Battle of the Pyrenees

Battle of the Pyrenees

  • View of Donostia-San Sebastián
    View of Donostia-San Sebastián

Image of Donostia-San Sebastian (cropped) by Urko Dorronsoro via Creative Commons

The Final Stages of the Peninsular War

Departing: Sunday 2 September 2018
Returning: Thursday 6 September 2018
Duration: 5 days

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In 1813 Wellington defeated three French armies in an epic battle at Vitoria. The French suddenly found themselves with their backs to the Pyrenees, fighting to prevent the invasion of France.

On this tour, take a riveting journey through the dramatic landscape that witnessed the concluding events of Napoleon’s struggle for control over the Iberian Peninsula.

Learn how combined British, Portuguese and Spanish armies finally broke Joseph Bonaparte’s French forces, and follow Wellington’s campaigns to capture the two remaining French strongholds in north-eastern Spain: San Sebastián and Pamplona.

Sample Basque hospitality on both sides of the border and stay at two of the best Parador hotels in Spain.



  • Visit key locations associated with military encounters from June to October 1813
  • Discover the battlefield east of Vitoria, site of Wellington’s confrontation with three French armies
  • Explore the majestic coastal city of San Sebastián and relive the Battle of the Pyrenees at Sorauren and Maya



Address: Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge, CB22 5BP
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 841055

*Price details

* Per person sharing, including international flights from London. Single room supplement £190/$205.

$2,099 - please note tha this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in April 2017. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information.