Let Dr Andrew Thomson be your guide to history and culture in France, Germany, Belgium & Luxembourg, across to Prague & Vienna. An historian (History PhD from the University of Kent) with over 20 years’ experience as a guide and tour organiser, Andrew is a qualified guide with the International Guild of Battlefield Guides.

Andrew - born in 1956 and married with three adult children - lives in Canterbury, close to the Channel Tunnel.  He also operates out of a shared property near Montpellier, in the Occitanie region of southern France.

Put together a small group (2 to 10 people) and we can start planning with you - email Andrew at aat@drttours.co.uk.



Just-Enough History©

You can purchase our short histories of Germany or France on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Books or Kobo for £7.99 / €9.99 / $9.99.  This is history for the interested visitor and/or interested citizen:  for those who want more than the too-short history sections in guidebooks, but less than a medium-length book (which most texts marketed as ‘short histories’ tend to be).  The aim is something that can be read in three to four hours;  a maximum of 60,000 words

We cover France, Germany, Belgium & Luxembourg, Prague & Vienna.  Our double interest is in:


France, Germany & the Holy Roman Empire, from earliest times right through the story of the 20th century, from World War I to the Cold War.


The countries today, through their cities, their architecture and their lifestyles.

Our aim is to provide personal service, flexibility and enthusiasm!  We aim to deliver professionally-guided tours, in a relaxed but authoritative style.

Click here to find out More About Us.

Click here to find out about our Just-Enough History e-books

How we operate

* We organise tours DIRECT with you – we have no public list of tours

* We handle numbers from 2 to 10 – families, small groups of friends.

* We provide personal guiding, but also organise itineraries, book hotels and site entries, and find you a minibus company if your group is larger than 4 people.

* We step onboard your car / rental car *, or a minibus that we can arrange (but you pay direct to the company, in advance). NB: we do not organise travel to/from the tour start/finish point(s) - eg flights, trains.

* You pay our guiding & organising fee, and then pay as you go for your accommodation, meals and museum entries (and, if you need one, you pay for your minibus direct, in advance).

* Go to our Prices & References page for an idea of cost, then email us at aat@drttours.co.uk 

  *  (under normal circumstances, happy to drive if you can add us as an Additional Driver)

Dr Thomson’s Tours

Private Guide & Tour Organiser

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Website design by Joseph Thomson

Last updated November 2023

Bethany, 37 The Crescent

Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AW