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WWI and WWII Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefield Tours, offers a specialist group travel services to the Battlefields of WW1 and WW2 for school parties of all sizes.

World War One Battlefield Tours

First World War: 1914-1918.

When the 19 year old Bosnian Serb student and anarchist Gavrillo Princip, squeezed the trigger of his pistol on 28th June 1914 in Sarajevo, the capital city of the Bosnia-Herzegovina, killing the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie, he could not have the imagined the repercussions his actions would have by dragging most of Europe into a war lasting more than four years.

Between 1914 and 1918 France, Belgium and Britain, joined by several other countries, fought against the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary and their allies. During that time millions of men fought on what was to become known as the 'Western Front', which comprised of a line of trenches stretching almost 500 miles from the coast of Belgium in the north to the Swiss border. As the war spread, campaigns were fought in other parts of the world, including the Middle East and Turkey and new terrifying weapons, such as tanks, flamethrowers and poison gas, were introduced to the battlefield.

Attacks, referred to as 'offensives' were planned and implemented, many of which would cost the lives of millions of men on both sides. The defence of the Belgian town of Ypres by the British army and the city of Verdun by the French army dragged on for many months. The names of other battles fought across Europe, such as Mons, Somme, Cambrai, Neuve Chapelle, Villers-Bretonneaux and many others have become part of the indelible psyche of history from those times.

Today it is still possible to see evidence of those battles, despite many changes due to urban development and road building our highly experienced team of historians employed as tour guides by CGT, many of whom are published authors and have appeared in documentaries, will take you to these battlefields, where they will use their knowledge to explain events and the lives of those men who fought there. You will walk across the very ground where the great armies of France, Britain and Germany fought. From the earliest days of the war in 1914, when the naiveté thought of the troops was that the fighting would be over by Christmas that year, will be examined through to the last big push by the German army in Europe in early 1918, as it unleashed the so-called 'Ludendorff Offensive'.

The fighting even went underground where troops from all sides conducted a subterranean war as they dug tunnels to set mines to destroy strongly-held positions. One of the most powerful examples of this type of warfare was conducted on the feature known as the Messines Ridge, where a series of huge mines were dug by British and Commonwealth troops and detonated to mark the beginning of the Third Battle of Ypres. Your guides will take you to see results of these feats of military engineering at the Hooge and Caterpillar craters around Ypres and Lochnagar crater on the Somme. In other theatres of fighting, including the landings at Gallipoli, the Allies took the war to the shores of Turkey and your guide will take you to some of the most poignant features of the campaign.

In all cases your CGT guide will be on hand to explain the weaponry, relate events as they unfolded, the heroism of the men and the outcome of their actions. When walking the ground in the company of your guide you will cross battlefields, visiting many of the locations mentioned in the newspapers of the day as they reported on the fighting throughout the four years of war.





WW1 Battlefield Tours


Come and talk to us if you would like a battlefield tour organising: Our prices for a world war one guided battlefield tour starts at around £100 for a 2 night trip, including travel and accommodation for a party of 40 (or more).

A number of our guides are accredited badged member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides.






CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefields is a specialist tour operator, our tours cover World War I and World War II battlefields across Europe providing inspirational tours to the sites of The Great War and Second World War.

Visiting the battlefields from any conflict, is a truly captivating and moving experience, though some of the battlefields are nearly 100 years old, the soldiers who fought here had similar backgrounds, dreams and hopes as many of us. A Battlefield Tour allows you to understand these events, remember the sacrifices made and recognise how these shaped the world we see today.





World War 1 and World War 2 Battlefield Tours and Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

We're a specialist group travel operator, we use only the very best coaches on its holidays. Travel you can Trust. Contact us for details

Contact CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the battlefield sites of World War I and II.


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WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

WW1 - WW2 Holidays for Groups

CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, providing inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II in Belgium, France and Holland.

Customised World War 1 and 2 Battlefield Tours

Looking to visit some of the battlefields of the Great War and WW2? CGT Battlefield Tours, a specialist group travel operator, can arrange the perfect trip.

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Ypres Flanders Battlefield Tours

Visit the Ypres Battlefield in Flanders. One of The Great War 1914 - 1918 battlefield tours offered by CGT, the specialist WW1 / WW2 group travel operator.

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Arnhem Battlefield Tours

Operation Market Garden at Arnhem in WW2 could have shortened the war quite considerably, but for some bad luck. See the battlefield for yourself.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Visit the DDay Battlefields in Normandy and see first hand where the bridgeheads were established. One of the Inspirational tours from CGT Battlefields.

DDay Battlefield Tours | Normandy

Somme Battlefield Tour

Visit the Somme Battlefield of the Great War 1914 - 1918 on a guided tour with CGT Battlefield Tours. Inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Cost Effective WW1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

CGT Battlefield Tours, offers hotel accommodation to suit your groups holiday budget. We have negotiated special rates at all ideally suited locations.

Booking a World War 1, WW2  Battlefield Tours

Booking a World War 1, WW2 Battlefield Tours

Book your Battlefield Tours with CGT, a specialist group travel operator, providing guided, informative and inspirational tours to the sites of World War I and II.

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Battlefield Tours for Clubs

Run a War gaming Club, or other Social Group / Association? CGT Battlefield Tours can provide an informative, inspirational, tours to the sites of World War I and II.


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What do our clients say?

World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"The tour was great and the guide was excellent. I had no problems at any stage, the coach company was excellent and helpful as were the staff at the hotel so I really can't fault it. Your own organisation was also faultless and hassle free. I will certainly pass on your details to friends at other establishments"

Mr C. - Normandy Tour




World War 2 Battlefield Tour

"Be grateful if you could pass on my thanks to Amport & District Coaches for Tony last weekend. not only is he an excellent driver he knows the area well and probably what was most important was that he had an excellent rapport with teachers and pupils."

Mr P. - Normandy Tour





World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"Zoi and her team were extremely helpful with the booking of hotels and transport. Their very helpful and experienced staff minimalized the hassle, particularly when we made last minute changes. I would be very happy to deal with the company again"

Mr R. Ypres Tour




World War 1 Battlefield Tour

"From the outset all of my cares and concerns were taken care of. In all we had a fantastic three days and ultimately this must be down to Zoi Pearce and the team"

Ms H. The Somme and Ypres Tour




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Contact:

CGT Battlefields Ltd
CGT House
6 Avon Road
Charfield
Gloucestershire
GL12 8TT


E: info@cgtbattlefields.co.uk

T: 01454 269764

M: 07542 788905


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