Relive Moments from World War One and Two

Why Great War Tours?

Relive moments from the two wars that shook the world on our unique First World War and World War Two tours.

Follow in the footsteps of the greatest generation on an adventure that is more personal, engaging and informative.

More informative

Travel in small groups with the expert who researched and designed the tours, getting all your questions answered.

More personal

Enjoy a tour adapted to you. Do you have a particular interest or an ancestor who served near our destination? Let me know and we can visit.

More engaging

Get a script, play a part and relive the battles of the wars with the help of carefully researched transcripts and plans.

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Meet your first-hand expert tour operator

Hi, I’m Andy, an expert personal tour operator running Great War Tours, in the North of England.

I create exceptional First World War tours and World War Two tours across Western Europe.

As a long-serving ex-military man with extensive knowledge and experience of the Word War locations, I create more informative, engaging and personal tours.

That means that by the end of your personal, interactive battlefield tour, you will have much greater knowledge and respect for those who served and gave their all for our today.

… Even more personal

Our Ancestor Research Tours

Do you have a relative who served in the First World War? Have you always wanted to follow in their footsteps and relive their experiences?

Great War Tours can take you on that very special journey, visiting the villages they camped in and following their journey to the battlefields.

First World War and World War Two Tours

If you are filling your 2024 diary with things to do, I would love to help you create a special battlefield tour.

D day beach landing

D-Day Beach Landings Tour

Explore the history around one of the great turning points of World War Two on this 5-day tour.

Lochnager Crater- battle of the somme tour

Somme, Flanders, and Dunkirk Tour

Take in some of the major battlefield sites of the First World War across France and Belgium on this personal tour.

Operation Market Garden (Netherlands)

Follow one of the most well-known operations of the Second World War on this truly unique trip.

battle of the bulge memorial

Battle of the Bulge / Rhineland Tour

Get to know the terrain of one of the final great battles of the Second World War, as well as the Rhine crossings that led the Allies to victory.

Ypres and Bruges Tour

If ever there were a corner of a foreign field that was forever England, it would surely be Ypres. Learn all about it and beautiful Bruges on this tour.

Christmas Tours

Ypres / Bruges
Christmas Market Tour

Come and enjoy the mesmerising Christmas spirit that resides in the beautiful centre of Bruges. See the twinkling Christmas decorations and take some presents back with you.

Amsterdam / Haarlem or Leiden Christmas Market Tour

Sample the delights of Amsterdam’s old town transformed into a magical winter wonderland full of sparkling lights and decorated trees.

Arras / Lille
Christmas Market Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit in the historic towns of Arras and Lille. See the storied streets illuminated with the lights of one of Europe’s most stunning Christmas markets.

“We picked up a leaflet left by Andy after one of his previous historical tours. We are both very keen on all things Great War and Andy’s tour leaflet offered us a chance to visit places we were keen to see. When we contacted Andy and told him we both had had relatives in the Great War and wanted a more bespoke tour, he couldn’t have been more helpful. This was different from other tours in the past with other companies in that it was based on our personal targets of regiments, relatives, experiences, graves, and actions they were involved in. The agenda was flexible and suited our needs exactly. Accommodation was top drawer and detailed preparation work based on our needs included family and military records and conflict details all done by Andy ahead of the tour. All round an excellent experience we would strongly recommend.”

Gordon Millar & Robert Findlay

“Difficult to put into words how well the tour went, needless to say we both thoroughly enjoyed it, couldn’t find a single fault except we wish it were longer as there is so much more to visit that personally I have never been to. My Great grandad’s sole surviving daughter, Margaret, who is now 94 years old cried for ages when I showed her the folder on her dad. Thank you a million times over.

Gordon & Rab

“My friend and I have just returned from a 5-day tour of the WWI battlefields, cemeteries and memorials. This was hosted in exemplary fashion by Andy and we visited almost 40 locations in that time. Not only did we visit the notable sites, such as The Thiepval Memorial, Lochnagar and the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate, but we also got to see many other sites that are off the beaten track (often inaccessible to coach travellers). This made a rich, varied and valuable tour. The accommodation at the various stopping points was also first  class.
Prior to our trip, Andy also tracked down 2 of my friend’s relatives, of which he had been previously unaware. He then not only took us to the significant sites of these fallen heroes, but provided dossiers on both including service and life records. This is a personal bespoke service, which I cannot imagine being provided by larger tour operators. Andy was also more than happy to include any tour sites, which we specifically wanted to visit. This is flexibility, which I am sure would be appreciated by many.
Both my friend and I were so impressed that we have already discussed potential future trips with Andy, and would recommend his tours to anyone, who is looking for those extra memories that would be hard to find elsewhere.”

Tony Collins & Garry Thompson

Schedule and book one of our fabulous tours

Feel free to get intouch for any reason.

To make a booking, contact me at 07947 362 747.