Battle Tours & Leisure Travel

Australia’s Leading Battle Tours Operator

Taking Small Groups On Battle Tours & Historical Leisure Travel Around The World

Battle Tours

Travelling to the world's historical battle sites

Asian Tours

Travel to Thailand, Borneo Vietnam, Singapore and PNG

Europe Tours

WWI Western Front tours along with WW2 and other areas

Leisure Tours

Leisure tours along with a small amount of history

Battle Tours & Historical Leisure Travel

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.

France/Belgium

100th Anniversary of the Battle of Polygon Wood

This special 100th Anniversary commences is Brussels, takes you to the site of the Battle of Waterloo before proceeding to Ypres. You will go to Fromelles, Passchendaele, Villers Bretonneux, the Somme, attend the Last Post an Menin Gate and much more. On 26th September you will attend a special dawn service at Buttes British Cemetery for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Polygon Wood. This is the only 100th Anniversary service by the Australian Government on the Western Front for 2017. You will have time to taste delightful Belgium chocolate.

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Sabah, Borneo

Sandakan Memorial Day Tour

Visit Sandakan in August for Memorial Day to learn about one of the most tragic stories of World War Two. In 1942 the Japanese transported approximately 2,700 Australian and British POW’s captured during the fall of Singapore. At the end of 1944 , the Japanese made a decision to force their Australian and British prisoners to trek westward to Ranau during a series of forced marches. Only six – all Australians –survived by the end of August out of all those who had been alive in January. Join us to commemorate their sacrifice on August 15 at the Memorial Day Service at Sandakan POW camp.
During your visit you will see Orang Utans, Sun Bears and other amazing wildlife. This is a hidden paradise and you will wonder why you have not visited before.

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Vietnam

Long Tan Day Tour

Australia’s military involvement in the Vietnam War was the longest in duration of any war in the country’s history. It lasted from August 1962 until May 1975.
A total of 521 Australians died in the war: Australian Army (496); RAAF (17); RAN (8). These include three Australian servicemen who were declared “missing in action”. These three are in fact believed to have been “killed in action” but have no known graves.
Tour the chaotic city of Saigon and visit the Bitexco Tower which provides panoramic views of this bustling city. The Cu Chi tunnels is a must see and be amazed at how the local people lived during the Vietnam war. The area in which the Australian’s served has changed over the years but our experienced guide will point them out.
You may wish to continue north to see more of this delightful country.

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Thailand

Thailand Leisure Tour

Spend a memorable tour in Thailand. You will visit Bangkok where you will enjoy authentic Thai food and visit famous temples. A trip to Kanchanaburi and the bridge on the River Kwai that has so many memories of WWII. Visit the elephant camp at Wang Pho, swim with schools of fish at Koh Nang Yuan and Koh Tao and enjoy snorkelling and kayaking at Ang Thong Marine Park. Enjoy the hospitality of first class hotels and resorts and sample great Thai food.

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Robert Birtles

“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.

Glenn

“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. ”

Elaine

“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! ”

Kathryn Mackie

“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.”

Dough Waters

“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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