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Historical Tours by The Cultural Experience

Each of our expert led Second World War tours are distinctive and will resonate at different levels as we explore the locations, stories and significance of a war that defined a generation. We combine the battlefields with important cultural sites and monuments, offering a comprehensive tour led by our expert guides, all of whom are either authors, historians or ex-military personnel.

Many of those participating will have relatives who fought or died in the locations we visit – which makes these battlefield tours all the more realistic and poignant. We encourage those with family connections to bring the stories with them and share them with other participants – thus ensuring a ‘living

Each of our expert led Second World War tours are distinctive and will resonate at different levels as we explore the locations, stories and significance of a war that defined a generation. We combine the battlefields with important cultural sites and monuments, offering a comprehensive tour led by our expert guides, all of whom are either authors, historians or ex-military personnel.

Many of those participating will have relatives who fought or died in the locations we visit – which makes these battlefield tours all the more realistic and poignant. We encourage those with family connections to bring the stories with them and share them with other participants – thus ensuring a ‘living history’ experience.

Historical Tours Holidays

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Whilst the American Civil War seemed to ebb and flow in the east during the years 1862 – 1864, in the west it took the form of a gradual, systematic Federal march southwards in order to open the symbolic, but nevertheless important, Mississippi River from the Union heartland to the Gulf of Mexico, simultaneously splitting the Confederacy in half.

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Our 14-day tour is set amidst picturesque American countryside which, at this time of year, will be resplendent in early autumn colours: the scenic Shenandoah Valley, the stunning Skyline Drive along the Blue Ridge Mountains, the mighty James River and a wealth of National Parks.

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This tour take us on a wondrous journey through Russia’s rich cultural history, visiting the homes, palaces, estates and museums of the country’s greatest writers, poets and artists.

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Appealing to history and culture enthusiasts alike, this tour combines the key locations of the Vietnam war, with the stunning highlights of that country. Vietnam offers a rich culture and history, combined with delicious local cuisine with a French twist.

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A great opportunity to explore traditional Russia and sample its history, traditions, architecture and landscapes. The tour explores how near the Germans got to Moscow in 1941, why Blitzkrieg failed at Stalingrad in 1942 and examines many of the myths surrounding the huge tank battle at Prokohorovka in 1943.

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