Our Commitment to Travel during the Pandemic – Our aim is to travel where and when it is possible. We have group tours scheduled for the spring and summer of 2021 – including Lebanon, several tours in Europe and the UK, as well as the United States. Private trips are also available with our experts. Wherever we travel, safety is our paramount concern.  Please see here for further details of our safety policies during the pandemic .

Our Latest Tours

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Lebanon Tour

27 March – 4 April, 2021

Discover Lebanon’s diverse politics and people first-hand

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The Baltics Tour

15 – 23 May, 2021

Explore relations between the Baltics and their former Soviet neighbour

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Ukraine Tour

June 12 – 19, 2021

Discover how Ukraine is faring under the shadow of mighty Russia

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. We also ran our first Virtual Tour- visiting 6 Counties & 3 States for the US Election 2020.  Email us if you’d like to join us online or dip into our back catalogue of briefings.

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

Can Lebanon Be Fixed?

North Korea’s Economy: Prof. Ruediger Frank

Russia, Covid-19 & the Autocrat’s dilemma

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

We have a series of group tours scheduled for the spring and summer of 2021 – including Lebanon, several tours in the UK and the US. Our main rule is we’ll travel where and when it is safe to do so. Do keep in touch with us for new departures. Just call us on 0843 289 2349 or +44 843 289 2349 or email [email protected]

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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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