Let Dr Andrew Thomson be your guide to history and culture in France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. 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 and Luxembourg.  Our double interest is in:



From earliest times - the emergence of France & Germany out of the post-Roman world - 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@drtours.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 November 2018

Bethany, 37 The Crescent

Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AW





Dr Thomson’s Tours