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Our Latest Tours

Our year starts with the US primary campaign season and our first tour of the Iowa Caucuses in late January. In March you will find us at The Travellers Club, Pall Mall – your chance to get great insight from the best of our experts all in one place. A new tour in October looks at the continued influence of organised crime in Italy. And in Oct/Nov we will be in Michigan and DC for the Presidential Election. Cuba, Russia, South Africa, Israel and Palestine continue to feature among our favourites.

Don’t forget we run tailor-made tours too. Just contact us or call 0843 289 2349 and ask to speak to Nicholas or Karen.

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Expert Weekend

Mar 6 – 8, 2020

Join our experts for two days of topical discussion

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Hungary Tour

Mar 13 – 18, 2020

Explore the rise of populism in Victor Orban’s Hungary

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Lebanon Tour

Mar 28 – Apr 5, 2020

See Lebanon’s diverse politics and people first-hand

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Putin's Russia

May 5 – 12, 2020

How has Vladimir Putin’s leadership changed Russia?

What We Do

We take you on incredible journeys, engage with people, meet politicians, and debate with the experts. Ask your own questions and make up your own mind.


A Political Tour will open up travel in a way you’d never expect.

Read on for what our customers and the press say about our tours.

“It took me to places and to people I would have never accessed as an ordinary tourist.”

I have thought of retaking the tour so that I could ask further questions and engage in longer discussions. Seriously.”
SS, Lebanon

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Tour Highlights & Brochure

New tours for 2020 include the Iowa Caucuses, January, Italy in October, where Tobias Jones looks at Ndraghetta, Calabria’s versions of the mafia. We return to Ukraine in June to look at the conflict with Russia and our US Presidential election tour takes place in October.

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All our tours are expert-led and have broad and deep knowledge of the region they cover. Often journalists, broadcasters, ex-diplomats or academics, our tour guides provide copious insight on the political and socio-economic conditions behind the news headlines.

What to Expect

A different kind of travel A Political Tour really gets you under the skin of a country. You meet dozens of speakers, politicians and ordinary people and visit extraordinary places. You get to ask your own questions and make up your own mind with an expert alongside you leading the way. It really is more like experiencing a documentary film than going on a typical group tour.

Our groups really are small with never more than 14 people (most groups average around 9-10). You get to engage face to face with people, as well as the experts, providing for a more intimate travel experience.

Our tour experts accompany groups throughout.

Fellow Travellers We attract a wide range of customers with more than half coming from Australia, New Zealand and the US in addition to travellers from the UK and Europe. Many would not normally join a group tour but find that Political Tours enables them to see the world in a way they never could by themselves.

You don’t need to be an expert in politics or foreign affairs to join us. Most customers are not. Everyone has an enquiring mind. And we provide useful reading lists if you want to know more about a place before you travel.

We plan and execute all our tours Unlike many travel companies we don’t rely on destination management companies to do our work. We explore, research and set up all our own tours.

Value for Money
Most meals are included as well as all local transport and stays in centrally located hotels. And with all of the things we pack into each journey – research, guidance, meetings and different places we visit – regular Political Tours customers say we are great value for money.

Day Tours & Private Group Tours

Political Tours also arranges Day Tours with experts around the world. We can also create a private group tour tailored to your own requirements. This could be for a group of friends, or a business, school, university or institution.

Speak To Us

If you have an enquiry about any of our tours or about arranging a day tour of your choosing, or a question that has not been answered on our website just ask and we’ll call or email you back.

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