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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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The Battlefields of Flanders 2016

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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5 days from £475per personView tour details
Bruges & the Battlefields of Ypres 2016

Enjoy a Ypres tour and visit 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.

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5 days from £515per personView tour details
Arras & the Somme Battlefields 2016

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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5 days from £515per personView tour details
Lille, Flanders & the Somme 2016

A short rail journey to Lille takes us close to the Battlefields of Ypres and the Somme, which we explore either side of a guided tour of the fascinating city of Lille, which includes a 'gourmet' beer and waffle tasting.

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5 days from £475per personView tour details
Luxembourg & Verdun 2016

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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5 days from £475per personView tour details
South Africa's Battlefields and Big Five 2016

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

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South Africa's Battlefields and Big Five 2017

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

11 days from £3,795per personView tour details
The Battle Of Waterloo 2015

Celebrate 200 years since Napoleon's defeat at the world-famous Battle of Waterloo. Walk in the footsteps of the French and British armies on the site of this historic assault with authentic re-enactments to bring the experience to life.

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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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