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Armistice 2017 - Passchendaele Special

Armistice 2017 - Passchendaele Special

Join the annual commemoration of Armistice Day on the battlefields of Belgium at Ypres. We attend the Last Post Ceremony on 11 November and also take trips out to the battlefield areas of Passchendaele to commemorate the centenary of the end of the battle.

4 Day Tour from £299.00

Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge

The Battle of the Bulge in Belgium was the last major German offensive of any importance in the West in WW2. Choose from a four or five-day tours option into the Ardennes Battlefields, to what is now the largest battlefield area in Europe with tanks, memor

4 & 5 Day Tours from £279.00

Dunkirk & Fortress Europe

Dunkirk & Fortress Europe

The evacuation of more than 330,000 British and French troops from Dunkirk in May 1940 during Operation Dynamo, following the Battle of France, was one of the turning points of WW2. Four long years of occupation followed which saw the construction of the A

4 & 5 Day Tours from £279.00


All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

This is the perfect introduction to the First World War battlefields looking at the key battlefield sites of the Great War on the Western Front in Belgium and France. We take trips to the battlefield areas of Ypres and the Somme, and to Arras and Vimy Ridg

4 & 5 Day Tours from £299.00

Waterloo Re-Enactment Weekend

Waterloo Re-Enactment Weekend

Join us on a fascinating anniversary tour of the Battle of Waterloo to attend the annual re-enactment of the battle where Napoleonic forces clashed with the British under Wellington and the Prussians under Blucher. Over the weekend we see the battle refoug

4 Day Tour from £339.00

Walking The Ypres Salient

Walking The Ypres Salient

On this walking tour of the Ypres battlefields we look at the war in the Ypres Salient visiting key locations connected with the fighting here in 1917 and the Battle of Passchendaele. We see battle sites, memorials and cemeteries and even walk part of the

5 Day Tour from £529.00


D-Day Landings in Normandy

D-Day Landings in Normandy

The 6 June 1944 was a turning point in the Second World War with the Allied landings on the Normandy coast during Operation Overlord – the Invasion of mainland Europe. On what is our main WW2 Introductory Tour we see some of the most iconic D-Day locations

4 & 5 Day Tours from £269.00

Commando Operations of WWII featuring Dieppe, St. Nazaire & Normandy

Commando Operations of WWII featuring Dieppe, St. Nazaire & Normandy

A battlefield tour with a difference following Commando actions of WWII across France from huge battles like Operation Jubilee at Dieppe to the Greatest Raid of All at St Nazaire. We visit the U-Boat pens at St Nazaire and Lorient, the excellent Atlantic W

7 Day Tour from £649.00

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

This fascinating tour in Holland and Germany looks at the iconic WW2 battle for Arnhem Bridge and the aftermath with the Allied advance across the Rhineland battlefield in 1945. We see the town of Arnhem, look at the defence of Arnhem Bridge itself, and vi

5 Day Tour from £469.00


Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters & the Great Escape

Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters & the Great Escape

Follow the story of WW2 Airmen from the Dambusters to Colditz Castle in Germany and Holland as we look at the battlefields of the war in the air above Europe involving the men of RAF Bomber Command. On this tour we visit the RAF graves in Reichswald Forest

9 Day Tour from £849.00

Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden

Operation Market Garden was the ill-fated WW2 operation devised by General Bernard Montgomery to shorten the war in the autumn of 1944. It began with a ground assault by XXX Corps on the Belgian-Dutch border followed by simultaneous airborne drops by Ameri

4 Day Tour from £329.00

The Holocaust Remembered - The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oscar Schindler

The Holocaust Remembered - The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oscar Schindler

The Holocaust in WW2 claimed more than 6 million victims across Europe. On this moving tour we follow the story of Anne Frank from her hiding in Holland to her death at Bergen-Belsen, seeing the Anne Frank House and her memorials. We visit Concentration Ca

12 Day Tour from £999.00


The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich

The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich

This tour examines the ‘dark charisma' of Adolf Hitler, the Rise of National Socialism in the 1920s and Hitler’s move to take power in the 1930s with the Nazis, visiting some of the iconic and infamous locations connected with the Third Reich. Among the lo

9 & 12 Day Tours from £869.00

Jersey – Occupation and Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display by Air

Jersey – Occupation and Liberation & the Battle of Britain Air Display by Air

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to be occupied by the Germans during World War Two. Our May departure coincides with the 71st anniversary of Liberation Day, whilst the September departure take in the Battle of Britain Air Displa

8 Day Tour from £819.00

The Battlefields of Belgium – Campaigns from WWI, WWII & Waterloo

The Battlefields of Belgium – Campaigns from WWI, WWII & Waterloo

A fascinating introduction to a wide range of military history and battlefields in Belgium from Waterloo to WWI to WWII. From Bruges we explore the field of Waterloo and jump 99 years to Mons in 1914 to look at the first and last shots of WWI. In Flanders

5 Day Tour from £419.00


Remembering the Somme

Remembering the Somme

The Somme is a byword for British sacrifice in the Great War; more than 150,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers died here in 1916. On this fascinating and moving tour we visit the key sites of the Somme Battlefield in France including iconic locations li

5 Day Tour from £439.00

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

This walking tour of the D-Day beaches is based around some of the walks in Paul Reed's, our head guide, book; ‘Walking D-Day'. We walk Sword, Juno and Omaha Beaches seeing locations off the beaten track in Normandy, and also look at the American Airborne

5 Day Tour from £479.00

Walking the Waterloo Battlefields

Walking the Waterloo Battlefields

On our walking tour of the Waterloo Battlefield we explore the ground on foot with a series of walking tours around key places like La Haye Sainte and Hougoumont. We see how Wellington and the Allied coalition defeated Napoleon in 1815, and see where the P

5 Day Tour from £469.00


The Maginot Line

The Maginot Line

With the exception of the Great Wall of China, the Maginot Line was the greatest system of permanent fortifications ever built. Constructed in the 1930s just before WW2, it came under attack in 1940. We see heavily fought over bunker systems like Villy la

5 Day Tour from £379.00

Tunnellers on the Western Front - The Underground War

Tunnellers on the Western Front - The Underground War

The war beneath the Western Front in Belgium and France was the Underground War, fought by tunnellers deep beneath the surface where they blew charges to destroy each other or positions on the surface. This tour follows their story in WWI visiting mine cra

4 Day Tour from £329.00

Flanders Fields - Britain's Bastion on the Western Front

Flanders Fields - Britain's Bastion on the Western Front

Ypres was the most important British battlefield of the First World War with more than 250,000 British and Commonwealth dead falling in defence of Flanders Fields. It was here the legend of the Flanders Poppy was born; poppies grew on the disturbed ground

4 Day Tour from £349.00


At War with Wellington - The Peninsular War

At War with Wellington - The Peninsular War

On this fascinating battlefield tour we see the battlefields in Spain made famous by the ‘Richard Sharpe’ books and TV series. We examine the Peninsular War battles, such as Salamanca, Talavera and Badajoz. Walk the ground where British Redcoats fought the

14 Day Tour from £1349.00

The Old Contemptibles at War

The Old Contemptibles at War

More than a century after some of the first shots of the Great War were fired, join us as we travel through Belgium and France following the Old Contemptibles – the regular army who fought some of the first battles of the war at Mons, Le Cateau and Ypres.

5 Day Tour from £469.00

Fritz & Tommy – a View from Both Sides

Fritz & Tommy – a View from Both Sides

With a new itinerary for 2017, on this tour we have two guides: German military historian Rob Schaefer as well as one of our regular battlefield team. For 2017 we have a new itinerary looking at key battlefields in Flanders, the Somme, Arras and Cambrai wi

5 Day Tour from £519.00


Panzers in Normandy

Panzers in Normandy

A fascinating look at the role of Allied and German Tanks in the Battle of Normandy where we see an original Tiger tank, Shermans, Panzers, and many other vehicles in the French Tank Museum as well as on the D-Day and Normandy battlefields.

5 Day Tour from £419.00

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Immortalised in the Hollywood movie ‘The Bridge at Remagen’, this battlefield tour in Holland and Germany looks at the final battles of 1944-1945 which lead to the Race to the Rhine and the capture of the Remagen Bridge. We see some excellent museums, batt

4 Day Tour from £319.00

France Under the Jackboot - SOE, SAS & the French Resistance

France Under the Jackboot - SOE, SAS & the French Resistance

We look at the experience of France under Nazi occupation during the Second World War from the Battle of France in 1940 to the terrible events of the Holocaust in France, as well as the use of SOE and SAS, and the role of the French resistance. We see wher

7 Day Tour from £649.00


Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

Peenemunde, the Baltic Coast & Wartime Berlin

We travel to the heart of what was Nazi Germany in WW2 to the Baltic coast where members of the National Socialist Party could go on holiday at Prora, and further along the same coast at Peenemunde we see where the V-weapons were developed, visiting the ex

9 Day Tour from £819.00

Crimson Coast

Crimson Coast

The ‘Crimson Coast’ was a name given to the French and Belgium coastline during the First World War when it became a place of sacrifice, with men dying in the hospitals along the French coast and the end of the Western Front seeing heavy fighting in Flande

5 Day Tour from £389.00

Verdun: The Mincing Machine

Verdun: The Mincing Machine

The Battle of Verdun, in France, was one of the most costly and terrible of WW1. With more than 770,000 casualties in the fighting there in 1916 it was known as the ‘mincing machine’ or the ‘meat grinder’ to the French troops who served there. On this tour

5 Day Tour from £389.00


The Triumph of the Longbow

The Triumph of the Longbow

The Longbow was the key weapon of its period and dominated battles in the medieval world: the ‘Triumph’ of the Longbow was that it often tipped the balance in battle, leading to victory. This tour, led by Dr Michael Jones, a leading expert, looks at the ro

4 Day Tour from £649.00

Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

In this tour we follow the story of King Richard III and his defeat on Bosworth field in 1485 when the War of the Roses came to a dramatic end and saw the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. We visit the site of the Battle of Bosworth, see King Richard’s tomb in Le

3 Day Tour from £289.00

Arras & Vimy Ridge Centenary

Arras & Vimy Ridge Centenary

The Battle of Arras was the first British offensive of 1917 and one of the deadliest battles of the Great War. We begin our 2017 centenary commemorations with a tour attending ceremonies in the Arras area visiting the battlefields here and seeing Vimy Ridg

4 Day Tour from £329.00


Operation Jubilee – 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour

Operation Jubilee – 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour

Operation Jubilee was the Allied attempt in August 1942 to make a major assault on the French coast at Dieppe using American Rangers, British Commandos and Canadian troops. It ended in disaster with heavy losses, particularly for the Canadians. Join us for

4 Day Tour from £369.00

Gallipoli Battlefields by Air

Gallipoli Battlefields by Air

The haunting Gallipoli battlefields, located in the Dardanelles, are the grave of more than 30,000 British and Commonwealth troops.

7 Day Tour from £995.00

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino

Following the landings at Salerno in September 1943 during Operation Avalanche, Winston Churchill saw Italy as the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich. However, it became a costly WW2 battlefield with thousands of casualties involving iconic battles like

12 Day Tour from £1149.00


Walking the Somme

Walking the Somme

What better way to see the Somme battlefields in Northern France than by walking them? On Walking the Somme we follow the line of the 1st July from Gomecourt to Serre, from Beaumont-Hamel to Thiepval, and at Fricourt, following in the footsteps of heroes a

5 Day Tour from £489.00

Battle of Cambrai Centenary Tour

Battle of Cambrai Centenary Tour

The Battle of Cambrai was the first major use of tanks in the Great War when more than 400 Mark IV tanks broke the Hindenburg Line in November 1917 heralding the birth of modern tank warfare. On this centenary of this battle in Northern France we visit the

5 Day Tour from £419.00

The American Civil War by Air

The American Civil War by Air

Travel back more than 150 in American history to the American Civil War, the war between the States, which raged from 1861 to 1865. After flying into the US we follow a series of tours following the key battles in the Eastern Theatre and visit iconic locat

9 Day Tour from £1995.00


Discover the History of the Boer & Zulu Wars of South Africa

Discover the History of the Boer & Zulu Wars of South Africa

Want to understand the true story behind the iconic war movie Zulu? This tour takes you to the heart of South African military history from the Zulu War to the Boer War, seeing battlefields rich with British history; from Rorke’s Drift to Isandlwana as wel

12 Day Tour from £2629.00

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino by Air

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino by Air

Following the landings at Salerno in September 1943 during Operation Avalanche, Winston Churchill saw Italy as the ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich. However, it became a costly WW2 battlefield with thousands of casualties involving iconic battles like

10 Day Tour from £1229.00

They Called It Passchendaele

They Called It Passchendaele

A century ago in Flanders, Belgium, the year 1917 was dominated by two great offensives: the Battle of Messines in June 1917 when nineteen mines were detonated under the Messines Ridge, and the Battle of Passchendaele where men fought in terrible battlefie

5 Day Tour from £489.00


At War with Wellington - The Peninsular War by Air

At War with Wellington - The Peninsular War by Air

On this fascinating battlefield tour we see the battlefields in Spain made famous by the ‘Richard Sharpe’ books and TV series. We examine the Peninsular War battles, such as Salamanca, Talavera and Badajoz. Walk the ground where British Redcoats fought the

12 Day Tour from £1379.00

Messines Centenary Tour 2017

Messines Centenary Tour 2017

The Battle of Messines in June 1917 witnessed the largest man-made explosion in history until the atomic bomb when nineteen mines exploded under the Messines Ridge as part of the British attack on this high ground near Ypres. Join us on this special tour t

5 Day Tour from £449.00

Beer & Battlefields

Beer & Battlefields

Join us for a fascinating experience on a new battlefield tour designed by our popular guide Marc Hope. We combine many battlefield sites from both WW1 and WW2 with visits to a selection of the best breweries, many of which were affected by the conflicts a

4 & 5 Day Tours from £419.00


Offensives of 1917 – Arras & Cambrai

Offensives of 1917 – Arras & Cambrai

The year 1917 in France saw two major offensives involving British and Commonwealth troops: Arras in April-May 1917 and the first mass use of tanks at Cambrai in 1917. This new tour looks at these two major battlefields of the First World during this impor

5 Day Tour from £469.00

D-Day – Portsmouth & Normandy

D-Day – Portsmouth & Normandy

The 6 June 1944 was a turning point in the Second World War with the Allied landings on the Normandy coast. Starting in the UK with a visit to where D-Day was planned and the home of 2nd Tactical Air Force at RAF Tangemere, we then move on to the D-Day coa

7 Day Tour from £619.00

Understanding the Holocaust, Auschwitz, Kraków & Schindler’s Factory by Air

Understanding the Holocaust, Auschwitz, Kraków & Schindler’s Factory by Air

The murder of more than six million Jews during the Second World War remains one of the darkest but defining aspects of the conflict. On this new tour we look at some key aspects of the Holocaust in the area that was German occupied Poland during WW2 and e

5 Day Tour from £499.00


Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

Tanks in Town is an annual event in Mons in Belgium which takes place in early September to commemorate the liberation of the city in 1944. Second World War military vehicles and operational tanks come over as part of the event and on this special tour we

4 Day Tour from £299.00

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