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Military History Tours offers unique tours to those places around the world where Australians have fought.
We are now taking bookings for our specialised range of tours in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Two of the tours (ANZAC Day at Villers-Bretonneux and Gallipoli on ANZAC Day 2013) follow one another, they can be taken as a single package, or as separate modules.
In 2013 we are conducting concurrent ANZAC Day tours: ANZAC Day at Villers-Bretonneux (France and Belgium) on the Western Front; and ANZAC Day in Athens (Greece and Crete). There will alo be a RAAF in the UK in June/July and the Swim the Dardanelles tour. These tours are very popular and successful, we intend to run them each year, 2013 and 14 bookings are now available.
Our confirmed concurrent 2014 ANZAC Day tours: ANZAC Day at Villers-Bretonneux (France and Belgium) on the Western Front, ANZAC Day at Gallipoli, ANZAC Day in Athens (Greece and Crete) are open for booking.
Bookings are are available for Bomber Command and RAAF in the UK in July 2013 and the Swim the Dardanelles and August 1915 Offensive Anniversary (includes a visit to the Gallipoli battlefields) tour in August 2013.
The 112th Anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty will be comemorated as part of the Boer War Tour of South Africa in 2014, this tour is available for booking.
When the situation improves in Libya, we intend to conduct another Western Desert tour.
We are now organising the Gallipoli 100 tour to visit the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 100th anniversary of the landings and witness special events. This tour is available for booking. and we have had at present many bookings for this once in a lifetime experience. We are also planning an anniversary of Lone Pine and the Nek tour for August 2015 (details yet to be released).
(Click on images above to your left or the tour name link to see the detail and access booking forms).
Each tour offers a unique experience, take the package, and you will have experienced the sites where Australians fought in Europe and Africa during both the Boer War and both World Wars. Check out the TOUR ARCHIVE to see what happened on previous tours.
Travel with us and our Military Historians to those battlefields where the Australian and New Zealand forces have fought with great courage, tenacity and initiative.
Military History Tours is battlefield orientated, in that we examine military campaigns and ensuing battles, with expert discussion from our historians, we also experience the environment and culture of the areas we visit by contact with local guides and historians to discuss the way of life in those bygone years.
You don't need to be a service or ex-service person to join these tours. People come with us from all walks of life and for a variety of reasons: whether they had family involved in the conflicts or just want to understand some of the events which helped shape the world as we know it today.
A leap of the imagination is required when visiting the battlefields. They are now so tranquil and the very thought of war is unbelievable. Your imagination has to supply the ruin and devastation, the shell holes, trenches, smoke, flame and noise, the cold and heat, the fear and pain.
While viewing the war cemeteries is very much a personal moving experience, much of the adventure of the tour will be experienced as a group. We use our first night together as a briefing forum for what is to follow. Prior to departure, each traveller will receive either a newsletter or other information covering general areas of interest including travelling overseas, the itinerary and what to expect.
Our historians are fully conversant with the battle sites you will visit. Qualified and experienced noted historians and former soldiers, they have already visited the sites, and are required to undertake a directed course of study to refresh and update their knowledge before every tour.
To gain a concept of what you will see, use the buttons below to experience some of the memories others have returned with.