a tour of a Lancaster bomber. You will be staying in Petwood Hotel which was the home of the legendary 617 “Dambusters” Squadron.
Battle of Britain Tour
The Battle of Britain takes its name from the speech given by Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the House of Commons on 18 June 1940: “What General Weygand called the ‘Battle of France’ is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin”.
US 8th Army Air Force Tour
This tour will be covering the US 8th Army Air Force bases in Norfolk and Suffolk and will include a tour of a B-17. Also, we will visit the airbase where James Stewart the actor served and the site of the last Glenn Miller concert.
War of the Roses Tour
The so-called Wars of the Roses were like no other war in medieval England. Like the civil war between Stephen and Matilda now called the Anarchy (1135 to 1153), they were not fought for land, wealth or religious ideals but the right to rule the country. On one side was the House of Lancaster who had ruled since 1399 and on the other the House of York. Both sides were supported by members of the English nobility and gentry with their own private armies and town militias.
Jersey Tunnels Tour
The Germans having occupied a part of Britain, wanted for to keep it mainly for propaganda purposes. The German turned the Channel Islands into a fortress and this tour will explore some of the many tunnels and forts in Jersey.
Norman Conquest Tour
Although William won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, he still faced rebellions over the following years and was not secure on his throne until after 1072. This tour follows the Norman landing at Pevensey, the Battle of Hastings, the Norman attempt to take London at the Battle Of Southwark and onto Westminster Abbey.