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Battlefield Tours


Battlefield Tours

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 - A Year of Anniversaries

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.

Learn about the battles that shaped history

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.

Battlefield Tours Special Offers

Battlefields Cruises

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.

  • River

    Explore areas associated with both World Wars, including famous battlefields and fascinating museums

    Battlefields Cruises

Battlefield Tours by Coach

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.

  • Belgium

    Visit key sites of the Ypres and Somme battlefields areas such as the Menin Gate, Passchendale, the Essex Farm Cemetery and Flanders Fields

    Belgian Battlefield Tours
  • Britain

    Discover Britain's fascinating history at specialist museums such as the Imperial War Museum, the D-Day Museum and the Blitz Museum

    UK Battlefield Tours
  • France

    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

    French Battlefield Tours
  • Holland

    Explore the bulbfields and battlefields of Holland, commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden, or take a scenic cruise along the Rhine

    Dutch Battlefield Tours
  • Germany

    2014 commemorates 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Explore Germany's cosmopolitan cities as you discover this country's fascinating history

    German Battlefield Tours
  • Italy

    Explore the poignant history surrounding the WWII Italian Campaign which ended with the surrender of German forces in Italy in 1945

    Italian Battlefield Tours
  • Jersey

    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

    Jersey Battlefield Tours

ABF The Soldiers' CharityShearings are delighted to Support ABF The Soldiers' Charity

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).


Important Information for Veterans

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.


Group Tours

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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