Each of these tour is well thought out to enhance the battlefield experience whilst giving you an understanding as to what happens and why. Where ever possible we encourage hands on experiences, such as weapons handling with strict safety procedures.
The itinerary gives you a detailed breakdown of your journey of all the sites you will be visiting together with a brief history. We also include an optional reading list which will give you enhance information on the places you will visit.
We stay in high-quality hotels and dine in fine restaurants. Picnic or light lunches during the day. The guides and museums are specially selected to give you the best possible understanding of the battlefield or historic event.
The group will have its own tour leader to ensure the smooth running of the tour. So, all you have to do is turn up with your passport.
The tour doesn’t have to end on the last day as you will be given the opportunity to join a WhatsApp group where you can keep in touch with your fellow tour members.
These are our standard tours designed for groups of up to 15 persons, unless otherwise stated. We offer bespoke tours for groups, families or individuals which can be tailor-made to meet a particular period and location of military history.
Expert Guided Tours
Battle of the Bulge | Crossing the Rhine
Allied Bombing Campaign | Battle of Aachen and Hurtgen Forest
Operation Market Garden
Cassino Anzio Tour | Peninsular War Tour
Battle of Waterloo | RCF & RAF Tour
Lord Gort and the BEF Tour | Hundred Days Offensive
Ypres & Somme Tour | Indian Mutiny and Cultural tour
English Civil War | War of the Roses
Bomber Command | US 8th Army Air Force
Jersey Tunnels | Norman Conquest
Battle of Britain | Northwest Frontier of Rome Tour
Northwest Frontier of Rome Tour
Built to guard the wild northern frontier of the Roman Empire in AD122, Hadrian’s Wall was more than just a barricade; it was a vibrant and multi-cultural occupied military zone of mile-castles, barracks, ramparts, forts and settlements; sprawling almost 80 miles in length from the North Sea to the Irish Sea. The building of the Wall required vision and an outstanding level of engineering skill. Set amongst the wild beauty of Cumbrian and Northumbrian landscapes, it still impresses today and stands as a testimony to the power and reach of the mighty Roman Empire.
Norman Conquest Tour
Although William won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, he still faced rebellions over the following years and was not secure on his throne until after 1072. This tour follows the Norman landing at Pevensey, the Battle of Hastings, the Norman attempt to take London at the Battle Of Southwark and onto Westminster Abbey.
War of the Roses Tour
The so-called Wars of the Roses were like no other war in medieval England. Like the civil war between Stephen and Matilda now called the Anarchy (1135 to 1153), they were not fought for land, wealth or religious ideals but the right to rule the country. On one side was the House of Lancaster who had ruled since 1399 and on the other the House of York. Both sides were supported by members of the English nobility and gentry with their own private armies and town militias.
English Civil War
As with all civil wars, this was a bloody conflict with appalling causalities. The tour guides you through the various battle sites and ends in London where you can stand at the place where King Charles 1 was tried and executed.
INDIAN MUTINY AND CULTURAL TOUR
The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major, but ultimately unsuccessful, uprising in India in 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown. The rebellion began on 10 May 1857 in the form of a mutiny of sepoys of the Company’s army in the garrison town of Meerut. The rebellion posed a considerable threat to British power in that region, and was contained only with the rebels’ defeat in Gwalior on 20 June 1858. On 1 November 1858, the British granted amnesty to all rebels not involved in murder, though they did not declare the hostilities to have formally ended until 8 July 1859.
Peninsular War Tour with Rifleman Harris
Although Wellington learnt his trade in India it was the Peninsular War which the then Sir Arthur Wellesley became a household name.
On this tour, Jason Salkey who played Rifleman Harris in TV series Sharp will be attending the whole tour giving you an insight into the filming and behind the scenes look of this highly regarded TV series.
RCF & RAF Tour
RFC & RAF Tour which traces the history of the RFC until the merger with the Royal Naval Air Service on 1 April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force. It covers the aircraft, the brave men who fought and died in aerial combat and the airfields in France.
Ypres & Somme Tour
This tour will be covering some of the main British battles fought on the Western Front, most notably the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Passchendaele, which will include live firing of Lee Enfield rifles
Hundred Days Offensive Tour
In this final offensives, the BEF had captured 188,700 prisoners and 2,840 guns which was only 7,800 prisoners and 935 guns less than those taken by the French, Belgian and American armies combined. Indeed, the war was over before the Americans became decisively engaged. Thus, it was the British Army that led the advance to victory and carried the major share of the fighting. In late 1918 the British Army was the most proficient combined-arms battlefield force in the world, bigger and better than it has ever been, before or since.
Lord Gort And The BEF Tour
Field Marshal, 6th Viscount Gort, VC, GCB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, MVO, MC.
As a young officer during the First World War he was decorated with the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Battle of the Canal du Nord. After serving as Chief of the Imperial General Staff, he commanded the British Expeditionary Force that was sent to France in the first year of the Second World War, only to be evacuated from Dunkirk the following year.
Jersey Tunnels Tour
The Germans having occupied a part of Britain, wanted for to keep it mainly for propaganda purposes. The German turned the Channel Islands into a fortress and this tour will explore some of the many tunnels and forts in Jersey.
Cassino Anzio Tour
The four Battles for Cassino has been compared to the great battles fought on the Western Front in WW1, due to the enormous losses, mud and difficult terrain. The landing at Anzio could have captured Rome and shortened the Italian Campaign but didn’t due to dithering Allied commanders. This tour covers the German Winter Line, the Battles of Cassino and the landing at Anzio in 7 days with noted historian Patrick Mercer.
Allied Bombing Campaign Tour
Allied Bombing Campaign of Europe – This tour will be covering the Mohne and Eder Dams, Stalag Luft III and Colditz as well as the cities of Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden. We will be visiting the Flak towers, air raid shelters and the effects of this bombing campaign.
US 8th Army Air Force Tour
This tour will be covering the US 8th Army Air Force bases in Norfolk and Suffolk and will include a tour of a B-17. Also, we will visit the airbase where James Stewart the actor served and the site of the last Glenn Miller concert.
Bomber Command Tour
This tour will be covering bomber command bases in Lincolnshire and will include a tour of a Lancaster bomber. You will be staying in Petwood Hotel which was the home of the legendary 617 “Dambusters” Squadron.
Operation Market Garden
This tour will be covering both aspects of this operation. Operation Market was the airborne assault whilst Operation Garden was armoured attack along Hell’s Highway. Unfortunately, it was a badly planned operation and ultimately failed.
Battle of Aachen and Hurtgen Forest Tour
The Battle of Aachen was the first city on German soil to be captured by the Allies. The battle ended with a German surrender, but their tenacious defence significantly disrupted Allied plans for the advance into Germany. The Battle of Hürtgen Forest was the longest battle on German ground during World War II and is the longest single battle the U.S. Army has ever fought.
Battle of the Bulge Tour
The Battle of the Bulge, was the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II. The offensive was intended to stop Allied use of the Belgian port of Antwerp and to split the Allied lines, allowing the Germans to encircle and destroy four Allied armies and force the Western Allies to negotiate a peace treaty in the Axis powers’ favour.
Crossing the Rhine Tour
Operation Plunder was a military operation to cross the Rhine on the night of 23 March 1945, launched by the 21st Army Group under Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery.
The First Allied Airborne Army conducted Operation Varsity on the east bank of the Rhine in support of Operation Plunder.
Battle of Britain Tour
The Battle of Britain takes its name from the speech given by Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the House of Commons on 18 June 1940: “What General Weygand called the ‘Battle of France’ is over. I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin”.