About our tours:
Battlefield, war grave and pilgrimage tours with The War Research Society
Welcome to our 2016 website. This year we are running a number of special 100th Anniversary tours as shown in the list on the right.
In particular we will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the battle of the Somme – regarding the actual 1st July Anniversary, many restrictions have been put in place, limiting access and restricting numbers for the Official Ceremony at Thiepval, we are working with this, please see our dedicated page for full information.
Our flying tours are organized in conjunction with Carrick Travel Ltd. which is a bonded company and the tours provided will meet the requirements of ABTA (18343) and (ATOL 1159).
Ian C. Alexander
100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOURS
19th – 23rd February: Battle of Verdun
30th June – 3rd July: Battle of the Somme
30th June – 4th July: Battle of the Somme
9th – 12th July:
Delville Wood and High Wood Battles of Mametz Wood,
18th – 21st July: Battle of Fromelles
14th – 17th September: Tanks in the Great War
Why travel with The War Research Society?
We are a totally specialised company who only organize battlefield tours, and have been doing so for over 30 years. We combine Pilgrimage and battlefields in a sympathetic way, balancing history with Remembrance.
For those with a deep interest we have Specialsed Tours that focus on specific interests such as Victoria Cross winners, Air Aces, Airborne Operations, Commando raids, Desert warfare, Tanks in the Great War,and Mechanised warfare on the Eastern front.
Our detailed planning enables us to fulfill your wish in perhaps visiting a battlefield that you have an interest in, or a relative or yourself fought on, or perhaps to visit the last resting place of a relative or friend or perhaps to see a Memorial that commemorates that person.
We provide a varied programme each year which we hope you find of interest. The popularity of our tours continues to grow through word of mouth and personal recommendation.
The benefits of travelling with Battlefield Tours
• Travel with like minded people in a secure and family atmosphere with a dedicated crew to look after your every need.
• Free travel, on coach tours, to your designated pick up point from anywhere in England, Wales and Scotland, via National Express.
• Learn from our experienced guides and couriers.
• On coach tours, executive coach travel with experienced regular coach drivers. No changing coaches!
• Excellent hotels with private facilities in all rooms; bed, buffet breakfast, evening meals, with packed lunches available on certain days.
• Detailed itineraries, information and map packs.
• Free entrance to all museums/attractions.
Those who have travelled with us before will appreciate the excellent standard of the tours, which have gained an international reputation for the relaxed family environment in which they are conducted.
Our shorter tours are for those who perhaps have not visited before and are unsure of what to expect, or perhaps are still working and cannot manage the time for a longer tour. Come and try them out – you will have a memorable time. See what our travellers have said about our tours.
For those wishing to join in Birmingham, but arrive the night before, we can provide information on nearby accommodation and hotels.
NB All flying tours start at the designated airport, which will be notified to you.