See below for an approximate per head price, determined by number of nights accommodation and the size of your group. As 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 when we have determined an itinerary that suits you.

Prices are a guide and are PER PERSON.   They include: private guiding fee*, accommodation in 3-star hotels (exceptionally 2-star due to availability) in twin/double rooms with en-suite facilities (breakfast included); road tolls, parking, and your guide's subsistence; and transport in minibus or coach (or, where a rental car is used, reimbursement of the costs).


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), and personal insurance (purchase of cancellation and general travel insurance is strongly advised).


* Our daily guiding fee is the same regardless of whether transport is by minibus, coach, rental car or otherwise; it covers the Guide’s time, and all advance organising (which includes tour planning, and the arrangements for the provision of accommodation and transport, by whatever means). If a rental car is used there is thus no contract for driving services, just a reimbursement of the costs of the hire (based on the price at time of reserving the car). This is invoiced separately as it forms no part of the package (guiding; accommodation; organising; & Guide’s costs) being sold.


How to pay: 

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). 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.

Some Written References 


“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


“Thanks very much for a fantastic day on Saturday on the Somme battlefield.  Your knowledge and passion is clear for all to see and that makes for a truly wonderful experience.  You’ll definitely see us again soon!”  Dan Scudder (Kent) on private tour of Somme, September 2014


“Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed your tour!  I was blown away by the beauty of the country and your description of what happened.  Your choice of events was perfect.  We all felt your tour was a real bargain”  Joe Webb (North Carolina) on 4-person tour of main World War I sites, September 2014


“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


“Julian and I want to thank you so much for the most wonderfully interesting and stimulating tour of Ypres and the Somme.  Julian wasn’t that keen to do this tour but he was completely captivated by your wealth of knowledge, sense of humour and professionalism, as we all were.” Laura Konviser (London), Ypres-Somme tour, September 2013


“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 and Bruges tour, September 2013


Thank you so much for yet another wonderful day out we all had with you last Tuesday.  You impart so much information to us in such a short space of time .. things you have said keep coming back to me!  You have so much knowledge and you impart it with such clarity - you have my utmost admiration.  I have had lots of emails thanking me and asking me to thank you too for a really wonderful and thought-provoking day out”  Ali Huntrods (Canterbury, UK), group organiser, day trip to the Somme, May 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


“Thank you for an amazing trip, exceeding all expectations!  Your tolerance and good humour is very much appreciated”.  Campbell & Senior families (Victoria, Australia), following where several relatives had served in World War I, September 2012


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