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2014 Battlefield Tours

| World War 1 | World War 2 | Specialised tours | Bespoke tours |

 

Our flying tours (indicated thus: flying tour ) 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).

 

World War 1 Battlefield Tours: 

 flying tour indicates a flying tour  indicates a 100th anniversary tour

  2014 Dates
3 Days, 2 Nights

 

 

Somme & Ypres

A most popular introductory tour.

 

14th–16th March
Somme & Ypres

 

4th–6th April
Ypres Battlefields & Somme visit

 

25th–27th April
Ypres Battlefields & Somme visit

 

13th–15th June
Somme 98th Anniversary & Ypres

 

30th June–2nd July
Ypres & Somme

 

15th–17th August
Somme Battlefields & Ypres visit   5th–7th September
Ypres Battlefileds & Somme visit   3rd–5th October
Anniversary of Armistice in Ypres   10th–12th November
Anniversary of Armistice at Thiepval, Somme   10th–12th November
4 Days, 3 Nights

 

'Cheerful Sacrifice' Battle of Arras 97th Anniversary Tour

Led by Jonathan Nicholls, Author of the highly acclaimed book.

  8th–11th April
Somme & Ypres Battlefield Tour   9th–12th May
Early Battles
Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, 1st Ypres and Loos
  16th–19th May

Ypres Salient War Walk

Plugstreet, Polygon, Paschendaele and Pilkem

  20th–23rd June
98th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme & Ypres visit

 

30th June–3rd July
Battles of the Woods
The attack on Mametz Wood, High Wood and Delville Wood

 

11th–14th July
Battle of the Somme War Walk
Walk the Front Line of 1st July 1916 – our most popular war walk.
  1st–4th August

Advance to Victory

The last 100 days of the war, visiting Villers, Bretonneux and Mons

  7th–10th August

100th Anniversary tour of the 1st Battle of Ypres

The death of the old Regular Army

  17th–20th October
Anniversary of Armistice in Ypres, & Somme visit

 

9th–12th November

Anniversary of Armistice at Thiepval Memorial
Somme & Ypres Battlefield visit

  9th–12th November
5 Days, 4 Nights

 

Verdun & Somme

Including a visit to 'Des flammes... à la lumière' depicting the history of Verdun before, during and after the War

  4th–8th July
6 Days, 5 Nights  
100th Anniversary, Retreat to Victory – Mons/Marne
with ‘that contemptible little army’ – visiting Mons, Landricies, Le Cateau, Nery, The Marne and Aisne
  20th–25th August
7 Days, 6 Nights  
United States Forces in the Great War
The American success in the South – Marne, Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood, St. Mihel, Argonne and the Hindenburg Line
  1st–7th May
Italian Front – 1st World War Italian Campaign flying tour
Asiago Plateau, Crossing the Piave, Isonzo and Caporetto.
Led by Mr Dale Hjort, our expert guide on these Historical Battlefields.

 

5th–12th October

9 Days, 8 Nights  

Gallipoli & Troy flying tour

A tour led by Dale Hjort

  5th–13th May

 

 

World War 2 battlefield tours: 
 
flying tourindicates a flying tour  indicates a 70th anniversary tour

 

2014 Dates
4 Days, 3 Nights    
Berlin flying tour
From Seelow Heights to the fall of the Reichstag
 

16th–19th June

Krakow, Schindler's List & Auschwitz flying tour  

25th–28th July

Bomber Command & V Weapons sites   26th–29th September
5 Days, 4 Nights

 

70th Anniversary of the Amiens Prison Raid: Operation Jericho
Plus Dieppe and Bruneval
  17th–21st February

The Cockleshell Heroes Tour flying tour

Operation Frankton

  7th–11th March
70th Anniversary of Monte Cassino; the Italian Campaign
Battlefield/pilgrimage tour visiting Monte Cassino, Salerno & Anzio
  15th–19th May

Berlin, Colditz Castle & Dresden flying tour

 

15th–19th May

Dyle Line to Dunkirk

The story of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) 1940

 

30th May–3rd June

70th Anniversary of Operation Overlord

Normandy Beaches and the D-Day landings

  4th–8th June
Munich, The Eagle’s Nest & Dachau flying tour
Bertchesgaden, Obersaltzburg, Munich and Dachau

 

25th–29th May

St. Nazaire, Combined Operations Raid
and Normandy Beaches visit. 'The greatest raid of all', Led by Peter Lush from the St. Nazaire Society.

 

24th–28th July

Normandy Beaches Tour
Operation Overlord

 

4th–8th September

The Defence of Great Britain 1940-41

'... if necessary alone.'

  12th–16th September
70th Anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem
Arnhem, Nijmegen – 'A Bridge Too Far', Operation Market Garden
  18th–22nd September
The Italian Campaign flying tour
Battlefield/Pilgrimage tour visiting Monte Cassino, Anzio and Salerno
  18th–22nd September

Battle of the Bulge

The Ardennes

  25th–29th September
6 Days, 5 Nights

 

Berlin & the Peenemunde Rocket Site flying tour   26th–31st March
Dambusters Raid & Colditz Castle
Led by Robert Owen, 'Official Historian 617 Squadron Aircrew Association'
  2nd–7th August

70th Anniversary of Operation Valkyrie flying tour

Warsaw and the Woolf's Lair

  17th–2nd July
7 Days, 6 Nights

 

 

Berlin Special, Belsen & Arnhem

 

4th–10th October
10 Days, 9 Nights

 

 

Italian Campaign Battlefield & Pilgrimage Tour flying tour

Monte Cassino, Anzio, Salerno, Gustav and Gothic Lines, Cesena, and Lake Commachio

 

18th–27th September
11 Days, 10 Nights

 

 

D Day to Berlin, the Northwest Europe Campaign
The fall of Nazi Germany
  11th–21st July
12 Days, 11 Nights

 

 

Great Escapes Tour
Holland, Germany and Poland – Arnhem, Belsen, Berlin, Zagan (Great Escape Camp), Auschwitz, Dresden, Colditz Castle and the Mohne Dam
  16th–27th August

 

 

Specialised battlefield tours:  
flying tour indicates a flying tour

 

2014 Dates

9 Days, 8 Nights    
SOUTH AFRICA: Zulu & Boer War Battlefield Tour 1 flying tour
Rorkes Drift, Fugitives Drift, Isandlwana, Dundee, Spioen Kop and Ladysmith

 

15th–23rd January

CRIMEA: Crimean War Battlefield Tours flying tour
Battle of Alma, Inkerman, Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade, Sevastopol

 

4th–12th May

CRIMEA: 160th Anniversary Battle of Alma flying tour

Plus Inkerman, Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade and Sevastopol

  17th–25th September
11 Days, 10 Nights  

SINGAPORE: The fall of Singapore, Bangkok flying tour

'The Bridge on the River Kwai' and the Death Railway

 

20th–30th November

13 Days, 12 Nights    
RUSSIA: Moscow, Stalingrad & Kursk flying tour
(VISA REQUIRED)
 

9th–21st June

15 Days, 14 Nights

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA: Zulu & Boer War Battlefield Tour 2 flying tour
Rorkes Drift, Fugitives Drift, Isandlwana, Dundee, Ladysmith & Spioen Kop; then across South Africa to the Diamond Fields area and the Boer War areas around Kimberley.

  15th–29th October

RUSSIA: Sieges, Tzars & Solovetski Island Gulag flying tour
Moscow, St.Petersburg (Leningrad) and Solovetski Island Gulag
(VISA REQUIRED)

 

25th July–8th August
   
Although we are not at present running brochure tours to Egypt, Tunisia or Libya please contact the office if you wish to visit a war grave or battlefield there.