Every year thousands of people visit battlefields, whether to visit the grave of a loved one, or just out of curiosity and a desire to learn more about world history.
Our Battlefield Tours are carefully planned to suit anyone with an interest in the World Wars. Whether you’re a veteran, relative or just have a general interest, our specialist battlefield tour guides will take you in an interesting journey of discovery, recreating the events of each battle and visiting museums such as the Flanders Fields Museum and the World War Museum.
2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II, and 70th anniversaries of other key events.With this in mind we've created some very special Battlefield Tours and River Cruises.
Pay respects at war memorials and battlefields in the centenary year of the outbreak of the Great War
Gain insight into the events of the Second World War and the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom today
2014 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy and the Airborne landings around Arnhem in Operation Market Garden
Discover the history Germany's reunified cosmopolitan capital city as you visit interesting museums and poignant sites
During our Battlefields Tours you'll benefit from the knowledge and expertise of expert guides. They'll delve into the background of the battlefields you visit, and the part each played during wartime.
Our wonderful Rhine river cruises are the ideal way to visit several wartime sites on one holiday - and you'll only need to unpack once as your "hotel" travels with you! Sailing through Europe on the MPS Rotterdam, you can relax amongst stunning scenery as well as enjoying guided battlefields tours.
Explore areas associated with both World Wars, including famous battlefields and fascinating museums
Our Battlefield Tours offer great value for money, with luxury coach travel, hand-picked hotel accommodation, meals and guided excursions all included. Specialist guides will join us at key sites on our tours, as we unravel the stories and discover the people and places behind the unforgettable events which determined the course of history.
Visit key sites of the Ypres and Somme battlefields areas such as the Menin Gate, Passchendale, the Essex Farm Cemetery and Flanders Fields
Learn about the battles of WW1 and WWII as you explore the battlefields of the Marne and Verdun, historic Dunkirk or the Normandy Coast where the D-Day Landings occurred
Explore the bulbfields and battlefields of Holland, commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, or take a scenic cruise along the Rhine
2014 commemorates 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Explore Germany's cosmopolitan cities as you discover this country's fascinating history
Explore the poignant history surrounding the WWII Italian Campaign which ended with the surrender of German forces in Italy in 1945
Explore the Jersey War Tunnels and discover what life was like for Islanders during Germany's five-year occupation of Jersey during World War II
For every Battlefields Tour or Cruise sold, Shearings will make a donation to ABF The Soldiers' Charity. This fantastic charity gives lifetime financial support to serving and retired soldiers and their families when they are in real need.
If you'd like to make a donation to ABF The Soldiers' Charity yourself, please click here to donate online or text ARMY SHEARINGS to 70004 to send a £3 donation. You can increase your donation by texting ARMY SHEARINGS £5 or ARMY SHEARINGS £10*
* Text costs your donation amount plus network charge. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 08448479800. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is a registered charity in England and Wales (1146420) and registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (07974609).
If you're a veteran, or a veteran's widow or widower, and would like help with funding your visit, you can contact Heroes Return. They provide Lottery funding to help veterans to take part in commemorative visits to mark the anniversary of events that led to the end of WWII.
Our Battlefield Tours are ideal for groups of all sizes. If you're organising a group trip, whether for a school, college, military unit, comrades association or other organisation, we'll be happy to help. Please call 01942 823 447 for more information.
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