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 20 years’ experience as a full-time 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 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. Rather, we respond to enquiries by suggesting ideas and itineraries to suit your interests, with prices and dates specific to you.
  • We handle numbers from 2 to 20 – families, small groups of friends, social and retirement clubs, etc.
  • We arrange itineraries, hotels, on-ground transport, site entries, and provide personal guiding.
  • We meet you at the start point in a private minibus or small coach (for 4 or more people) - or, if only 2 or 3 of you, we can step aboard your rental car.  We do not organise any flights or train tickets


Go to our Prices & References page for an idea of cost, and email us at aat@drttours.co.uk for a tailor-made itinerary and quote for your group

Dr Thomson’s Tours

Tour Operator & Private Guide


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Website design by Joseph Thomson

Last updated September 2019

Bethany, 37 The Crescent

Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AW





Dr Thomson’s Tours