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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 Two Battlefield Tours

Second World War: 1939-1945

On 3rd September 1939 Britain and France declared war on Germany in response to their country's unprovoked attack against Poland two days earlier. The German army overpowered the Polish army and moved in to occupy the territory. Meanwhile, there was not much either Britain or France could do, except at sea where after an intense engagement, the Royal Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy forced the German Navy to scuttle the Graf Spee. In Europe, for several months, there was little or no activity along the Franco-German border and the period became known as the 'Phoney War'.

All this changed dramatically on 10th May 1940 when the German army launched its 'Blitzkrieg' into the Low Countries. The Dutch army was overwhelmed and the Belgian army tried bravely, but in vain, to resist. The Dutch and Belgians surrendered on 14th and 27th May respectively, leaving the French army and British Expeditionary Force to fight on alone and despite their best efforts they were forced to conduct a fighting withdrawal.

The Germans advanced using the weight of their armoured units to push the French and British back into an area around the coastal town of Dunkirk. From here between 26th May and 4th June some 338,000 troops were evacuated back to England. France surrendered on 21st June and on 30th June the first Germans troops arrived to occupy the Channel Islands. These were the only British territories Hitler managed to capture and held them for almost five years, being the longest occupation of any invaded territory during the war.

Over the next four years Britain launched a series of attacks against German targets in France, such as Bruneval, St Nazaire and the ill-fated assault at Dieppe in August 1942. Commando raids were also mounted against the Channel Islands, all of which allowed the Allies to build up an intelligence picture of German forces. When America came into the war US troops and supplies were transported across the Atlantic for the build-up in readiness for the assault against Hitler's 'Fortress Europe'. On 6th June 1944 the Allies invaded France on D-Day, landing in Normandy. It would take ten months of hard fighting to win the war, during this time the Allies tried strategies to shorten the war, such as capturing the bridges leading to Arnhem, they failed and three months later the Germans surprised the Allies as they launched an offensive called 'Wacht am Rhein', better known as the Battle of the Bulge.

In the Far East the British and Americans conducted a difficult campaign against the Japanese who proved to be a tenacious enemy. Fighting in the harsh mountainous jungle terrain of Burma and the Malay Peninsula led to the Allies creating specialist units known as the Chindits and 'Merrill's Marauders', these men conducted a guerrilla war against the Japanese and desperate battles were fought in the jungle and even in settlements around Imphal and Kohima. One famous engagement took place between April and June 1944, becoming known as the Battle of the 'Tennis Court', so-named from the location where the fighting took place in the grounds of the Deputy Commissioner's residence in Kohima.

The guides from CGT Battlefield Tours know these battlefields and will escort you to the sites of these actions and many more. Throughout your visit they will answer your questions and explain in great detail the events which took place in these locations. From the beaches of Normandy and across the French countryside to the forests of the Ardennes, the battles and all that took place will be described.

The guides from CGT do not shy away from examining the failures as well as the successes of both sides. You will stand on the spot where it all took place such as the Royal Square on Jersey where the island's liberation was proclaimed in May 1945. You will pass along the route along taken by British XXX Corps as it battled to join up with the 1st British Airborne Division fighting at Arnhem. You will walk through Bastogne where, surrounded and cut off, General McAuliffe gave his famous one word response to the German call for him to surrender. The Battle for Berlin in 1945 finally ended the war in Europe and your guide will take you around the city to show where events happened. In the Far East campaign your guide will escort you to the Tennis Court and many other locations where brave men fought and to visit the cemeteries where those who fell in battle are buried today.





WW2 Battlefield Tours


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

Our guides are passionate about military history, particularly the First and Second World Wars, they combines their experience and knowledge of history to place their audience on a battlefiled tour within the experience of what the soldiers of the day saw, felt and experienced.

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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