Battlefield Tours 1914 - 1918
Centenary Battlefield Tours to the Western Front 2014 - 2018
Western Front Battlefield Tours are pleased to announce the publication of our centenary battlefield tour calendar, 2014 through to 2018, to coincide with the hundredth anniversary commemorations of the Great War. The entire period will be such a momentous occasion, with preparations well underway to welcome an unprecedented number of visitors to the Western Front; for many perhaps their first battlefield visit.
New visitors' centres have opened, museums have been upgraded, new trench experiences built, improved information boards continue to be erected at many of the Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries; and thats just across the Western Front! At home the government have backed the Great War centenary with an investment of £50 million. They have also committed to major commemorations of the most historically important events within the centenary calendar, including: Somme, Gallipoli, Jutland and Passchendaele.
The Great War centenary commemorations will not just see a massive increase in individual battlefield visits, but organised groups: schools, historical societies and Regimental associations etc, all wishing to commemorate their own specific moment of history. Add to this number overseas visitors from the Commonwealth wishing to commemorate their own unique moments in history: the Canadians at Vimy Ridge and the Australians at Villers Bretonneux for example, one begins to understand how busy the battlefields will be, particularly on those key dates.
It is with regret that we will not be able to fulfill our centenary tour calendar as detailed. Individual and group inquires can still be made through the inquiry screen. (15th January 2014)
As a result we felt obliged to commit ourselves to publishing our tour plans as early as possible to enable customers to make their plans; for once the statement, "BOOK EARLY", makes good sense.