Battlefield Tours

During more than thirty years of designing and guiding battlefield tours, I’ve taken many thousands of travellers to remarkable locations in Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Canada and the USA.

Simon Jones Battlefield Tour Somme Poets 2019

At the Somme Memorial to the Missing, War Poets Tour 2019

Many of my tours are in partnership with The Cultural Experience, an established ATOL protected tour operator who deliberately keep numbers travelling on their tours small. I also guide bespoke tours and school tours (see below).

Simon Jones Battlefield Tour Ypres

Dinner at the Ariane Hotel, Ypres, Medics and Padres tour, 2018

Follow these links for Tours in 2020 – 2022: 

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Tunnellers, 4th – 7th June 2021


Grave of Wilfred Owen Ors

The War Poets: Words, Music and Landscapes, Summer 2021


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First & Last Shots 1918 & 1918, Summer 2021


Essex Farm bunkers

Medics & Padres, 29th July – 1st August 2020


Ramparts Cemetery Ypres

Ypres Salient War Poets, 30th September – 3rd October 2021


Kemmel ypres battlefield tour

Walking Ypres, Autumn 2021


German front line Beaumont Hamel
Walking the Somme, Spring 2022


Bespoke Tours

Simon Jones Battlefield Tour bear grylls

Bespoke Tour for Bear Grylls, 2018

Increasingly popular are bespoke tours for groups or families. Travellers in recent years have also included the adventurer Bear Grylls, an Academy Award winning scriptwriter, a Turner Prize winning artist, the heritage organisation 14-18 NOW and Boodles Private Members’ Club. Long experience in researching soldiers service greatly enhances the experience.

Simon Jones Bespoke Battlefield Tour

A bespoke tour, visiting a family grave on the Western Front.

Schools Tours

I also guide school groups with Battlefield & History Tours, including visits to the First World War battlefields with St. Mary’s School, Ascot and the D-Day landing sites with The American School in London annually for the past 16 years.

Simon Jones battlefield tour Normandy 1944 La Cambe.

Visiting the German Cemetery at La Cambe, Normandy.


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Somme Duds crop

Unexploded shells and grenades on the Somme.

 

Battlefield tour Simon Jones

Messines battlefield, Spanbroekmolen mine crater.

Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya

Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Libya, with the custodian Mohammed.

Battlefield tour Gallipoli

Gallipoli, with Nigel Steel.

El Alamein Mersa Matruh

Western Desert El Alamein tour, Mersa Matruh.

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