Wellington invades France: The final stages of the Peninsular War

25 June 2019 to 29 June 2019
£2,195 with flights
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Join expert historians Colonel Nick Lipscombe and Professor Jeremy Black as they follow in Wellington’s footsteps examining the final stages of the Peninsular War, where the allied powers of Spain, the United Kingdom and Portugal fought to repel the Napoleonic invasion of Spain and Portugal. Start this exclusive tour in picturesque Biarritz before setting off eastwards and examining Wellington’s battle-hardened army’s audacious crossing of the mighty Ardour River. Consider the major battles fought in France before 1813, including the battles of Nivelle and the Nive, the siege of Bayonne, the battles of Orthez and Tarbes, and the final battle of the Peninsular War, whilst visiting the scenes and enjoying in-depth discussions and presentations from your trip scholars. 


  • Stay in a luxury hotel in the picturesque seaside town of Biarritz, enjoying welcome drinks and a presentation on the closing stages of the Peninsular War, before dinner in a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the Bay of Biscay
  • Visit the picturesque and historic Basque town of Bayonne
  • Visit the magnificent museum at Tarbes, which houses a wonderful collection of Hussar uniforms and memorabilia
  • Enjoy a night in Toulouse, and spend the next day examining the final battle of the Peninsular War whilst enjoying the opportunity to spend time in the centre of this magnificent city

Trip scholar

Colonel Nick Lipscombe, Napoleonic historian and lecturer at the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford, and Professor Jeremy Black (St John’s, 1978), Professor of History, University of Exeter

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