7 Days – $2,800
$700.00 deposit due upon booking.
Final Payment due by June 2022
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Join authors/tour guides Kristine Hughes and Gareth Glover for a unique exploration of both the military and social aspects of the Battle of Waterloo. Beginning in London and traveling on to Waterloo, our tour follows the momentous events of the 1815 Campaign, from the 1814 Peace celebrations in London to the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo.
In London, you’ll embark on a leisurely walking tour lead by Kristine, taking you to sites associated with the events, including the house at which Major Henry Percy delivered the French Eagles to the Prince of Wales, and the many clubs, houses, streets and sites that have a connection to the Campaign. You’ll tour Apsley House, Wellington’s London home and site of his annual Waterloo Banquets, and the Household Cavalry Museum at Horse Guards, in Whitehall.
Crossing to Brussels via the Eurostar, Gareth Glover will guide you over the battlefields of Quatre Bras, Ligny and, of course, Waterloo itself, where Wellington’s army valiantly hung on until the arrival of Blucher’s Prussian troops, tipping the scales in favour of the Allies. You’ll also visit a host of museums and related sites including the superb new Waterloo Visitor’s Centre with its high-tech exhibits and 3D cinema, the famous Lion Mound and panorama, the wonderful presentation at the refurbished Hougoumont farmhouse and the headquarters of both Wellington and Napoleon.
Gareth and Kristine will both be on hand each day in order to act as your guides and to answer any questions about the Battle our visits may raise. Daily discussions about various aspects of the period and the Battle will shed new light on events and allow ample opportunity for further Q & A and research queries. Whether you are a serious researcher, an armchair battlefield enthusiast or a Waterloo novice, this tour will give you the unique opportunity to discover more about the people and events that influenced both the Napoleonic period and the Battle and to spend a week with two of the most knowledgeable, engaging and enthusiastic guides in both subject areas.
- 2 nights in a London Hotel
- 4 nights in a Brussels Hotel
- 6 Breakfasts
- 5 Dinners
- Guided 1815 walking tour in London with author Kristine Hughes
- Guided battlefield tours with author and military historian Gareth Glover
- Escorted travel to and from Brussels
- Private coach transportation on travel days
- Services of a professional guide throughout
- Entry or admission fees to all venues