These are approximate PER HEAD prices, determined by number of nights accommodation and the size of your group. Transport costs vary depending on vehicle size, miles driven and variations in start and end points - we will give you a precise quote for your group.
Prices are a guide and are PER PERSON. Prices include: guiding, accommodation in 3-star hotels in twin/double rooms with en-suite facilities (breakfast included); road tolls, parking, and your guide's and driver’s subsistence; and transport in minibus, coach, or (for up to 3 people) chauffeur-driven car.
Prices do NOT include: flights/train tickets to/from start and end points, meals other than breakfast, museum entries (thus giving flexibility depending on the weather to go to as many or as few as desired), & personal insurance (purchase of cancellation & general travel insurance strongly advised).
PER HEAD prices, where we are using your rental car (you driving). These include guiding, accommodation in 3-star hotels in twin/double rooms (breakfast incl.), and all Guide’s costs.
Prices do NOT include: your car costs (rental, tolls, parking, fuel), any meals (other than breakfast), museum entries, hotel costs before/after the tour:
Per Head prices - using your rental car
We take payments by Bank Transfer - we'll email you details. Alternatively we can take cheques in £ (off a UK bank). We do not take credit cards (except via PayPal; 4.5% charge for using PayPal). All monies for tours (of 24 hrs or longer) are paid into our Trustee Account in accordance with the consumer protection measures in the EU Package Travel Regulations 1992; monies are only released by the Trustee following completion of the trip. £150 p.p. deposit; balance 8 weeks prior to trip, as per our Booking Conditions
“Howard, Judy, Terry and I want to thank you so very much for the wonderful four day trip we enjoyed with you to the Battle of the Bulge and WWI areas in France, Luxembourg and Belgium. Your investigative planning work to pinpoint locations where Terry's uncle earned his Bronze Star for valor and Judy's father was taken prisoner in the Bulge areas and where Terry’s grandfathers fought in WWI, was well beyond our expectations. The vast amount of background information including helpful maps you provided made these and other places come alive. We were simply amazed at your detailed knowledge of not only both World Wars but also the geographical locations we visited. Finally, your gentle, friendly yet confident approach with us throughout our tour was greatly appreciated. You are a true pro & we are grateful to have had the privilege to tour with you.” Jim Anderson (Missouri), Ardennes & Argonne tour May 2017
“Thank you so much for yet another fantastic tour. We loved our time in Berlin and came away feeling we were very knowledgeable about all things to do with the War and the Wall. Thank you for looking after, organising, guiding and teaching us - it was a great weekend.” Ali Huntrods (Canterbury, UK), group organiser, Berlin weekend (15 people), May 2017
“Just wanted to say again what a fantastic trip it was. You are without question the best tour guide I have ever known. Your fund of historical (& other) knowledge is limitless, you are most accommodating and considerate of your guests, clearly highly organised - always with a plan & a back-up plan - and, best of all, you are most personable & fun to be with” David Green (Texas), Hurtgen Forest & Ardennes tour, April 2016
“We both got so much out of your highly professional approach and commentary. It could not have been a better experience (and it was fun!). Being able to visit our relatives’ graves was a very fulfilling experience thanks to your customised approach and highly knowledgeable commentary” Geoff & Sherry Miller (Ottawa), private Canadian WWI tour April 2016
“What a truly memorable experience… It has always been somewhat difficult for me to get my arms around the events of WWI but you truly brought it to light in a very interesting and compelling way, and certainly have an encyclopaedic knowledge of events - and a pleasant and logical way of presenting it all” Charlie Battle (Georgia USA), World War I summary tour March 2016
“Thank you for such a fabulous tour in Germany last week. I enjoyed it greatly. Congratulations on your superb organisation (which must have required a huge amount of planning), and I especially appreciate the depth and breadth of your historical knowledge and background, as well as the enthusiasm with which you communicated it. There is no substitute for going to the real places where all these events happened and you brought the whole story to life”. Brian Harvey (Dublin) on special interest group tour to Peenemünde & Nordhausen re. German V2 history (42 people), September 2015
“Just a short note of thanks for a well constructed and executed day yesterday. I was very impressed with both the quality and the content of your maps and notes, not to mention your own considerable knowledge. I enjoyed the whole day and the way you explained what happened at the various sites and how they fitted into the overall war in the area” Tony Dimmer on Ashford Minibuses day trip to Ypres, July 2015
“Wow Andrew, I can’t thank you enough for a brilliant tour - we all really appreciate the effort you went to to make this trip so memorable. Your personally guided maps and information was so useful and full of so much detail and information. We did not stop talking about our experiences for days” Karen Heggie (NSW, Australia) after a family tour following the route of a relative who served on the Western Front, June 2015
“Kate, Emma and I want to thank you for a simply wonderful three days in Berlin. The things we saw and your marvellous ability to explain all that we saw was, again, just remarkable. We all learned so much and gained a knowledge of the Cold War and the end of World War II there that was far beyond what we could have learned without you. I particularly want to thank you for tailoring the days to meet our reduced physical ability” David Hayne (Victoria, Australia) on Berlin tour, January 2015
“Just wanted to say thank you for our Paris trip! It was an action-packed itinerary which really suited all ages; you managed to fit in all we requested as well as a lot more which was just right for us!” Liz Thomas (Brecon, UK) on 12-person family tour to Paris, February 2014
“Wanted to thank you again for a grand time in Normandy, Paris, etc. We so enjoyed every day and feel invigorated by all we saw and learned. Besides which you are a most congenial and fun-to-be-with guide and host!” Colleen MacBean (Saskatchewan, Canada), Canadian WWII, Paris & Bruges tour, Sept.2013
“Elsa and I again thank you for the tour, one of the most memorable events of our lives. It was, of course, especially meaningful to Elsa. Your expertise and communication ability - and your pleasant personality - all combined for an unforgettable experience”. Morgan Brenner (Pennsylvania), tour following where Mrs Morgan’s father had served as a colonel in World War I, July 2012
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