People often ask what we do on a Political Tour.. and we can tell all sorts of stories about the adventures we’ve had. But sometimes it’s difficult to sum it all up in an elevator-ride length answer. Animation however seems to have a solution. A while back we came across the UK’s Royal Society of Arts

The New York Times opinion writer Nicholas Kristof’s has just released a fascinating short film on North Korea. It’s a short, only 26 minutes long, but gripping. He thinks there is a real risk of war with two inexperienced and foolhardy leaders at the helm of both countries. He suggests that like Iraq under Saddam

Cuba 2018 Tours dates now confirmed: Sat 10 – Sat 17 March 2018 “Frozen in time.” “Socialist theme park.” “Anti-American bastion.” These are only some of the stereotypes that come to mind when one thinks of Cuba. But beyond the old cars and clichés lies a society hanging in the balance. Last year, an already

New destinations include Lebanon, the Baltic states, the French elections and Colombia. Call us on 0843 289 2349 today for details not yet on the website. Lebanon   2 – 10 Feb Glamorous and challenging, scarred by war and yet remarkably stable; Lebanon defies all expectations.  This tour delves into the country’s recent past, explores the

Nicholas Wood describes how the idea for Political Tours came about and how we run our tours. He was speaking with the Aussie politics website, The Big Smoke. How did you come up with the ideas for the company? In many ways I think I had the best job in the world. Prior to launching

Our new brochure is out and we have a fascinating year ahead. There new tours to Cuba, Russia and Ukraine added to this year’s list of small group tours. We have nine scheduled departures as well as dozens of smaller bespoke tours ahead of us. In Cuba and Iran we examine growing ties with the

Cameron success is a surprise win but uncertainty dogs the UK’s future Political Tours met with Professor Robert Hazell the one of the UK’s leading constitutional experts on the morning after the vote for a broader look at the impact of the Conservatives’ electoral success. Professor Hazell’s message was a sobering one; while Cameron has

Since we launched Political Tours back in 2011 – inspired, as founder Nicholas Wood wrote here, by the desire to bridge the gap between external impressions and on-the-ground reality – clients and tour-watchers have come back to us with one question above all others: when are you going to cover Israel & Palestine? Easy does

Land Rover’s magazine OneLife travelled with us to one of the most remote parts of Europe this spring; Theth in Northern Albania. The result can be seen in this beautiful film which features Elizabeth Gowing, a writer and an expert travel guide with Political Tours. Theth is a remote village, cut off by snow during

Former Independent Foreign Editor Ray Whitaker writes that “a political tour is the perfect way to get to grips with a nation’s recent history”. He joined us on our recent tour of Kosovo. His article can be found here. To book your place on our latest tours click here »