Our Commitment to Travel during the Pandemic – The world is going through a period of great challenge and our thoughts at Political Tours are with everyone affected throughout this difficult period. Please see here for further details.

Webinars during the Pandemic

While travel is restricted our aim is to bring some of the best analysis and reporting to you. With our sister company, Beyond The Headlines, we are scheduling a series of briefings from our experts around the globe with the aim of giving you access to top expertise from your homes as the coronavirus crisis unfolds. You get to ask your own questions, speak to the experts and make up your own mind. Email us if you’d like join us online.

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.

John McCarthy & Living in Isolation

Fleeing North Korea: A defectors story

North Korea’s Economy: Professor Ruediger Frank

Russia, Covid-19 & the Autocrat’s dilemma

Our Latest Tours

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Italy Tour

Oct 3 – Oct 11, 2020

Organised crime and the fight against it

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The Baltics Tour

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Explore relations between the Baltics and their former Soviet neighbour

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US Elections

28 Oct – 4 Nov, 2020

Experience the excitement of the US 2020 Election first hand

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Private NI Tour

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Lessons from the peace process and an in depth look at NI today

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.

Reviews

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.”
MS I&P

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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Experts

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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