Our tour was an amazing experience. The organisation of the tour, hotels and the sites were first class. It was very well structured and delivered with calmness and a friendly manner. Julians knowledge and passion for the subject was for all to see. His presentations and information were delivered in a manner which was respectful, thoughtful and immensely perceptive. We shared in all these moments as a group coming home with a much better understanding of the Great War.
We have worked with battle Honours for three years in which they have delivered highly professional battlefield studies for a four-star HQ staff. They are knowledgeable and able to inform and educate from the tactical to the grand strategic level, brining history to life. The experience and enthusiasm of the guides, combined with excellent administration, travel, hotels and feeding made for a thoroughly enjoyable and informative series of studies. I recommend them highly and plan to continue to use them for future Battlefield Studies.
Our group comprised of fifteen professionals from Canada. We used Julian from Battle Honours to guide us through Canadian WW2 battlefields in Italy. They had previously guided us in Belgium and France in 2017. Once again, the tour was a smashing success. It was like compressing a university history course into five days of field work. I cannot imagine doing battlefield tours without Battle Honours. I unreservedly recommend them for an amazing bespoke guided tour of any battlefields.
The recent Flanders Battlefield tour led by Gary Sheffield and Clive Harris was excellent and informative, covering places in Belgium I had not visited on previous visits to the battlefields. I learned so much. As an Australian, I was made very welcome by Clive, Gary and the tour group. The Australian story was included in our discussions, and a specially arranged visit to an Australian war grave was accommodated for me. Thank you, Battle Honours.
This was Anna and my first trip to Europe and a guided battlefield tour of any kind. Others on the bus had been on many trips prior. I asked them if “all guided trips were this good”, they laughed and told me NO; I guess I got lucky and got on a good one. The guides, Mike and Clive were both knowledgeable, professional, and more importantly, very nice people to be with. Thank you for being good guides and good people.
Your Verdun tour was a masterpiece in every way – even the weather fell in line! You enabled us to see and then to understand the complex sites of significance, which fitted into the jigsaw. We had a fun group with a wide range of interests which always adds to the pleasure. Thank you both so much for a wonderful tour, I shall never forget it.
Thank you for your excellent delivery of a first-class battlefield tour to Arnhem last month. Your enthusiasm and knowledge combined to give us an excellent narrative on the Operation Market Garden battle of 1944. The extra bonus of getting us in to St Elizabeths Hospital and the Para drop on Ginkel Heath will be long remembered. On behalf of all the In Pensioners and staff of the Royal Hospital, thank you.
Just a short message of thanks not only for the usual high standards of Battle Honours that you continue to maintain as you so well showed in France over the last five days but also for your personal kindness and care with me. Your usual fount of information on all matter’s military history was superb, see you again soon.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising and running such an excellent trip to France for the In & Out Club. I have never been on such a well organised and interesting trip. Everything seemed to go so smoothly and that was down to all the hard work you put in both before and during the trip. I learnt so much and each historical stop was made so delightfully interesting thanks to you.As a relatively new club member and never having been on a trip like this I was a tiny bit nervous before we set out but I enjoyed every minute – it couldn’t have been better,
Clearly, one heck of a lot of work went into this tour and that was clearly demonstrated by how smoothly it all ran, with various Plan B’s ready to roll at a moment’s notice. The depth of the fascinating content that you provided each day was just perfect, the scheduling worked out like pieces in a jigsaw and the accommodation was delightful. You managed the whole thing brilliantly.
All the best historians are story tellers, and you brought every one of us along in that story. Your wealth of knowledge and expertise helped all the students understand the Gallipoli campaign in a way not possible in the classroom. The students loved it and I found it the most rewarding trip I have been on. A massive thank you.
I need to take this moment to thank you for the excellent detail you put into my recent tour of Gallipoli, this fulfilled a long-held ambition to visit this battlefield and trace an ancestor or two. Your research, detail and interest as always was fantastic, taking us to places that are the path less trod, and are even more interesting for it. I hope to once again “See you on the old front line” before too long again.
Walking Gallipoli was a special tour. From the pre-tour admin and communications through to the Hotel and daily Café stops the organisation was excellent. But the way you make tours so personal, taking care of the group means a lot. The tour covered all the bases with flair, adaptability and friendliness. You make history come alive.