Battle Tours started life in early 1996 with a tour to Vietnam. In the years following the number of tours to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia increased and so did our market. Today we travel to all four corners of the world with new and exciting destinations opening up on a regular basis. Vietnam is still one of our most popular destinations with small tours departing most months.
Don’t want to join one of our group tours ! We design itineraries for the individual, small or large group, associations, school groups and cadet groups to destinations around the world. And whilst we are upmarket, preferring to stay in four and five star hotels, where available, we can design an itinerary to suit both your budget and time frame. Travel is always in modern air-conditioned vehicles and depending on numbers we can also offer an experienced Australian tour manager to accompany your tour. Breakfast is offered daily on all tours along with the majority of lunches.
Our tours are flexible and fun with plenty of free time for shopping and exploring. Our tours are suited to all age groups who have a medium level of fitness and we visit all the major tourist attractions with a little bit of history added.
So when thinking about your next holiday please contact us. Our flexibility will surprise and you won’t be disappointed.
We have spent several wonderful days in Danang and Hoian. So many new resorts being built in Danang, loved the new Dragon Bridge. Some of the group climbed up Marble Mountain others used the lift, great views and interesting sites. Hoian is a lovely as ever, most of the group loved to just wander and of course visit the many tailor shops. Travelled over the Hai Van Pass to Hue, what wonderful views with the ever changing misty cloud. Today was the visit to the Imperial Palace and Forbidden City and tomorrow flying out to Hanoi. Still so much to do and see. ... See MoreSee Less
It is a hot day in Vung Tau today and a rest day for our group. Over the past few days we have seen many sides of Vietnam and its people. Yesterday we were unable to go into the school at the end of Luscombe Airstrip so the chlldren came out to see us. A few days ago we visted the Cu Chi tunnels which are always a must see as well as the fish markets. Vietnam is changing rapidly and has something for everybody. Why not allow us to assist you to design your next holiday. ... See MoreSee Less
Today at Long Tan we sat for many hours in a bus waiting our turn to pay our respects at the Long Tan Cross. We were mindful of the fact that we were in Vietnam and it was also their day to commemorate the men that they lost on this day in 1966. Our two groups would like to thank the DFAT staff as well as the Ambassador for their great work in making the day possible. No photos were allowed today. ... See MoreSee Less
We have been travelling down the Mekong from Cambodia, we are now in Vietnam and this is our last day on the cruise. Tomorrow we travel by road from the port to Saigon and commence our land portion of the 50th anniversary of Long Tan Day Tour. So far we have seen the hard working Cambodian and Vietnamese people go about their normal day and of course seen the happy faces of the Vietnamese and Cambodian children ... See MoreSee Less
We are now in our first week into our 27 day cruise and tour of Cambodia and Vietnam. We commenced in Singapore then flew to Siem Reap, at present a group of 41 with more to join at a later date. We have visited the temples of Angkor, had a special Gala Dinner enjoyed wonderful Cambodian dancers and celebrated a birthday. At present we are on our 8 day APT river cruise to Saigon, today we have a choice to visit the Killing Fields of Pol Pot or tour Phnom Penh by Tuk Tuk. Each morning and evening there are beautiful sunrises and sunsets. What a lovely tour it is with lovely people. ... See MoreSee Less
More snippets of information that happened in the month of July.
24 July 1927 – The Menin Gate Memorial to the missing in Ypres, Belgium was opened. It records the names of over 56,000 allied soldiers, with 6,176 Australians missing in battles around Ypres in WWI. 25 July 1943 – Italian dictator Mussolini was deposed and placed under arrest. 26 July 1942 - Darwin bombed by Japanese aircraft. 1945 – Japan was issued with an ultimatum to surrender. The Japanese government was divided so the matter was left to the Emperor who surrendered on 15 August 1945. 1950 – Australian ground forces were committed to service in Korea. 27 July 1942 – The Australian Women’s Land Army was formed. 1942 – Japanese take the town of Kokoda after being stopped in their attempts to reach Pt Moresby by sea at the battle of the Coral Sea. They were then forced to try to reach Pt Moresby over the Owen Stanley Ranges via the Kokoda Trail. 1953 – Ceasefire brings hostilities to an end in Korea. 28 July 1942 – Australians involved in heavy fighting on the Kokoda Trail. 1943 – WWII firestorm in Hamburg killed 42,000 civilians. Firestorm occurred after 2,326 tons of bombs and incendiaries were dropped by the allies. 1942 – On the 28th and 29th Townsville was bombed by Japanese aircraft. 30 July 1942 – Darwin and Horn Island bombed by Japanese aircraft. 31 July 1917 – Third battle of Ypres in southern Belgium begins, this was a collective name given to a campaign which lasted until November 1917. 1962 – The advance party of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam arrives in South Vietnam which signalled the beginning of more than 10 years involvement. 2009 – Australian combat troops cease operational role in Iraq. ... See MoreSee Less
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What Our Customers Say
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.
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.
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.