Salamanca Battlefield Tour
On July 22, 1812 the multinational army of the then Earl of Wellington, composed of British, Spanish, Portuguese and Germans, faced the Armée du Portugal de Marmont, Marshal of the Empire and personal friend of Emperor Napoleon I.
The French had been maneuvering with skill for more than a month, to the point that they had pushed back the Allies from the banks of the Duero. Wellington would be forced to return to Portugal if he failed to win a decisive victory. Marmont knew it. Would the Earl be able to go on the offensive?
- From Salamanca (69€)
- From Madrid (109€)
- Optional visit to Salamanca (not included in price)
- Official Guide
- Optional lunch (+19€)
- Tour insurance included
- Official guide
- Tour insurance included
Once you have made the reservation, we will tell you the meeting point
We will make the tour by car, because the battlefield is too big to walk. We will stop in several places to know the point of view of both the Allied and French sides
We will visit the interpretation classroom located in the village of Arapiles, with a model with more than 5000 miniatures
We can watch the troops positioned on the same spots where they were the day of battle using this latest technology
It is time to comment on the visit and enjoy a well-deserved rest
We said goodbye (until our next tour!)
Our visit to Los Arapiles was the highlight of our visit to Salamanca.
Raul was an excellent guide to the events of July 22nd 1812 as he combined detailed knowledge of the battle with an infectious enthusiasm. As we walked the Battlefield we could almost see and hear the armies as they marched into position.
The sun was setting as we stood at the Memorial stone and we felt we had honoured the memory of all who had fought.
Thank you, Raul,for a memorable tour.
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent Salamanca battlefield tour with you. Your enthusiasm was infectious. And your detailed knowledge was most impressive.
The scale and strategy of the battle came across very well. As did your portrayal of the personnel involved. Altogether engrossing and most informative.
What a fantastic way to learn about the Battle of Salamanca. Raul was a brilliant guide with a huge amount of knowledge about the Peninsula Wars. We visited a number of locations so that we could appreciate the perspective of both sides and Raul’s narrative brought the battle alive. Highly Recommended for anyone who loves history!
Superb guide. Well prepared, knowledgeable and happy to be guiding.
He was a consummate professional. Highly recommended.