2018 Battlefield Tours

El Alamein 2007 SimonJonesHistorian battlefield tour

Libya battlefield tour, 2007.

I have been designing and guiding battlefield tours since 1997 and have taken well over one hundred groups to France, Belgium, Italy, Egypt, Libya, Britain, Canada and the USA.

For 2018 I have designed two battlefield tours which I will be guiding for The Cultural Experience, a well-established tour operator which is ATOL Protected and a Travel Trust Association Member.  I have also guided bespoke tours for small groups or families for The Cultural Experience.

Walking Ypres Tour Hurley

Walking the Five Battle of Ypres, 28th September – 1st October 2018

This tour explains through a series of easy walks the five battles of Ypres from 1914 to 1918.  With a walk in Ypres we also learn the history of this unique town.  Full details here on The Cultural Experience Website.


Vera Brittain when a VAD nurse.

Medics & Padres battlefield tour: Ypres & the French Coast, 2nd-5th August 2018

This tour tells the story of medical care and spiritual welfare of British soldiers during the First World War, from the front line medics and chaplains to the hospitals on the French coast.  Full details here on The Cultural Experience Website.

1280_Q_002660 Women of Pervyse

The Women of Pervyse. © IWM (Q 2660)

War Poets tour 2017

War Poets tour, 2017,

For many years I have also guided selected school groups for Holts Education & History. In 2018 I will be taking members of the 8th Grade of the American School in London to learn the history of the D-Day in Normandy for the fourteenth year running.  For the third time I will be taking pupils from St. Mary’s School, Ascot, to the First World War battlefields of the Western Front.



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