Inspirational journeys of Remembrance and Discovery
Visiting battlefields from any conflict is both a fascinating and moving experience. Soldiers who fought those wars left behind a legacy; their name on a war memorial, an experience passed down to the family or a faded photograph in a frame. How do we understand the significance of that legacy and how do we understand what the battlefields mean to us now?
These are all questions we regularly ask on Leger Battlefield Tours and they are at the heart of what we do. Our team of Specialist Battlefield Guides are there to help you decipher that legacy, and understand a past that touched us all; whether it relates to musket smoke at Waterloo, the trenches on the Somme, the sandy beaches of Normandy or the concrete walls that once surrounded Berlin.
Why should anyone join a Battlefield tour?
‘Visit. Understand. Never Forget’ are our watchwords for why we should all go on a Battlefield tour at least once. Battlefield tours teach us that ordinary people, just like us, were once placed in extraordinary circumstances that often changed them forever. Simply put, they were often the best of times, and the worst of times, too. Freedom is not free, and seeing the vast soldiers’ cemeteries from the two World Wars brings that home in a way only possible on a battlefield tour.
Since our first battlefield tours in 1997, Leger has established a reputation for expert and enthusiastic guides, both knowledgeable and approachable, who ‘bring history to life.’ For them it is not just a job, but a passion. And with an ever-expanding range of itineraries specially selected by our team of guides, we aim to ensure you get the most from this memorable experience.
Battlefield Tours by Leger Holidays
Whatever your reason for wanting to visit the battlefields, at Leger, we have a comprehensive selection of tours covering both the First and Second World Wars, Waterloo, the American Civil War, Vietnam plus more. In 2014 – the Anniversary year – we also have itineraries featuring the commemorations for both the 70th and 100th Anniversaries, including the First Battle of Ypres Centenery tour and our D-Day Anniversary Cruise.
Convenient and comfortable coach travel
On all our battlefield tours departing U.K. by coach, we offer more than 510 joining points across England, Scotland and Wales. Travel is by comfortable air-conditioned executive coaches with reclining seats. For extra luxury and legroom, you can also upgrade to Silver Service, which also features added benefits such as comfortable rear lounge and porterage at your hotels. If you live outside the U.K., we can also make arrangements for you to join up with our coach tours across the Channel.
Travel as a group
If you have family, friends or a social group who want to travel to the Battefields together, look no further. Our Group Travel Organisers are on hand every step of the way to make it as easy as possible to plan, promote and prepare for your group battlefields tour – they can even tailor-make a tour to suit your group’s requirements. Call our friendly Group Travel team on +00 44 844 880 7637 to find out more.