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Battlefield Tours & Cruises

In remembrance of those who fought for King and Country

Battlefield Tours & Cruises

Northern France and Belgium has been the scene of some of the most important battles of both World War One and Two. Join us to pay your respects to the soldiers from both sides and learn the history of both of these terrible conflicts.

We have tours offering various inclusions when you travel with us. Depending on the tour you choose to travel on you will be able to see these key poignant locations in the history of both World Wars.

 

See the last post at Ypres
We visit Ypres, one of the towns most affected by the fighting in World War One. Here the magnificent Menin Gate was constructed as a memorial to the missing British and Commonwealth soldiers who fell in Belgium during WWI. Every evening the last post ceremony is performed here, a sombre and thought provoking occasion which gives a sense of the importance the town continues to give to those who gave their lives to protect it.


Explore the history of the D-Day beaches
The Normandy landings were the largest maritime invasion in history; we visit the landing beaches of thousands of British, American and Canadian troops on June 6th 1944. 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the landings over the summer there will be a number of events to mark the anniversary, including commemorations and re-enactments of the airborne arrival of 1944.

Discover the stories of the Somme
The first day of the Battle of the Somme was the bloodiest in the history of the British army with 57,470 casualties and almost 20,000 fatalities. We will learn about the devastating day and the battle as a whole and see the arena where much of the fighting took place. One of the most chilling aspects of the day is being able to see in context how much ground was gained during the battle for how many lives were lost over its course.

Take a tour of Flanders Fields
Discover the site where many of the worst battles of the First World War were fought. Alongside our expert guide you will learn the stories of the people who fought and died here as well as attempting to get some idea of the horror that once filled these fields. We will also visit the Paschendale Museum and cemeteries at Essex Farm and Tyne Cot, the largest commonwealth cemetery in the world, with almost 12,000 graves, which begins to put into perspective the number of losses that occurred here.


As well as these unique and moving visits we will also visit a number of towns and cities of relevance to the history or both wars to learn the history of that time and its impact on the local region today.

All tours include travel, accommodation and included excursions, some tours also include added extras which will be indicated in the full holiday page.

So take a look at our individual tour pages below and begin planning your trip to discover the stories and history of the battlefields of World War One and Two with Shearings.


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WW2 - Operation Market Garden

Travel by Coach

Return coach travel Services of an experienced Battlefields tour manager Overnight sailings with P&O North Sea Ferries En-suite cabin ......

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6 days from only

£531pp

£1062 Total Price


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Hotel: Hotel Gieling, Duiven

Duration: 6 Days

Travel By: Coach

Ostend Inclusive and Battlefields

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Relax in seaside Ostend Benefit from the services of a knowledgeable Battlefields Guide Guided tour of Passchendale, Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres and ......

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5 days from only

£392pp

£784 Total Price


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Hotel: Royal Astrid Hotel

Duration: 5 Days

Travel By: Coach

Battlefields of the Somme

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Benefit from the services of a knowledgeable Battlefields Guide Gain insight into key events of the Battle of the Somme Visit the Somme 1916 Museum, ......

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5 days from only

£388pp

£776 Total Price


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Hotel: Grand Hotel - Valenciennes

Duration: 5 Days

Travel By: Coach

Bruges and Battlefields of Flanders

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Benefit from the services of a knowledgeable Battlefields Guide Gain an insight into the Great War at the Passchendaele Memorial Museum and the In ......

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5 days from only

£479pp

£958 Total Price


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Hotel: Novotel Bruges Centrum

Duration: 5 Days

Travel By: Coach

Discover the Battlefields

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Explore the key World War I sites of Flanders and the Somme Pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace Visit moving sites ......

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5 days from only

£371pp

£742 Total Price


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Hotel: Hotel Des Acacias

Duration: 5 Days

Travel By: Coach

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Shearings are delighted to Support ABF The Soldiers' Charity

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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