Let Dr Andrew Thomson be your guide to history and culture either side of the channel: from the gardens, castles and churches of South-East England, to the battlefields, towns and countryside of Northern France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.

History expert (History PhD from the University of Kent; qualified Guide of the Guild of Battlefield Guides), experienced guide and tour operator, Andrew (born 1956) runs Dr Thomsons' Tours full-time.

Established in 1997, the company's guiding principles: to provide personal service, flexibility and enthusiasm.
If you want not just to see but to understand the region, come with us.


Our Aim: To provide personal service, flexibility, and enthusiasm!

Our focus in historical terms is in two main periods:

  • The medieval era - the Normans in both Normandy and England; the pilgrimages to Canterbury; the history of churches and cathedrals; the development of castles.
  • The 20th century - forming today's world: the two World Wars and the Cold War which followed.

Our target is to give you a good time: clear and interesting guiding, smooth and comfortable arrangements, good hospitality and fascinating places to see.

What do we offer?
We organise tours DIRECT with you, for you - we respond to requests (usually by email or phone) by proposing ideas, with prices and dates. We handle numbers from 1 to 50 - individuals, couples, small groups of friends, social clubs, companies, large organisations, conferences.

Taking up to 3 or 4 people in our comfortable air-conditioned Citroën C4 Grand Picasso or rental vehicle, we will explore the history of the region on foot, by car, and through museums. For larger groups we use minibuses or coaches.

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Dr Thomson's Tours 37 The Crescent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AW, England
All text, maps, photos, © Dr Thomson's Tours Telephone: 44-1227-455922; email: aat@drttours.co.uk

Battlefield mApps© apps for iPad
We have developed a series of interactive iPad apps to show and explain how large-scale World War II battles unfolded, using modern-day and original 1944 mapping.

Out now:
Understanding the Battle of the Bulge, 1944-45
Understanding Hell's Highway, 1944

Preview how it works, check us out on the App Store and sign up for our newsletter, all at the Battlefield mApps website.


Guiding near Verdun