Dr Thomson’s Tours

        Private Guide

History & Culture - France, Germany, Belgium & Luxembourg, to Prague & Vienna

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 operator, 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.



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.

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 arrange itineraries, book hotels and site entries, can advise on transport (eg help find you a minibus company, if your group is larger than 4 people), and provide personal guiding.
  • We step onboard your car / rental car *, or a minibus that we can arrange but you pay for direct (we had to stop making the payments for minibuses since the Package Travel Regulations 2018 increased the risk carried by the tour operator in situations such as the Covid 19 shutdown: client gets 100% refund, whilst the tour operator has to cover all the pre-paid up-front costs).   Note that we do not organise travel to/from the tour start/finish point(s) - eg flights, trains.

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

*  (happy to drive if you can add us as an Additional Driver)

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Private Guide

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Dr Thomson’s Tours