Expert-led history trips to book for 2024
Learn the full story of Richard III's life and death in the places where history happened with expert commentary on this three-day tour. Over the two full days, you'll visit many key sites and places - from the castle he was born, to the battlefield where did during the Battle of Bosworth , and of course, the Visitor Centre which is at the site of the car park burial. You'll also explore the era of the War of the Roses on visits to castles, ruins, and battlefields - not to be missed for history fans.
Meet your expert: Matt Lewis is a History Hit presenter who will join you for the trip; he has written biographies of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry III, Richard Duke of York, and Richard III.
Discover the moving story of the Sherwood Rangers' gripping battle across Europe from D-Day to the Allied victory in Normandy on this six-day-tour. You'll be joined by experts who bring to life the battles, the characters and the brutal life and death struggle of the Sherwood Rangers, as you follow in their tank tracks and gain a true understanding of what it was like to fight in Normandy.
Meet your experts: You'll be joined by award-winning historian, writer and broadcaster, James Holland, and historian and tour manager, Mike Peters.
James has planned this itinerary himself from meticulous research and has written numerous history books, including Brothers in Arms. Mike served in the British Army for more than thirty years and has maintained a lifelong interest in military history, working as a Battlefield Guide, an author, and recently as a TV Historian.
Join an exclusive tour of the Vesuvian archaeological sites, Herculaneum and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples in the company of two experts on this five-day tour. From your base only metres away, uncover Pompeii with Dr Sophie Hay and Tristan Hughes; explore the seaside town of Herculaneum; view the galleries of Naples Museum; and visit the opulent villa at Oplontis.
Meet your experts: You'll be joined by Pompeii expert Dr Sophie Hay, who is currently working at the Archaeological Park of Pompeii and History Hit presenter Tristan Hughes.
Sophie is a leading archaeologist and an expert on Pompeii - who is also writing a book about the women who excavated Pompeii. Tristan studied Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh and is the host of The Ancients history podcast. Hes' travelled to sites across the world to present ancient history documentaries.