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Escorted Battlefield Tours

Pay your respects to the fallen heroes of World War I and II on a Great Rail Journeys Battlefields Tour. Our superb battlefields tours take you to visit some of the most moving memorials and museums across Europe, including the region of Flanders which has some of the most poignant cemeteries and former military hospitals. Our Battlefields of Flanders tour is escorted by a professional Tour Manager with specialist battlefields knowledge.

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Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres

Visit Ypres and enjoy a tour of fabulous Bruges, with its perfectly preserved centre and myriad of attractive waterways making it a wonderful destination to explore. We will also discover some of the most significant battlefields fought upon during the Great War, as well as experiencing what life was really like in the trenches.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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Lille, Flanders & the Somme

A short rail journey to Lille takes us close to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, two of the most infamous and iconic sites of the First World War. We also explore the fascinating city of Lille on a guided tour which includes a traditional beer and waffle tasting.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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5 days from £525per personView tour details
The Battlefields of Flanders

Visit some of Europe's most moving memorials and museums on this exceptional World War I themed tour to Flanders. Accompanied by an experienced, specialist Battlefields Guide you'll visit some of the largest and most poignant Commonwealth cemeteries, explore original trenches, see the Last Post ceremony and explore battle sites pivotal to the war.

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Arras & the Somme Battlefields

From our base in delightful Arras, we explore the World War I battlefield sites and moving memorials in the Somme, discover how Arras was restored to its former glory and ride the P'tit Train historic military railway.

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Kwazulu-Natal Battlefields and Big Five

Re-live the defining moments of South Africa's infamous Anglo-Zulu War as local experts guide you through battle sites steeped in history, combine this with a possible Big Five encounter, a luxurious two-night stay aboard a Rovos Rail train and the sights of Cape Town.

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Luxembourg & Verdun

Immerse yourself in the history of one of the most important and tragic theatres of the Great War, on a poignant tour of Verdun's battlefield, a tipping point in the eventual Allied victory. Explore the historic city of Metz and the tiny sovereign state of Luxembourg, both of which endured German occupation during the First World War.

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On our World War 1 and Anglo-Zulu  Battlefields Tours, you can visit restored and recreated World War I trenches; trenches which marked the front line of fighting for some of the fiercest battles the world has ever witnessed. Our battlefields tours include Ypres, a city devastated by conflicts in the first half of the 20th century. No battlefields tour to Ypres would be complete without a visit to the Menin Gate to witness the Last Post Ceremony. Set in the Belgian region of Flanders, Ypres has been completely restored - a painstaking process which has returned the city to its pre-war state.

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