Design Your Own Tour
I can also run tours to any one of the following locations in Portugal, Spain and France. Just put together your preferred locations grouped by Campaign, Geography, or whatever criteria you prefer and I will tailor the tour for you and your group. A bespoke tour has a number of advantages; you choose the locations, the duration of each stay, the style and comfort of the travel and accommodation and whether you want to concentrate on a particular subject area or specialisation.
Lines Torres Vedras
Masséna’s Retreat 1811
Soult's Retreat 1809
Barba del Puerco
Molins de Rey
Cuidad Rodrigo West 1810
Border Skirmishes 1811
Fuentes de Oñoro
Alba de Tormes
Badajoz (Battle of Gévora)
Gunner Rowlands' Peninsular General Service Medal with 13 Bars.
By kind permission of FIREPOWER Museum, Woolwich, London.
The French Eagle of the 39e Ligne, found in the River Ceira, Portugal in 1811. By kind permission of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
My advice is to be wary of a tour guide who purports to be able to run a tour of Marlborough’s great victory at Blenheim one week and then deliver another tour on Stalingrad the following week. He is unlikely to give you a really professional overview and experience.
I can run tours that cover all aspects of the Waterloo campaign, including the French advance on the 15 June; the battles of Quarte Bras and Ligny on 16 June; the withdrawal of the allies (through Genappe) and Prussians on 17 June; the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June and the struggle at Wavre on the 18 and 19 June.