Wellington in Portugal: the Peninsular War

Date: 
15 June 2020 to 22 June 2020
Price: 
From £2,895 per person with flights (double room for single use supplement £325)
Trip destination: 
Portugal

In the company of Colonel Nick Lipscombe and Professor Jeremy Black, this journey will explore the history of the Peninsular War, which took place between 1807 and 1822, and is known as the War of the French Invasions. You will travel through some spectacular scenery to the heart of Portugal, exploring the historic battlefields, monuments and military museums, whilst considering the actions of the French and the British army, which was led by Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington. You will also spend a night in palace where the Duke stayed and visit the centre of the Port wine district in Oporto.   

Trip scholar

Colonel Nick Lipscombe, University of Oxford, and Professor Jeremy Black, University of Exeter
Nick is a recognised authority on the Napoleonic Wars and has written many books. Jeremy is a prolific lecturer and author.

Highlights

  • Take in Portugal’s spectacular scenery whilst exploring the history of the Peninsular War and following in the footsteps of the Duke of Wellington
  • Explore the battlefield of Roliça, including both the French positions, and visit the monument to Lieutenant-Colonel Lake
  • Enjoy a visit to one of Porto’s fine port lodges
  • Visit the formidable ridge on which the Battle of Bussaco was fought, as well as Massena’s command post, the military museum and Craufurd’s rock
  • Enter the national park and see the magnificent Bussaco Palace and the Carmelite monastery where Wellington stayed
  • Spend a full day in Lisbon visiting sites including the tower at Belem, the impressive military museum and the dominating Castello de Sao Jorge

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