The Battlefields Experience

Fully guided military history tours throughout Europe

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ANZAC DAY, France 2016

Our tour will take you to the Dawn Service at Villers Brettoneux and the afternoon service at Bullecout, leaving from Arras and Amiens, breakfast and lunch included.

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100th Anniversary Tours

100th Anniversary tours available for all Nationalities through 2016-2018
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Our most popular Scheduled Day Tours focus on the Western Front of the First World War. You will be guided by one of our professional Tour Guides, all of whom are ex-British Army and you will be travelling in one of our spacious, air conditioned minibuses, chosen for their easy access and level of comfort. Our Day Tours are for small personable groups of up to eight people. The Tour price includes museum entry fees.

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0900hrs to 1800hrs
Picking up at Arras railway station, the Somme Day Tour visits the momentous locations of the War’s most infamous campaign, from the disasters of the 1st of July 1916 to the attrition of that autumn. After lunch we concentrate on the 1918 battles around Amiens and includes a visit to the Australian Memorial to the Missing at Villers Bretonnaux. Drop off at Arras 1800hrs.

Battlefield Experience Somme Tour


0900hrs to 1700hrs
Picking up at Arras railway station, the Arras Day Tour concentrates on the Allies’ 1917 campaign. It features a visit to the awesome preserved battlefield and trenches on Vimy Ridge and the 1917 attacks on the Hindenburg Line. You will have time for lunch in the medieval square in Arras, before taking in the Diggers Memorial and Bullecourt Museum. Drop off at Arras 1700hrs.

Battlefield Experience Arras Tour


0900hrs to 2145hrs
Picking up at Arras railway station. The area around Ypres saw significant events all through the War and your day will include visits to much of the battlefields, including the site of the Christmas Day Truce in 1914, Tyne Cot Cemetery and the Passchendaele battlefields, and concludes with an attendance at the Last Post Ceremony at The Menin Gate. Drop off at Lille or Arras.

“This is one of the best tours I have ever had the good luck to be a part of. Former grenadier Rod Bedford is a polymath not just on WWI but on just about any war that's ever been. His ability to seamlessly move from the big picture to the tiniest of details, and from the barbarity of war to its absurdly funny, is second to none. Ably backed by his wife Jackie, I wholeheartedly recommend this tour not just for those with a passing interest in WWI history but for those who think they know all about it. Rod will make you think again.”

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