The SAHR Peninsular War Tour
Wednesday 9th - Wednesday 16th May 2018
In response to popular demand, our Chairman Ashley Truluck has offered to arrange and lead a bespoke tour for SAHR members & partners/guests to the Peninsular War Battlefields in 2018 at a specially discounted all-inclusive price, through his company The Cultural Experience (www.theculturalexperience.com).
The 8-day itinerary will start from the beautiful city of Toledo and Wellington's first battle in Spain at Talavera. It then progresses chronologically from operations on the Spanish/Portuguese border around Almeida, the dramatic Roman bridge at Barba del Puerco and the hilltop Fort Conception; the story of 'The Action on the Coa'; a day trip into Portugal to view Wellington's near-perfect defensive position at Bussaco ridge; then follow his triumphant advance into Spain via Fuentes d'Onoro, the siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, the wonderful city and battlefield of Salamanca, and finally the culminating battle of Vittoria. This itinerary takes us via some of the best-preserved battlefields, picturesque countryside, and historic cities in the Iberian Peninsula.
The cost will be in the region of £1500 per head assuming at least 10 people can confirm they would like to go by mid-October 2017 – first come, first served. This is almost £1000 less than the normal brochure price. This saving has been achieved by making the trip an advance-booking tour exclusive to SAHR, TCE granting us preferential rates, and Ashley waiving his normal guiding fee. The price includes return flights from London; luxury coach within Spain; 4-star hotel accommodation with breakfast, and 3-course evening meals with wine; and all entrance fees.
Registration: Several members, and their spouses/partners, have already booked in for the tour and it promises to be great fun for both experts and novices – so if you have not already done so, please send any expression of interest to Ashley Truluck at firstname.lastname@example.org who can provide further details.
- Group photo at Burgos
- Looking out from Wellington’s command post atop Bussaco Ridge
- Following in the footsteps of the Light Division at Barba del Puerco
- Puente de San Martín at Toledo
- SAHR Chair Ashley Truluck sets out the course of the Battle of Talavera