Battlefield Tours with Specialist Guides

Embark on a journey of remembrance and discovery on one of our Leger Battlefield Tours, visiting the WW1 battlefields, WW2 battlefields and sites from other significant wars, including Waterloo, The American Civil War and the Boer and Zulu Wars of South Africa. Each coach or air tour is accompanied by a Specialist Battlefield Guide, whose knowledge and passion will inspire and enhance your experience and truly bring history to life. They will help you to decipher the legacy left behind, and understand the military history that touched us all; whether it relates to Flanders Fields, the Somme battlefields, front line of the Ypres Salient, the sandy beaches of Normandy in France or the concrete walls that once surrounded Berlin. And, with an ever-expanding range of itineraries, specially selected by our Head Battlefield Guide, Paul Reed, and his team of guides, we aim to ensure you get the most from this memorable experience. So join us as we ‘remember them’, maybe even at the emotive Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, and ensure that the legacy is never forgotten.

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Understanding WW1 & WW2

The First World War raged on many fronts for four years from August 1914 to November 1918. Some of the biggest and most costly battles in our military history were fought during this period, largely along the 450 miles of the Western Front. More than a million British and Commonwealth soldiers died in the war; one in three of them just in Flanders Fields, Belgium.

The Second World War was the largest, longest and most extensive conflict the British and Commonwealth forces took part in during the twentieth century. It was a war that raged on many fronts and in many different theatres of war and conditions from desert sand to mountain snow to the beaches of Normandy, France, the canals of Holland and across the rivers of Germany. For Britain, it was a fight against Nazi Tyranny and Japanese aggression, which would bring in Allies like the United States of America and the Soviet Union to enable ultimate victory. More than 60 million died in WW2, with over six million victims of the Holocaust. It was a period when the World was truly at war; and everyone was on the front line, from soldier to civilians.

Recommended Battlefield Tours

With so many battlefield experiences to choose from, covering many different conflicts including WW1, WW2 and other significant wars, it can be difficult to know where to start. As the leading provider of Battlefield Tours, finding the right tour for you is our number one priority. So, whether you’re looking to visit battlefields for the very first time, or you’re wanting to learn more about a certain campaign, we can most certainly recommend the following experiences.

Key Events and Guides

All of Leger’s Battlefield Tours are accompanied by a Specialist Guide. The passion they share and their in-depth knowledge of warfare and key events will without doubt, enhance your overall experience and help bring history to life. Learn more about our guides as individuals, plus the key events in which they specialise, including the Somme and Flanders from WW1, the Battle of Normandy and Operation Market Garden from WW2 and other significant events.

Learn more about the key Events from WW1

Flanders Fields

Flanders is located in western Belgium and was the main area of conflict of British and Commonwealth forces in WW1. More than 250,000 of our forces died here, and there were four major battles.

Centred around the Belgian city of Ypres (now Ieper, but always known as Wipers to the troops) some of the most iconic battles of WW1 were fought – among them the Battle of Passchendaele. Here in 1917 the battlefield was turned into a lunar landscape of shell holes full of mud, muck and slime: and it was a place where everything from men to horses to tanks disappeared into the mud.

Flanders was also the place where poison gas was used for the first time: at Second Ypres on the evening of 22nd April 1915. This deadly weapon became commonplace, used daily, as the war progressed.

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Somme

The Battle of the Somme, which began on a summer’s day – the 1st July 1916 – has become one of the great symbols of sacrifice in WW1. On that first day alone – the Blackest Day in British Military History – more than 57,000 soldiers became casualties: the majority in the first 30 minutes.

Many ‘Pals’ Battalions fought here: men raised from the same community, who all served together. Young men from Accrington, Barnsley, Bradford, Hull and Sheffield fell in the droves at villages like Serre on the first day of the Somme.

But the Somme was a battle of contrasts: terrible losses at the start gave way to new approaches in fighting at battles like Bazentin Ridge on 14th July 1916, to the first use of tanks at Flers-Courcelette on 15th September 1916 and the successful Battle of the Ancre ending the battle between 13th-18th November 1916.

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Arras

Along with the Somme and Ypres, Arras was one of the key British battlefields of the First World War. Every regiment of the British Army has it as a Battle Honour and there are more than 100 cemeteries in the region.

After the Germans withdrew to the Hindenburg Line in early 1917, the fighting at Arras began on 9th April 1917 when the Canadians took Vimy Ridge in the north and British troops attacked in the centre, while Australians advanced near Bullecourt some days later. On average more than 4,000 British soldiers became casualties each day at Arras: making it one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

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Cambrai

Tanks had been first used on the Somme in 1916, but the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917 was the first time a massed tank attack took place, when more than 400 British Mark IV tanks went into battle.

The battle showed what tanks were capable of doing, but there was heavy fighting at places like Bourlon Wood and Welsh Ridge. The Germans counter-attacked at the end of the battle, retaking ground and capturing immobilised tanks, later re-using them against the Allies in 1918.

Gallipoli

On 25th April 1915, British and Commonwealth forces landed on the Gallipoli coastline in a bid to reach Constantinople (now Istanbul) and knock the Ottoman Empire, allied to Germany, out of the war.

Australian and New Zealand, so-called ANZAC troops, landed to the north (on a day which for them would become ANZAC Day and remembered every year), and British units landed to the south at Cape Helles. The campaign soon got bogged down like the Western Front, with heavy fighting at Krithia and Lone Pine, and despite landings at Suvla Bay in August 1915, Gallipoli ended in failure and a withdrawal in January 1916.

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Learn more about the key events from WW2

Battle of Normandy

Normandy is located in north-west France and is a coastal region famous for its apples and cheese. It became one of the most pivotal battlefields when the Allies landed here on 6th June 1944: D-Day.

Centred around the key cities of Bayeux and Caen, for Britain and the western Allies this was a turning point in the war when an airborne and seaborne landing successfully got across more than 150,000 troops ashore on D-Day and in the two and half months of heavy fighting that followed the German Army was defeated, leading to the closing of the Falaise Pocket and allowing the advance in Belgium and Holland.

The Airborne story in Normandy is one of the most iconic: from Major Howard’s force landing by glider at Pegasus Bridge in the early hours of D-Day as well as the famous ‘Band of Brothers’ in Easy Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment who silenced the Brecourt Manor guns.

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Operation Market Garden

Following the end of the fighting in Normandy at Falaise, the Allies liberated Paris in August 1944 and advanced across Northern France into Belgium up to the border of the Netherlands.

Operation Market Garden in September 1944 was General Bernard Montgomery’s bold plan to land American and British Airborne forces deep into Holland, and then send ground troops from XXX Corps to advance more than 60 miles up a narrow road to link up with them.

At the far end of the operation the British 1st Airborne Division dropped near to Arnhem and advanced on the city to take the bridge and await the arrival of ground troops. However, few got to the bridge and most fought in the Oosterbeek Perimeter. Arnhem has often been called ‘A Bridge Too Far’ as it ended in the destruction of the British Airborne force in September 1944.

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Battle of The Bulge

In December 1944, the Nazis launched the last offensive in the West with Operation Wacht Am Rein, the assault in the Ardennes forest in eastern Belgium.

The aim was to break through the American positions in the Ardennes forest close to the Siegfried Line, split the Allied forces and retake Antwerp which was now the main base of supplies for the fighting in Europe. Hugely ambitious, it ended in failure in January 1945 with heavy losses in men and equipment. British troops were also involved, rushed in to help their American buddies.

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Europe Occupied & The Holocaust

From 1940 to 1944 most of the European mainland was occupied by the German War Machine and was subjected to Nazi tyranny. This lead to the rise of resistance in places like Belgium and France, but also the wholesale deportation of people during the Holocaust; many sent to death camps in German occupied Poland.

The Holocaust resulted in the death of more than six million civilians, the majority of them Jewish, in what the Nazis called ‘The Final Solution’. Concentration camps were established across Europe with infamous death camps like Auschwitz in German occupied Poland being among the most notorious. Many Jewish Ghettos, such as one in Krakow, were established, and people persecuted in every country in Europe.

Occupied Europe was attacked by the Allies from the air using men from Bomber Command and the American Eight Airforce, and along the coast by Commando and Ranger forces, most notable at Dieppe and in the ‘Greatest Raid of All’ at St Nazaire in March 1942.

Meanwhile the Germans built the Atlantic Wall from Scandinavia right down to the coast of southern France. Huge concrete bunkers and gun sites were mean to keep the Allies out of occupied Europe. Meanwhile at Peenemunde the Germans developed V-weapons such as The Doodlebug and V2 to bombard Britain, with many launch bases built in Northern France.

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Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

The Nazis came to power in 1933 and Adolf Hitler proclaimed the start of a ‘Thousand Year Reich’. A dozen years later Nazi Germany was in ruins and millions had died.

Germany under Hitler saw a nation transformed with huge rally sites in places like Nuremberg, autobahns – motorways – across the country, the construction of the Berlin Olympic Stadium for the 1936 Olympics, and bunkers and Flak towers to defend against the Allies.

Starting in the streets of Bavarian towns and cities, the Third Reich ended in carnage among Berlin’s most significant landmarks which had dominated European history for centuries. Hitler committed suicide in a bunker near the Reich Chancellery while the Allies brought the war to the heart of Nazi Germany.

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See more on tour with our Specialist Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides.

Paul Reed

Paul Reed


Our Head Battlefields Guide with a life-long interest in militarty history, Paul has worked on numerous T.V. documentaries.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen


A keen interest in both First and Second World Wars since childhood. Special interest in the Royal Sussex Regiment.

Gary Ashley

Gary Ashley


Lifelong collector with an interest in military history from Roman times to modern day. Lives in Northern France.

Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball


Lifelong interest in WW1/WW2 and specialises in Arnhem and Operation Market Garden as well as Dunkirk.

Scott Brand

Scott Brand


Interest in WW1 and WW2, especially Arnhem as his father fought there. Served in Australian Army, also guides Vietnam tours.

Tony Carr

Tony Carr


Lifelong enthusiast and collector, he has a remarkable knowledge of WW1 and WW2 battlefields.

Niall Cherry

Niall Cherry


Former Airborne Medic, he is an Arnhem specialist and author, and guides both WW1 and WW2 tours.

Charlotte Czyzyk

Charlotte Czyzyk


Works at IWM North and first visited battlefields with her grandfather, a D-Day veteran. Specialises in the Holocaust.

Paul Errington

Paul Errington


Former Gunner and Police Officer, he has an impressive knowledge of the German Army in WW2 and Tank Warfare.

Fred Greenhow

Fred GreenhowMBE


Retired from the Royal Artillery having served in the Falklands. Specialises in WW2 including Normandy and the Holocaust.

Bob Hilton

Bob Hilton


Former soldier who served in the Falklands, he has written his first book on Arnhem and guides WW2 tours.

Ian Hodkinson

Ian Hodkinson


Former RAF serviceman, with interest in WW1 and WW2. Currently specialising in WW1 and Italian Campaign for WW2.

Marc Hope

Marc Hope


Former soldier with a passion for WW1 and WW2, has been visiting battlefields for over 20 years and been guiding with Leger since 2006.

David McCormack

David McCormack


Historian and author, specialising in the history of the Holocaust and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

Ben Mayne

Ben Mayne


Ben is a former police officer whose interests are in the Second World Wae. He specialises in Normandy and Commando Operations.

Bill McQuade

Bill McQuade


Served in Berlin with Royal Scots Greys and guides a wide variety of battlefield tours from Waterloo to Cold War.

Vic Piuk

Vic Piuk


Former journalist, he lives on the Somme and specialises in WW1, especially war poetry. Author of several books.

Keith Quibell

Keith Quibell


Served as a Police Officer and used to take WW1 veterans across to the battlefields. He has guided WW1 tours for over 15 years.

Norman Sibbald

Norman Sibbald


Retired Engineer, he guides WW2 tours with a passion for Commando Operations and the Air War over Europe.

Peter Smith

Peter Smith


Former RAF and Police Officer, he has been visiting battlefields for over 30 years with specialism in WW1 and WW2.

Tim Thurlow

Tim Thurlow


Former Police Officer with lifelong interest in WW1, especially the Somme battlefields which he has visited for over 30 years.

David Warren

David Warren


Authority in many fields of military history and specialist in the Peninsular War, Waterloo and Dunkirk and Maginot Line.

Peter Williams

Peter Williams


After working in adult education, Peter has been guiding for Leger for over 15 years. Specialises in WW1 and Maginot Line.

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D-Day Landings in Normandy

Join our specialist guides on an awe-inspiring journey learning about the Normandy landings, a turning point in WW2, on this impressive tour.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only £319pp £638 for 2 people
new Dunkirk 80th Anniversary Tour

Dunkirk 80th Anniversary Tour

Join us for the 80th anniversary of Dunkirk as we attend ceremonies and have our own service of Remembrance at Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefields Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £349pp £698 for 2 people

All Quiet on the Western Front

Witness the major WW1 battlefields of Flanders and France on this ideal introductory battlefield tour visiting Ypres, The Somme and Menin Gate.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only £319pp £638 for 2 people

Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Stirling & the Trossachs

Combine one of the greatest shows on earth with an exploration of wonderful Scottish scenery on this great-value short break by coach.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Travel from a regional joining point
5 days from only £569pp £1138 for 2 people
late offer Dunkirk & Fortress Europe

Dunkirk & Fortress Europe

Join us as we learn about the Retreat to Dunkirk, evacuation from the beaches, and construction of the Atlantic Wall bunkers and V-Weapons.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only £339pp £678 for 2 people Save £30pp Was: £369

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

Take an in-depth look at the Holocaust, one of the darkest aspects of WW2, as we visit Auschwitz and Kraków on this emotive tour.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Return flights to Kraków with hand luggage allowance and airport...
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
5 days from only £599pp £1198 for 2 people

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

Discover the wartime history of France from defeat in 1940, to Occupation and Resistance, as well as the dark chapters of the Holocaust.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
7 days from only £699pp £1398 for 2 people

The Holocaust Remembered – The Moving Story of Anne Frank & Oskar Schindler

One of the darkest chapters of the 20th century, join us on a journey of Remembrance as we look into heart-wrenching stories of the Holocaust.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only £1099pp £2198 for 2 people

The Rise & Fall of the Third Reich

This tour examines key sites from the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, including Munich, Berlin, and the incredible Eagle’s Nest in Austria.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only £1099pp £2198 for 2 people

The Battlefields of Belgium – Campaigns from WW1, WW2 & Waterloo

A great introductory battlefield tour looking at major battle sites across Belgium, from the Battle of Waterloo to its liberation in 1944.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £469pp £938 for 2 people

Air War Europe: Colditz, Dambusters & the Great Escape

Join our tour focusing on the air war of WW2, where the RAF Bomber Command took the conflict to the heart of the enemy above Europe.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
9 days from only £899pp £1798 for 2 people

Battle of the Bulge

Travel with us to understand Hitler's last gamble in the West: the Battle of the Bulge. Today, the largest WW2 battlefield in Western Europe.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
4 - 5 days from only £299pp £598 for 2 people

Stalingrad: Turning Point of the Eastern Front

This Eastern Front battlefield tour focuses on operations at Stalingrad, as we visit key locations and WW2 memorials, as well as sites in Moscow.

Tour Includes

  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
10 days from only £2599pp £5198 for 2 people
late offer Beer & Battlefields

Beer & Battlefields

Join us on a fascinating tour of some WW1 and WW2 battlefield sites of Belgium, tied in with visits to a selection of the best local breweries.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach
5 days from only £579pp £1158 for 2 people Save £20pp Was: £599

Arnhem & the Rhine Crossings

Take a look at the iconic WW2 battle for Arnhem Bridge as we focus on the strategy following the failure of Operation Market Garden.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service
5 days from only £509pp £1018 for 2 people

Gallipoli Battlefields by Air

Visit the haunting Gallipoli battlefields of 1915, located in Turkey, and visit key WW1 sites and memorials on this in-depth tour.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefields visits as described
7 days from only £1139pp £2278 for 2 people

Operation Market Garden

Discover the story of Operation Market Garden as we follow British forces from Belgium into Holland and the key Battle of Arnhem.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
4 days from only £379pp £758 for 2 people

The U-Boat War: The Real Das Boot

Take an in-depth look at WW2’s Das Boot as we head to Germany to look at the story of the U-Boats, visiting Wilhelmshaven, Kiel and Bremen.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
7 days from only £729pp £1458 for 2 people
late offer Flanders Fields - Britain's Bastion on the Western Front

Flanders Fields - Britain's Bastion on the Western Front

Join us as we discover the battlegrounds of Britain's main front line of WW1, covering all four battles of Ypres.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service
4 days from only £419pp £838 for 2 people Save £30pp Was: £449

At War with Wellington – The Peninsular War

Join us on our tour of selected battlefields from the Napoleonic wars; we’ll examine the Peninsular War battles, such as Salamanca and Badajoz.

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 10 evening meals
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
14 days from only £1499pp £2998 for 2 people

Our Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain

Churchill said it was 'Our Finest Hour': travel with us to discover the story of the Battle of Britain, one of the most iconic episodes of WW2.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English/continental breakfast
  • 2 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
5 days from only £529pp £1058 for 2 people

Walking Arnhem

Walk with us on the battlefields of Arnhem and Oosterbeek, looking at key locations relating to Airborne Operations here in 1944.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 battlefield walks
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £589pp £1178 for 2 people
new American Civil War – The Blue & The Grey

American Civil War – The Blue & The Grey

Discover key battlefield sites of the southern states of the USA, as well as visiting renowned museums relating to the American Civil War.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel
  • Return flights to Atlanta with one checked-in suitcase, Airport...
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Specialist Historical Guide
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
13 days from only £2899pp £5798 for 2 people

Anzio, Monte Cassino & San Pietro: Italian Campaign by Air

Take an in-depth look at the Italian Campaign, visiting the key battlefield sites of Anzio, Monte Cassino and San Pietro on this WW2 tour.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Return flights to Rome with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Italy
5 days from only £769pp £1538 for 2 people
new Malta At War by Air

Malta At War by Air

Fly into beautiful Malta to discover the wartime history of the island, as a base and hospital in WW1 to being on the front line in WW2.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Return flights to Malta with hand luggage allowance
  • Airport transfers in Malta
5 days from only £899pp £1798 for 2 people
new Blitzkrieg in France

Blitzkrieg in France

Learn about the crucial Battle of France as the German Blitzkrieg swept to victory, the fighting at Arras, as well as the evacuation at Dunkirk.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £499pp £998 for 2 people
new Behind The Lines on The Somme

Behind The Lines on The Somme

This tour explores life behind the Somme front in WW1, including less-visited cemeteries, soldier's graffiti, and new museums.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £489pp £978 for 2 people

WW1 War Poets: Oh What A Literary War!

Visiting Arras, Flanders, Ypres and the Somme, this fascinating tour looks at the poetry and literature that emerged from WW1.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £459pp £918 for 2 people
new Beer & Battlefields in the Ardennes

Beer & Battlefields in the Ardennes

A new beer and battlefields tour looking at WW2 in the Ardennes, as well as visiting local breweries and the Leffe Experience!

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £499pp £998 for 2 people
late offer They Called It Passchendaele

They Called It Passchendaele

One of the most iconic battles of WW1, join us on a journey of discovery as we visit key sites of the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service or upgrade to Luxuria
5 days from only £509pp £1018 for 2 people Save £30pp Was: £539

Panzers in Normandy

Examine the use of Allied tanks and German Panzers on this unique Normandy tour, where you’ll see examples of wartime tanks on the battlefields.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £469pp £938 for 2 people

Pals on the Somme

Join us as we look at the story of the Pals Battalions who fought and fell on the Somme during WW1, visiting the battlefields and cemeteries.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service luxury coach
5 days from only £499pp £998 for 2 people

Waterloo Re-Enactment Weekend

Join this fascinating anniversary tour of the Battle of Waterloo to attend the annual re-enactment of the battle.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach
4 days from only £359pp £718 for 2 people

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

Follow the iconic actions of British Commandos including heroic battles like Operations Jubilee and Chariot, as well as D-Day.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
7 days from only £729pp £1458 for 2 people

Walking The Ypres Salient

This popular walking tour of Ypres includes a selection of walks looking at operations in Flanders through 1917.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £619pp £1238 for 2 people
new D-Day Landings 76th Anniversary Tour

D-Day Landings 76th Anniversary Tour

Travel with us to Normandy for the annual commemoration of D-Day with ceremonies at Bayeux and Arromanches.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £369pp £738 for 2 people
new Battlefields of Loos 105th Anniversary

Battlefields of Loos 105th Anniversary

This anniversary tour commemorates 105 years since the Battle of Loos. We’ll attend any ceremonies and visit the surrounding battlefields.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £349pp £698 for 2 people

Race to Remagen: Aachen to the Rhineland

Immortalised in the Hollywood movie, ‘The Bridge at Remagen’, this tour follows American forces from the Siegfried Line to Remagen Bridge.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 2 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £379pp £758 for 2 people
new Walking the Western Front

Walking the Western Front

New for 2020, walk with us across some lesser-known battlefields of WW1 in northern France, including Fromelles, Loos, Arras, and Cambrai.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £529pp £1058 for 2 people

Forgotten Battlefields of WW1

This tour takes us off the beaten track as we discover the forgotten battlefields of WW1, covering the 1915 battles, Arras and Cambrai in 1917.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £469pp £938 for 2 people

The Maginot Line

A fascinating insight into the early stages of WW2, visiting Eben Emael and the Maginot Line bunkers, the scene of heavy fighting in 1940.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £469pp £938 for 2 people
new London VE Day

London VE Day

Join us on the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day as we attend ceremonies in London and look at the build-up to D-Day.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Convenient regional joining points (call for your nearest)
  • Travel by executive coach
4 days from only £329pp £658 for 2 people

The Italian Campaign featuring Salerno, Anzio & Monte Cassino

Join us on a tour of the Italian Battlefields. The ‘soft under-belly’ of the Third Reich, Italy saw some of the toughest fighting in WW2.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
12 days from only £1249pp £2498 for 2 people

The Old Contemptibles at War

Travel through Belgium and France following the Old Contemptibles who fought some of the first battles at Mons, Le Cateau and Ypres.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £579pp £1158 for 2 people
new The Silent Cities: The CWGC Story

The Silent Cities: The CWGC Story

A unique tour in conjunction with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, looking at their history in Belgium and France with special visits.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 2 packed lunches
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service or Luxuria
5 days from only £489pp £978 for 2 people

Crimson Coast

An exploration of the French and Belgian coast, where so much blood was shed in WW1; hospitals, nurses, women at war, and life behind the lines.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £459pp £918 for 2 people

The American Civil War

This in-depth tour looks into the history of the American Civil War as we visit iconic locations such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Bull Run.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel sharing a twin room on a room-only basis
  • Return flights to Washington D.C., Airport transfers & hotel...
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Specialist Historical Guide
9 days from only £2249pp £4498 for 2 people

The Rise of Evil: Munich, Nuremberg & The Eagle’s Nest by Air

Discover the dark history of the Nazi party before and during WW2 as we visit Munich, Nuremberg, and the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Return fights to Munich with hand luggage allowance
5 days from only £799pp £1598 for 2 people

Walking the D-Day Beaches of Normandy

Walk with us on the Normandy D-Day beaches of WW2, seeing Sword Beach, the Omaha Beach defences and discover the British Airborne story.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £539pp £1078 for 2 people

The Immortal Salient

This tour visits some of the lesser-known battlefields of Flanders, looking at the Allied contribution to victory in 1918.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £539pp £1078 for 2 people

Christmas Markets in Ypres & Lille and Battlefields of the Western Front

Combine a tour of the Battlefields of the Great War, with time at some of France and Belgium’s fantastic Christmas markets.

Tour Includes

  • 3 or 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Executive Coach
4 - 5 days from only £349pp £698 for 2 people

Battle of the Bulge 75th Anniversary

On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, we attend events and ceremonies in and around Bastogne, including a battlefield re-enactment.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Local joining points
4 days from only £389pp £778 for 2 people

Aftermath of WW1: The Treaty of Versailles

From the Treaty of Versailles to the Armistice Carriage Museum and war cemeteries, join us in examining the aftermath of WW1.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £499pp £998 for 2 people

Spanish Civil War by Air

Join us as we visit the key battle sites of the Spanish Civil War, often regarded as a dress rehearsal for WW2.

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
6 days from only £899pp £1798 for 2 people

Battlefield Netherlands

Let us take you off the beaten track as we learn more about the forgotten battles along the eastern corridor of Holland.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 2 evening meals
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £379pp £758 for 2 people

Armistice Day in Flanders

Join us as we commemorate Armistice Day in Ypres. See the Menin Gate, Tyne Cot and Messines Ridge on this battlefield tour in Flanders Fields.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £499pp £998 for 2 people

Following General Patton: Battlefield Luxembourg For Single Travellers

This WW2 battlefield tour will give you an in-depth look at the fighting in Luxembourg, following the Battle of the Bulge and German West Wall.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Door to Door service or local departure by coach
5 days from only £599pp £1198 for 2 people
new Battlefield St. Quentin

Battlefield St. Quentin

We visit key areas from the German Offensive in March 1918, along with iconic sites connected with the final 100 Days of WW1 near St. Quentin.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £359pp £718 for 2 people

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

Occupied during WW2, join us as we head to Jersey for either Liberation Day celebrations or the Battle of Britain Air Display.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 7 evening meals
  • Specialist Occupation Guide as described
  • Return scheduled flights to Jersey & hotel transfers in Jersey
8 days from only £949pp £1898 for 2 people

Verdun: The Mincing Machine

Join us as we discover the Battle of Verdun, known as the ‘mincing machine’, and visit battlefields, forts, and trenches from WW1.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £459pp £918 for 2 people

Above the Battlefield – The War in the Air

From air fighting to bombers, join us as we learn about the other WW1 battlefield of the Western Front, the sky above it.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £479pp £958 for 2 people

Armistice on the Somme

Experience Armistice Day commemorations on the Somme and visit Serre, Newfoundland Park and Delville Wood on this escorted battlefield tour.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £469pp £938 for 2 people

At War with Wellington - The Peninsular War by Air

Travelling by air, we examine the Peninsular War battles, such as Salamanca, Talavera and Badajoz, in this escorted battlefield tour.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 9 evening meals
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Outbound flight to Madrid (return by coach to the U.K.)
12 days from only £1559pp £3118 for 2 people

Vietnam War

Travel through beautiful Vietnam and discover the dark history of the 19-year Vietnam War, visiting Hue, Hanoi and Saigon.

Tour Includes

  • 12 nights hotel
  • 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • 1 night on board a junk in Ha Long
  • Flights to Hanoi and from Ho Chi Minh City
16 days from only £3499pp £6998 for 2 people

Walking the Waterloo Battlefields

Explore the historic battlefields of Waterloo, learning about the end of the Napoleonic Wars on one of our most popular walking tours in Belgium.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £539pp £1078 for 2 people

All Quiet on the Western Front For Single Travellers

We visit the key sites of Ypres, The Somme, Arras and the Vimy Ridge on this introductory tour of WW1 on the Western Front in Belgium and France.

Tour Includes

  • No single supplement and sole use of your own room
  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Travel by Luxuria coach
5 days from only £669pp £1338 for 2 people

Liberation Route: D-Day to Arnhem

Join us as we follow British and Commonwealth forces in WW2, in the journey they took liberating Normandy, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Tour Includes

  • 6 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
7 days from only £769pp £1538 for 2 people

Battlefields, Breweries & Christmas Markets

Visit the Messines Ridge and some WW2 battlefield sites, the Arras Christmas Market and the Bruges Zot Brewery to sample ale, all in one tour!

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service
  • Entrance to Museums, places of interest and optional excursions are...
4 days from only £459pp £918 for 2 people

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

Fly into South Africa and follow the story of the Zulu battles and the key events of the Anglo-Boer War on this fascinating tour.

Tour Includes

  • 9 nights hotel with breakfast
  • 2 breakfasts & 2 evening meals in flight
  • 7 evening meals
  • Fully escorted in South Africa with a Specialist Historical Guide
12 days from only £2849pp £5698 for 2 people
new Last Battles in Italy

Last Battles in Italy

Travel with us during the 75th anniversary year to see some of the forgotten WW2 battlefields in northern Italy, covering the period 1944-45.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 5 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
9 days from only £899pp £1798 for 2 people

Tanks & Trenches

Join us on this WW1 experience as we look at the use of tanks by the British. Visit Pozieres, Flanders, Cambrai and the impressive Tank Museum.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £379pp £758 for 2 people

Tanks in Town – Commemorating the Liberation of Mons 1944

Join us for the annual Tanks in Town event in Mons to commemorate the liberation of the city in 1944.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Travel by executive coach
  • Convenient local joining points
4 days from only £359pp £718 for 2 people

Following General Patton: Battlefield Luxembourg

Join us as we explore the battlefields of Luxembourg and Germany, connected with the Ardennes offensive on this WW2 tour.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £579pp £1158 for 2 people

Downfall in Berlin by Air

Take an in-depth look at the real story of the last months of WW2 in the East, the end of Hitler and the Nazi Regime on this Berlin tour.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Return flights to Berlin with hand luggage allowance
5 days from only £799pp £1598 for 2 people

Western Front End to End

Take this unique tour travelling the length of the Western Front battlefields, from the Belgian coast to the Swiss border.

Tour Includes

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
  • Convenient local joining points
9 days from only £999pp £1998 for 2 people

The Lancaster Bomber Experience

Join this unique Dambusters tour where you have the opportunity to take a taxy ride in a Lancaster Bomber, and visit the Möhne and Eder Dams.

Tour Includes

  • 2 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Battlefield visits as described
7 days from only £1349pp £2698 for 2 people
new Panzers in The Ardennes

Panzers in The Ardennes

Join us as we look at the Panzers and Tanks used in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, seeing many on the battlefield today.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast and 3 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £549pp £1098 for 2 people

Walking the Somme Battlefields

Walk with us along the lanes of the Somme Battlefields as we look in-depth at this iconic battle of WW1 seeing Mametz Wood,Pozières and Thiepval.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
5 days from only £599pp £1198 for 2 people

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

Fly to Italy and join us on a tour of the Italian Battlefields, including Salerno and Anzio, as well as visiting the cemeteries at Monte Cassino.

Tour Includes

  • 9 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 8 evening meals
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Outbound flight to Rome (return by coach to the U.K.)
10 days from only £1299pp £2598 for 2 people

Richard III: The Battle of Bosworth 1485

This unique tour studies Richard of York, what happened to him on the battlefield and how his remains were treated after the battle.

Tour Includes

  • 2 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 1 lunch & 2 evening meals
  • Specialist Historical Guide
3 days from only £289pp £578 for 2 people

All Quiet on the Western Front by Eurostar

Travelling by Eurostar, visit the major WW1 battlefields and sites of Flanders and France, including Ypres, The Somme and Menin Gate.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Return travel by Eurostar
4 days from only £579pp £1158 for 2 people

Operation Anthropoid by Air

Discover the story of Operation Anthropoid as we fly into Prague and visit the key sites of the secret mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 evening meal
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
5 days from only £739pp £1478 for 2 people
new Gdansk – Opening Shots of WW2 by Air

Gdansk – Opening Shots of WW2 by Air

This in-depth tour looks at the opening shots of WW2 with the German invasion of Poland, and a visit to Hitler's Wolf's Lair Eastern Front HQ.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Return flights to Gdansk with hand luggage allowance and airport...
5 days from only £699pp £1398 for 2 people
new The Battles for Antwerp

The Battles for Antwerp

This tour examines the crucial battle for Antwerp in the autumn of 1944, involving British and Canadian soldiers.

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach
4 days from only £349pp £698 for 2 people
new Marne & Chemin des Dames

Marne & Chemin des Dames

This tour looks at the crucial battlefields close to Paris, which saw heavy fighting in WW1. We'll visit many lesser-known battlefield locations.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach
5 days from only £499pp £998 for 2 people