You may be unsure as to whether a self-
As you may already have found, there are many companies offering battlefield tours, especially at the centenary of the Great War. Our tours however are quite different. Our tours allow you to reveal the hidden history of the battlefields at your own pace, at a time of your choosing, and for you and just you. We are also one of the very few fully registered UK battlefield tour companies who have been established for over 18 years and who specialise in the Great War (Western Front) and nothing else. We are also the only self-
People who wish to visit the battlefields of the Great War quite often think first of a conducted tour. However, for those truly seeking to reveal the legacy of the Great War, nothing can beat the freedom of exploring the battlefields without the rigid timetable of a coach/minibus group dictating the pace. How frustrating must it be to see the battlefields passing before your very own eyes without being able to stop wherever you want to stop, for however long you want to spend, exploring what you want to explore. The freedom to explore the battlefields at your own pace is what I always wanted, and what today sets our tours apart.
If you intend visiting the battlefield you need to be well briefed. Many visitors just turn up thinking that all will be clear, which will certainly not be the case. This is where our Self-
Our guides are regularly updated fully bound A4 colour guides which have been carefully designed to take you on a journey of exploration, so you know exactly where to drive, where to stop, where to walk and, most importantly of all, what to look for. Our guides are only available to those booking a tour with us and so not available from shops. It is this essential combination of comparative 'then and now' maps, photos and narratives that have made our Self-
And lastly. . .if you are thinking of booking a Self-
2017 will see the commemoration of the Third Battle of Ypres 1917, or as often referred to as ‘Passchendaele’. Commemorative ceremonies will be taking place in Ypres town on 30 July and at Tyne Cot Cemetery (see our news section) the following day, so hotel space will be at a premium and the town will be very busy.
One option to consider is to avoid the crowds and to visit this most poignant battlefield before all the ceremonies take place, as watching events later on TV will be so much more meaningful.