History Travel Experiences

Escorted Luxury History Tours

  • Fully Escorted Tours with Experienced Tour Manager
  • Small Groups as Standard
  • All Accommodation, Transport, Breakfasts and Dinners Included
  • Eminent Historians on every Tour
  • Fully compliant with The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018

Tour Calendar

2025 Tour Calendar

Small Groups As Standard | Financial Failure Protection cover on all Tour Bookings

What Our Customers Say 


The Anne Boleyn Tour 2023

"Anne Boleyn Experience Tour----As someone who has been following this tour for years before i could go, as well as checking photos, talking to past participants etc., I can say with all sincerity that the entire tour experience exceeded all my expectations. Philippa puts together a tour of learning, luxury and of course consistent fun. She patiently answers any questions and concerns in the months before the tour and once the tour starts ensures each guest gets the most out of the events. The tour was the among the best experiences of my life and I am definitely planning on going again."


On Progress with Anne Boleyn Tour 2022

"Philippa and BHT never disappoint! Our Progress tour had particular challenges because it coincided with the national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II. But Philippa took care of the glitches like the pro she is and again delivered an amazing experience. This is my 3rd tour and I’m signed up for #4 in 2023. Very well done!"


The Anne Boleyn Tour 2023

"I had the most amazing experience with Philippa and British History Tours. The time spent learning more about Tudor life, staying at Hever Castle, and our private tours were very special. Gareth Russell (author and historian) was on our tour as well, and we all appreciated his knowledge about the Tudors and especially Queen Anne Boleyn. I would definitely go on another tour with this company."


On Progress with Anne Boleyn Tour 2022

"My wife & I have just completed the On Progress with Anne Boleyn tour. We cannot recommend Philippa & British History Tours highly enough! My wife is a Tudor tragic & she was mesmerised with everything that we saw & experienced. A highlight was dressing in Tudor costume for a day - truly a memory to treasure."


The Anne Boleyn Tour 2022
"We really enjoyed The Anne Boleyn Tour. Staying at Hever Castle was wonderful. Such a lovely place! The food and service was really superior. We had behind the scenes private access to the Castle as well as a dinner in the Great Hall of the castle. So exciting. The tour guides were very good at all of the places that we visited and having three Historians to give us their insight made everything even more special. Thank you Philippa for arranging everything!"


The Anne Boleyn Tour and The Life and Times of Elizabeth I Tour 2022

"Recently returned from the “Life & Times of Elizabeth I” tour which was my second this year. (I was also on the Anne Boleyn tour in May - both had been postponed from Covid times.) I wish we could clone Phillipa the Tour Manager and Gareth the Tour Historian and station them at every corner of the world to lead tours because I travel a lot and these have been best I’ve ever experienced.

Every tour detail was meticulously arranged by Phillipa, and she was not an absentee host, she was there with us every step of the way. She included thoughtful touches like timing the Anne Boleyn tour to be at Hever on May 19, or the Elizabeth tour at Kenilworth in July. Literally every aspect: the luxury accommodations, transportation on a dedicated bus, meal arrangements including special diets, and the private “behind the scenes” tours and speakers were first rate.

And what speakers they were! All noted historians and authors speaking on their specialties with insights into the places we were visiting. These were real experts, not scripted entertainers. Having Gareth along for the whole trip, adding colorful commentary and answering our questions made it extra special. He was so approachable, and he had a way of making the history interesting and relevant while gently nudging us to consider the context and customs of the people we were hearing about.

Overall fabulous tours. Highly recommended and I will be seeking them out again."


The Life and Times of Elizabeth I Tour and On Progress with Anne Boleyn Tour 2022

"I've taken two British History Tours. Ms Brewell has a co-host for each tour as the historian. I do recommend anyone interested in British History look into taking one of British History Tours.

The venues are all top-notch and the included breakfasts and dinners are culinary wonders. I particularly love staying at Hever Castle.

Even more importantly, I have developed friendships with fellow time travelers from Texas; New York City; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; Canada; England; and North Ireland. I have never been so quick to develop friendships and so intent on keeping them current."
Philippa Lacey Brewell

About Philippa

Historian and Tour Organiser
Philippa lives in Central England and is well respected in her field as a history writer, presenter and tour guide. She engages audiences with virtual tours and history holidays. She is the owner and founder of British History Tours, a tour company for those who love British History, and British History Events.

Philippa entertains thousands each week with live events, videos and podcasts covering stories from British History. Find her on YouTube at the 'British History' channel, the 'British History' podcast and on social media. This ability to engage an audience, as well as being an expert in travelling the historical sites of the UK, makes her your perfect guide.
Her aim is to provide once in a lifetime experiences but which you'll want to repeat!

Philippa began writing and speaking about travelling through Britain’s history in 2012 and hasn’t stopped since and now also runs the 'British History' club on Patreon.

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