All our tours are expert led by journalists, leading diplomats and analysts, adding to your experience of a country.

All of Political Tours’ travel experts 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.

Angus Roxburgh

Russia Tour Expert

Angus Roxburgh is Political Tours’ Russia Tour Leader and has extensive…

Rudiger Frank

North Korea Tour Expert

Rüdiger Frank is Professor of East Asian Economy and Society and Head of the…

David Torrance

Scotland Tour Expert

David Torrance is a renowned journalist, broadcaster and historian…

Leonid Ragozin

Ukraine Tour Expert

Leonid is a Russian journalist who worked for 12 years with the BBC in Moscow…

Nicholas Blanford

Lebanon Tour Expert

Nicholas Blanford has been a correspondent writing on Lebanon and other areas of…

Gershon Baskin

Israel & Palestine Tour Expert

Gershon Baskin Ph.D. is the founding Co-Chairman of IPCRI, the Israel Palestine Center…

Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin

Israel & Palestine Tour Expert

Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin is a public opinion expert and an international political and…

Michael Bustamante

Cuba Tour Expert

Michael J. Bustamante, Ph.D. (Yale University, 2016), is Assistant Professor of Latin American…

Claire Boobbyer

Cuba Tour Expert

Claire Boobbyer is a travel writer and Cuba travel expert. She has been exploring…

Tom Feiling

Colombia Tour Expert

Tom Feiling spent a year living and working in Colombia before making Resistencia…

Joe Parkin Daniels

Colombia Tour Expert

Joe Parkin Daniels is a freelance journalist based in Bogotá, Colombia. He covers conflict…

Laura Dixon

Colombia Tour Expert

Laura Dixon is a British freelance journalist based in Bogota. She writes regularly for The Times…

Peter Sullivan

South Africa Tour Expert

Peter edited The Star, South Africa’s premier daily newspaper from 1993 to 2000…

Kate Adie

Bosnia Tour Expert

Kate Adie became a familiar figure to viewers as the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent…