Australia’s Leading Battle Tours Operator
Taking Small Groups On Battle Tours Around The World
Travelling to the world's historical battle sites
Travel to Thailand, Borneo Vietnam, Singapore and PNG
WWI Western Front tours along with WW2 and other areas
Leisure tours along with a small amount of history
Australia’s Leading Battle Tours Operator
Welcome to Battle Tours, and our personalised small group tours, designed to fit both your time frame and budget. For the past 21 plus years Battle Tours has organised tours to former battlefields around the world. These unique tours take in the local history and include visits to battlefields, memorials, museums and other areas of interest. We have the ability to organise specific tours for the individual, small group, school or cadet group. Whilst there are no age restrictions a medium level of fitness is required on all tours. We thank you for visiting the Battle Tours web-site and are hopeful that you will allow us to help you plan your next historical holiday.
The Western Front
World War I, 1914-1918, was the 'Great War', the 'war to end all wars'. In that conflict, the most important battleground was the 'Western Front' in France and Belgium where great battles were fought with names that were once household words in Australia — Fromelles, the Somme, Bullecourt, Messines, Passchendaele, and Villers–Bretonneux. Of the more than 295,000 Australians who served in this theatre of war in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 46,000 lost their lives and 132,000 were wounded. Join our Western Front tour in April 2018 and you will not be disappointed.
Hellfire Pass ANZAC Day
A special tour, ANZAC Day Thailand tour to commemorate ANZAC Day at Hellfire pass at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Known as the Railway of Death, visit the ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ where the greatest number of lives were lost while constructing the Thai-Burma Railway during WWII. Visit the JEATH war museum, the Weary Dunlop Museum. Time for shopping in Bangkok, a cruise in a traditional long tailed boat and a visit to a floating market.
Sandakan Borneo Tour
Commemorate the Anzac Day service at Sandakan POW Camp and afterwards walk around St Michaels Church, where many POWs spent their first night in captivity in Sandakan. Visit the Kundasang WWII Memorial which was one of the first memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British POWs who died in Sandakan during the infamous death marches. A short flight to the island of Labuan to pay respects to service personnel buried in the well-maintained cemetery. Also, see the wild life, spend time shopping and watch magnificent sunsets. This is a surprise destination.
United States of America
US Civil War
Our new US Civil War Tour commences in New York where you will learn about the “Gangs of New York”, the Irish migration and the race riots. Moving on to Washington and the history of Abraham Lincoln. Visits to the battlesites of Gettysburg and Antietam. Whilst in Richmond learn more about the slave trade and the confederate army. This tour has something to please all.
“From start to end my experience with “Battle Tours” in arranging a group of Vietnam Vets to re visit familiar grounds
(within the Phouc Tuy province) was excellent. The tour arranged by Battle Tours was custom built to suite the groups military experiences
whilst serving in Vietnam 1966/67. The accommodation, areas visited were as requested and more. The tour guide was exceptional.
This is my second dealing with Battle Tours - all good.
“Many thanks for a very informative, well priced thoroughly professional tour of Lone Pine/Gallipoli. It was a pleasure being on your tour especially with our international group of varied but like minded people. Having myself read a lot on the subject I found between Ron and the guide, Ilhan you were well able to fill in the gaps and personalise the key events and moments of not just the Battle of Lone Pine but also the Gallipoli campaign itself. ”
“Just a short note to say how much I enjoyed the Centenary tour to France and Belgium. It was a good mix of battlefields and other attractions, the hotels were great and really centrally located which made for easy walking. I think we were very lucky to have Rod and Jacqui as our guides. I wish I had have had a tape recorder for all the information that Rod brought together! ”
“I would highly recommend “Battle Tours” as the company to go travelling with for your next war tour. From the beginning to the end they where professional, competitively priced, helpful and efficient. I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with them on the Sandakan Death March Anzac Day tour this year and will be using their services again.”
“From my point of view, I found our tour very good. The accommodation was well above what I expected and the resort at Kanchanaburi was superb. Both our tour guide and Tim our driver were excellent and where most accommodating to our wishes. The organisation of our flights to and from worked a treat and provision of meals at the various restaurants and hotels were spot on. I would be only too pleased to recommend your business to anyone that enquired about it from me.”
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