Travelling with us

Founded and run by historians, at Historical Trips we like to think that a love of things past does not stop us knowing how to have a good time in the present. As well as being expert-led, our tours are convivial, welcoming, and fun. Tours over 10 people are also accompanied by a Tour Manager, to ensure that the day-to-day business of our holidays goes to plan, and to provide professional planning combined with a personal touch. 

The price of our holiday includes accommodation in 4* hotels (and the very occasional 3* and 5* hotel, see individual tour pages for specific details) and most meals, the vast majority with wine at dinner. We choose our hotels carefully for their character, location, and comfort. On tour, we always try to eat in local restaurants, and we have some spectacular meals along the way.

Our group size will never exceed 22 guests – good company but small numbers – which gives our tours a convivial and personal feel. As well as a Guide Lecturer, every Historical Trips tour with a group size above 10 is accompanied by a professional Tour Manager to take care of the practicalities.

On our tours, all local transport – aboard a private, air-conditioned coach – is included. So you can be taken from battlefield to restaurant, from museum to hotel, in comfort and without worry. 

We welcome everyone on our tours. Couples and single travellers are equally welcome, and we always do our best to keep single supplements to a minimum. We have travelled with people from all over the world and of all ages. While most of our tours meet in, or depart from, London, we are also happy to arrange flights from airports across the USA and UK — simply contact us for more details. No prior knowledge of the historical period is required, just interest, curiosity, and a desire to see the world’s great historical sites.

Professors, broadcasters, best-selling authors, and leading historians. Our expert Guide Lecturers are at the heart of every Historical Trip - from conception, through planning, to the journey itself. With you throughout each day, they tell the whole story of the crucial events that shaped our history, offering their own eye-opening take on the past with verve, expertise, and enthusiasm.

With unrivalled contacts at sites, museums, and battlefields across the world, our experts are able to arrange privileged access on many of our tours - from handling genuine artefacts and weaponry from WWII in Jersey, to meeting a veteran of Dunkirk to hear his story first hand.

Every year, we have a number of guests who wish to visit the graves of relatives, ancestors, and loved ones who fell in the great conflicts of the 20th century. We will always do our best to trace, locate, and visit these memorials. It is an advantage of our small group size, which gives us the flexibility to pay our respects and accommodate this most personal connection with the past.

If you are a member of a group, club, or society, and are interested in our tours, please do get in touch. We have previously arranged bespoke trips for Alumni of Harrow School, Clifton College, and Sherborne School, among others. Don’t hesitate to get in contact to discuss your specific needs.

When we launch our Historical Trips tours, we promise that the prices will be at their absolute lowest – offering the best value for money. We recommend booking early as the tour price can increase as the departure date approaches. 

Seen a tour which interests you but can’t make the dates? It’s always worth getting in touch. We add new departures all the time and may well have alternative dates that suit you better.

How our guests rate our tours...
When you return from a Historical Trips tour, we ask that you rate your experience. The feedback we receive helps us to refine and (wherever necessary) improve our programmes year after year. Our guests have been very happy with us in 2016, just take a look at the scores!
Satisfaction with the tours 9.6 out of 10
Guide Lecturers scored an average of 9.8 out of 10
Tour Managers scored an average of 9.9 out of 10